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Mar 30 @ 3:28am
in tropico shift tab doesnt work!!
i have tropico 4 steam but i catn use steam communty in the game. shift tab doesnt work
Mar 30 @ 7:42am
It works for me, when do you try opening it?
Mar 30 @ 8:05am
Not heard of this one before. Community one, restarted steam, did not spill hot coco in the Keyboard?
Mar 30 @ 8:18am
when i click game launcher opens. i click play and goes game but i cant use steam in the game
Mar 30 @ 8:29am
What computer are you using? Laptops with certain Nvidia cards mess up the steam overlay for some reason. the 420m was one of them. Laptops in general have had issues with this game. After seeing my desktop 6x core compared to my wife's laptop performance (4x core) I could not fathom playing games on laptops anyway. It runs those card games she likes though pretty well.
Mar 30 @ 8:58am
i use 555m but i didnt understand you. game works well. only i cant use steam like shift-tab. while in game
Mar 30 @ 10:34am
Same problem here, not just shift-tab, but everything Steam-related. It's especially annoying when i want to make screenshots, which simply doesn't work. Could it be Windows XP related?
@omnix32: I'm using a normal pc by the way, no laptop and no nvidia either.
Mar 30 @ 11:27am
The Nvidia that has a M is reported to be broken with certain games concerning laptops on steam. This is a Nvidia "m series" "only certain games are effected" issue. Payday the heist is another one that is reported as having a busted Shift + Tab with these laptops.
As far as I know this is a driver issue with that series of Nvidia.
Here is what to try.
1) Make sure your drivers are updated. Nvidia gets these reports and fixes them.
2) run game with integrated graphics mode. The game will suck, but if you can hit the steam overlay, then you know the issue. It's the Nvidia drivers.
3) After updating drivers.............. Make a shortcut from your tropico 4.exe and run it in compatibility mode XP, then try windows 98/Me. This was a fix suggested by Steam for the m series Nvidia cards with steam overlay issues.
Might want to read through this.
Has it ever worked for you? On any game?
Try the same thing, start the game in a different compatibility mode. Driver updates and so on.
Some users said uninstalling steam and deleting the folder then starting fresh worked. A rough solution if you have tons of games. This should not be anything XP related, but DX compatibility related or just steam needs to be reinstalled.
Mar 30 @ 7:55pm
it does not worked for me either. Do have a mobile nvidia graphics though.
Mar 30 @ 8:49pm
Anyone try the above suggestions to get the issue narrowed down?
Mar 31 @ 1:27pm
Well i have updated my AMD graphics drivers and tried compatibility modes, but no luck. I've also googled it and many people seem to have this issue, but i haven't seen a solution anywhere. That leaves reinstalling Steam, but with 80 games installed it's not worth it for me.
Screenshots (the feature i was looking for) can be taken with the printscreen button (they're saved in the "my documents/my pictures/tropico 4" folder). I also noticed that the tab button is used for hiding the game UI, so i thought i'd bind Steam overlay to something other than shift-tab, but it still didn't work.
And i forgot to answer your previous question. Yes, shift-tab works normally in all of my Steam games, except Tropico 4 (and it has never worked in Tropico 4).
Mar 31 @ 2:03pm
yea, I killed a program I use. something kept it from functioning and I could not find what the problem was, and that hardly ever happens to me. I gave up and reinstalled windows 7 to get it working again. Sometimes a fresh coat of windows solves a lot of issues.
You might check this thread. There is a way to reinstall steam without loosing everything.
Mar 31 @ 3:13pm
thanks for solutions i will try in my free time
Mar 31 @ 3:17pm
also anathema achievements are working in tropico i didnt have any. dude you have a lot of games that you havent play yet i am so exited. do you have any extra game :D
Apr 1 @ 9:53pm
IF you are using a notebook nvidia card, this is a known bug. I use a Geforce 420m and steam ingame doesn't work in this game for me, either. There is no solution other than gettign a different video card.
Apr 2 @ 2:56am
what a stupid problem. are you sure that there is no solution for this problem?
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