Hotkeys sometimes no longer working

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  1. sebovzeoueb

    sebovzeoueb Active Member

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    I have a bug in which sometimes the build hotkeys for particular fabbers stop working. I'm using the default hotkeys rather than HotBuild, I know this probably makes me a bad person, but I've got used to the default system.

    I never had this issue before Titans, so I'm not sure if it is new or what. In one game I could no longer use hotkeys on naval fabbers, and in a more recent game I lost vehicle fabber hotkeys in the middle of a game. At the start of the game the hotkeys were working, and all of a sudden they weren't.

    I can't find this issue anywhere, as I'm probably the only one not using HotBuild.
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  2. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    Do you use any mods at all? If so, could you try running PA with --nomods (or disable all mods manually) and see if you can reproduce it. Just to rule out it isn't anything mod related.
  3. sebovzeoueb

    sebovzeoueb Active Member

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    I currently don't have any mods installed, so I don't think it could be that.
  4. Aryzing

    Aryzing Member

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    I too have this problem, no mods. Must resort to mouseclicking the units/structures I want to build.
  5. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    And it also just stop mid-game for you without any apparent cause? Do you know if there is a specific thing you do just before it stops working? I mean, is there any way you can force this bug to appear?
  6. Clopse

    Clopse Post Master General

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    Have you checked to see if you have some key bind conflicts. Idk bit mebbe uber added a new default and it messed up one of yours?
  7. Aryzing

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    I can not reproduce this willingly, it seems random.

    Just checked the key bindings and indeed there is a conflict. It is with key 'A', it serves to both "Attack" and "Build item 13". I believe I did not select this, and that these are the defaults Uber selected.

    Indeed, I just reset the defaults and both keys are set to 'A'. Could this be it?
    uberconflict.png
  8. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    Well, let us know if that fixes it. :)
  9. sebovzeoueb

    sebovzeoueb Active Member

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    I'm glad that someone else actually has this issue too! I however do not have any conflicts, but do get this bug. I have been unable to reproduce it, it does seem to be somewhat random. Even though I don't have any conflicts indicated by the hotkey menu, there are some keys assigned to the same things as the build keys, and I've tried spamming these, but I can't seem to manually reproduce this bug.
  10. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    Hmm, that's too bad.

    By the way, next time it happens, can you try pressing F5? That will refresh the UI and I am wondering if that also resets the hot keys. Also post a PA log from a session where this occurs if you can find one. They are located here:
    Windows: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Uber Entertainment\Planetary Annihilation\log (Just copy-paste this in the address bar of Explorer)
    OSX: ~/Library/Application Support/Uber Entertainment/Planetary Annihilation/log
    Linux: ~/.local/Uber Entertainment/Planetary Annihilation/log
    The format of the names is just PA-<year>-<month>-<day>-<time>.txt, so you should be able to find the correct ones.
  11. sebovzeoueb

    sebovzeoueb Active Member

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    I will do these things next time it occurs.
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  12. sebovzeoueb

    sebovzeoueb Active Member

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    So, I got the bug again in one of my games this evening, and I can confirm that F5 fixes it! I've attached the log.

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  13. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    Well, good that there is a workaround. :)

    I don't see anything odd in the log file though, so that's going to be a hard one to fix... Though maybe others can spot stuff in that log.
  14. drumstix131

    drumstix131 New Member

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    I have a similar Issue, and none of the troubleshooting methods I've seen have worked for me. so discouraged at this point, it's been a few years now.
  15. drumstix131

    drumstix131 New Member

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    Please help me.
  16. boredgeek

    boredgeek New Member

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    I came back to PA after about ~10mo not playing and I started hitting this issue too.

    In particular, the menuing hotkeys ("select factory" -> "bot" "vehicle" (etc.)) hotkeys NEVER work for any fabricators; and the build hotkeys ("air units" -> "fabricator" (etc.))

    My issue was that because of my laptop's keyboard layout (and the fact that I use a mouse with the right hand); I use wasd for camera controls.

    I feel like the menus used to be context-sensitive; so by toggling the build menu, the camera hotkeys would be temporarily disabled.

    Making the build commands all SHIFT+a, SHIFT+s, SHIFT+d, SHIFT+f

    did the trick.
  17. boredgeek

    boredgeek New Member

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    Just to follow up: in the middle of a Galactic War; the menu hotkeys stopped working again. Resetting the UI with F5 did not fix the issue. It appears that this 4-year-old bug is still quite alive.
  18. lulamae

    lulamae Well-Known Member

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    Please open a new ticket for each of your issues at https://support.planetaryannihilation.com/

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