Overlord Cole Nov 29, 2013 @ 10:01pm
strang cursor issue... windows 8 pc...
so i got this game and its hard for me to do anything that requires cursor movements (like hitting the start button) because the cursor doesnt want to move... like itll move a little bit, then go back then move a bit more and go back... its basically like taking 3 steps forward and 2 steps back... but more sporadic and unpredictable...

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Brother None: I'm editing in this post from crimsonmagi on page 2 which contains detailed instructions on fixing the mouse issues with Windows 8.1.

As Brother None and Darax and recommended, the step by step in the http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2908279 article worked.

1. Click Start, type regedit.exe in the Start Search box, and then press Enter.
2. Click Yes if the User Account Control dialog box is displayed.
3. Browse to the following folder:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers

Note: If the Layers key does not exist, right-click AppCompatFlags, click New, click Key, and then type Layers to create the key.
4. Create a new registry entry for the game. To do this, right-click Layers, click New, click String Value, type the full path of the game’s executable file in the box, and then press Enter.
5. Right-click the value, and then click Modify. In the Value data field, type NoDTToDITMouseBatch, and then press Enter.
6. Click OK to confirm the change. The registry key in Registry Editor should resemble the entry in the following:

Originally posted by Darax:
For the patch to work a registry key needs to be added for wasteland:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
KeyName (probably):
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Wasteland\wasteland.exe
KeyValue:
NoDTToDITMouseBatch


7. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. To do this, click Start, type cmd.exe in the Start Search box, right-click cmd.exe in the search results list, and then click Run as administrator.
8. Run the following command at an elevated command prompt:
Rundll32 apphelp.dll,ShimFlushCache

I missed steps 7 and 8 first time around and it did not work. After completing all the above steps it worked and the mouse movement is smooth and fully functional. A huge thanks to Brother None and Darax.
Last edited by Brother None; Mar 15 @ 9:52am
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Deat(c)hClaw Nov 30, 2013 @ 2:46am 
Same here - can't do a s**t because mouse just skips in the same place. Like the guy above said - 3 steps forward, 2 steps back but randomly.

Also the colors in the game aren't displaying correctly.

I got WIN 8.1
Overlord Cole Nov 30, 2013 @ 7:05am 
oh yeah mine is 8.1 too haha i tried compatibility mode with xp and didnt seem to make a difference.
Brother None  [developer] Nov 30, 2013 @ 8:16am 
This is most likely related to the mouse pointer issue Windows 8 has with several games. Try installing Microsoft's patch: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2908279
Overlord Cole Nov 30, 2013 @ 8:51am 
that did not fix the issue at all...
Vektron Nov 30, 2013 @ 8:58am 
I am having the same issue where the mouse does not work. I also tried the patch noted above. I need a solution or a refund...
Deat(c)hClaw Nov 30, 2013 @ 9:09am 
As for the other guys - that patch hasn't helped me at all...
Overlord Cole Nov 30, 2013 @ 10:15am 
i dont know if one of you have the ability to make a video showing the issue (as i cannot since i dont have a method to record the pc screen), but im sure it would help the developer fix the issue if he could see what it was
Darax Nov 30, 2013 @ 10:32am 
For the patch to work a registry key needs to be added for wasteland:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers
KeyName (probably):
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Wasteland\wasteland.exe
KeyValue:
NoDTToDITMouseBatch
Overlord Cole Nov 30, 2013 @ 10:59am 
uhhh, i am unsure how to do this sort of thing... can i get a set of instructions how to do this? (if this is need to make this work on windows 8, a guide on how to do it should probably be stickied... just saying...
Darax Nov 30, 2013 @ 11:04am 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2908279

Look under the heading 'how to extend this update to other games' for step by step instructions.
Darax Nov 30, 2013 @ 1:35pm 
copyright in DeathClaw noted:
also use this trick: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2907016
Overlord Cole Dec 2, 2013 @ 6:20pm 
neither solution has worked for me. now what?
Overlord Cole Dec 14, 2013 @ 7:19pm 
so is there no known way to fix this?
L337_Qu411 Dec 15, 2013 @ 8:30pm 
Im having the same issue
Moogatron Dec 15, 2013 @ 9:48pm 
stop punishing your windows 8 with 8 bit games >.<
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