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[Known] UI going into cursor mode automatically when using skills

Discussion in 'User Interface (Including Launcher)' started by Arkah EMPstrike, May 3, 2019.

  1. Arkah EMPstrike

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    It's only doing it when i use skill OUT of combat, doesnt seem to be doing it in combat, and doesnt seem to be 100% consistant. it also automatically goes into cursor mode when i first enter combat

    Also doing it when i hit enter to chat

    05/03/2019 17:10
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    OS: Windows 10 (10.0.0) 64bit
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700 CPU @ 3.40GHz (8) System RAM: 8107
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 GPU RAM: 4043
    Area: POT_grassland_metropolis_01_template/Ordinis Mortis
    Area Display Name: Ordinis Mortis
    Loc: (21.0, 36.0, -118.9)
  2. Arya Stoneheart

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    Yeah, seems to be worse now, cursor pops up when I loot the cornucopias'.

    I have to use Tab key to toggle the cursor off - it is set that way in my controls.

    I am always in reticle mode.

    I am also getting a cursor lock when I use ESC key to logoff/shutdown the game.
  3. oneandonly

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  4. Black Tortoise

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    Happens for me on occasion when I would open a modal window, like the menu for home ownership, or the main options interface. Note: I use cursor mode exclusively, and never use reticle mode.

    For a while I thought it was accidentally mapping "CTRL + X" to reticle mode, as that would frequently cause it to switch (nearly 100% of the time, but not quite). Then I realized thats my key combo for swapping decks, so thats sort of like entering combat mode (as described above). This whole time I was playing with my homes, no actual combat :).

    It was when I was examining my key commands for "CTRL + X" that I noticed opening up any menu occasionally switched to reticle mode. So swapping decks was going into reticle mode 90-99% of the time, and opening the options menu was going into reticle mode maybe 60% of the time (total guess on that number).

    This part is interesting: my key combo for actual reticle/cursor mode was set to "ALT + E" (I probably customized that to something "out of the way" for myself).

    Once I hit that key combo, the problem stopped. Once I hit my actual combo for toggling cursor/reticle mode, I no longer had problems with it accidentally toggling for other actions for that play session. I was trying to do things to get it to swap back to reticle unintentionally and could not - "CTRL + X" went from 100% of the time toggling reticle to 0% of the time, for example.

    Then I crashed to desktop while trying to figure out more ways to accidentally evoke reticle mode, and find myself writing this post :).

    Im gonna log back on and try and recreate the above again...

    [Update - login after above CtD]

    upon login, I was set to reticle mode (this is an error, I am cursor-mode only)

    Opening menus toggled cursor/reticle mode at inconsistent rates. If i rapidly press the esc button, I'll get a useable cursor soon enough.

    After pressing "ALT+ E" (my toggle cursor key combo), swapping decks caused cursor mode to toggle 0% of the time. I did it rapidly for a full minute, it never toggled after hitting my combo for toggle cursor/reticle.

    I just quit and reloged and did the same thing. For the third time in a row, Im switched to reticle mode on login (an error), and using menus or opening combat or swapping decks often toggles reticle/cursor mode. Once I forcibly switch to cursor mode, it doesnt seem to come back. It stays in cursor mode (expected) when I open menus, toggle decks, or open combat.

    Ill report back if it comes back, the above represents short play sessions.
    Last edited: May 7, 2019