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Hanry
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Black display/screen

Post by Hanry » November 28th, 2018, 10:49 pm

Hi, every time i want to watch someone's game i only can see black screen(but i am in the game, can hear sounds and see falgs-whos turn is..but thats only i can see) ? Can you help me how to set the configuration (I have never had that problem before) ? Thx. Hanry

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Pentarctagon
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Re: Black display/screen

Post by Pentarctagon » November 29th, 2018, 1:10 am

Please include the information listed here: https://forums.wesnoth.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=25660
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Re: Black display/screen

Post by enclave » November 29th, 2018, 4:49 am

Hi Hanry, I don't know if it helps, but your problem sounds like you are observing the game "blindfolded", this mayhave happened if you accidently scrolled the dropdown list of observing options in the lobby. Try to check all drop down lists in LOBBY, make sure none of them saying "Enter Blindfolded", it normaly by default should say "Normal Replays". Otheriwse everything is black until host gives you control. This option is there to (a) speed up replays (b) protect you from seeing enemy positions and units.. Useful if you want to play fair, when you disconnected and re-enter the game without desire to spy on enemy for your benefit.

Hanry
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Re: Black display/screen

Post by Hanry » November 29th, 2018, 5:13 am

Thank you guys, it was really easy to fix that issue. I had no idea there are choices like that (fair play choices as a watcher).

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Re: Black display/screen

Post by josteph » November 30th, 2018, 3:06 pm

@enclave That's a great tip, I didn't know that. Is that documented in the in-game help, or in a tooltip, or something?

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