no mouse on fullscreen

Discussion in 'Support!' started by Burpleronnie, September 7, 2014.

  1. Burpleronnie

    Burpleronnie New Member

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    Having a problem where the game opens up normally with the mouse displaying on the main menu, but when I click for the first time the screen flickers and the mouse disappears. I can move the mouse around and click on things but the actual cursor itself is not displayed.

    The game was working fine yesterday but after having updated my drivers today I have started experiencing this issue. I went from Nvidia 337.88 to 340.52

    I have tried rolling back the drivers to the previous working version to no avail so I am not sure what the problem is, whether there is a bug in my driver installation or re installation, or whether or not the game has had a hot-fix that has lead to problems on my machine.

    Any help is much appreciated,

    burpleronnie
  2. SXX

    SXX Post Master General

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    If you using Windows Vista then it's know issue: PA#3886

    If you're not using Vista then please check my signature and upload your DxDiag.txt
  3. Burpleronnie

    Burpleronnie New Member

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    yup i'm on vista, i guess the solution is just to wait for a patch then.

    is there a way of doing border-less windowed for the meanwhile?
    edit: (i've had a hunt already but word on the street is that it already is in border less window mode and so wont work as a workaround) If you don't know immediately don't worry about it.

    thanks for the info!
    Last edited: September 7, 2014
  4. Burpleronnie

    Burpleronnie New Member

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    that bug report is quite old actually, is it still going to do anything?
  5. cdrkf

    cdrkf Post Master General

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    Have you thought about running linux beside Windows? Vista support is sketchy, however the Linux version should work fine (has a fewminor issues however there are some tweaks available for those). All you need is a decent chunk of free hdd space- I'd recommend looking at ubuntu. The installer will allow you to run it side by side with windows (you get a choice when starting up your machine) and its free :)
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    So you're on Vista and this is extremely important.

    Actually I didn't have much hope it's can be fixed before you posted this topic, but:
    This is super useful info and it's dramatically increase chances problem will be fixed.
  7. Burpleronnie

    Burpleronnie New Member

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    i think i have been quoted out of context here.
    i'm not sure this has anything to do with the drivers as i have tried both the 337.88 and 340.52 drivers and both have the same issue.
    pretty sure it is a hotfix that has broken my mouse.

  8. SXX

    SXX Post Master General

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    It's still important to try reproduce it and make it work.

    Basically game missing cursor on Nvidia / Vista since SDL2 implemented which happen two months ago. There was similar issues with AMD before, but it's not something can be fixed as far as I know.
  9. Burpleronnie

    Burpleronnie New Member

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    bump 4 not fixed
  10. chokofly

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    I found a workaround, at least it worked for me:
    Disable the pointer trails of the mouse. :)
  11. SXX

    SXX Post Master General

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    Can you please clarify do you have Nvidia or AMD graphics card?
  12. Burpleronnie

    Burpleronnie New Member

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    doesnt work for me unfortunately, i dont have pointer trails on. :(
  13. Burpleronnie

    Burpleronnie New Member

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    this is getting ridiculous, its been 2 weeks.

    getting pretty fekked off with the game.
  14. cdrkf

    cdrkf Post Master General

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    Silly question but why not roll back your drivers for the time being?

    Edit: Oh never mind I missed that bit in your OP. I think this needs to get highlighted to a dev, last time I heard that no visible mouse was related to old AMD graphics cards (pre HD5000), out of interest what GPU do you have (I gather it is Nvidia but what generation?). Posting a DXDIAG would probably be a good idea.

    @varrak not sure if your the best person for this (I figure this is graphics related) but any thoughts on what to do about this one?
  15. Burpleronnie

    Burpleronnie New Member

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    dx diag attached

    GTX 750 - its a weird card with the same architecture as the new GTX 980 & 970 made as a test run for the GTX 980 & 970 before they came out. So it works differently to the other cards in the 700 range.

    perhaps this is only a problem for the new architecture.

    Attached Files:

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    Is the issue still persisting even with the recent driver update to 344.11?

    Also, I've heard tell that windowed mode may solve this.
  17. Burpleronnie

    Burpleronnie New Member

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    yah, still doesnt work.
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    There has been 3-5 patches out since this became an issue but none of them have fixed the problem. I cant see how it can be that hard to fix or that it is something acceptable to leave people with.

    I have RTS playing friends that I want to get into playing PA but they are scared off by the negative publicity. When i show them the game and they see it not working properly, it hardly instils confidence in them to buy it.

    I like the look of Human Resources, i want to back it and play it (my RTS friends like the idea of the cthulhu faction), but when the first official response from an Uber employee is to tell me to shut up and the last game i got from them still doesn't work, its probably not going to be a thing that's going to happen.

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