My protein vanished - puzzle 436. Please return it if you see it.

Case number:845833-989981
Topic:Game: Display
Opened by:NinjaGreg
Status:Closed
Type:Bug
Opened on:Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 06:13
Last modified:Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 19:50

I was running QuakeR v3.0 on it, and wasn't watching the display, and when it finished the protein was no where to be found. The Q key revealed nothing, and on a Mac there is no Home key. I can run a script on it still, but can't see what it's doing. As you can imagine, this is somewhat limiting in my ability to compete.

I tried a "reset structures" with no luck; I then tried in the View menu resetting to default, no luck. I created a new track to save my old score, then tried a "reset puzzle" followed by a Q, but nothing.

It seems to have gone to a galaxy far, far away in a time long, long ago ....

(Thu, 07/07/2011 - 06:13  |  9 comments)


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I attached my all.macro file in case that would help.

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Switching away from that puzzle to another, then back did not bring it up. Tried "restore best", no joy. None of the "restore"s made it appear. The 100 saveslot recover script got nothing (although it may be too late, since I switched away).

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Maybe try to share to yourself and load back?

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One additional key combination to try on the Mac is fn-left arrow. That's worked for me a number of times. But then again, so has q, so this may not solve the problem.

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I think I found a way to reproduce your bug:

1. Open any protein, then keep zooming out by holding down the shift key and dragging the mouse upward.
2. At some point, the entire protein would disappear... and as you've mentioned, neither resetting the puzzle nor pressing Q would work. Pressing the Home key does solve the problem, but that's unavailable to you.

==> However... if I keep zooming in (by holding the shift key and dragging the mouse downward repeatedly) after pressing Q, the protein would eventually reappear. Perhaps you can try that on your Mac?

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Thanks to wld333 for the suggestion - when I pressed fn-leftarrow, it popped back into view. I'm in it again!!
For all you Mac-heads, that's a good trick to remember!

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Glad my suggestion helped. Any chance this can be visibly documented on the Mac version?

I've had the same thing happen frequently in the past and was completely stuck until I stumbled onto this solution. Just documenting it would save a lot of headaches for those of us who use Macs.

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Added mac info to existing Tip in foldit 101 on wiki: http://foldit.wikia.com/wiki/101_-_Game_Interfaces#Basic_interface

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Status: Open » Closed

Problem solved. Closing.

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