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Old March 27th, 2010, 09:04 AM

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Does the feature - 'Custom Tools' - 'Mark All NoStart', work or not? I've just tried using it, and it seems to work fine in the map forge program itself. But when I save the .map file and load it up using the Dominions map editor, all the 'NoStart' tags have been erased. Is this user error somewhere by me, or....?
I think you have found a bug.
Just tried it and all appears well in memory, but the nostart values are not being properly applied to the output for some reason?
Hurray, one bug down, ??? to go........

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Also, I'd find it very useful if I could scroll through the list of provinces in the navigator using the cursor keys, while at the same time be able to click the terrain tool menu options with the mouse without it de-selecting the navigator as the window I wish to respond to the cursor keys. Since as it stands now, if I click on any of the features in terrain tool menu with the mouse, this then selects the terrain tool menu as the active window, and means I have to select the navigator again using the mouse in order to resume scrolling through the province list with the cursor keys. This makes it kind of pointless to use the cursor keys if doing heavy province-by-province map editing.

This is an awesome tool though Ballbarian. First time I've used it, and very impressed. Many thanks for the considerable time and effort you must have put into it.
In the wonderful world of windows, this is a feature called 'focus' and I will try to address it in the next version. I agree that it is reducing the usefulness of the navigator.
Pretty much knew it was a Windows thing, since it is the cause of all evil. I mean cause of all problems. I mean it is the cause of this one problem in this one program, and is entirely blameless for all other problems that exist in any area of world society.

Hope you can find a way around this Windows 'feature' though if you update the program
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Old March 27th, 2010, 10:34 AM
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Default Re: Map Forge BETA 001

When I try to run mapforge.exe I get comdl632.ocx file missing or invalid.

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Old March 27th, 2010, 11:21 AM
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Are you sure it's not COMDLG32.OCX?

The control can be downloaded here.

Just unzip and drop the control (file: COMDLG32.OCX) in the Map Forge folder with MapForge.exe. This should fix your problem without having to mess with the one in your system32 folder & without having to fiddle with your system registry.
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Old March 27th, 2010, 02:33 PM
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Yes that is the one. Time for a new pair of glasses. Ok Mapforge running. I prefer not to play with the registry so I appreciate your posting the file.

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Default Re: Map Forge BETA 001

Hey, Ballbarian, I'm loving the program. Much appreciation for it. And a suggestion.

Would it be possible and worthwhile to implement a shortcut key for having it go to the next province in numeric sequence? (I.e., I'm on province 15, and want to simply press a key to have it go to province 16 without having to use the mouse too much.) Would save a lot of clicks and allow me to just plod along naming and designating provinces without having to quadruple-check if I missed any.

Either way, beautiful work! Thanks much.
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When I load a map, and switch between views (province editor etc)
only the top half of the map updates.

I also seem to have problems switching back to the map view, so the cursor keys can scroll. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesnt.
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...Would it be possible and worthwhile to implement a shortcut key for having it go to the next province in numeric sequence? (I.e., I'm on province 15, and want to simply press a key to have it go to province 16 without having to use the mouse too much.) Would save a lot of clicks and allow me to just plod along naming and designating provinces without having to quadruple-check if I missed any....
A master 'Next Province' key would also conveniently solve the issues I mentioned above
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When I load a map, and switch between views (province editor etc)
only the top half of the map updates.

I also seem to have problems switching back to the map view, so the cursor keys can scroll. Sometimes it does, sometimes it doesnt.
You lost me on the first problem. Do you mean that the map graphic is not drawing completely? Or edited provinces are not updating?

On the 2nd problem, it sounds like the 'focus' issue that I posted about before. A single click on the map will give the map the focus and then cursor keys will begin scrolling the map. If the focus is on the navigator, it will scroll the navigator and switch provinces on the map (without returning the focus to the map).
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...Would it be possible and worthwhile to implement a shortcut key for having it go to the next province in numeric sequence? (I.e., I'm on province 15, and want to simply press a key to have it go to province 16 without having to use the mouse too much.) Would save a lot of clicks and allow me to just plod along naming and designating provinces without having to quadruple-check if I missed any....
A master 'Next Province' key would also conveniently solve the issues I mentioned above
Would a function key or something like CNTRL+N suffice?
Any preference?
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Would a function key or something like CNTRL+N suffice? Any preference?
I'd be more than happy with either Ballbarian, but if there's a choice, I'd opt for CNTRL+N to make it easy and logical to remember
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