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Alt+Tab?

Postby fly away » Nov 27 2006, 6:10

Does anyone know if it's possible to kepp Heroes running (meaning not just running, but doing something useful) after I alt-tab to another application? It seems like it stops doing anything after I alt-tab, which I can't really understand.

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Postby DaemianLucifer » Nov 27 2006, 8:17

Yup,heroes is very alt-tab friendly.Feel free to use it whenever you want.

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Postby asandir » Nov 27 2006, 8:20

you'd be referring to Heroes II, III and IV I assume DL?
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Postby DaemianLucifer » Nov 27 2006, 8:50

I am reffering to heroes III,IV and V.I had absolutelly no problems with alt-tabbing any of them.

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Postby Mytical » Nov 27 2006, 10:07

In any Homm (even 3) if you alt tab everything sort of stops however. If your creature is attacking and you alt tab, when you come back it will finish it's action (having just sat there twiddling its thumbs while you were away). Same for enemy creatures or enemy (ai) heroes. It's like "Well he is looking the other way so we will wait right here until he is paying attention." hehe. Sorry but don't think there is a way arround that.
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Postby nevermindspy » Nov 27 2006, 14:31

Alt tab with game still going only works in multiplayer games..

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Postby PhoenixReborn » Nov 27 2006, 14:37

heh! I tried alt-tabbing out during the a.i. thinking period but it doesn't continue to think. Alt-tab does work. If it doesn't in single player (oh, that's why it doesn't work sometimes) my keyboard has a windows key that I push to get out.

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Postby fly away » Nov 27 2006, 16:31

DaemianLucifer wrote:I am reffering to heroes III,IV and V.I had absolutelly no problems with alt-tabbing any of them.

If you alt-tab while it's AI's turn, what happens when you alt-tab back to the game? Has it progressed or just stayed where it was?

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Postby The Mad Dragon » Nov 27 2006, 16:32

I believe it'll stay where it is.

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Postby DaemianLucifer » Nov 27 2006, 16:35

It stays where it is.Only the MP does move on,I think.

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Postby fly away » Nov 27 2006, 16:38

nevermindspy wrote:Alt tab with game still going only works in multiplayer games..
What's the conceptual difference between single player and multiplayer if you are playing with computer anyways?

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Postby DaemianLucifer » Nov 27 2006, 17:41

Because mp doesnt run on your computer,nor on any computer.It runs on all of them at once,thus as long as one is active,it will run normally.


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