[bf1942] sortof OT: Grey rectangle in client

Lee Latham leeprivate at cgmlarson.com
Fri Jan 2 10:07:38 EST 2004

It's okay it appears to be quite rare, really, but very stubborn, too.

I have learned something--after uninstalling the DC .5 -> .6 patch, I still 
have it when I start a local server.  Ergo, something has gotten poisoned 
for sure (or the .6 uninstall is not complete).  Therefore I will start a 
new BF install from scratch, install DC .5, backup everything as per 
Miguel's suggestion, then install the .6 patch while running the file 
access and registry monitoring utilities from sysinternals.com.  After 
that...hack away and see if I can find the culprit.

I just didn't have the energy to try it last night, still being hungover 
from the night before...don't remember much about it but I'm sure I had a 
great time...

At 05:21 PM 12/31/2003 -0600, you wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Lee Latham [mailto:leeprivate at cgmlarson.com]
> > Sent: Wednesday, December 31, 2003 3:39 PM>
> >
> > Miguel, any idea what specific file could be at play?  I
> > tried to do as you
> > describe, but it is either too late or something else.  I
> > notice that the
> > grey box is where the grey box usually is when you enter an
> > empty server,
> > and says "number of players needed before game starts".
> >
> > Interestingly, when I do that it is now a blank grey box with
> > no text.  I
> > tried that out hoping that once someone entered the game it
> > might receive a
> > signal to go away--no joy.
> >
> > :(
> >
> > Everyone have a great New Year's!
> >
> > Lee
>Hey, guys... I've been watching your thread on this, because I hadn't
>(yes, shoot me) updated my client BF1942 to even .5L yet and I was
>getting very worried about this DC .6 patch with all of this grey
>rectangle talk.
>But I don't have it.   Really.   Nvidia GF4 4200Ti 64DDR AGP.   Tried
>with the current drivers released about 2 weeks ago, and with the
>previous set, all under XP pro at 1152x864x75 in 24bit.   Now, this
>would indicate it's not just a driver-specific problem, and might be
>tied to something else.   What else, I dunno...but I don't have the
>issue here.

Lee M. Latham
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