[known issue] ALT-TAB breaks overlays

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Dusty267
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[known issue] ALT-TAB breaks overlays

Post by Dusty267 » 05 Nov 2015, 21:17

I don't know if this is a bug or a computer issue on my end, but I was in the main menu and Alt-Tabbed top out to get to my desktop to post comments on the forum, and I went back and clicked on the Unreal symbol on my taskbar to bring the game back up, and the main menu is half gone and the sound does not kick in. Any thoughts?

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Re: Minimized game issues?

Post by metalgunner87 » 05 Nov 2015, 21:22

i think that is a bug from UDK vs Comp because i get the same thing. UDK doesn't seem to like alt + tabbing out. maybe try alt + tabbing back into the game???

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Re: Minimized game issues?

Post by MadMax1998 » 05 Nov 2015, 21:49

This is not a bug with UDK / the engine per se, it's a Scaleform issue. Scaleform is a third party toolset used with UDK to make overlays such as menus and HUDs, and yes, it hates ALT+TAB. The only way to "repair" the broken HUD or menu is to start another map (that means, in a match you should leave and come back; in the main screen, start a game). Or restart the whole game of course...
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Re: Minimized game issues?

Post by Dusty267 » 05 Nov 2015, 22:06

Gotcha, I was just making sure you guys knew about it ;)

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Menu hexes vanish when alt-tabbing into game

Post by Shadowfury333 » 07 Nov 2015, 05:46

When I alt-tab out and back into the game, all of the hexagons in the menu vanish:

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Re: Menu hexes vanish when alt-tabbing into game

Post by STealTH » 07 Nov 2015, 05:54

Nice!! gonna alt-tab to upgrade to that!

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Re: Menu hexes vanish when alt-tabbing into game

Post by 1/2Hawk » 07 Nov 2015, 06:07

This is an unfortunately side effect of being stuck using Scaleform Flash. If you find yourself alt-tabbing a lot - we recommend a windowed mode instead of full screen because it can also make your ingame HUD disappear for similar reasons. If you are alt tabbing to get to the Steam chat window, remember you can also get there ingame by pressing Shift-Tab instead.
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