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Target does not display and error message to quit appears
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 12:43 pm    Post subject: Target does not display and error message to quit appears Reply with quote

I am having an issue regarding the rendering of any target on the scree. I am using Windows 10 and when I try to create a new target on any load a message comes out to either Quit or Continue. Apparently there is an issue drawing the target since it gives a window drawing error. All I am getting is a red "X" where the target should appear. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Target does not display and error message to quit appears Reply with quote

Let me run a few tests. Does it happen after you select the new target?


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:37 am    Post subject: Re: Target does not display and error message to quit appear Reply with quote

Yes it does. I tried using different targets and I get the same result. It shows a big red "X" where the image of the target should be. Something else that might help, the portion of the application that allows you to choose where to place the shots still works, it's just the rendering of the image that is not working. I can try to copy and paste what I am getting on the screen and perhaps that would help. Please see attached -Thanks for the prompt reply -



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Target does not display and error message to quit appears Reply with quote

I cannot reproduce this... can you zip / rar the entire pointblank folder and email it to me? dallanc @ huntingnut.com


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Target does not display and error message to quit appear Reply with quote

Sure thing. Here you go. I tried changing in comparison mode and still did not work.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Target does not display and error message to quit appears Reply with quote

Apologies for the delay in digging into this... work has been a PITA, we had a major presentation due today and it ate up more of my time than I would have liked.

But, I was able to reproduce this just now. The issue happens when you maximize the size to really big resolutions. I will see if I cant get a fix done tomorrow for it.

Until then, resize the window to something smaller, exit then restart PointBlank and it should be fine.

Its a nice bug you found, only showing up on machines using higher screen resolutions (haha makes me laugh when we had arguments here in prior versions when I made the decision to allow PointBlank to be bigger than 640x480... some folk had computers that couldnt do higher resolutions Very Happy )


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:36 am    Post subject: Re: Target does not display and error message to quit appear Reply with quote

Excellent work Dallan. It works fine when I re-sized the window. Let the folks there know that 640X480 went out the door over a decade ago. Laughing

Thanks for putting in the time to take care of this issue.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Target does not display and error message to quit appears Reply with quote

I have a fix for this but uncovered a couple other issues with the group size calculations. I think I have that fixed as well but need to test it a bit more. All of this should be resolved soon.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Target does not display and error message to quit appears Reply with quote

Pushed a fix for this. There were a couple other issues related to the initial bug that turned up that I had to fix as well.

Seems gtg now though. Thanks for reporting it.


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