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The drop down list seems to flicker - SOLVED


Avwriter
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Something strange is going on with my PC and Tower!3D Pro.  I bought the new EGLL and installed it as usual.  Then I noticed that the desktop icon for it had disappeared (I do not recall if it was there immediately before installing, but It was definitely there the last time I ran the game a few days ago.  I thought that was strange, but moved on and launched Tower 3D Pro from the folder where it is installed.  It came up normally, but when I tried to select an airport, I am unable to.  The drop down list seems to flicker when I select it, and I end up with a random airport from near the top of the list, usually one of the default airports (definitely no way to get down to EGLL which I would very much like to do).  The runways selection also flickers when I click on it, but is not as bad and I am able to make selections.  The drop down menus at the top (like settings etc.) seem to work fine.  If I run the selected airport, it seems the game seems to work fine.  I tried uninstalling/reinstalling and still get the same thing.  Any ideas what's going on?  Never seen it in 2+ years of playing this game.  Other software on my machine seems to run fine.    I am running Win 10 on a PC that I bought about a month ago.  

 

Andrew

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Well, I did not uninstall EGLL specifically, but I did uninstall Tower 3D Pro and moved the folders with the airports out of the T3D folder to my desktop temporarily.  Then I reinstalled T3DPro and ran it vanilla with no add-ons, and got the same result.  Then I moved the folders back in.  I after many attempts, I did manage to select EGLL, and play it; it worked fine; beautiful airport.  However, if I try to change airports, I basically just get a random one.  I can find no way to control it.  Very frustrating.  Starting to think I will have to reinstall Windows 10, but I really dread that.   Any ideas what could cause an effect like this?

 

Andrew

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Okay, now the problem seems to have gone away.  I did not change anything that I am aware of, just left the computer running while doing other things.  Now I am back and everything is back to normal.  The only thing I can think of that is different is I cleared out some files from One Drive, but I do not see what that would have to do with TD!3.  No files there were related to it.  Weird.

 

Andrew

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@Avwriter If you've been having problems with the game menu, then it was most likely caused by the feelThere website not being configured correctly as this directly interferes with the way the menu is rendered in the game. However, it looks like it is now giving the same response that it did before they moved websites, so it should be working correctly now.

 

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8 hours ago, WildCard said:

@Avwriter If you've been having problems with the game menu, then it was most likely caused by the feelThere website not being configured correctly as this directly interferes with the way the menu is rendered in the game. However, it looks like it is now giving the same response that it did before they moved websites, so it should be working correctly now.

 

Interesting.  I would have never put that together.  Hopefully, its all over for good now.

 

Andrew

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Well, the problem is back.  Same as before.  It affects the airport selection menu, and the start time selection.  Cannot think of anything I did differently that would explain why the problem disappeared for a day, and then reappeared.  If problems the website, as suggested above, are the issue, I guess that could explain it, though I do not grasp how the website configuration could affect menus in the game.  For now, I'm just leaving it set on EGLL, but changing the time is a pain.  Is anyone else experiencing this?  I do not see this in any other game or software that I use.

 

Andrew

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Just tested the game and the website is still returning the correct response, so that is not what's messing up your menus.

The only thing I can think of is that the game is getting some randomised input from a peripheral.
This can happen due to low battery levels in a cordless device, I've had a cordless keyboard start randomly deleting things in windows explorer due to this.
This can also happen due to wear and tear, I've had a mouse decide to randomly scroll up or down at different speeds, made reading any document or web page virtually impossible, and playing 3rd person games was... ahh... interesting. 🙂

HTH
Daniel

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52 minutes ago, WildCard said:

Just tested the game and the website is still returning the correct response, so that is not what's messing up your menus.

The only thing I can think of is that the game is getting some randomised input from a peripheral.
This can happen due to low battery levels in a cordless device, I've had a cordless keyboard start randomly deleting things in windows explorer due to this.
This can also happen due to wear and tear, I've had a mouse decide to randomly scroll up or down at different speeds, made reading any document or web page virtually impossible, and playing 3rd person games was... ahh... interesting. 🙂

HTH
Daniel

Thank you!!!  Problem solved in under 30 seconds.  My son has been plugging a Nintendo Pro Controller into the PC for his Steam games and leaving it there.  Unplugging it eliminated the issue.  Feels good to solve something so easily.  Glad I did not reinstall Windows.

 

Andrew

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