From: Winnipeg, MB
Thanks for the advice folks. We tried the escape key thing but to no avail. We haven't made sure our settings match-up but we will certainly look at that.
There is a new feature in AE, at least new to me, which is when you open the turn it overwrites the incorrect combat report with a correct version, i.e. the one the japanese get. So at least I do end up with the correct report, even if it doesn't show the same replay.
Is there a chance it will just sort itself out in the end?
The point about the ESC key is that if you use it too often (which I take to mean backing out of report screens and hitting it while the map is the selected item), can cause 'memory leaks'. Not sure exactly what that means in tech terms but it changes something enough that the animation gets changed and so does the Combat Report. Getting the full turn from the Japanese side and looking at the correct combat report may fix it. If you think the bug seriously messed up your turn I guess you could ask that it be re-done. Most of the time players seem to continue without a re-do.
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