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Tactical Battle map and Alt Tab - 7/21/2007 2:14:35 AM   
hadberz


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I am having problems when I start a tactical battle. The game launches the tactical battle but immediately goes to the main menu. I try to alt tab to the tactical battle map and either the map is all black or it immediately goes to the main menu again. Before I even alt tab the game acts like its alt tabbing on its own back to the main menu.

Any ideas on how to get this working?

Thanks

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RE: Tactical Battle map and Alt Tab - 7/26/2007 2:51:37 PM   
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Hi,

This is a bug in 1.80. We will have a patch out soon that fixes it. If you are using other than 1.80, let us know.

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RE: Tactical Battle map and Alt Tab - 7/26/2007 4:21:28 PM   
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I used patch 1.75. I also reinstalled DirectX and have the latest video drivers. I chose to fight a tactical battle. I had to alt tab just to get to the tactical battle map. When I got there the main tactical map is all black, so I tried the below and let it run for an hour. The map never changed.

This is all on Windows Vista 32bit version.

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Problem: After switching to another application (ALT-TAB, pop-up, screensaver) and returning to the game the screen turns and remains black.
Solution: If there is any window open in the game (Recruitment, Army details, etc), close the window, switch to another application by using ALT-TAB, then switch back to the game. If this does not help, save the game, exit to the menu then reload. It takes 10-30 seconds for the map to redraw, be patient!



I forgot to say that fast combat works fine.

< Message edited by hadberz -- 7/26/2007 4:28:07 PM >

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RE: Tactical Battle map and Alt Tab - 7/27/2007 4:18:22 PM   
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You could try to save the game after you have entered the battle and then reload it. It may work this way - worth a try.

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RE: Tactical Battle map and Alt Tab - 7/27/2007 7:08:47 PM   
hadberz


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I tried that with no luck. Vista gives me the error below after I exit the game.

I guess the game needs that D3DRM.dll which Vista doesn't have.

Thanks anyways.

Product
Unknown Program

Problem
Program Compatibility Assistant

Date
7/27/2007 11:51 AM

Status
Report Sent

Description
This program requires D3DRM.dll, which is no longer included in this version of Windows.

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: ApphelpSoftBlock
Problem Signature 01: {11111111-1111-1111-1111-111111111111}
Problem Signature 02: {2C491A5A-A833-4C51-9693-BF966A2B4C69}
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: 9927949

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RE: Tactical Battle map and Alt Tab - 7/27/2007 9:09:50 PM   
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A possible solution?
https://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=483168&SiteID=1

Excerpt: "I went to : http://www.driverskit.net/dll/get/494.html and downloaded the "d3drm.dll" and placed the file in the following path as directed by DELL tech support: c:\windows\system32 . IT WORKED!!!!"

It is not our game but a similar problem.

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RE: Tactical Battle map and Alt Tab - 7/27/2007 10:33:48 PM   
hadberz


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Thanks for the link and info, but it didn't help much. The map is still black, but the good news is the game no longer gives me an error. I can just exit it without any issues.

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