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JRock
09-10-2002, 06:47
to the game.

Look, if you hit the Windows key by accident when you're on the battlefield, in WinXP this is what happens:

Game pops to your desktop. You click back on game, it comes up but it's a totally black screen and nothing works.

Go back and forth a couple times and you finally get this error:

http://www.wam.umd.edu/~jinman/ARGH.jpg

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, in the patch, disable the windows key when the game is run. This is like the third time I've had to End Task the game after just getting in a battle because of accidentally hitting the windows key instead of CTRL while grouping units. http://www.totalwar.org/ubb/frown.gif


Looks like some sort of DirectDraw Error that's not properly reloading the game sprites after a WindowsKey-initiated switch to desktop.

[This message has been edited by JRock (edited 09-10-2002).]

RTKLamorak
09-10-2002, 07:50
mmmmm... i have XP and have.. on a ridiculous amount of times hit the windows key... gone to desktop.. and gone back to MTW with no probs. Screen goes black... but it gets there after a few seconds.

Not sure what it is for u..

RTK7Lamorak

Murmandamus
09-10-2002, 09:05
Simple solution. Get a butter knife/screwdriver or some other lever and pop those friggin annoying keys off. It's much better without them, never having to worry about accidentally hitting one. Even if it doesn't crash your game it's still an unnecessary annoyance. It's also much easier to find the ctrl+alt keys in the heat of the moment.

[This message has been edited by Murmandamus (edited 09-10-2002).]

JRock
09-10-2002, 10:43
Thing is I actually use them when working in Windows sometimes. WindowsKey+D is extremely handy and much faster than trying to click on ShowDesktop in the QuickLaunch bar.

09-10-2002, 21:46
Quote Originally posted by Murmandamus:
Simple solution. Get a butter knife/screwdriver or some other lever and pop those friggin annoying keys off. It's much better without them, never having to worry about accidentally hitting one. Even if it doesn't crash your game it's still an unnecessary annoyance. It's also much easier to find the ctrl+alt keys in the heat of the moment.

[This message has been edited by Murmandamus (edited 09-10-2002).][/QUOTE]

Good solution indeed http://www.totalwar.org/ubb/wink.gif

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RTKLamorak
09-11-2002, 09:37
murmandamus what an ingenious idea. So obvious yet i never thought of it http://www.totalwar.org/ubb/smile.gif . Taken off both windows keys now and never to i have to go thru the torment of going to desktop during battle. Thx m8 http://www.totalwar.org/ubb/smile.gif

Sjakihata
09-11-2002, 21:14
That is why I have removed ALL of these silly windows buttons... http://www.totalwar.org/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.totalwar.org/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.totalwar.org/ubb/biggrin.gif

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