Can't Design Ships

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Can't Design Ships

#1 Post by labgnome » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:35 pm

So this just happened, I've payed with this version fine before but now it won't let me design ships. I'm playing with v0.4.10 [build 2020-05-26.d034b5d]. It was originally hidden in the top-left hand corner. It won't let me resize it. Something similar happens with the production window but I can resize.
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Re: Can't Design Ships

#2 Post by Oberlus » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:49 pm


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Re: Can't Design Ships

#3 Post by labgnome » Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:19 pm

Oberlus wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:49 pm
Workaround here: https://github.com/freeorion/freeorion/issues/2997
Where do I find the config.xml file?
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Re: Can't Design Ships

#4 Post by Oberlus » Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:42 pm


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Re: Can't Design Ships

#5 Post by defaultuser » Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:04 am

As you're supposed to edit your config.xml, I think the OP is asking where that file is to be found.

It will vary a bit. On my Win 10 machine, it's C:\Users\[MYUSERID]\AppData\Roaming\FreeOrion. [MYUSERID] is my specific one, yours will be different. If you're on Mac, someone else will need to help.

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Re: Can't Design Ships

#6 Post by Oberlus » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:39 am

defaultuser wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 12:04 am
As you're supposed to edit your config.xml, I think the OP is asking where that file is to be found.

It will vary a bit. On my Win 10 machine, it's C:\Users\[MYUSERID]\AppData\Roaming\FreeOrion. [MYUSERID] is my specific one, yours will be different. If you're on Mac, someone else will need to help.
https://www.freeorion.org/index.php/Config.xml wrote:Configuration files, such as config.xml and persistent_config.xml are stored in $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/freeorion which defaults to:

~/.config/freeorion

Application data, such as FreeOrion log files and saved games, are stored in $XDG_DATA_HOME/freeorion which defaults to:

~/.local/share/freeorion

These folders may be hidden (due to the . at the start of its name) and may not appear on all directory listings. Make sure to list hidden folders when searching for them.

On Windows Vista or later:

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\FreeOrion

It may be necessary to show hidden files and folders to find this directory.

On Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\FreeOrion

It may be necessary to show hidden files and folders to find this directory.

On MacOSX:

/Users/Username/Library/Application Support/FreeOrion/

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Re: Can't Design Ships

#7 Post by Geoff the Medio » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:39 am

Another workaround, that seems to work for me, is to just resize the FreeOrion window. Normally that will automatically rearrange all the in-game GUI windows to their default positions for the new game window size, as long as the Options / UI / Automatically Reposition Windows setting is enabled.

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