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0005696Dwarf FortressArenapublic2012-03-24 06:282014-08-10 07:41
needs feedbackopen 
Windows XP SP3
0005696: Strange gaps in report texts
When viewing reports, sometimes in arena mode, some text will vanish in gaps. This usually appears during reports of long battles, such as when one combatant is a disturbed dead (mummy) or a dragon. Occasionally the text will flicker.

The problem will eventually spread to the (r)eport menu and (v)iewing combatants with all three sections visible will result in a black area from the center panel protruding into the overview panel.
1. In Arena Mode create a dragon mummy, a dwarf necromancer and something else, all on different sides.
2. Wait and watch. The problems start when the dragon breathes fire.
3. Scan reports until the gaps appear.
Graphics modded with phoebus, magnut and the rest.
0.34.05, Arena Mode, dragonfire, reports, reproducible
related to 0005097assigned Baughn Names overwriting text with TrueType 
Issue History
2012-03-24 06:28AuricNew Issue
2012-03-24 06:52AuricIssue Monitored: Auric
2012-03-24 06:54AuricNote Added: 0021694
2012-03-24 06:55AuricNote Edited: 0021694bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0021694#r8090
2012-03-24 07:00AuricTag Attached: Arena Mode
2012-03-24 07:00AuricTag Attached: dragonfire
2012-03-24 07:00AuricTag Attached: reports
2012-03-24 07:00AuricTag Attached: 0.34.05
2012-03-24 07:00AuricTag Attached: reproducible
2012-03-24 07:39FootkerchiefNote Added: 0021698
2012-03-24 07:41FootkerchiefRelationship addedrelated to 0005097
2012-03-24 10:55AuricNote Added: 0021705
2012-06-07 07:23HiEvNote Added: 0022892
2013-07-18 04:05redditNote Added: 0024068
2014-07-10 22:36rhoramaNote Added: 0025689
2014-07-10 22:58rhoramaNote Deleted: 0025689
2014-08-10 06:04crossmrNote Added: 0028707
2014-08-10 07:41FootkerchiefNote Added: 0028716
2014-08-10 07:41FootkerchiefAssigned To => Footkerchief
2014-08-10 07:41FootkerchiefStatusnew => needs feedback
2018-04-16 12:13HuntthetrollIssue Monitored: Huntthetroll

2012-03-24 06:54   
(edited on: 2012-03-24 06:55)
Screenshots of the two problems: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/68965507/problem01.jpg [^] , http://dl.dropbox.com/u/68965507/problem02.jpg [^]

2012-03-24 07:39   
Only occurs with TrueType, right?
2012-03-24 10:55   
Yes, turning it off solved it. Go fig.
2012-06-07 07:23   
FYI - You can use F12 to toggle TrueType fonts on and off, which usually helps with getting around this problem. Still, it's use-once-per-problem workaround, not a fix.
2013-07-18 04:05   
Resizing the window usually works for me - F12 does not seem to affect this.
2014-08-10 06:04   
F10 clears it up for a few seconds until you do something. is there a planned fix for this? it's really terrible sometimes making things unreadable. Having to constantly mash a key isn't much of a fix for it.
2014-08-10 07:41   
crossmr: only occurs with TrueType?