Beta 1.16 Google Hangouts Fails to Start When GSB2 Running


#1

Another strange bug with GSB 2. After I have GSB 2 running in the background, I cannot start the Chrome Google Hangouts extension. If I start it first, it works fine, but if GSB2 is running, then it doesn’t start until I exit GSB 2, at which point it starts up normally.


#2

Thats ultra-weird. is it just GSB2 or any steam game? or any directx game?


#3

I have never noticed it with anything else, but I haven’t done much testing on it. But it is very repeatable for me with respect to GSB2. I will try out some other games to see if I can recreate it with something else.


#4

As a followup, this hangup doesn’t occur if I am on the main screen of GSB2, but it does occur if I have gone into the ship designer.


#5

A bit more further testing.

This doesn’t happen with GSB1. Just tested this out.

This only happens with GSB2 if I have gone into the ship designer or started a battle (doesn’t occur if I have only set up fleet deployment or chosen a campaign). However, once I have done either of those, Google Hangouts won’t start until I exit from GSB2 (i.e. it doesn’t kick on at the main screen, but only at exit).


#6

One more thing. Just tested with 1.17 and it is still there. Also noted that I am able to fire up Hangouts when I am in the Visuals section of the ship designer. However, it is not able to start while I am in the primary ship design area. I have no idea what this means, but I thought it might help.