Popup Menu Text Discoloration [Fixed-v1.4f]

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Popup Menu Text Discoloration [Fixed-v1.4f]

Post by FunkamusPrime » Tue Apr 07, 2009 10:10 pm

Hi Everyone,

I'm using the Demo version of the program, and so far like what I see. But I'm confused over the choice of the drop-down menus using black text on a dark blue background, making it very difficult to read.

Is this normal? Is there a way to change it? It'd be nice to read the drop-downs without my eyes bleeding.


I'm on Windows-64, if that matters (probably to blame anyway) :P

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Post by Omnidon » Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:18 am

This looks like the same problem some Vista users are having:
BRPG ReadMe (Known Issues) wrote:BRPG popup menus do not display correctly in Windows Vista while using the "Windows Aero" or "Windows Vista Basic" appearance settings.
Another example:
http://battlegroundsgames.com/forums/vi ... php?t=1308

EDIT: See below
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Post by heruca » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:50 am

Welcome, FunkamusPrime.

As Omnidon has already pointed out, this is a bug, not a design choice. :lol:

What version of BRPG are you using? In v1.4f, I made some changes that may help with this issue.

Here's the relevant info from the ReadMe file that accompanies v1.4f:

¢ Included a new version of OSControl Xtra, which is responsible for displaying interface elements (pulldown menus, buttons, etc.) that match the OS's current theme/appearance. This new version should be more Vista-friendly, according to the developer.
¢ Bug fix: On Windows OS, the background color of pulldown menus would occasionally change unexpectedly (often making the menu's contents illegible). Some steps have been taken to try to remedy this.
:arrow: Please help spread the word about BRPG and BGE, and never hesitate to tell me how I can make them better suit your gaming needs.

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Post by FunkamusPrime » Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:38 pm

Version 1.4f fixed it. Thanks!

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Post by Kazander » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:33 pm


My eyes thank you for the fix on this one Heruca. It's amazing what a difference it makes to have proper colors! No more low contrast, black text on dark blue backgrounds. :D


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