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Activating hunt sometimes makes me keep going backwards

Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 6:29 am
by cidentan50
I play with nothing but the keyboard. At seemingly random times, when I start hunting someone (press U, select with up/down arrows, press enter) my tank immediately starts moving backwards- without me touching any of the controls. When that happens, the client does not respond to the up or down arrow keys. I just keep going backwards until I back into a wall, etc. The glitch isn't stopped by backing into a wall; if I turn using the left or right arrow keys, I resume going backwards but in a different direction. The bug goes away after a brief period, but I haven't timed it. This bug does NOT occur every timeI use hunt. It seems random and somewhat rare, but very annoying.

Let me know if further detail is required. I'd like to troubleshoot this and/or get enough info together to file my first formal BZFlag bug report on Sourceforge.

I saw the bug again today on Missile War 2.3 2 team CTF by Ducatiwannabe.

BZFlag 2.4.0
Mac OS X 10.6.8
Mid-2009 15" MacBook Pro with 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo
8GB of RAM, 500GB HD
OpenGL 1.6.13, 64-bit (the version provided with the OS)
GPU info from System Profiler: wrote: Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 9400M
Type: GPU
Bus: PCI
VRAM (Total): 256 MB
Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de)
Device ID: 0x0863
Revision ID: 0x00b1
ROM Revision: 3448
Displays:
Color LCD:
Resolution: 1440 x 900
Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Built-In: Yes
Display Connector:
Status: No Display Connected

Re: Activating hunt sometimes makes me keep going backwards

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:54 pm
by Cobra_Fast
Are you sure youre not just twisting your fingers and hitting wrong buttons unconciously?

Re: Activating hunt sometimes makes me keep going backwards

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:32 pm
by cidentan50
No, it does it with my hands off the keyboard and trackpad entirely.

Re: Activating hunt sometimes makes me keep going backwards

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:43 am
by Mopar Madness
maybe the game switches to mouse whenever the player uses the keyboard controls for other tasks?

Re: Activating hunt sometimes makes me keep going backwards

Posted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:00 am
by blast
Nope, it doesn't. It's probably just not seeing the "key up" event for the down arrow, or it's being processed by some other code section (such as within the hunt selection code).

EDIT: Definitely seems to happen when you activate the hunt selection while moving backwards.