Re: [nbos] [FM] Raster Fill Workaround?
Dustin Evermore
Thu May 21st, 2009

On May 21, 2009, at 2:05 AM, NBOS Support wrote:

> >So what you probably should do is send a technical report to Ed
> Diana at:
> >
> >and make available to him a copy of a map that manifests this
> problem. If
> >the raster fill is not from the FM8 installation package (in other
> words
> >from the CSUAC or elsewhere), you also need to send him a copy of
> the raster
> >fill file (.png or .jpg). He then can try to get to the bottom of
> the
> >problem. Seeing that no one else is reporting it, I suspect that the
> Yes, definately - if you're having a problem with the fills, please
> send me a complete description of whats going on, and a small sample
> map to show the problem.
> If this problem is on an object with special effects also applied to
> it (a bevel, texture, etc), you might first try switching special
> effects modes (Map - Display Quality - Special Effects Low/Med/High
> in the menu) to force the program to re-render any special effects
> on the map.
> I was planning on taking a look at any outstanding items/feedback
> relating to 8.10f next week. All the to-do items for that build are
> done, but the release (8.10f) is still 'open' in the sense that if
> there's problems relating to the changes that need to be fixed, I'll
> certainly attempt to do so before a final release is made. This
> build is intended to be the main mid-release build, and as such I'll
> be creating both normal updaters and updating all the installers
> provided by the retailers once its all finalized.

Thank you Ed. I emailed my report to you just before I read this.

I have since discovered that this happens even with new maps set at
the most basic resolution. In other words, I open 8.10f, draw a circle
and then try to Raster Fill -- I get a vertical bar (filled with
correct color and outline color) of apparently random height. No fancy
anything, lowest res settings.

I suspect the difference is with my machine specs, which is XP Pro
running under VMWare Fusion on a Mac with a 9600M GT video card. I
sent you complete specs and version information, included Direct X
version supported on my machine in hopes that will help. There must be
some difference in the way that function works between 8.03d and 8.10f
and hopefully the extra info will help. Since this occurs on my system
with any map not just a particular one, I did not enclose a map with
my email to the support email address.


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