As we move along, I will add more to this.
If you see a bug not covered here, please PM me with the info. Preferable a fix too.
Due to the sale by steam, our user base is increasing RAPIDLY. In fact, I got the demo a week previous, and when it went on sale, I jumped. This rapid increase is revealing many new bugs, and I’ve always thought we needed a single bug topic. So here goes:
HIDDEN WINDOWS BAR AT TOP OF GAME
Problem: A hidden windows bar at the top of the game that can cause exits/minimizes.
Solution: (1)(UNCONFIRMED) If running dual-core, set affinity to only one core.
(2)(INCONSISTENT)(TEMPORARY) Run in windowed mode.
(3) Go into GSB.exe’s properties and disable visual themes under the Compatibility tab.
VARIOUS GRAPHICS PROBLEMS (SHAKY, STOPPY, ETC.)
Problem: Different errors and/or bugs that make the game look jumpy or run slowly on high-spec computers.
Solution: (UNCONFIRMED) If running dual-core, set affinity to only one core.
MISSION/SAVE DEPLOYMENT AND OTHER BUTTONS NOT WORKING
Problem: Different buttons throughout the game will not respond immediately/at all. Usually the save deployment and mission buttons.
Solution: (TEMPORARY) Run in windowed mode.
MISSING EXPANSION RACES
Problem: Races bought, but no ships and/or races show up.
Solution: (1)Make sure to select race in battle, select race screen. Button is in the top right.
(2)go to the data folder, then to installs. Add (or make sure there is) a .txt called order, swarm, and tribe, and check their contents. Their contents should look like below:
path = order
And for each race.
GSB.exe has stopped working, windows is checking for a solution to the problem.
Problem: Game crashes upon startup, or at main screen for various reasons.
Solution: (1) Ensure that you have a suitable resolution. Must be at least 768 high.
(2) If you have played the demo, try deleting C:\Users****\Documents\My Games\GratuitousSpaceBattles.
FAILED TO INITIALIZE 3D GAME ERROR
Problem: A varying error pops up, saying something about failing to initialize the 3D game.
Solution: (1) Restart your compy.
(2) Ensure that in C:\Users****\Documents\My Games\GratuitousSpaceBattles, in your prefs.ini file, the following lines exist: width = 1024
height = 768