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IDProjectCategoryLast Update
0021504AI War 2[All Projects] GUIAug 12, 2019 7:10 pm
ReporterBadgerBadgerAssigned Tox4000Bughunter 
Status feedbackResolutionopen 
Product Version0.881 AI Neighborhood Watch 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0021504: Weird black box over screen
DescriptionAfter playing for a while, I keep seeing this giant black region appear over the galaxy map. The planet screen looks fine, and if I generate a popup (for example, the AIP change history) then the popup goes over the black region. Notice also that at the bottom right of the big black region there's a small translucent blue region; if I move that blue region over a planet then I can see the planet, but it's blue.

This is a linux machine if it makes a difference.
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related to 0021463 feedbackx4000Bughunter Some planets can no longer be interacted with on the galaxy map, after playing a while. 



Aug 11, 2019 2:01 pm

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Aug 12, 2019 8:45 am

administrator   ~0052540

This is only on the galaxy map, and goes away when you switch to the planet view?

This might be why the "galaxy map becomes unclickable" bug happens.

I'm guessing this is some sort of rogue ui element, like maybe the find planets window or something? Maybe some aspect of that lives on.


Aug 12, 2019 10:02 am

manager   ~0052546

Correct; only the galaxy map and it doesn't appear on the planet view. A rogue ui element sounds very plausible.

Is there a way to dump all the active UI elements?


Aug 12, 2019 7:10 pm

administrator   ~0052551

Thanks! Coming in 0.881:

* A new keybind (defaulting to F5) has been added to the Debug section: Dump Info From UI
** Dump all of the info about currrently-displayed UI windows, and anything to do with why textboxes might be blocked as well, both to the log and to a popup window.
** This gives a bunch of info that we should have made dump-able years ago, sigh -- why we didn't think of it, who knows! But if you're having trouble with a textbox not taking input, or part of the screen being non-clickable, or part of the screen being obscured with a big black background, then please hit F5 and send us the results that it puts into the ArcenDebugLog.txt in your PlayerData folder. It also will show you visually what is happening in a nicely-formatted fashion, so you might figure it out as you're even sending it to us what is wrong, who knows. Either way works for us!

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
Aug 11, 2019 2:01 pm BadgerBadger New Issue
Aug 11, 2019 2:01 pm BadgerBadger Status new => assigned
Aug 11, 2019 2:01 pm BadgerBadger Assigned To => x4000Bughunter
Aug 11, 2019 2:01 pm BadgerBadger File Added: Blackboxes.png
Aug 11, 2019 2:01 pm BadgerBadger File Added:
Aug 12, 2019 8:45 am x4000Bughunter Note Added: 0052540
Aug 12, 2019 10:02 am BadgerBadger Note Added: 0052546
Aug 12, 2019 7:09 pm x4000Bughunter Relationship added related to 0021463
Aug 12, 2019 7:10 pm x4000Bughunter Status assigned => feedback
Aug 12, 2019 7:10 pm x4000Bughunter Note Added: 0052551