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Anyone know what caused this mass craziness on my screen..?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Assia Penryn, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Assia Penryn

    Assia Penryn The Sleeping Dragon
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    It isn't going away, but it isn't increasing either. Just sitting on my screen and in my journal.

    Weiiiiiiiiird.


    Edit: Might help if I uploaded the pic lol

    whatthehell.jpg
     
  2. Assia Penryn

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    It has now fallen off my screen, but it sat there for literally a good 5 minutes
     
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    The Alt key threw up on your screen.
     
  5. Assia Penryn

    Assia Penryn The Sleeping Dragon
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    Really? I do use alt-Q a lot when pricing a bunch of items the same.
     
  6. Victim of Siege

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    those look like all the "alt" key special characters thrown out at once ♪ <-- that's made by holding alt and pressing 1o37 before releasing alt.
     
  7. Lady Storm

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    Wow talk about juberish on a screen..... Would make more sense then Aliens.... but idk aliens might be more fun to fight.....
     
  8. Viper09

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    We weren't the first to populate Sosaria. I think Assia stumbled upon an ancient alien tablet that predicts the end of days in our world, and the secret code is in that message.
     
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    That sort of looks like the old "Asian characters on your screen" bug. Save, of course, for the fact that those don't appear to be Asian characters.

    I wouldn't have thought of the alt thing, but I do kinda like it. Especially if you were hitting macros on the 10-key pad.

    `ò|«½wb{1•›N½æ

    I got all of those by random striking the ten-key pad and the alt key.

    -Galen's player
     
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    Assia broke the IDOC timer... :(
     
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    There is a bug near some server lines that spews whatever is typed at them to different locations ; one example is near minoc - that looks like what happened here
     
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  12. Assia Penryn

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    Thanks for the ideas, everyone! I haven't had it reoccur, so hopefully was a one time incident!
     
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    [​IMG]
    You forgot to support your assertion with the crazy-haired, orange guy! His feelings were hurt.
     
  14. Jirel of Joiry

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    Since no one else said it, I will. Maybe someone near you was using a *GASP* hack. Seriously , it looks like Unicode. Were you using UOA to help you stock your vendor, or something else? Luc's reading over my shoulder and she's the one 24 credit hrs. away from a bachelors in programming. She also asked if you were doing any HTML? She says HTML barfs like that. She had one of her HTML class projects regurgitate like that when she tried to view it through firefox. Luc's cooking atm, says she'll mull it over and post in a little bit. She say something definitely disrupted the code.
     
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    Lol. That guy always comes to mind when someone calls aliens. He looks like the alien overlord himself :p
     
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    Shhh! Don't tell everyone his secret or he'll come eat your brain! :eyes: :eek2:
     
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    HAX
    Your "HAX INTO FLUTTERS BANKBOX: 1" has failed
     
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    :facepalm:
     
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    Please don't try to talk about subjects you know nothing about. It makes you look rather silly.
     
  20. Petra Fyde

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    Can I guess?
    Someone was speaking in a language that isn't loaded on your PC, so it didn't know how to render it.
    Arabic or something maybe?
     
  21. Aran

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    I usually just attribute it to being UO when UO does weird crap like that. I'm just desensitized I guess.

    I used to occasionally get popup windows about the GM queue all the time years ago, it was a bit irritating to have to close them but otherwise harmless. I probably have a screenshot hiding out somewhere.
     
  22. Schatzi

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    ZUUL!!!!!!!!!
     
  23. Zuckuss

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    It's Lord British trying to contact you via code.
     
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    i dont see any problem here, just a normal day at general chat ..... :yell:
     
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    Dang you beat me to it!
     
  26. Aran

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    I don't see anyone telling anyone to kill themselves, no slightly misspelled racial slurs, no allusions to sexual acts with anyone's family members... can't be General
     
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  27. Bleak

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    When was the last time you patched your client?
     
  28. Assia Penryn

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    @Bleak

    It's always autopatched whenever I load uo via uoassist. There is the uoassist patch screen and then the UO patch screen/news with the black screen. My login says UO Version 7.0.35.6 (Patch 66)

    Am I missing one? An' thank you for taking the time to look at it.

    Was really strange and never seen anything like that before. It was on the Atlantic Shard if that makes any difference. That blue isn't selected any of my speech options like speak, guild, etc.
     
  29. MalagAste

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    It's the classic client you should junk it and go modern.
    j/k
     
  30. Aran

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    I don't think adding a j/k makes this alright.
     
  31. icm420

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    My friend is getting this too sometimes, not as extreme I don't think I will ask for a screen shot to see. It happens randomly to her and the text is red
     
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    I love this man...!!!!!! well like... I really like. :)
     
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    Someone on LS had this happen last night. *think think think* I can't remember who it was. *think think think*
     
  34. G.v.P

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    shrugs, she's just trying to be helpful...

    I don't know if I took a picture but one day I had something similar to that but in bright green...it was really weird. I wonder if I have the image somewhere in storage.
     
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    [​IMG]
    check out that AOL. so that was in March, 2002. LOL yes, I remembered it from 12 years ago. kind of similar, I guess. but not really.
     
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  36. MalagAste

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    See it IS the Classic client! I don't get that in the EC.
     
  37. Assia Penryn

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    Zuul says she knows nothing about what happened on my screen. This face is rather suspect though.

    zuulknowsnothing.jpg
     
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  38. Assia Penryn

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    An' I'm sorry I haven't responded to individual posts. I've been really sick last couple of days.

    I can say while I use UOA, I don't really "use" it much these days. All vendor stocking is by hand and not via UOA. I have no other uo-related programs running. I probably had a browser up with a couple tabs, my pricing list.txt and ICQ.

    It wasn't ground breaking, just was really strange.
     
  39. old gypsy

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    That's really odd. I haven't encountered that issue myself, even though I use the CC exclusively.
     
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    My question is...... why is Lyc carrying a tamborine?? :p
     
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    he was going through a Lemon Pipers phase, I guess :p
     
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    I've had this happen twice in last few days. Except the text was red, and only a couple lines long. I also use the classic client and UO assist. Nothing else was running except icq.

    I wasn't actively doing anything, just outside of my house and no one i could see was around.
     
  43. Assia Penryn

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    I've had this happen twice since my last post. The text varied in length, but was shorter than the span in the screenshot.

    I have found a common denominator (for me, at least)... it happens shortly after logging in. I login using UOA. I'm not sure if that is a factor.
     
  44. Smoot

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    modern? are we getting a new client or are you talking about that one with ugly circa 2001 graphics?
     
  45. old gypsy

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    It would seem that whenever changes are made lately, glitches happen. I hope they can get on top of it soon.
     
  46. Aran

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    That's not just UO, that's tech in general, honestly.
     
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    The 'client wars' trolling is unwelcome in this thread please desist.
     
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    I had messages like that approaching some house that was Greatly worn yesterday, it was only on the first time I went near it though, couldn't recreate it.
     
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    Ah, well one thing that seemed to have caused this type of message, was vendor search, I did a search, and after it completed, I closed it and changed the sort pricing from High to Low, and this is what happened.

    random text.jpg
    If I had known the message was going to pop up at that moment I would have cleaned up my house a little bit XD...

    I was unable to recreate it again though.
     
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