What better place to kick off the Complete Guide to TA for Mac than
the bugs! First off, everything in the complete guide is refering to
Version 3.1.2b6, if you don't have this version, then grab
the updater now!
If you have any glitches or bugs that aren't listed here, and you want
or know a solution, feel free to email
me about it!
The "Memory Glitch"
The "Memory Glitch"
This first bug is what I commonly call the "memory glitch"
or the "bloody annoying RAM bug", most people on GameRanger
call it the "wtf is wrong with my TA" bug. I'vethis glitch
a lot of times, and it took me ages to figure out what the problem was,
and the solution to it.
The "memory glitch" bug commonly show's it's ugly behind up
when trying to use GameRanger to play TA, but it also affects manual
Multiplayer games. Baisically, instead of joining a game or showing
the connect dialog box, TA simply show's you the Main Menu, which can
be annoying because you think that the host's connection has died.
The cause of this glitch caused me much greif. I used to get it and
the only way I could get rid of it was to re-install TA. But I finally
figured it out. What happens is that TA's preffered memory allocation
is higher than the actual amout left. So it's simply a matter of changing
TA's preffered memory size.
Find TA on your Hard Drive, select it and choose File: Get Info (Cmd
- I). Select "Memory" in the drop down list, It should look
something like this:
In my version, the Preffered size is 100 000 Kb (about 100 Mb). If
we go to "About This Computer", Apple Menu: About This Computer
(when in the Finder), it should look something like this:
My "Largest Unused Block", as you can see, is 137.9, about
137 000 Kb. If I allow maybe 15 Mb just incase, I could safely set my
Preffered Memory in TA as high as 120 000 Kb (120 Mb). If you have tried
this and you still get the "memory glitch", please email
me, and I'll try to sort it all out.
A very minor glitch in TA. Only on Mac OS 9.2. Although this glitch
is also in Mac OS 9.1 and older, it was fixed with the patch,
it didn't fix the problem in 9.2 though.
When navigating the Main Menus (except the menu's during actual gameplay),
there is a white flash as a transition from one screen to another.
For people running Mac OS 9.1 or previous, just download and install
the patch. For Mac OS 9.2, there is no solution
as of yet. If anyone does know how to fix it, email
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