Marquee select function V 1.08

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Marquee select function V 1.08

Post by greytale » Thu May 17, 2007 10:05 am

I am not sure whether anybody else has encountered this but I am unable to use the left-click-and-drag function to select anything. I tried toggling the different options (Objects Only, Figures Only, Both) to see if it made a difference but the problem still existed.

Will the screen actually show a marquee rectangle when selecting?

So at this point I am not sure whether it is a bug in BRPG or me missing something.

Thanks Heruca

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Post by heruca » Thu May 17, 2007 11:11 am

Make sure you are in select mode (black cursor). And make sure you start the drag by clicking on the map, not on a unit (unless the unit is a Tile).

If you were using the FoW tools and forgot to turn it off, that would cause drag selection to not work. You can set Select mode from the BG button, or just press Control-1 (Command-1 on a Mac).

This is how it should look just before you release the mouse after a drag.
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Post by heruca » Thu May 17, 2007 11:13 am

Man, I love the new attachment feature on this forum! :D
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Post by greytale » Thu May 17, 2007 4:23 pm

Ahh, I kind of figured it was a PEBKAU (Problem exists between keyboard and user). Thanks Heruca. I will figure out what I did wrong tonight. :D

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Post by Farland » Thu May 17, 2007 5:28 pm

Don't you mean PEBCAK (Problem exists between chair and keyboard)? Cause between chair and user doesn't make much sense... :D
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Post by greytale » Thu May 17, 2007 8:17 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Exactly. Couldn't quite recall the acronym in PC Magazine. Either way I am still an idiot. :lol: Thanks for the dope slap Farland.

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Post by greytale » Thu May 17, 2007 8:46 pm

Alright, I got home tried it and it didn't work and there was no cursor menu under the button. I hosted a game and whamo it worked but still no cursor button. I went back removed everything and started 1.07a, then reinstalled and it now works standalone but still no cursor menu. Repeated from 1.07 and cursor menu appears. So end result it works, what caused it to not work I don't know.

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Post by heruca » Thu May 17, 2007 8:48 pm

Weirdness. :?
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Post by greytale » Thu May 17, 2007 8:54 pm

I updated my post above Heruca.

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Post by greytale » Thu May 17, 2007 9:31 pm

Alright, I wiped all my prefs and reinstalled into an empty directory.
I believe it is working right now.

When fog of war is "on" the cursor mode can be selected, which makes sense because there would only be the default "select" mode when it was off.
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Post by heruca » Thu May 17, 2007 9:38 pm

Cool. Might've been a spotty unzip or a corrupted download...?
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Post by greytale » Thu May 17, 2007 9:39 pm

The answer is, if you leave a FOW tool selected when you disable FOW it does not default back to "select", so you can no longer drag and select and the mode menu is no longer available. You must change back to "select" before you disable "FOW".

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Post by heruca » Thu May 17, 2007 9:47 pm

Do the hotkeys not work, either? Control-1 should always give you the Selection cursor, regardless of whether FoW is enabled or not, or whether the FoW panel is open or not.

Just to clarify, it's on purpose that you can close the FoW panel and continue using a FoW tool. And for cases when you forget to turn off a tool, there's a quick way to get back to Select mode.
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Post by greytale » Thu May 17, 2007 9:53 pm

It was not closing the panel it was disabling FOW and Yes the Ctr-1 key will hot-key it back. The confusion was that I had used the quick buttons within the FOW panel and never realized that it changed the cursor mode.

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Post by heruca » Thu May 17, 2007 10:03 pm

Ah, I guess this could use a little explanation. :oops:

Hotkeys and Cursor Modes:
Control-1 = Select

Control-2 = Rectangle Reveal
Control-3 = Circle Reveal
Control-4 = Polygon Reveal
Control-5 = Freehand Reveal

Control-6 = Rectangle Conceal
Control-7 = Circle Conceal
Control-8 = Polygon Conceal
Control-9 = Freehand Conceal

(Note that Mac users use Command instead of Control)
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Post by greytale » Thu May 17, 2007 10:07 pm

Cool. It was never an issue for me I was just trying to help out.

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Post by heruca » Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:43 am

greytale wrote:The answer is, if you leave a FOW tool selected when you disable FOW it does not default back to "select", so you can no longer drag and select and the mode menu is no longer available. You must change back to "select" before you disable "FOW".
This was an oversight on my part. It makes sense that the cursor should automatically revert to "Select" mode if FoW is disabled. I'm adding this to v1.0.8a.

Edit: Implemented for v1.0.8a.
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