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Offline jcjordan

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Slow battle between ships problem
« on: April 27, 2012, 04:37:47 am »
I didn't have this problem in the dev versions but i'm having it in the official release & not sure how to fix but assume it's somewhere in the preference settings. Problem is when I intercept an alien fighter & they battle it out, game becomes clunky & on the edge of a lockup until the battle is done then returns to normal. I don't have the problem when I intercept scouts so I assume it's just when both sides fire at each other. I've tried turning the audio off but still does it just no sounds. Where can I look in the preferences for things to try nothing else has stood out to me on things to try?

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Re: Slow battle between ships problem
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2012, 09:48:13 pm »
I've had this too. I've been able to narrow it down through testing that the slowdown only occurs when the interceptors and the enemy ship are directly on top of each other. If you slow down the game, combat acts correctly right up to that point and then the bug occurs. I've taken to luring ships into my sam/base AA and only ordering my ships to attack when they can kill the ship before they get right on top of them.
« Last Edit: April 30, 2012, 11:25:43 pm by Redtide »

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Re: Slow battle between ships problem
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 09:01:27 pm »
Now that you mention it, yep that's what I'm seeing in when they are on top of each other. I've been using the luring tactic for a long time early in the game since ships can barely stand up to fighters early in the game so I do that when I've got missles & lasers installed. This will present a problem later on in the game when the more advanced weapons & fighters are available that can stand up to fighters & larger alien ships by themselves.

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Re: Slow battle between ships problem
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 10:19:33 pm »
please open a bug ticket about this on our tracker at http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=805242&group_id=157793&func=browse

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Re: Slow battle between ships problem
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 11:58:31 pm »
will do, thanks just trying to confirm it was some kind of bug issue rather than something w/ my settings before doing that

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Re: Slow battle between ships problem
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012, 09:39:00 am »
Please check this bugreport first.

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Re: Slow battle between ships problem
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012, 12:20:53 am »
thanks, I hadn't been on my laptop to report it yet

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Re: Slow battle between ships problem
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2012, 09:33:07 pm »
Confirm! have same issue with air battle.

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Re: Slow battle between ships problem
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2012, 02:43:45 am »
I've got the same issue as well.

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Re: Slow battle between ships problem
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2012, 04:39:18 pm »
Same issue!

a kind of stack overflow ?

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Re: Slow battle between ships problem
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2012, 11:31:06 am »
can someone attach a savegame that suffers from this issue?

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Re: Slow battle between ships problem
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2012, 10:45:46 pm »
can someone attach a savegame that suffers from this issue?

plus config.cfg and ufoconsole.log. (Video settings and hardware info can be useful.)

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Re: Slow battle between ships problem
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2012, 12:33:33 am »
This happens to me too when ships of the same speed are right on top of each other. I guess that it comes from two objects trying moving a bit and having to calculate a lot of trig over and over. It's happened to me in some Flash games that I've made.

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Re: Slow battle between ships problem
« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2012, 01:49:18 am »
Attached is my savegame along w/ config & console files that has an intercept from one of my bases to a alien fighter. I've tried slowing the time down, I normally leave it at 20min setting when I've got intercepts going on, as well as zooming in from my current setting as well as turning sounds off - none of which has made a difference. I had a 2.4dev (somewhere in march build I believe) that didn't have this problem & I didn't have sound on the geoscape during intercepts but did have sounds on battlescape on that version. I deleted that version from my pc when I installed the official 2.4 release.

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Re: Slow battle between ships problem
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2012, 02:34:36 am »
Hi.

I have problem with this bug. I read the thread and follow the link to the bugreport. I found a link for download a stable version, from sankesanders(link: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3516373&group_id=157793&atid=805242) . Is this the 2.4 stable version?

Previously, i downloaded the game from the main page, at this link: http://ufoai.org/wiki/index.php/Download

Thanks