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Problem with turn run - 3/15/2010 8:24:48 AM   
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Hi. I've installed my TOAW III in my Vista PC and now I can't find the runnig time for every turn. In my old laptop with XP, I pass the mouse over the empty box up in the minimap and I could see the running time in the information panel, but now, I doesn't work and I can't find the place where I could get this vital information.

I need some help, please.
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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/15/2010 9:57:18 AM   
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I'm not familiar with the phrase "running time" but if you mean what round of the turn you're on I have an answer.




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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/15/2010 1:57:09 PM   
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Hi, Larry. Thanks for your answer and excuse me for my awful english. My problem is that in my new Windos 7 version, this area with the TOAW shield and with the turn run doesn't appear, and I only have a small box, and when I put the pointer on it, I have no information on the panel.

I can't post now an image, but lately I'll upload a screenshot.

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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/15/2010 9:44:14 PM   
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Hello again.

This is a screenshot with my particular problem.






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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/15/2010 10:47:52 PM   
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So um...........what's your screen resolution? It has to be high enough to be able to show the stars before they are actually visible. Maybe if you go to a higher resolution setting?




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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/16/2010 5:15:26 PM   
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Thanks again, Larry. I thought in this fix yesterday, but I couldnt' make it. I'll try it this afternoon at home.


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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/16/2010 7:53:54 PM   
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No way. I work with my high resolution, but I can't see the stars instead I tried some others configuration. Maybe it's a problem with Windows 7 or about my particular configuration graphics tablet, etc. 

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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/17/2010 10:17:53 PM   
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No way. I work with my high resolution, but I can't see the stars instead I tried some others configuration. Maybe it's a problem with Windows 7 or about my particular configuration graphics tablet, etc. 


If your screen resolution is OK, then problem maybe is in particular BMP file that is actually presenting „stars“ in the missing area. Check do you have SCREWS.BMP file within GRAPHICS or ALTGRAPHICS folders of your TOAW III installation.




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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/18/2010 2:52:33 AM   
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Just in case, I'll mention the obvious: Be sure you're in XP compatability mode. If in doubt, there are other threads on this sub-forum that discuss this.

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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/18/2010 8:18:11 AM   
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Yes, I have the "screws" file in thwe two folders, and yes, I changed to a XP compatibility version after some problem with the game's sound, but the shield doesn't appear anywhere and I can control how the turn is running. 

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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/18/2010 9:33:01 AM   
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Yes, I have the "screws" file in thwe two folders, and yes, I changed to a XP compatibility version after some problem with the game's sound, but the shield doesn't appear anywhere and I can control how the turn is running. 


What is your actual screen resolution that you are using? From your screenshot it seems to me rather to small screen. Here is my screenshot under 1680 x 1050 resolution.




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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/18/2010 2:37:47 PM   
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Not only are you missing the Display panel (circle of stars), you are also missing the background in the Unit Panel. The Unit Panel shows what terrain the selected unit is in. Yours shows nothing. I would say reinstall the game and see what happens.

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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/18/2010 5:09:22 PM   
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Thanks, Panama, I'll try to reinstall this afternoon at home.

Vsadek, I changed the resolution to some configurations but it didn't fix it.

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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/18/2010 5:48:28 PM   
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Thanks, Panama, I'll try to reinstall this afternoon at home.

Vsadek, I changed the resolution to some configurations but it didn't fix it.



I hope reinstall will fix your issues. Let us know what happened after reinstall. I really wish to help you more. I am running TOAW III under 32-bit Vista without any problems.

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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/19/2010 8:27:33 AM   
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No solution again

I reinstalled twice after unistall the previous game, once with all files that unistallation leaves on the game's folder, another after quit all the things that unistallation leaves on the folder, but the problem still on it. Here's an screenshot.







You can see that the small box still there.



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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/19/2010 8:31:29 AM   
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And here's an screenshot about my resolution.

Remember that I use Windows 7.






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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/19/2010 2:13:33 PM   
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What other screen resolutions have you tried?

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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/19/2010 7:33:37 PM   
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This is interesting. Just for the heck of it I uninstalled the game and reinstalled. Now the screws, the logo and the stars are all gone from the display panel. It's blank except for the raised protion that all of that is supposed to appear on.

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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/19/2010 8:18:38 PM   
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With Vista 64 bit, went through all my resolutions. Turned on and off XP compatibility. Uninstalled, installed. No logo, no stars, no screws. So, then I took a hard drive that has XP 32 bit on it, put it in the same computer and booted in XP. After installation I had the logo, stars, etc. It seems to be OS specific.

Personally I've never used the circle of stars. I always use the combat planner. So I couldn't tell you if that circle, logo, screws combo was ever there with Vista. I just didn't pay attention to that part of the screen. Could have been a nude there and I probably wouldn't have noticed.

So, erwinboa, I think if you want to see the star circle you're going to have to use XP.

Forgot to mention. If I put the cursor over that area, even though nothing is there, the mouse over shows info in the bottom of the screen showing planned combats/turn used. So it appears to be a graphics glitch and not a total fail.

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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/20/2010 9:23:46 AM   
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What other screen resolutions have you tried?


The Windows 7 only allows me to change to other two resolutions, but any of this makes the information about the turn run appears.

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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/20/2010 11:18:01 AM   
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quote:

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With Vista 64 bit, went through all my resolutions. Turned on and off XP compatibility. Uninstalled, installed. No logo, no stars, no screws. So, then I took a hard drive that has XP 32 bit on it, put it in the same computer and booted in XP. After installation I had the logo, stars, etc. It seems to be OS specific.

Personally I've never used the circle of stars. I always use the combat planner. So I couldn't tell you if that circle, logo, screws combo was ever there with Vista. I just didn't pay attention to that part of the screen. Could have been a nude there and I probably wouldn't have noticed.

So, erwinboa, I think if you want to see the star circle you're going to have to use XP.

Forgot to mention. If I put the cursor over that area, even though nothing is there, the mouse over shows info in the bottom of the screen showing planned combats/turn used. So it appears to be a graphics glitch and not a total fail.


This is really some strange behavior. I do not use 64-bit OS but 32-bit Vista Enterprise with SP2 and 2 GB RAM and TOAW III is running without any system or graphics issues. I am running it on HP nc8430 notebook with ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 graphic adapter and with Catalyst drivers ver. 8.593.0.0 (March 2009).

There are some topics on this forum covering similar graphic issues with 64-bit OS and hopefully they will be fixed with upcoming 3.4 patch.

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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/20/2010 4:55:59 PM   
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Here's what I have so far. Maybe Ralph can use this. Dunno.

This one has the stars, screws, etc but...I can't get the game to cover the whole screen even in XP compatibility.
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook
AMD Turion 64 x2 2.0 gig
Vista Home Premium OS
3 gig memory
GeForce 7150M adapter @ 1280x800x59 hertz (uses system memory)

This one has NO star, screws or logo and the XP compatibility works.
Self Built.
AMD 7750 Dual Core 2.7 gig
Vista Home Premium OS
4 gig memory
NVidia GeForce 9400 GT w/512mb memory @ 1440x900x59 hertz

My XP OS on the same computer and resolution has the stars, screws, etc.

I'd try it on my wife's PC but I like living.


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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/20/2010 8:05:59 PM   
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I'd try it on my wife's PC but I like living.




Same over here! I have two more machines at home; one is used by my wife, other one by my daughter. I would like to live as well!

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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/28/2010 5:56:58 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Panama

Here's what I have so far. Maybe Ralph can use this. Dunno.

This one has the stars, screws, etc but...I can't get the game to cover the whole screen even in XP compatibility.
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook
AMD Turion 64 x2 2.0 gig
Vista Home Premium OS
3 gig memory
GeForce 7150M adapter @ 1280x800x59 hertz (uses system memory)

This one has NO star, screws or logo and the XP compatibility works.
Self Built.
AMD 7750 Dual Core 2.7 gig
Vista Home Premium OS
4 gig memory
NVidia GeForce 9400 GT w/512mb memory @ 1440x900x59 hertz

My XP OS on the same computer and resolution has the stars, screws, etc.

I'd try it on my wife's PC but I like living.




That's almost the same as my laptop's configuration. The only differences are mine is a dv9500, 4 GB RAM, and Intel dual core 64-bit CPU. I'm running 64-bit Vista Home Premium with compatibility mode (for TOAW III) set to XP SP2 running at 1440x900 with 32-bit color. My setup displays everything and the game window expands to fill the whole screen. 'Tis a puzzlement as to why yours isn't working right. FWIW, my guess is that this is some sort of weird hardware-related issue. I hope this info helps.

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RE: Problem with turn run - 3/28/2010 6:25:12 PM   
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Again, just in case, I'll mention one other obvious point: Be sure you're updated to 3.2. There was a change in 3.2 (item 13) that affected this display.

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RE: Problem with turn run - 4/7/2010 11:23:57 AM   
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I'll look and tried it. Thanks. 

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RE: Problem with turn run - 5/5/2010 12:14:53 PM   
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Hi everyone. I finded a solution to my problem, as simple as hide the Windows 7 bar. Then, the turn run clock appears in his full size. I made it because i had another problem with other program, and it fixed the TOAW III too. 

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