Unable to join User hosted games
Through the play online option, when trying to join a hosted game, it opens the main menu window. I am unable to interact with any of the options. Does anyone have any advice? I am happy to take screenshots, but right now I don't know what to take screenshots of. Thanks!
@lolydaggle This is a long shot, but the symptoms you've described can happen if you're using one of the newer pre-release builds that have known incompatibilities with the current stable version. Those pre-releases were accidentally marked as stable for a short period of time, and you may be using one of them if you happened to download TripleA during that window.
Please check which engine version of TripleA you're running. The engine version is displayed in the upper-left corner of the main screen. If it's anything other than 184.108.40.206.3635, you'll want to go to http://www.triplea-game.org/download/ and download the appropriate installer for your OS. If you do have a version later than 220.127.116.11.3635, I'd recommend uninstalling the current version first, and then install 18.104.22.168.3635. I don't think I've ever tested running the installer in a downgrade scenario, so it's probably best just to avoid it.
@lolydaggle Thanks for the screencast! That helped clear some things up for me.
The freeze you experience when the main screen first appears is actually expected, but only until the UI switches to the network game screen (where you choose which nations you will play). Normally, it only takes about a second or two for this transition to occur. For some reason, in your case, it is blocked in some code (probably network-related while connecting to the bot), and never makes the transition to the network game screen. If it is a network problem, I expect if you wait long enough, a timeout will occur and the error console will pop up with some information about what failed.
Would you mind escalating this and opening a new issue on GitHub? That way, we can get more developer eyes on the problem and try to figure out the root cause of your problem.
when trying to join a hosted game
One other thing I'd like to clarify, does the problem occur when you try to join any hosted game, or only when you're trying to join a game hosted by one or more specific users? Do you experience the same problem when joining a bot-hosted game? (Sorry if this was obvious from your screencast, but the text was too blurry to read. )
@ssoloff Yes, the problem only occurs when trying to connect to player hosted games. I opened an issue on github here (https://github.com/triplea-game/triplea/issues/2192). Sorry for not responding for a while.