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Old 03-07-2008
Svedin
 

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Issues with built-in games
Hi, I run Vista Business 64-bit ("clean" install a week ago) and am having
troubles with some of the built-in games.

Games having trouble:
FreeCell
Mahjong Titans
Minesweeper
Purple Place
Solitaire
Spider Solitaire

Games working fine:
Chess Titans
InkBall

* I can't click on buttons in dialog-boxes within these games. I can dismiss
the dialog by clicking the X, but not when it's asking if I want to save the
game. In this case i need to use the keyboard to focus and click on a button.
* Menu flickers rapidly. When clicking on one menu, all menus shows and
flicker.
* I see mouse hovering effects on the wrong spots. I.e. the card next to the
one I have my cursor over.

In minesweeper I can't click on any of the buttons in the first column. All
other buttons work just fine. I see the "button down-effect" but nothing
happens.

What is the common denominator of the mentioned games and how can I fix it?
My drivers are up-to-date and I have not experienced any other kinds of
input/graphics issues with any other apps/games.
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Old 03-07-2008
Man-wai Chang ToDie
 

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Re: Issues with built-in games
Svedin wrote:
> Hi, I run Vista Business 64-bit ("clean" install a week ago) and am having
> troubles with some of the built-in games.


what if you don't use the Aero theme?

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Old 03-07-2008
Svedin
 

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Re: Issues with built-in games
Already tried that. No difference.

I see I have the same trouble with Chess Titans now. The only game that
behaves as intended is InkBall.

"Man-wai Chang ToDie" wrote:

> Svedin wrote:
> > Hi, I run Vista Business 64-bit ("clean" install a week ago) and am having
> > troubles with some of the built-in games.

>
> what if you don't use the Aero theme?
>
> --
> @~@ Might, Courage, Vision, SINCERITY.
> / v \ Simplicity is Beauty! May the Force and Farce be with you!
> /( _ )\ (Xubuntu 7.04) Linux 2.6.24.3
> ^ ^ 16:26:01 up 9 days 2:14 0 users load average: 0.23 0.15 0.07
> ? ? (CSSA):
> http://www.swd.gov.hk/tc/index/site_...ub_addressesa/
>

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Old 03-08-2008
Man-wai Chang ToDie
 

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Re: Issues with built-in games
Svedin wrote:
> Already tried that. No difference.
>


You only have problem clicking the stuff in the games? What about
Explorer and other application's windows?

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Old 04-10-2008
schfooge@rogers.com
 

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Re: Issues with built-in games
Hi, I'm having the exact same issues. I have also found that if I try
to move the window by dragging the title bar or if I try to resize the
window that it shakes wildly.

My original thoughts were that it was either the mouse or the graphics
card. My mouse is a 'Microsoft Standard Wireless Optical Mouse', and
my graphics card is an ATI Radeon x1600.

I tried replacing the mouse with another and still get the same issue,
so that probably isn't the issue. Also, I tried updating my graphics
drivers to the latest from ATI, but still had the problem. I then
rolled my driver back to the earliest driver I had (that was working
before SP1), but no luck.

If you find the cause of the problem, could you post it here? If I
find the solution, I will post it here myself.

Thanks


>
> * I can't click on buttons in dialog-boxes within these games. I can dismiss
> the dialog by clicking the X, but not when it's asking if I want to save the
> game. In this case i need to use the keyboard to focus and click on a button.
> * Menu flickers rapidly. When clicking on one menu, all menus shows and
> flicker.
> * I see mouse hovering effects on the wrong spots. I.e. the card next to the
> one I have my cursor over.
>
> In minesweeper I can't click on any of the buttons in the first column. All
> other buttons work just fine. I see the "button down-effect" but nothing
> happens.
>


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