[quake2] Turkey Day...
hockeyvixen at yahoo.ca
Fri Dec 3 05:21:39 EST 2004
--- Julien Langer <jlanger at zigweb.de> wrote:
> On Do, 2004-12-02 at 18:31 -0500, Brendan Burns wrote:
> > What does "hangs a bit" mean... Does this mean that it keeps moving
> > after you stop moving the mouse? Does it get stuck spinning?
> hm it's a bit difficult to describe.
> I keep looking around and then the mouse movement stops for a second or
> two and the crosshair goes back and forth some pixels a few times.
In those cases where some strange bug is occuring that affects player
position/view, one could record a demo and the replay should show the same
effects, probably even when replayed on a system with no such bug. The only
exceptions are rendering bugs - which may not ever be observed by replaying a
demo on an unaffected machine. For instance, if I have a corrupted texture
or display driver - the artifacts of those would not reproduce in a recorded
But this mouse problem is a good canidate for being caught on a recorded demo
- and might make reporting bugs easier. However, there is also the
posibility that some mouse bugs people are reporting are independent of the
build - so it's good to verify that the bug follows the build. My optical
mouse, for instance, will exibit problems like described above when something
as small as a cat hair lodges in the optical area of the mouse.
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