Descriptive Problem Summary:
When things like stat panels, and game windows change the skin can often become currupted looking. The previous stat panels/windows are shown overt the top (but are not actually there). Resizing the game window (maximize/minimize) fix's it, but often people have to click on another stat panel to get the window to refresh.
Having images displayed in stat panels, they wont show until i resize the window or click another stat panel. Sometimes people have told me resizing the window didnt fix it either. They had to find a way for the game to add a stat panel to the window to get it to "refresh".
Numbered Steps to Reproduce Problem:
Remove stat panels, any with images shown in them (or objects even).
Have a window or control replace another window or control. Often the old one gets "stuck" visually over it.
In this one, stat panels were removed by the game after exiting a duel. Leaving those 3 behind. The stat panels that were previously there is shown over the commands stat panel. Clicking between them refreshs the screen and shows it properly,
The control above it can be "hidden" and the game removes the RIGHT value, and then when its added back, you can see the stat panels shown in the HTML window (that window is a browser window).
When the game loads. The main child's right is "_load" then it sets left to "_map" and right to "lpane". As you can see the previous pane is shown over the map area, until the window is resized it remains that way and you cannot see the map.
The skin to look normal.
The skin looks currupted, windows are show partially over controls/panels.
Does the problem occur:
Every time? Or how often?
In other games?
In other user accounts?
On other computers?
Yes, ive had reports from lots of people blaming my game! I have tried to fix it but it seems to be out of my control.
When does the problem NOT occur?
Most of the time, with normal use things seem ok. But as soon as stat panels and windows are added/removed then this bug seems to crop up.
Did the problem NOT occur in any earlier versions? If so, what was the last version that worked?
to download old versions for testing.)
I don't recall having this problem when 4.0 and skins came around, im not sure exactly when it started happening. I was alerted to it by players gradually, so it seems to be something that slipped in as versions were updated.
At first i thought it was a graphics driver issue with certain players, so waited it out. But i have it happen to me, on two different systems. However both do have ATI graphics cards... I will try and find out what Graphics cards users who are having this problem have and see if it affects all types.
None im aware of.