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Weird problem after windows update
show user profile  horizon
We have a weird problem with our game after a recent windows 7 update.

The game loads its console like it should, but the window containing the game itself is shown only in the taskbar. Going over it with the mouse shows a window outline on the desktop (aero peek), and the game menu is actually active in the little preview window.

It happened on my pc, my laptopt, and one other pc of a team member. I tried useing system restore, nothing changed (although I can't promise it went far enough with the restore date).

Any ideas? Solutions? Anyone saw this before?

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9/19/2011 6:33:26 PM (last edit: 9/19/2011 6:33:26 PM)
show user profile  npcph
maybe... actually probably.... a dumb question, but is your game web based or stand-alone? Just wondering if it was a browser problem or not. Can you hear the sound effects / music of the game?

wondering if it was a graphics problem. Maybe check on drivers for your video card. Maybe something changed in the windows update that effected your video card.

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9/19/2011 8:30:06 PM (last edit: 9/19/2011 8:30:06 PM)
show user profile  horizon
The game is standalone, not web based.
Currently there are no sounds in the menu, but I guess we could add some and check it out if it helps.
I believe the game IS running, based on that little preview, not sure why the window is invisible.

I have the newest graphics drivers (pretty old, since they are legacy drivers for an old card), do you think reinstalling the same one would do anything?

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9/19/2011 10:52:17 PM (last edit: 9/19/2011 10:52:17 PM)
show user profile  horizon
Well, this is rather embarrassing :P
It turns out it had nothing to do with the update, but with my resolution settings in the .ini file.
The height and width were switched, and I guess it doesn't like having a resolution higher than my monitor height resolution :P

The other instances of the problem were because I uploaded my settings.ini online to give links to others...

Thanks for the reply npcph

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9/19/2011 11:22:55 PM (last edit: 9/19/2011 11:22:55 PM)
show user profile  Dave

"I flew over Egypt once"

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9/19/2011 11:48:15 PM (last edit: 9/19/2011 11:48:15 PM)
show user profile  horizon
I'm an artist, I get confused when numbers with more than 3 digits get involved

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9/20/2011 3:59:04 AM (last edit: 9/20/2011 3:59:04 AM)
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