HM3 screen is not updated until a mouse hover

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    GreatEmerald
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    This is probably specific to Linux in some way (as that’s what I’m using), but HM3 is completely unusable due to it not refreshing the display when there are some changes. For instance, if I click on an item, seemingly nothing happens, until I move the mouse around where the item should have appeared. Or if I press the arrow button to see more items, the list stays the same (as if the button did not actually do anything), until I put the mouse over the item previews – that makes them appear one by one. Or if I press the buttons to show portrait mode or full-size mode, the view does not update until I put my mouse on the character portrait.

    I’m not sure why this would happen. The previous versions of HM work just fine in that regard, and I’m not aware of any huge differences between the Flash versions on Linux and others… But it would be nice if someone could investigate this issue.

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    Kaldath
    Kaldath
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    I will pass this information on to Jeff Hebert the creator and owner of Heromachine and this site. I am not sure what if anything he can do to fix the issue but at least he will be aware of it.

    Are there any other Linux users on here experiencing this same issue ?

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    AFDStudios
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    Thanks for the report. That has almost got to be due to either the Linux version of the Flash Player, or the Linux version of the browser you’re using. Unfortunately I don’t have Linux here to play with to test, but if you have the time I’d recommend first making sure you have the latest Flash Player version, and second trying a different browser.

    #22835
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    Ian Thomas Healy
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    I am running Ubuntu 12.10, and Heromachine worked without a problem on it as recently as a couple of months ago (when I last used it). The problem does not seem to be tied to the browser, as it exists for me in both Chromium and Firefox. I’m pretty sure that it’s tied to either a recent package update in Ubuntu or a recent update in Flash that didn’t percolate into the Linux versions since they are no longer supported by Adobe on account of them being jerkfaces. I haven’t tried using Chrome yet, but that’s next on my list.

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    Ian Thomas Healy
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    Further update: Using the Google Chrome browser appears to alleviate the Ubuntu issue, which tells me the problem is with the older Flash version having some incompatibility issues. So for Ubuntu users, Google Chrome is your solution for the time being.

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    GreatEmerald
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    Aha, good to know about that workaround. Although it’s quite inconvenient to have to switch browsers just for this one applet…

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