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06-12-2010, 07:17 AM
Here's a weird one. I always have altitude in fullscreen mode, 1920x1200. Sometimes (since the free weekend), when I start it up, it'll run perfectly for about two seconds, then drop out to the taskbar. It'll refuse to stay in fullscreen mode and just minimise completely. I can click it again to go back in, but it'll just drop out again after two seconds.
If I mash F3 while it's up, it will successfully run in windowed mode, but that's a rather inferior alternative.
It's not related to my copy of the game, as I've got both a Steam and a Standalone copy that both fail in the same way at the same time.
The only known cure is a full reboot, which is never fun. If I don't, it'll keep doing it indefinitely.
Anyone had this before?
Windows 7 Pro, on multiple video cards. Currently a Nvidia 9600 with driver 18.104.22.16845
06-12-2010, 07:19 AM
Oh, and the performance on windowed mode is kinda crap too, but that's always been the case.
06-12-2010, 08:12 AM
Please try the test version from http://nimblygames.com/test/altitude.exe and let me know if that works better.
It may also help if you submit a bug report (F1 to open console, reportBug, submit).
06-12-2010, 08:39 AM
Is that test version meant to auto update itself? Because it had the exact same bug. Then when it restarted after autoupdate, it crashed, and keeps crashing. Won't get past the splash window thingy.
06-12-2010, 08:42 AM
Yes -- it will auto-update to the latest game files, but it will always use different code for grabbing the native OpenGL context. I'll take a look at the bug report.
06-12-2010, 08:45 AM
Reinstalled the test version, and put in a config file with no settings other than fullscreen = no, and it still fails to start at all after updating itself.
Edit: Not that I expected a correlation, but it never hurts :)
06-12-2010, 01:54 PM
That happened me before too if there are other windows open altitude will sometime fail to go fullscreen and sit on the takbar untill closed.You can click on it and it goes back to game for 1 sec then back to desktop.Close every window rhats open and it should work
06-12-2010, 07:38 PM
Not much of a fix :)
Still, good for testing. Will try later.
06-13-2010, 05:49 AM
Okay, I can confirm that shutting down a whole bunch of stuff "fixes" it.
Does that help the diagnosis any?
06-13-2010, 08:27 AM
It helps a bit, but mostly suggests buggy drivers (the best cure for that is to wait for a new driver release). In the meantime you could experiment with disabling vsync (either on the video card globally, or in-game with F1 to open console, vsync false).
06-14-2010, 04:48 AM
For the record, disabling ingame vsync doesn't help.
I think I'll just wait for my proper video card to come back from warranty. Protip: Don't buy Powercolor :)
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