Minimize Hack!

SphynxCG

Diabloii.Net Member
Minimize Hack!

Last night I finished leveling to 50 with my skellimancer and was doing anya quest. I only had the ancients way wp so I was walking back from there when a sorc (I think) joined and said 'anya wp up'. Being a little stoned and drunk I didn't think twice and jumped into her tp. My screen instantly minimized and I couldn't even move my mouse down to the bottom of my screen. I alt-tabbed back and was dead.

I definitely did not alt tab out but my screen minimized the moment I went through the tp. Everyone please be extra careful because there is no way to recover from this. I had a belt full of full rejuvs and no way to take them.
 

Sip

Banned
Why is it always a hack when you die unexpectedly?

no offense, but theres no way someone can make you minimize by taking their tp. you could have alt+tabbed accidentally, a program could have loaded itself or plenty of other things.

Just the other day the screen minimized when i was playing diablo. Apparently i had some auto-update virus thing that needed to be checked. Thank god i wasnt amoung monsters.
 

sohcan

Diabloii.Net Member
SphynxCG said:
Being a little stoned and drunk
Maybe, just maybe, this had something to with it? :buddies:

People minimize the game by mistake all the time when they are sober, one can only surmise it would be much easier to do so by mistake when a person is not sober.
 

SphynxCG

Diabloii.Net Member
Sip said:
Why is it always a hack when you die unexpectedly?
I die all the time. This necro was the seventh installment of my first hc character. I'm not ruling out the possibility that I accidentaly alt-tabbed out, but there were certainly no other programs running. If I had been interrupted by a popup or something I would have seen it. That coupled with the fact that my mouse was restricted from going to the bottom of the screen leads me to believe it was a hack.

The only time I accidentally alt tab out is when im looking at items and try to bring up the map. I was doing neither at this point.

All I'm saying is that it seems mighty peculiar that my game minimized without alt tab and without a program running the background.

Also - how can you know that a hack couldnt minimize my screen? This is the first time I have ever called hacks on anyone because I am sure I did not minimize my window.
 

myolosolo

Diabloii.Net Member
I do that all the time, and I have xp pro and sometimes when i do that my mouse goes "bye bye" so I have to go ctrl alt del, and then and only then I get the mouse pointer back. So you could of(most likey) have done what I do all the time since you were stoned and drunk or you passed out hitting your face on the keyboard hitting alt tab. (just joking) If you have xp then you have done what I do all the time, if not well boo, it was the ghost.
 

acb123

Diabloii.Net Member
if your keyboard has the windows bottom and you hit it you will minimize diablo. I had problems with this with my keyboard since it was right next to alt. But I just took the key out.
 

ConnerMacleod

Diabloii.Net Member
You know how you prevent accidents in the future?

Do what I did.

Flathead Screwdriver + (2 x Windows keys) = No more problems

And turn of all virus protection and networking software before playing.
 

YouHaveMail

Diabloii.Net Member
If you play in windowed mode, and go to click the tp and click near the outer edge of the window, it minimizes.
 

BreakThruX

Diabloii.Net Member
you mustve hit that *** *** windows key...you know the one that brings up the start bar??? OMFG i hate that and it mightve lagged loading cause DII takes up alot of resources.
 

minion

Diabloii.Net Member
Cleglaw_Himself said:
That's why someone posted months ago a link to the site where you download

"I hate this key" program. It works for me.
I'm 99% sure I posted that, its a very useful program and it disables the windows key and if you pay it will also do some fancy things but...

windows key is the only thing I care about, and my keyboard still looks nice :)
 

SiRKONE

Diabloii.Net Member
popping out the windows key isnt really neccesary, all u gotta do is slide a thick piece of paper underneath key and then put the other end underneath keyboard.then voila no ugly dark spot where crusty parts of junk food fall out of :thanks:
 

Ity-Bity

Diabloii.Net Member
I only pulled out the left Windows key (with my Leatherman). My keyboard doesn't use springs so I can easily just pop the key back in should I ever get the desire to.
 

MoUsE_WiZ

Diabloii.Net Member
You could always learn to type/play without hitting the windows key...
I love the key, makes opening apps so much quicker, better than ctrl+alt+key crap.
 

doubleOObubble

Diabloii.Net Member
I haven't disabled mine in any way yet, though it has happened that I've minimized my game a few times, it being next to ALT and all. The undoubtably biggest impact on gaming that key had, was when it was "introduced" on most keyboards during the end of the DOOM2 era. You had to be acrobatic to play efficiently using strafe and shooting at the same time... Oh, those were the days.
 

helohi

Diabloii.Net Member
doubleOObubble said:
I haven't disabled mine in any way yet, though it has happened that I've minimized my game a few times, it being next to ALT and all. The undoubtably biggest impact on gaming that key had, was when it was "introduced" on most keyboards during the end of the DOOM2 era. You had to be acrobatic to play efficiently using strafe and shooting at the same time... Oh, those were the days.
Aaah the good old days.. I once saw one of the sickest doom2 players ever (Tex, playing for Chopstick Ninjas). He knew all the tricks (rocketjumping, headshooting, etc.) and he only played with keyboard! Needless to say he got even better when he started using the mouse :eek:
 

Panders

Diabloii.Net Member
Possibly....

Spyware? Now I don't know if it's even a possibility of a problem, but I know a friend of mine had a metric *bleep*ton of it on his computer and he was getting alt-tabbed out randomly. Cleared it out and the problem appeared to have stopped.
 

Mecal

Diabloii.Net Member
minion said:
I'm 99% sure I posted that, its a very useful program and it disables the windows key and if you pay it will also do some fancy things but...
interesting, too bad i use the windows key.

my friend di that before, good thing it wasnt on HC, because he hit the windows key instead of ALT. lol :lol:
 
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