Cursor Disappearing over window

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Cursor Disappearing over window

#1 Post by Almoose » Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:32 pm

Just installed the latest version - this is my first time trying to play the game. Everything seems to run ok but the cursor goes invisible in game, making it unplayable. When I manage to click options and the panel comes up, suddenly the cursor is viewable again, but as soon as I click off it and go back into the game it disappears again.

Have there been similar issues - can anyone offer a suggestion how to get it working?


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Re: Cursor Disappearing over window

#2 Post by dbenage-cx » Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:23 pm

Hi Almoose, can you attach the log files? Location of these depends on your os, see config wiki page for info.

After you copy the log files, you might try running with the --render-simple command-line flag.

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Re: Cursor Disappearing over window

#3 Post by MatGB » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:04 pm

This sounds remarkably similar to what I had on my old Windows laptop but we never did manage to work out the cause other than to narrow it down to graphics card issues, I had occasional flickering of mouse but mostly it was either there or not depending on what window was in front of my, but where it was was obvious for mouseover effects.

We didn't fix the problem because that laptop died on me, but we know it needs to be fixed.

I therefore assume but am not certain it's linked to:
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Re: Cursor Disappearing over window

#4 Post by ShannonRundquist » Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:36 am

I have the same issue on Windows 7 SP 1. Been working fine on my work Mac, decided to install on home pc today, no go. Tried numerous compatibility options including the --render-simple, nothing worked. Two log files attached.
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Re: Cursor Disappearing over window

#5 Post by adrian_broher » Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:53 am


Are you running a Intel HD3000 graphic card?
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