[bf1942] sortof OT: Grey rectangle in client

Lance Woollett lancewlt at xtra.co.nz
Fri Jan 2 18:38:37 EST 2004

There is a way to get rid of the grey rectangle if it appears on your
screen... assuming you are connected via a router to the internet very
briefly remove and reinsert the UTP cable, breaking your net connection. The
break won't be long enough to drop you from the server but it does get rid
of the grey rectangle, suggesting that the "connection problems" box has got
something to do with it.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Miguel Filho" <miguel at casadavo.net>
To: <bf1942 at icculus.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 03, 2004 7:15 AM
Subject: Re: [bf1942] sortof OT: Grey rectangle in client

> Well guys, I dont know why you are so concerned about DC instalation.
> DC is just files inside de directory Mods/DesertCombat and nothing more.
> There is no DLL, registry entry or whatever, the installer just copy
> some files to the directory. Mods/DesertCombat.
> The gray rettangle is in the same place where some messages appears:
> "Warning! Connection problem!"
> "Loading..."
> And others, and the circuntances that  make it apear i don´t know.
> For me it happens, but is not that often!
> Miguel
> Lee Latham wrote:
> > 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...
> >
> > lee

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