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Scrolling on the .EXE sims 31/03/2020 at 06:09 #125190
swiftaw
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I know the .EXE sims are old, but I was interested in trying them out. I had great fun with the Euston one and then I thought I would try Gloucester.

Now, Gloucester is much bigger than Euston, so the whole track diagram doesn't fit into the window meaning you have to scroll. Unfortunately, each time I try to scroll left or right everything freezes for like 10-20 seconds. I tried Bristol and the same thing happens. Has anyone experienced this?

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Scrolling on the .EXE sims 31/03/2020 at 08:54 #125191
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Personally I haven't had any issues with either Bristol or Gloucester simulations freezing while scrolling at all. In fact with none of the pre-loader simulations has this occurred. Sorry I can't be of any help for you.
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Scrolling on the .EXE sims 31/03/2020 at 09:23 #125193
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As it happens, I'm running Gloucester at the moment, and it's fine...
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Scrolling on the .EXE sims 31/03/2020 at 17:44 #125233
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I personally prefer to hot-key rather than scroll (I know, some sims don't have hot keys to navigate with). It's much quicker to get you to where you want to look at.
Last edited: 31/03/2020 at 17:45 by Phil-jmw
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Scrolling on the .EXE sims 31/03/2020 at 17:45 #125234
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Phil-jmw in post 125233 said:
I personally prefer to hot-key rather than scroll. It's much quicker to get you to where you want to look at.
Hadn't thought about the hot keys. Let me see if that works or of there is still a huge lag.

Edit: I tried the hot keys and they work instantaneously. Thus, as long as I remember to use those and not scroll then it works just fine.

Last edited: 31/03/2020 at 17:55 by swiftaw
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Scrolling on the .EXE sims 31/03/2020 at 17:59 #125235
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How are you scrolling? Some people have experienced problems clicking in the scrollbar (away from the slider) instead of grabbing the slider itself and moving left/right with it.
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Scrolling on the .EXE sims 31/03/2020 at 18:16 #125236
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GeoffM in post 125235 said:
How are you scrolling? Some people have experienced problems clicking in the scrollbar (away from the slider) instead of grabbing the slider itself and moving left/right with it.
I'm using gestures on my mouse.

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Scrolling on the .EXE sims 31/03/2020 at 20:22 #125246
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swiftaw in post 125236 said:
GeoffM in post 125235 said:
How are you scrolling? Some people have experienced problems clicking in the scrollbar (away from the slider) instead of grabbing the slider itself and moving left/right with it.
I'm using gestures on my mouse.
What happens if you use the Left and Right arrow keys on your keyboard?

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Scrolling on the .EXE sims 31/03/2020 at 21:21 #125248
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Phil-jmw in post 125246 said:
swiftaw in post 125236 said:
GeoffM in post 125235 said:
How are you scrolling? Some people have experienced problems clicking in the scrollbar (away from the slider) instead of grabbing the slider itself and moving left/right with it.
I'm using gestures on my mouse.
What happens if you use the Left and Right arrow keys on your keyboard?
Scrolls fine using the arrow keys.

Also works fine if I either click or drag the scrollbar with my mouse, so it seems something restricted to when i swipe on the mouse surface.

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Scrolling on the .EXE sims 01/04/2020 at 01:30 #125256
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swiftaw in post 125248 said:
Phil-jmw in post 125246 said:
swiftaw in post 125236 said:
GeoffM in post 125235 said:
How are you scrolling? Some people have experienced problems clicking in the scrollbar (away from the slider) instead of grabbing the slider itself and moving left/right with it.
I'm using gestures on my mouse.
What happens if you use the Left and Right arrow keys on your keyboard?
Scrolls fine using the arrow keys.

Also works fine if I either click or drag the scrollbar with my mouse, so it seems something restricted to when i swipe on the mouse surface.
If everything else works ok I'd avoid swiping the mouse surface if you want to scroll. I still think hot keys are best for quickly getting to where you want to be.

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Scrolling on the .EXE sims 01/04/2020 at 08:57 #125258
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That's ok if you know where you want to be and look at one particular thing. In an intense game you need to be continuously scrolling back and forth to keep track of everything happening.
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Scrolling on the .EXE sims 01/04/2020 at 11:28 #125261
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Dick in post 125258 said:
That's ok if you know where you want to be and look at one particular thing. In an intense game you need to be continuously scrolling back and forth to keep track of everything happening.
That's exactly what I do in the larger more busy sims, along with perhaps the odd pauses and turning the sim speed down

Your life can have a thousand different meanings or maybe just one....I'd recommend more than one in case you got it wrong - (Rezende)
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Scrolling on the .EXE sims 01/04/2020 at 12:36 #125264
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Haven't had anything similar, but I've myself taken to scrolling by clicking on overview window for larger sims. Certainly felt much less fiddly than the scroll bar, and it did help a bit on keeping tabs on things otherwise off-screen.
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