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zorket
Scratcher
500+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

The deadly, awful, uncureable disease is still among us…



I'm not kidding! In fact, the whole darn project didn't work! D:

Last edited by zorket (May 18, 2013 14:21:44)


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stevetheipad
Scratcher
500+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…


i miss the old days
jji7skyline
Scratcher
1000+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

What is this talking about?

EDIT: Image took a while to load

Last edited by jji7skyline (Oct. 9, 2012 23:01:43)

Lightnin
Scratcher
1000+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

Or, to quote Luke Skywalker:
“No! That's not true?! That's impossible!!!!”
How could it jump from one codebase to another!?

It shall not pass.

Can you give us steps to repeat it here? Also, what version of the player are you using? (Hit F12, open console, and refresh page, or first open console and then browse to editor).

And what version of Flash?
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/find-version-flash-player.html

Last edited by Lightnin (Oct. 10, 2012 12:31:22)

Lightnin
Scratcher
1000+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

Paddle2See
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

OMG. We are cursed…..doomed forever to be at a loss for words at random moments.

Seriously, we have to track this down and kill it once and for all. Please provide the details of how you made this appear.

Scratch Team Member, kayak enthusiast, and servant to multiple cats.

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Lightnin
Scratcher
1000+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

Paddle2See
OMG. We are cursed…..doomed forever to be at a loss for words at random moments.

Seriously, we have to track this down and kill it once and for all. Please provide the details of how you made this appear.

I spoke to Johnm about it and he said he's asking for Verdana to render the text in the blocks. He thought that if Flash didn't find it on the system, it would automagically default to some other font that it does have. So the fix should be to just do all that ourselves (pretty simple I think?). But we need to know all the info first - flash version, browser version, OS, steps to reproduce if necessary.
jji7skyline
Scratcher
1000+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

I really don't understand how this can be possible. I thought it was completely reprogrammed O.o

Maybe something to do with font embedding?
Lightnin
Scratcher
1000+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

jji7skyline
I really don't understand how this can be possible. I thought it was completely reprogrammed O.o

Maybe something to do with font embedding?

Yeah - and should be fixed in the release that got pushed about an hour ago?
jji7skyline
Scratcher
1000+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

Ok, if I do encounter the bug again, I'll post here with steps and things.

It's still really creepy, the same bug, two different codings, two different causes
Lightnin
Scratcher
1000+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

jji7skyline
Ok, if I do encounter the bug again, I'll post here with steps and things.

It's still really creepy, the same bug, two different codings, two different causes

Wait, so it's gone for you now? That's good. Still would like to know your OS / browser / Flash player info.
LS97
Scratcher
100+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

Isn't there some fallback font that can be used on all systems regardless of programs installed?
Or is there a way of embedding a font into the Flash file?

Retired Scratcher • Aspiring information systems engineer
BoltBait
Scratcher
1000+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

Can you stop using bold on the blocks? I think it makes them difficult to read.

Click to play:
Lightnin
Scratcher
1000+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

I showed John the problem that happens on Windows machines that have Mac fonts, and he's going to look at setting the font dependent on OS (not just on what's available).
jji7skyline
Scratcher
1000+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

I didn't actually get the bug in alpha, only in 1.4 a couple of (a lot of) times.

IE needs a different format for embedded fonts, different from the ttf format used with other browsers, could that be it?
wolvesstar97
Scratcher
32 posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

jji7skyline
Ok, if I do encounter the bug again, I'll post here with steps and things.

It's still really creepy, the same bug, two different codings, two different causes

IT HAUNTS US….
WAITING IN THE DARKNESS…
WE SHALL BE FOREVER CURSED…



And I just got the bug. And forgot to take a screenshot. *facepalm* @_@

Thanks Scratch Team! 2.0 is EPIC!
zorket
Scratcher
500+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

Paddle2See
OMG. We are cursed…..doomed forever to be at a loss for words at random moments.

Seriously, we have to track this down and kill it once and for all. Please provide the details of how you made this appear.
Ok.

So how did it happen?

Once upon a time I opened my chat room project. It didn't do a thing. So I clicked the see inside button. I couldn't beleive my eyes. The words… DIED. The end.

Try out my new strategy/luck game: Battleship!
zorket
Scratcher
500+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

Lightnin
http://nooooooooooooooo.com/

Or, to quote Luke Skywalker:
“No! That's not true?! That's impossible!!!!”
How could it jump from one codebase to another!?

It shall not pass.

Can you give us steps to repeat it here? Also, what version of the player are you using? (Hit F12, open console, and refresh page, or first open console and then browse to editor).

And what version of Flash?
http://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player/kb/find-version-flash-player.html

That button really helped. Made the text come right back :3

Anyway, I had NO idea how to get the information from the console. But I opened the flash version.

I have windows xp 32 Bits. 10 Freaking years old.

Flashing lights version 11.4.31.110. They flash. All the time.

I browses with google chrome.

And that means I'm captain obvious, kiinda.

Try out my new strategy/luck game: Battleship!
boaz4
Scratcher
12 posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

I also just got the bug.
I don't know how I got it to happen. Today I just logged in, and BAM! No text.
The problem is that the bug is on ALL of my projects, and when I create a new one - it's there too!

Windows 7
Google Chrome
Flash version 11. something. Probably the same as zorket above, as there is no other 11. something flash version, I think.

So, I'm kinda stuck. Not able to create any projects, as far as I know. NOOOOOO!!!
Paddle2See
Scratch Team
1000+ posts

It hasn't left us...(Disappearing Text Bug)

boaz4 wrote:

I also just got the bug.
I don't know how I got it to happen. Today I just logged in, and BAM! No text.
The problem is that the bug is on ALL of my projects, and when I create a new one - it's there too!

Windows 7
Google Chrome
Flash version 11. something. Probably the same as zorket above, as there is no other 11. something flash version, I think.

So, I'm kinda stuck. Not able to create any projects, as far as I know. NOOOOOO!!!
Bummer! I'm running pretty much the same combination with no trouble. Have you tried clearing your cache and restarting your browser? Also, if you have other browsers on your computer, it would be useful to know if the problem is showing up in them.

Scratch Team Member, kayak enthusiast, and servant to multiple cats.

Za-Chary wrote:

This is my forum signature! On a forum post, it is okay for Scratchers to advertise in their forum signature. The signature is the stuff that shows up below the horizontal line on the post. It will show up on every post I make.


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