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0000729Dwarf FortressTechnical -- Generalpublic2010-04-07 11:272010-12-11 09:03
Toady One 
Windows XP SP2
0000729: Alt-tabbing during loading with graphics enabled causes tiles/letters/symbols to disappear/blank
I think I've isolated this to only when it said 'importing world'. I have graphics on. When I alt-tab during loading, and it doesn't matter which part I'm loading (map generation, starting a fort, legends mode, etc), when I alt-tab back, some letters are missing. They'll just be blank. This persists if I go back to the title screen.
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parent of 0000868closed Toady One Missing characters after title screen 
parent of 0000612closed Toady One Game forgets tiles 
has duplicate 0000203closed Footkerchief Missing Letters 
Issue History
2010-04-07 11:27FishofMuuNew Issue
2010-04-07 11:28FishofMuuNote Added: 0001807
2010-04-07 11:44FootkerchiefNote Added: 0001811
2010-04-07 11:47FootkerchiefIssue Monitored: Footkerchief
2010-04-07 13:31FishofMuuNote Added: 0001837
2010-04-07 13:54FootkerchiefNote Added: 0001842
2010-04-07 14:36FishofMuuIssue Monitored: FishofMuu
2010-04-07 14:46FishofMuuNote Added: 0001858
2010-04-07 14:47FishofMuuNote Edited: 0001858bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=0001858#r553
2010-04-07 15:47FootkerchiefRelationship addedhas duplicate 0000203
2010-04-07 15:48FootkerchiefSummaryAlt-tabbing during loading causes symbols to disappear => Alt-tabbing during loading causes tiles/letters/symbols to disappear/blank
2010-04-07 15:49FootkerchiefSummaryAlt-tabbing during loading causes tiles/letters/symbols to disappear/blank => Alt-tabbing during loading with graphics enabled causes tiles/letters/symbols to disappear/blank
2010-04-07 19:32FootkerchiefSticky IssueNo => Yes
2010-04-07 21:21aepurnietNote Added: 0001932
2010-04-08 10:54FishofMuuNote Added: 0002093
2010-04-09 09:09FootkerchiefRelationship addedparent of 0000868
2010-04-12 13:28FootkerchiefRelationship addedparent of 0000612
2010-04-12 14:54smjjamesNote Added: 0003127
2010-04-13 23:28malrothNote Added: 0003413
2010-04-14 07:07EagleVNote Added: 0003453
2010-04-14 07:16LeperousNote Added: 0003454
2010-06-03 13:10FootkerchiefTag Attached: Still Present in 31.05?
2010-06-04 10:06FootkerchiefTag RenamedStill Present in 31.05? => Fixed in 31.05?
2010-06-04 10:11FootkerchiefNote Added: 0007659
2010-06-06 18:34FootkerchiefSticky IssueYes => No
2010-06-06 18:35FootkerchiefNote Added: 0007849
2010-06-06 18:35FootkerchiefStatusnew => resolved
2010-06-06 18:35FootkerchiefFixed in Version => 0.31.02
2010-06-06 18:35FootkerchiefResolutionopen => fixed
2010-06-06 18:35FootkerchiefAssigned To => Toady One
2010-06-09 06:45Toady OneStatusresolved => closed
2010-06-29 07:38FootkerchiefCategoryTechnical => Technical -- General
2010-12-11 09:03DwarfuTag Detached: Fixed in 31.05?

2010-04-07 11:28   
Oh, I'm using windowed mode, by the way.
2010-04-07 11:44   
What size world is it?
2010-04-07 13:31   
It did it both with standard creation, and advanced as small.

It does it when loading the arena (standard raws) and legends mode, though.
2010-04-07 13:54   
"It does it when loading the arena (standard raws) and legends mode, though."

What do you mean? Is that on its own enough to cause this issue, or is it a necessary second step?
2010-04-07 14:46   
(edited on: 2010-04-07 14:47)
Sorry... guess I'm being very inarticulate today.

ANY time it says 'Importing world' (or 'Preparing arena'), if I alt-tab, it has a high chance (near 100%) of doing this.

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/3182/dftextbug.png [^]
As you can see, H, E and some numbers don't show up. If I leave legends, it'll persist. Happens in any mode, but only if I alt-tab while loading. This was a pocket world I just made to do the glitch.

Restarted, opened up the arena, clicked away while it was loading and...
http://img101.imageshack.us/img101/8730/dftextbug2.png [^]
Again, H, E and some numbers... seems to always be those.

2010-04-07 21:21   
i have seen this too, only in graphics mode, and it always seems to be the 'E'. just playing in text mode for now.
2010-04-08 10:54   
This seems to be fixed in 0.31.02, at least for me.
2010-04-12 14:54   
The most recent Mayday graphics pack has fixed this issue. Mostly anyway since there are still some glitches such as docs showing up as purple skeletons, but the Arena works as it should graphics wise.
2010-04-13 23:28   
Alt tabbing during the prep for journey screen also creates odd text bugs
2010-04-14 07:07   
This bug also shows up when changing the raws while the game is running, and exiting and re-entering arena mode (without exiting the game).
2010-04-14 07:16   
Do you have PARTIAL_PRINT set to YES, perchance?
2010-06-04 10:11   
Is anyone still getting this in 31.05?
2010-06-06 18:35   
This bug appears to have been fixed in 31.02.