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0002121Dwarf FortressTechnical -- Generalpublic2010-06-01 05:172012-02-15 07:19
32 bitWindowsSeven RC
0002121: Screen flicker when switching menus.
When using menus such as the squad or designation menus in-game (during Dwarf Mode, didn't tried other modes), a black frame appear, and disappear immediately, causing a flickering effect every time you enter or exit a menu.
Since menus are often opened and exited through the game, it quickly become annoying.
Start a game on 0.31.04, open a menu.
I tried every single print mode the init file allow, with no success. My Nvidia's graphic card driver is up to date. It happens when in fullscreen and windowed.
Issue History
2010-06-01 05:17TimstNew Issue
2010-06-01 11:15FootkerchiefNote Added: 0007535
2010-06-01 16:01musicmastermshNote Added: 0007541
2010-06-01 16:15ChickenLipsNote Added: 0007542
2010-06-01 17:53burlingkNote Added: 0007549
2010-06-01 17:54burlingkNote Edited: 0007549bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0007549#r2804
2010-06-01 17:54burlingkNote Edited: 0007549bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0007549#r2805
2010-06-01 18:47burlingkIssue Monitored: burlingk
2010-06-02 20:24InksterNote Added: 0007587
2010-06-02 22:58RiceMunkNote Added: 0007588
2010-06-03 10:57FootkerchiefNote Added: 0007614
2010-06-03 14:49MalicusNote Added: 0007637
2010-06-03 14:50goffrieNote Added: 0007638
2010-06-03 22:21ratboyNote Added: 0007648
2010-06-03 22:21ratboyNote Edited: 0007648bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0007648#r2842
2010-06-04 03:55GodmouthIssue Monitored: Godmouth
2010-06-04 03:57GodmouthNote Added: 0007651
2010-06-04 11:22MalicusNote Added: 0007662
2010-06-04 11:22MalicusNote Edited: 0007662bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0007662#r2848
2010-06-04 11:25MalicusNote Edited: 0007662bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0007662#r2849
2010-06-05 21:22burlingkNote Added: 0007750
2010-06-10 11:37FootkerchiefStatusnew => assigned
2010-06-10 11:37FootkerchiefAssigned To => Baughn
2010-06-10 11:37FootkerchiefNote Added: 0008064
2010-06-16 12:29Jh00Note Added: 0008564
2010-06-16 12:31FootkerchiefNote Added: 0008565
2010-06-16 12:41smjjamesNote Added: 0008566
2010-06-21 11:38FootkerchiefTag Attached: SDL-only
2010-06-29 07:38FootkerchiefCategoryTechnical => Technical -- General
2010-10-07 08:33burlingkIssue End Monitor: burlingk
2012-02-15 07:19FootkerchiefNote Added: 0019634
2012-02-15 07:19FootkerchiefStatusassigned => resolved
2012-02-15 07:19FootkerchiefFixed in Version => 0.31.05
2012-02-15 07:19FootkerchiefResolutionopen => fixed

2010-06-01 11:15   
Is anyone else getting this problem?
2010-06-01 16:01   
I see it, it's definitely new to 31.04. Vista-64bit, decent graphics card, windowed but maximized...
2010-06-01 16:15   
I'm new to the game and have only played .04, but I'm seeing it. After some menus, it lasts for almost a whole second, though I'd have to pay attention to say which, if any, are particular culprits.
2010-06-01 17:53   
(edited on: 2010-06-01 17:54)
I have experienced in in the Windows version of .04, but not the Linux version.

I think perhaps the SDL version handles menues a little more cleanly.

Edit: I am using Vista64 and Ubuntu64.

2010-06-02 20:24   
I have it, in 64 bit vista.
2010-06-02 22:58   
Been seeing this on WinXP as well.
2010-06-03 10:57   
Does updating your drivers fix the problem for anyone?
2010-06-03 14:49   
Oh, I posted on the thread a while ago, but I suppose I should post here. I have it too, Windows XP, NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT. I did NOT have this problem with the 40d# versions, so it's new.
2010-06-03 14:50   
I get this problem on Linux (Gentoo ~amd64) with a Radeon 4350 (lame) and the newest Mesa/xf86-video-ati from its git repository.
2010-06-03 22:21   
I get it too. Win XP 8600GT - new drivers etc. Never saw it in other versions.

2010-06-04 03:57   
No flickering in adventure mode, otherwise same, nothing in 40d and updated drivers.
2010-06-04 11:22   
(edited on: 2010-06-04 11:25)
The old flicker when ENTERING one of those menus seems to have stopped for me with 31.05, but the flicker when EXITING such a menu remains (or perhaps has changed but is still similar). This flicker also leaves black spaces on the gray "border" tiles now. These black spaces return to gray if I switch away from the DF window and switch back.

2010-06-05 21:22   
Seems to me that on windows at least, .05 has many more flickery places.
2010-06-10 11:37   
Reminder sent to: Baughn

Hey Baughn, another one that might be up your alley.
2010-06-16 12:29   
When I set "forbid passage" to a door and then revert it, the screen turns black for a blink. Dwarf Fortress 0.31.06 with Phoenix tileset.
2010-06-16 12:31   
Is this happening in 31.06 Legacy, 31.06 SDL, or both?
2010-06-16 12:41   
I'm getting this with the SDL version, it happens when I change to creature placement mode in the arena. Also happens with the view units and hotkeys keys.

I'm using Maydays tileset, version .06 .
2012-02-15 07:19   
Timst, please reopen this report if the problem still exists.