[SOLVED] Can't turn right or reverse

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[SOLVED] Can't turn right or reverse

Post by Home Guard » Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:30 pm

It's bizarre. Have just installed the old 2.0 on a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 to test performance on my new PC. I can't turn right or reverse (mouse works normally for other things). So I also tried compiling 2.4 and got the same problem.
If I set the mouse to be 'confined to mousebox' it is only limited up and left, not right or down.

I can't find any similar reports - anyone got any ideas?

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Re: Can't turn right or reverse

Post by mr64bit » Sun Aug 18, 2013 2:44 am

Could it be that the mouse is not centered, or isn't where BZFlag thinks it is?
Disclaimer: I really have no idea how the BZFlag client uses the mouse, this is just what makes sense to me.
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Re: Can't turn right or reverse

Post by mahem1 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:51 am

I know had this issue before and brought it up on the IRC chat channel. It's a computer problem, as opposed to a bzflag problem.
Try resizing the window in 'windowed' view. I believe that is what worked for me.
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Re: Can't turn right or reverse

Post by Yrogirg » Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:24 pm

yep, I remember having something similar and that's true, going to window mode and back solved the problem for me.

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Re: [SOLVED] Can't turn right or reverse

Post by Home Guard » Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:33 pm

Thanks, that's done it. Running in windowed mode works ok.

Just to document it - it's a compliled version of 2.4 running on Ubuntu 12.04 (i.e. I used "make install" etc). If I simply press "F1" to enter windowed mode, that doesn't help, I just get a black window, even if I try to resize it, and it cannot be closed. However, running "bzflag -windowed 640x480" from the command line, and then mazimising the window works fine (just remember to select "confine mouse to window" from the options). Note, opening in windowed mode and then pressing F1 causes loss of mouse function also.

Interestingly it must be a function of the hardware under Ubuntu, as the windows version (it's a dual boot) worked fine out of the box.
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Re: [SOLVED] Can't turn right or reverse

Post by blast » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:03 pm

Was this an SDL build of the game? Look for the "SDL" in the output of 'bzflag -version'.
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Re: [SOLVED] Can't turn right or reverse

Post by Home Guard » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:04 pm

blast wrote:Was this an SDL build of the game? Look for the "SDL" in the output of 'bzflag -version'.
Looks like it. What's the significance?

~$ bzflag -version

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BZFlag client 2.4.2.20130817-MAINT-linux-gnu-SDL (protocol 0221) http://BZFlag.org/
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Re: [SOLVED] Can't turn right or reverse

Post by blast » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:11 pm

Okay, that's fine. SDL is the more tested solution on Linux compared to the native Linux platform code. Was just curious if it was a non-SDL build causing the issue.
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Re: [SOLVED] Can't turn right or reverse

Post by Home Guard » Sun Aug 25, 2013 5:57 pm

The build is not entirely happy on this OS. Enemy tanks flash colours sometimes on the radar, and shots can be white blocks out of the window. FPS is good though.
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Re: [SOLVED] Can't turn right or reverse

Post by blast » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:09 pm

Sounds like a video driver issue. If you get the white blocks, you could try running the /retexture command to reload the textures. I sometimes have the white boxes happen after minimizing the game client.
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