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Anonymous
September 27, 2005 1:27:59 PM

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And I wanted to take a screenshot, but no dice. I recently upgraded
to SP2 (Windows XP) and that is the only recent change I have made.
No matter what I try, nothing will take a screen shot now (not just
D2)... any ideas?

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Anonymous
September 27, 2005 3:43:58 PM

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No screenie but you can tell us the mods..

"weretable and the undead chairs" <happy@nightmare.time> a écrit dans le
message de news: r9lij15pp6jncuql19ais01vnaoupdg7qe@4ax.com...
> And I wanted to take a screenshot, but no dice. I recently upgraded
> to SP2 (Windows XP) and that is the only recent change I have made.
> No matter what I try, nothing will take a screen shot now (not just
> D2)... any ideas?
>
> --
>
> Weretable and the Undead Chairs
>
> USWest - weretable
September 27, 2005 5:17:40 PM

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weretable and the undead chairs wrote:
> And I wanted to take a screenshot, but no dice. I recently upgraded
> to SP2 (Windows XP) and that is the only recent change I have made.

Upgraded??? Sorry for you...

I'm not sure why MS allows ppl to do that... it's always best to install
from scratch... Software systems are too complex for any upgrade to work
reasonably well, in my opinion. No amount of resources from MS can
consider (and fix) all the possible problems.
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Anonymous
September 27, 2005 7:21:16 PM

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On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 09:27:59 -0500, weretable and the undead chairs
<happy@nightmare.time> wrote:

>And I wanted to take a screenshot, but no dice. I recently upgraded
>to SP2 (Windows XP) and that is the only recent change I have made.
>No matter what I try, nothing will take a screen shot now (not just
>D2)... any ideas?
>
Do you think you have any kind of Accessibility Options that might be
interfering?

- Samiel
Anonymous
September 27, 2005 8:49:47 PM

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DeltaLima wrote:
> No screenie but you can tell us the mods..
>
I can't add to the other discussion but would like to hear about what
you gambled.
Anonymous
September 27, 2005 10:17:17 PM

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"weretable and the undead chairs" <happy@nightmare.time> wrote in message
news:r9lij15pp6jncuql19ais01vnaoupdg7qe@4ax.com...
> And I wanted to take a screenshot, but no dice. I recently upgraded
> to SP2 (Windows XP) and that is the only recent change I have made.
> No matter what I try, nothing will take a screen shot now (not just
> D2)... any ideas?

I suspect you may be taking screenshot, but they are going someplace you do
not know of. I would first press F3 from the desktop and do a search on your
HDD for Screenshot* and see if it finds them. If they are in a place other
than the Diablo II folder, check teh icon on the desktop and see what it has
in the "Start In" field.

Mickey
Anonymous
September 27, 2005 11:04:30 PM

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On that special day, weretable and the undead chairs,
(happy@nightmare.time) said...

> And I wanted to take a screenshot, but no dice. I recently upgraded
> to SP2 (Windows XP) and that is the only recent change I have made.

Weird. I had SP2 from the beginning, and can make screenshots as many
as I like. Maybe I can, because I installed Diablo2 *after* the SP2?


Gabriele Neukam

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September 27, 2005 11:27:12 PM

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"weretable and the undead chairs" <happy@nightmare.time> wrote in message
news:r9lij15pp6jncuql19ais01vnaoupdg7qe@4ax.com...
> And I wanted to take a screenshot, but no dice. I recently upgraded
> to SP2 (Windows XP) and that is the only recent change I have made.
> No matter what I try, nothing will take a screen shot now (not just
> D2)... any ideas?

I've had the same problem on all my machine's that use XP/whatever sp.
Alternative for you dload Fraps. (www.fraps.com)
You will have to edit your screenshots for size using the free version but
other than that it's quite handy. Works for ingame applications. HTH

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Anonymous
September 28, 2005 12:54:59 AM

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Yeah, I should have said update rather than upgrade. I was using SP1
and didn't update to SP2 for a long time since too many gamers had
complained about it screwing stuff up.

As for the screenshot, I never could get it working, but I will
download fraps and see what that does for me. The gamble was an ammy
with a 60% resist, which I have never seen before:

+20 cold/poison resist
+29 lit resist
+60 fire resist
magic damage reduced by 3

I think it might have had some other mod, something worthless though.

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Anonymous
September 28, 2005 1:04:46 AM

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Nobody wrote:
> weretable and the undead chairs wrote:
>
>> And I wanted to take a screenshot, but no dice. I recently upgraded
>> to SP2 (Windows XP) and that is the only recent change I have made.
>
> Upgraded??? Sorry for you...
>
> I'm not sure why MS allows ppl to do that... it's always best to install
> from scratch... Software systems are too complex for any upgrade to work
> reasonably well, in my opinion. No amount of resources from MS can
> consider (and fix) all the possible problems.

True, but people don't want to buy a new OS every year or so. The free
service packs are pretty much the only way to provide people with
(somewhat) frequents improvements for free. In general the SP's for XP
have been a good thing. They can sometimes cause a problem or two, but
the fixed outnumber the new problems by far. The new security center
annoys me to no end, but for novice users it's a great thing. Et cetera
ad nauseum.

Sorry for going off-topic there, but I can't stand it when people
complain when MS does something good for a change. ;-)

As for the problem at hand, you (weretable) are looking for the
screenies in the D2 folder? You could try just pasting in paint or
something right after pressing prtscr. If that works, D2's screen
capping is being overridden, either by windows, or because D2 doesn't
catch the button being pressed. If you can assign a new hotkey to screen
capping in D2 (not sure 'cause I never tried) you want to make sure
you're pressing the right key of course. ;-) Not likely, I know, but you
could check just to be sure.

Sjoerd
September 28, 2005 1:04:47 AM

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SjoerdH wrote:
> Nobody wrote:
>
>> weretable and the undead chairs wrote:
>>
>>> And I wanted to take a screenshot, but no dice. I recently upgraded
>>> to SP2 (Windows XP) and that is the only recent change I have made.
>>
>>
>> Upgraded??? Sorry for you...
>>
>> I'm not sure why MS allows ppl to do that... it's always best to
>> install from scratch... Software systems are too complex for any
>> upgrade to work reasonably well, in my opinion. No amount of resources
>> from MS can consider (and fix) all the possible problems.
>
> [snip]
>
> Sorry for going off-topic there, but I can't stand it when people
> complain when MS does something good for a change. ;-)

Ouf - we have a communication problem - I was thinking that it was an
UPGRADE from pre-XP (say Win 2K) OS, rather than installing from a
formatted hard drive.

If it was XP -> XP SP2, then that's a good thing (and in my book, an
UPDATE, not an UPGRADE, especially since you don't buy it)!

I wasn't knocking SPs at all - I know that some people refuse to UPDATE
their systems via service packs and security patches, and that's just
stupid! If you're willing to trust MS on your system at all, then you
should at least trust them to install their patches automatically.

Hope I cleared the ether!

> [snip]

> If you can assign a new hotkey to screen
> capping in D2 (not sure 'cause I never tried) you want to make sure
> you're pressing the right key of course. ;-) Not likely, I know, but you
> could check just to be sure.

This is a good idea and it's easy to try.
Anonymous
September 28, 2005 2:24:39 AM

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Nobody wrote:
>
> Ouf - we have a communication problem - I was thinking that it was an
> UPGRADE from pre-XP (say Win 2K) OS, rather than installing from a
> formatted hard drive.

Ah, right, those kind of upgrades need to be banned. :-P

Sjoerd
Anonymous
September 28, 2005 2:24:40 AM

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DOS/Win -> NT/Win = problems
NT/WIN -> NT/Win = time savings

SjoerdH wrote:
> Nobody wrote:
>
>>
>> Ouf - we have a communication problem - I was thinking that it was an
>> UPGRADE from pre-XP (say Win 2K) OS, rather than installing from a
>> formatted hard drive.
>
>
> Ah, right, those kind of upgrades need to be banned. :-P
>
> Sjoerd
Anonymous
September 28, 2005 3:26:50 AM

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"Bob I" <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:b_k_e.17528$L45.9077@fe07.lga...
> DOS/Win -> NT/Win = problems
> NT/WIN -> NT/Win = time savings

Windows, a virus cleverly disguised as an operating system. So glad I don't
use it.

Mickey

>
> SjoerdH wrote:
>> Nobody wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Ouf - we have a communication problem - I was thinking that it was an
>>> UPGRADE from pre-XP (say Win 2K) OS, rather than installing from a
>>> formatted hard drive.
>>
>>
>> Ah, right, those kind of upgrades need to be banned. :-P
>>
>> Sjoerd
Anonymous
September 28, 2005 6:13:13 PM

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Mickey <mickeyb@comcast.net> wrote:

> "weretable and the undead chairs" <happy@nightmare.time> wrote in message
> news:r9lij15pp6jncuql19ais01vnaoupdg7qe@4ax.com...
> > And I wanted to take a screenshot, but no dice. I recently upgraded
> > to SP2 (Windows XP) and that is the only recent change I have made.
> > No matter what I try, nothing will take a screen shot now (not just
> > D2)... any ideas?
>
> I suspect you may be taking screenshot, but they are going someplace you do
> not know of. I would first press F3 from the desktop and do a search on your
> HDD for Screenshot* and see if it finds them. If they are in a place other
> than the Diablo II folder, check teh icon on the desktop and see what it has
> in the "Start In" field.

This was my first guess as well.

The other possibility is that the keyboard mapping has somehow been
altered (mind you, I installed SP2 after D2 as well and haven't had this
problem). He might want to consider resetting the keyboard options to
their default or set it specifically to a certain keyboard.

Shari (Orchid)
Anonymous
September 29, 2005 2:27:22 AM

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On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 23:26:50 -0400, Mickey <mickeyb@comcast.net> wrote:


> Windows, a virus cleverly disguised as an operating system. So glad I
> don't use it.

X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180

Whose computer you usin?

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Anonymous
September 29, 2005 3:28:26 AM

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"freemont" <yabba@dabba.doo> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 27 Sep 2005 23:26:50 -0400, Mickey <mickeyb@comcast.net> wrote:
>
>
>> Windows, a virus cleverly disguised as an operating system. So glad I
>> don't use it.
>
> X-Newsreader: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2900.2180
>
> Whose computer you usin?

Mine. I run OE in a windows box under Merlin (OS/2), as it's too large a
pita to build the ini file so it can run natively.

Mickey
Anonymous
September 29, 2005 10:37:59 PM

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weretable and the undead chairs <happy@nightmare.time>, in a display of
leetness, fell down the stairs, tripped over an urn, and then threw a cracked
sash at Baal...

>Yeah, I should have said update rather than upgrade. I was using SP1
>and didn't update to SP2 for a long time since too many gamers had
>complained about it screwing stuff up.
>
>As for the screenshot, I never could get it working, but I will
>download fraps and see what that does for me. The gamble was an ammy
>with a 60% resist, which I have never seen before:
>
>+20 cold/poison resist
>+29 lit resist
>+60 fire resist
>magic damage reduced by 3

Ah, so that's 20% prismatic, then 9% lightning resistance and 40% fire
resistance as the second and third prefixes. A shame the 9% lightning prefix
wasn't a +skills one instead. Nice amulet though, assuming the level
requirement is low to middling


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