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[Bug?] Clicking trouble

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:54 pm
by Frannyan
For some reason half time time when I click on things when saving, the game seems to ignore it. Trying to save just now took an insane long time and a lot of repeated clicking before it finally acknowledged I was clicking on anything. Similar for anything on the main menu. 10 tries clicking to hit exit. While not a constant thing, the "laggy" click is pretty regular on the main menu, just not normally this bad. Anyone else having this issue?

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:03 pm
by knoest26
Since Prison Architect is still in such an early fase of development it's still very buggy and there many memory leaks, basicly this means that your computer has to recalculate items all the time instead of just copy the previous value. Right now the game is just going to be slow responding untill the developers decide to try working on these problems (has been done in Alpha 11 and was significantly improved but it still exists)

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:04 am
by paktsardines
I _don't_ have this issue at all and my computer is over 5 years old.

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:41 am
by VoiD88
I _do_ have this issue and my computer is only 2 years old.

It usually happens when I have ordered a lot of construction work at once that takes the workmen forever, so it starts lagging worse and worse. I'm not too fussed about it though, since it isn't game-breaking and I know it's alpha ;) Also, the same problem used to persist until I reloaded the savegame in earlier Alphas but since A12 I noticed that it suddenly goes away by itself if I patiently sit it out for a time.

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:20 am
by paktsardines
My post was directed at knoes. My point was that, unless his computer is worse than mine (ie: very unlikely), then this problem might have nothing to do with performance.

I suspect the OP might actually be experiencing a graphics problem. It is very possible the clickable text entry window 'hotspot' doesn't align properly to the displayed text field on his display. (ie: he has to click slightly outside the text field before he can start typing.)

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:23 am
by _alphaBeta_
I see the same. Definitely looks like memory leaks because saving/loading the same prison temporarily fixes the problem. The simulation seems like it can definitely run a large prison with many prisoners since it runs fine after a fresh load. It's just bogged down in some areas. I have also noticed the problem gets worse much faster when constructing, which may indicate that's the next place to look.

When the lag reaches a certain level, I've also noticed it's difficult to interact with the UI since mouse clicks are not being acknowledged.