[bf1942] sortof OT: Grey rectangle in client

Lee Latham leeprivate at cgmlarson.com
Mon Jan 5 14:36:33 EST 2004

Actually I seem to have fixed it, and Miguel was correct (at least for my 
case) that it was something in one of the Settings file.

I saved off my /mods/bf1942/Settings directory, then did a clean install of 
the game and DC .6, and there was no rectangle.  I copied my Settings 
directory back and the gray rectange came back.

Put the new Settings back and reconfigured my stuff and it is fine now.  I 
plan on doing some diffs between the various files to find the culprit 
setting when I have a chance.

Thanks for the input, and particularly Miguel for pointing me in the right 


At 12:38 PM 1/3/2004 +1300, you wrote:
>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
> >

Lee M. Latham
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