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Offline Geomancer

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Certain keys sometimes stop working
« on: May 20, 2010, 06:26:34 pm »
I've had this happen several times now, and have no idea what causes it or how to work around it:

In the middle of a Soldat game, certain keys will stop working. Often it happens (or I notice it has happened) when I'm typing in the chat line. Specifically, I can't delete from the chat line (i.e. what backspace does), and I can't send the line I've typed (i.e. what enter does). Additionally, when I haven't brought up "Say:" or "/Cmd:", I cannot bring up the in-game menu, and thus it is impossible for me to exit Soldat except by hitting ctrl-alt-delete and killing the process. Also pressing some keys cause Windows (win7, 64-bit) to bleep at me.

Is this a known issue? How can I avoid having this happen again?

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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 02:12:02 am »
More information needed:
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-any programs running in the background
-tried to install Soldat again?
-tried using other keys?
-did you try whether you got the same problem with Notepad? (keys broken?)

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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2010, 02:56:08 pm »
OS:
Windows 7, 64-bit version

Programs running in background:
  • Pidgin (Cross-platform multi-protocol IM client)
  • Winamp (minimized to tray)
  • Possibly some other processes, ones which didn't create windows

Tried to install Soldat again:
I have now, but because the problem occurred sporadically, I don't yet know if it has been fixed.

Tried using other keys:
I'm not sure what you mean.

Keys broken:
Definitely not. All of those keys work fine under normal circumstances.



This is just a theory, but... since pressing certain keys caused Windows to bleep at me (i.e. the same bleeping sound which Windows makes when you press a key that doesn't work in the current context), maybe it has something to do with keyboard focus?

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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2010, 03:17:24 pm »
Are you pressing more than 3 or 4 keys at the same time when it happens?
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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2010, 03:43:55 pm »
Are you pressing more than 3 or 4 keys at the same time when it happens?

I'm not sure what exactly you mean, but...

If you mean when it bleeps at me, then no. If you mean when it starts acting unresponsive... Then I don't know.

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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2011, 08:05:39 pm »
Bump!

I've still been having this problem occasionally... any ideas?

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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 09:01:22 pm »
I get the same bug with bleeping sound and unresponsive keys. (Happens once every few hours)

I noticed frame-rate drops when it bleeps. In case that helps.

Keys that become unresponsive are keys like ESCAPE, ENTER, ...

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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2011, 11:33:19 am »
Try the 1.5.1f beta maybe it's fixed - who knows.
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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2011, 01:16:53 pm »
Ye,ye noticed this bug to,actually the buttons that don't response for me are: enter,escape ,caps lock,shift ,ctrl and alt

Played the beta for 3-4 hours but did not have the bug,although it happens like once a week

Oh and if it helps,i had it on 2pc's and had Xp and 7 on both
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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2011, 02:32:45 pm »
new keyboard required
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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2011, 02:51:50 pm »
new keyboard required
Please tell me this is troll and not a serious post.

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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2011, 03:57:25 pm »
Well as mentioned above,had the bug on 2 pc's and (if you wanna know) 3 keyboards
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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2011, 06:27:34 pm »
Question for the other people with this issue: do you play full-screen, or windowed?

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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2011, 09:14:19 pm »
Question for the other people with this issue: do you play full-screen, or windowed?
I play windowed.

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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2011, 06:07:30 am »
new keyboard required
Please tell me this is troll and not a serious post.

what no? Maybe your keyboard is old and broken? Why the fuck would i get a warning for this.. WOW
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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2011, 05:49:58 pm »
This bug still exists in 1.6.2

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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #16 on: April 19, 2014, 04:19:05 am »
A bit of a necro, but does anyone still get this bug? I want to know if the mantis ticket is still relevant

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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2014, 07:43:39 am »
A bit of a necro, but does anyone still get this bug? I want to know if the mantis ticket is still relevant
Come to think of it, I haven't experienced this for quite a while. Actually I don't even remember when it used to happen for me.


Waiting for more feedback though.

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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2014, 06:06:07 pm »
I've got this sometimes. It's very rarely but only when I am minimalizing game and return to the window. I do it many times.
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Re: Certain keys sometimes stop working
« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2014, 02:57:20 am »
I've got this sometimes. It's very rarely but only when I am minimalizing game and return to the window. I do it many times.

One thing others in this thread haven't mentioned yet is that it generally helps to clean your keyboard or buy a new one when you spill stuff in it or let it get too dirty. Can cause keys to not be pressed properly or multiple keys to press at the same time. I know the "try a new keyboard or mouse" suggestion is cliche as balls around competent tech people but it isn't always a bad idea.
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