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Repair pack not working

Post by oakes3 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:01 pm

New Player. Tried and completed 17-57 game to rocket launch in 34 hrs. Couldn't get repair packs to work though.
Downloaded 17-61 and tried again, as simply as possible. No luck.

Steps: Built furnace - made copper plate - produced 1 repair pack - shot furnace - stand next to the furnace with repair pack in hand - held left mouse button.
No repair taking place. Tried LONG hold, double click, moving away and closer. Damage stayed exactly the same.

Win 10 - 64 - Default keys

Any ideas?

Thanks

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Re: Repair pack not working

Post by Loewchen » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:18 pm

Reset key bindings, post the save if that does not do it.

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Re: Repair pack not working

Post by oakes3 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:36 pm

Save attached - thanks
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Re: Repair pack not working

Post by oakes3 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:37 pm

Controls says "all keys have default settings" - no reset available

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Re: Repair pack not working

Post by Loewchen » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:46 pm

I would try if a different mouse works.

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Re: Repair pack not working

Post by oakes3 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:06 am

Loewchen wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:46 pm
I would try if a different mouse works.
SUCCESS!?

OK - I originally thought this was a joke. After all, I completed the game using the regular mouse and all other left-click stuff has always worked.
But, then nothing makes sense with this issue. So I plugged in another mouse and, yes, it works as expected.

So problem solved - thanks!

But, I can't but help wonder why a standard Dell optical corded mouse that functions properly in all other software, won't repair in Factorio, but will otherwise work just fine within the game.

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Re: Repair pack not working

Post by Oktokolo » Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:27 am

oakes3 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:06 am
But, I can't but help wonder why a standard Dell optical corded mouse that functions properly in all other software, won't repair in Factorio, but will otherwise work just fine within the game.
Repairing is a left-click-and-hold action. Powerline placement by keeping the left button pressed while walking also is. Do you get a lot of unwanted extra power poles while doing that?

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Re: Repair pack not working

Post by oakes3 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:55 pm

Oktokolo wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:27 am
Repairing is a left-click-and-hold action. Powerline placement by keeping the left button pressed while walking also is. Do you get a lot of unwanted extra power poles while doing that?
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Nope - powerline while walking works fine - everything works as expected except the repair, which now works fine with the new mouse.

Except that is for a weird quick with burner miners which I'll set a new thread with.

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Re: Repair pack not working

Post by oakes3 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:06 am

Update: Repair stopped working in the middle of the game...
Swapped back mouse - worked again for a few minutes.

Now more than a little confused...

Swapped out third mouse - a wireless optical.
Works again. Will continue to test.

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Re: Repair pack not working

Post by Oktokolo » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:19 pm

oakes3 wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:55 pm
Nope - powerline while walking works fine - everything works as expected except the repair, which now works fine with the new mouse.
If you can do one left-click-and-hold operation but not the other (tested by trying A then B and then A again) then it isn't an oxidized microswitch.
oakes3 wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:06 am
Update: Repair stopped working in the middle of the game...
Swapped back mouse - worked again for a few minutes.
Now more than a little confused...
Swapped out third mouse - a wireless optical.
Works again. Will continue to test.
I would have expected it to be caused by an automation/macro tool or some obscure OS-accessibility function getting triggered. But then it shouldn't work sometimes.

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