Descriptive Problem Summary:
When I lock my computer to step away from it briefly, and then unlock it when I return, I find that Dream Seeker no longer displays anything when I restore focus to the window. I usually keep it maximized. I have DirectX 9/10/11 installed (yes, I downloaded and installed DirectX 9 for this computer) and found that unchecking the hardware rendering stops this problem, but results in much laggier gameplay. Also, when I open a non-BYOND game in a separate window - it opens full-screen and I make it windowed afterward - the same thing happens to Dream Seeker. I suspect it's a problem with resolution changing.
Numbered Steps to Reproduce Problem:
1. Open any game in Dream Seeker with hardware rendering on. (recommended: minimize Dream Seeker)
2. Lock computer.
3. Unlock computer.
4. Dream Seeker will no longer display anything.
Code Snippet (if applicable) to Reproduce Problem:
Does the problem occur:
Every time? Or how often?
Every time hardware rendering is on and the computer is locked.
In other games?
All BYOND games.
In other user accounts?
On other computers?
When does the problem NOT occur?
When hardware rendering is off.
Did the problem NOT occur in any earlier versions? If so, what was the last version that worked? (Visit http://www.byond.com/download/build to download old versions for testing.)
It seemed to not occur a few versions back...don't remember exactly which version, though...
Uncheck hardware rendering before locking or close and reopen the game in Dream Seeker. Both are not satisfactory workarounds.
Jul 30 2012, 9:57 am