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24th September, 2003 at 14:58:35 -

here's the situation. my game runs with 80-100 objects on the screen (which is about 4000*600 in dimensions) normally, and it runs fine. (we're talking MMF here). when there's upwards of 150 (say, during an explosion or when several bodies have been ripped to shreds), a large object will sometimes get "stuck" to the screen as it scrolls. e.g. it's like somehow the "follow the frame" option has been turned off for just that object. the object eventually dissapears but it's bloody annoying to have a floating severed head everywhere you go.

i've mucked around with directx/vram options and that has not affect. does anyone have any suggestions as to why this might be happening?

 
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24th September, 2003 at 16:13:11 -

I've had this problem, and found that usually the active object which sticks to the frame has some sort of transparancy effect (eg, transparant, OR, AND, XOR, stuff like that). Turn that off if you have it on.

 
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25th September, 2003 at 01:05:50 -

Try sending it to the front or back, then back again.

 
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25th September, 2003 at 09:00:32 -

Right-click the object that gets pasted into the window, go to Scrolling properties and uncheck 'Inactive when far from window'.

 
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Pete Nattress

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25th September, 2003 at 16:09:12 -

ok, thanks you three, i'll be trying that/ i'll think i'll also cast an eye over my code to make sure the objects are being destroyed when they're not needed.

 
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25th September, 2003 at 16:52:06 -

Also, ive noticed that text causes problems if it goes over active objects, even if its invisable (I think it causes more problems if its invis) if you have any text boxes, even if they are empty, it may be causing problems.

 
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26th September, 2003 at 10:40:24 -

chris branch's solution works a treat. thanks.

 
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2nd October, 2003 at 10:20:35 -

This problem sometimes appear because you bring something to front or back when it's not visible on the playfield.

 
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