[Video] Players disappearing/flashing
#1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJpOrpgWkSE
(Sorry, couldn't figure out how to embed).

Has anyone ever seen this before (could barely find any results on the SA:MP forum) and knows roughly what causes it?

- Restarting didn't help
- First properly started happening when around 15 player I believe, later settled down but then started to happen with only a couple of people online
- It is not an interior or virtual world problem. I have been spamming /getint and /getvw on players and the interiors/VWs remained.
- I use Fallout streamer at this point
- No code under OnPlayerUpdate

I'll add more detail as I think of it.

Thanks.


EDIT after changing streamer to Incognito (I now doubt whether this is the actual issue):
- The bug re-occurs, there were around 5-6 players online on this occasion
- If I remember correctly, someone reported that the script spams a hint message, one you get when your state changes to driver/passenger)
- A user reported to me that vehicles disappeared for him
- I still maintain this is not a VW/interior bug though.

New video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5mJARgpY1lc

EDIT:

- Removed all mapping and building removals
- Disabled /spec command and removed its related functionality

EDIT:
- Readded mapping and building removals to see if the problem is in fact the /spec functionality

EDIT:
- Re-added /spec but it's now more simple
- Maybe forgot to mention some things.

- This bug has not occurred since.
- I then happened to experience a server-hanging bug which also hasn't happened since (the question is, since when?!)
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#2

How many objects do you have in your server? sometimes, too many objects makes things flicker.
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#3

Is that happening with one single player, or with most of them?

The player you've seen could use AFK and teleport cheats.
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#4

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Originally Posted by Write
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How many objects do you have in your server? sometimes, too many objects makes things flicker.
Around 1600, using Fallout streamer.

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Originally Posted by StuartIndia
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Strange problem
Yes, it is. And it's one I want to get resolved as soon as possible.

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Originally Posted by Michael B
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Is that happening with one single player, or with most of them?

The player you've seen could use AFK and teleport cheats.
It was happening to everyone, I believe. Or maybe only ones in a proximity.

I'm going to change to Incognito streamer, and remove some of the unneeded objects, and see if this reoccurs.

It seems to make a huge mess of the whole server, though. For example, someone reported that they tried to use the seatbelt command but it said they weren't in a vehicle, so it's likely causing mass desync.
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#5

Pretty weird. There's something in your script that is causing this then. I noticed their cameras changing swiftly over and over again, try looking over OnPlayerUpdate.
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#6

Thanks for your help, but as the OP mentions, there is nothing under OnPlayerUpdate.

I'm uploading another video soon, which captures the problem in a different way.
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#7

There has to be something that you made, something new, a function that caused this. Or maybe you put a new include.

Do you have any filterscripts?
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Originally Posted by Write
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There has to be something that you made, something new, a function that caused this. Or maybe you put a new include.

Do you have any filterscripts?
I have an animations filterscript and also gl_realtime.


Unfortunately it is very hard to go back to a point where I know everything was okay. We only had a few people on at a time for testing (and we usually weren't online for long) and everything seemed fine. Thinking about it, there was 1 occasion when we had a similar problem, but I can't remember how (and if) I fixed it...

The includes I use:

Code:
#include 	<a_samp>
#include 	<sscanf2>
#include 	<ZCMD>
#include 	<YSI\y_ini>
#include 	<streamer>
#include 	<crashdetect>
#include 	<foreach>
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#9

Try removing all of your filterscripts and see if that does the trick, something is conflicting with your script or it's within your script, I remember a similar bug a long time ago but It only lasted untill the owner removed all of his filterscripts.

Hope it helps, I have no idea what it is if it dosen't.
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#10

That streamer is from 2010. I am sure using an up-to-date streamer will provide a better result.
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Originally Posted by Write
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Try removing all of your filterscripts and see if that does the trick, something is conflicting with your script or it's within your script, I remember a similar bug a long time ago but It only lasted untill the owner removed all of his filterscripts.

Hope it helps, I have no idea what it is if it dosen't.
Today, I'm going to remove all my mapping (to see if it's somehow a bugged map causing this) and see if it helps. If not, I'll remove my filterscripts too. Thanks.

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That streamer is from 2010. I am sure using an up-to-date streamer will provide a better result.
I edited my OP earlier, and stated I tried it with Incognito and that the server is still having problems. Thanks though..
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#12

The exact same thing happened to me a while ago. Players started disappearing then reappearing after I used the spectate command. Perhaps that might be the issue, as I was never able to fix it myself.
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The exact same thing happened to me a while ago. Players started disappearing then reappearing after I used the spectate command. Perhaps that might be the issue, as I was never able to fix it myself.
That's actually interesting. I'll disable the spectate command for now, and see if that improves anything.

Thanks.

EDIT: /spec command disabled.

Also, I noticed I have this under player login:

TogglePlayerSpectating(playerid,false);

I doubt that's a problem though.
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