I am playing version 1.12.369210 and I have encountered a serious issue that I believe has been reported for previous versions and that apparently has not been viewed as being serious enough to assign devs to fix.
When I went to a new turn, I could see all of the AI's take their turns and then I was shown the Research Center screen since research on the previous tech had completed. I was able to select a new tech, but I was not able to close the screen. I could go to the Technology Library and Tech Navigator screens, but I could not get out of the Research Center screen. Clicking on the Done button did nothing. Double-clicking on a new technology did nothing. The only way out was to kill the program from the operating system or, if I did not know how to kill the game process, to reboot my PC.
I recognize that working on fixing this type of bug is not as fun or exciting as working on a new combat system, but this is the type of bug that will do serious damage to the reputation of the product and, in my opinion, needs to be fixed ASAP!
The first screen snapshot below shows:
- the game is consuming about 23% of my CPU even though I cannot do anything but click around the Research Center.
- The CPU usage is spread across all 8 logical CPUs
- I also included the Event Handles associated with the program in case they might be of value in determining what is going on since I cannot save the game in its current condition
The second screen snapshot shows what the first thing to appear was after I restarted the game and loaded the previous Auto-Save file (I have set the program to auto-save after every turn). Is it possible that this screen was in the background and the program was waiting for a response from this screen before it would accept a response from the Research Center screen?