[mod problem] EcoManager - random Black Box across the screen (some fix included)

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Hello,

this report is for the mod author Crotalus. First, thanks for the awesome mod.

The Black Box happens randomly after upgrading a mex. (Or switching players in replay mode - see video).

I tested it without any other mod and the result is still the same.

The only way to get rid of the black box is to strg+k the mex and rebuild.

Here is the video - I just switch randomly between players.

https://streamable.com/jhpm1i

A "dirty quick fix" could be, to just remove the black overlay behind the text in the middle of the mex. With the tech icons I can see the current stage of the mex anyway and don't need any number at all.

I tested without black overlay for several minutes and it works fine so far.

"dirty Fix":

File:

C:\Users\username\Documents\My Games\Gas Powered Games\Supreme Commander Forged Alliance\Mods\EM\modules\mexes.lua

before:

function CreateMexOverlay(unit)
	local overlay = Bitmap(GetFrame(0))
    overlay:DisableHitTest()
	local id = unit:GetEntityId()

	overlay.id = unit:GetEntityId()
	overlay.destroy = false
	overlay:SetSolidColor('black')
	overlay.Width:Set(10)
	overlay.Height:Set(10)

after:

function CreateMexOverlay(unit)
	local overlay = Bitmap(GetFrame(0))
    overlay:DisableHitTest()
	local id = unit:GetEntityId()

	overlay.id = unit:GetEntityId()
	overlay.destroy = false
	--overlay:SetSolidColor('black')
	--overlay.Width:Set(10)
	--overlay.Height:Set(10)

If you can find the bug to solve it, would be nice, but not really important anymore, with the current "fix".

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From the 2016 thread:

“I did some changes and I'm testing them out, so far no black boxes. Also idle engineers mod now puts labels on units you get when you get a base via full share.”

I know this was a while ago but (assuming it worked) does anyone still have the fix for this issue ?

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Thank you guys for the info - It boggles my mind that the working version is not uploaded into the vault and the faulty one removed. I wasted so much time with this problem which people solved literally years ago. That is a sour taste in my mouth.

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@WhenDayBreaks Well i did apply a fix to my mod, but this black square bug is super rare (once in ~50 games maybe) so kinda hard to check if it got fixed.

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Hm, I don’t really mind the black boxes all that much now that I think about it, as it’s pretty easy to fix in-game. I am more interested in a fix for the idle engies boxes not showing up after units are shared (for example via full share).

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@WhenDayBreaks That was fixed 4 years ago when you check the other thread mentioned a few posts ago.

But apparently, the guy did not share his working version for whatever reasons. It is a mess.

edit: ~24 hours later and a few games - even the "fixed" file from the other thread has the black box issue. It occurs not that often but still bugged.

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