Buttons not working in Programmable Block

Nomad Gamer shared this bug 16 months ago
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Hi,


In 1.194 while trying to load a script, the buttons on the programmble block didnt work. "OK" "HELP" "CHECK CODE" and so forth.

Also I couldnt exit the edit program.

I managed to find a work around: Spamming right-click, left-click for a few seconds activated the buttons.

I cound send the save game, but the file is too large.


Best,


Gøran

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Hello, Engineer!


I wasn't able to reproduce your issue. Can you please make sure that you have "In-game scripts" enabled in Advanced options?

Thank you.


Kind Regards

Keen Software House: QA Department

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(Replying to you, hopefully you receive a notification, Katerina)

Check my comment

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I can confirm I have had this problem for a couple of days. A player on steam put forward a temporary fix which is to right , left click and hit enter in quick succession to browse scripts.

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I am experiencing the same bug, I compiled my code once, went to check if text on screens appear well, then came back to editing script, I can change any code, but neither one of the buttons work anymore, I can't even close the editor. I left the game multiple times, same thing. I tried pressing recompile and going back into editor, not a single button works. I even replaced programming block with another one, same thing.

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Just tested out what All Mu said, temporary solution is to left click then right click then press enter on "Help" button. After we do it, we can compile the code and close the editor.

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Same as the https://support.keenswh.com/spaceengineers/general/topic/programmable-block-bug bug I think - but I confirm I'm also getting this.

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I'm getting this complete with left click/right click/enter spam eventually allowing me to press buttons. I've tried restarting the game, disabling mods, a fresh save and validating game files. Another thread suggested updating GFX drivers, but mine are already up-to-date.

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Hi -


I have the same problem on my Dell G5. Unfortunately, none of the published work around a work for me. They include doing multiple mouse clicks, alt key pressing, simultaneous mouse clicks, etc. My mouse pad seems to be enough different from a mouse that they don't work for me.


I did discover that I could hold the RMB down and press escape to get out of edit and save it.


The only thing that works for me is to reboot my computer. Then it works fine for a while. I thought the bug was caused by copying and pasting, but can't reproduce that. Just now, I did a bunch of fast keystrokes backspacing, typing, then down arrow and repeat. After this the buttons stopped working.


You can fix this whenever you can, but I sure would appreciate a workaround that doesn't require me to keep rebooting.


BTW, my MMB doesn't exist which makes it harder to use the build planner. I tried various workarounds for that including changing the windows two fingers tap to do it and Auto Hotkey without any luck. Need a substitute way to access all MMB functions.

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Hello, Engineers!


Unfortunately we still weren't able to reproduce this issue. Can you please try to delete SpaceEngineers.cfg (it means your game configuration will be deleted) file and let me know if it helped you?


Kind Regards

Keen Software House: QA Department

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Hi --


I certainly will try to help you. I am starting to think it's closely related to pasting text into the edit window.


I found a workaround that stops me from having to reboot. This may give you a clue as to how the mouse cursor current location over one of the control buttons is being reported wrong or why the pointer focus stops indicating to the code that it's over the button or whatever the issue is about.


If I move the pointer over a button, press the RMB and hold it, then press the TAB key, then release the LMB, it selects the button and everything starts working again.


Thanks for your attention,


Bob

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Oh, sorry, I forgot. I also changed Windows to open the window the mouse pointer is hovering over. That's an option in the mouse set up I think, or pointing devices. Somesuch option. That may or may not be what makes my workaround work.


BK

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I've just had the same issue too, and I may have noted something important:

- I did NOT have this issue UNTIL I used the Script Browser and pulled up one of my old scripts from it yesterday.

(the old script had been written a couple of years ago. I prefer to copy-paste to an external text editor as it has syntax highlighting and also lets me save my scripts outside of the game)

Until I did this, the buttons along the bottom worked perfectly. Now, they won't go until I do that left/right click thing. The bug is therefore probably related to the browse/workshop integration system.

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I've attached some logs. The problem happened specifically right before I saved/exited, so should be towards the end of the log file.

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Just had this, was working fine and now the buttons won't work properly. I can edit the script so far without problems but the buttons keep breaking.

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This same problem exists with all buttons, in the antenna menu, the terminal, dialogs, I have even see this in the main menu. Whatever the cause the "click event is not always fired/handled".

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same problem here. I can't edit, search etc scripts

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My solution to this was to HOLD right click, and then casually press left click.. And release both. I hope this helps.

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My solution to this was to HOLD right mouse, and then casually press left mouse.. And release both. No rushing, or trying to press Enter as stated above.. Can be done in a leisurely speed.

[Right Mouse Down], [Left Mouse Down], [Release Both]

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Same problem here. Today my script editors buttons refuse to work!

I only tried to load a script to a new Programable block (there are four already running) and the buttons when pressed they just change color and nothing ales happens.

I tried all the above and also completely uninstall/reinstall the game which I thought would solve the issue.

It didn't!

I also removed the appdata\roaming\SpaceEngineers folder and let the game start thus recreating the folder and subfolders and started a new game! I thought that this maybe eradicate any issues from third party mods or corrupted files within the folder.

Still the same... It didn't work!

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Hello, Engineer!

Sorry to hear you're experiencing this issue. We still can't seem to replicate the issue. Do you think this is script based? What I mean by that is, is it that specific script that is causing the issue or, does it now happen with every one? Is it possible to provide the script or link to see if I can reproduce the issue?

Kind Regards

Laura, QA Department

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Hello Laura P,

I can state it is NOT script based, because this was happening on the first programming block I had ever used. So it was loaded with the "default" script. You could see the script, scroll up/down the text window, but you could not click "check" or "close" or "okay".. it was just dead. You had to Esc Esc to get out of the window.


Holding down the right mouse button before you press the left mouse button, and then release the right mouse button seems to make it work on any of the buttons.

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Hello, Collin!

Thank you for the further information. I just can't seem to reproduce the issue. Is this happening in the single world or is this now affecting every save you now have?/New world you create?

Kind Regards

Laura, QA Department

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I only have the 1 save. Survival Single player, local. Started off on "Earth like" planet. Progression turned on. Scripts on.

Originally no mods... I was having the problem. I have since added mods.. problem persisted.

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