Bug with Graphic Pen?

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 From:  Moose
974.1 
Hi Michael,
This seems to be a bug apparently that I am experiencing.
With my wacom graphire tablet (whihc works fine otherwise in all applications) Once MoI is loaded, the pen loses it's coordinates or loses it's mapping so to say and starts behaving like a mouse where I'd have to drag to reach my desired point.

I tried it a couple ot times, tried un-install/re-install of MoI (latest version from the webpage).
After I exit MoI, I'd have t restart my machine for the pen to work properly again.

Anyone heard of that?
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 From:  Michael Gibson
974.2 In reply to 974.1 
Hi Moose, hmmm that is the first time that I have heard of this problem.

MoI doesn't really do anything special to access the pen, it just relies on Windows sending cursor movement information just through the same method that a mouse does.

It sounds like somehow your tablet goes into "relative" tablet mode when MoI is running.

Is it possible that you have a customized setting in the tablet driver for MoI?

To check this, go to Start / Control Panel / Wacom tablet.

That brings up the controls for the Wacom driver - near the top of this dialog there is a list that says: "Applications with Customized Tool Settings". Is there a MoI.exe in that list?

If there is you might want to remove it to use the same settings for everything, or go change the "Positioning Mode" entry down below to "Pen Mode" instead of "Mouse Mode".

If the problem persists, it might be a good idea to go to Wacom's web site and download the newest version of their driver.

- Michael
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 From:  Moose
974.3 In reply to 974.2 
Sadly this won't work..... : (
The weird thing also is that the pen does not lose coordinates right away after starting MoI, but rather a minute or two into using the application!!!
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 From:  Michael Gibson
974.4 In reply to 974.3 
Hi Moose, I don't really have any idea of what I could do to fix this, MoI is not trying to access any special tablet features or treat it any different than it does a mouse...

The only thing that I can really think of is some kind of problem in the Wacom driver.

Your best bet is to try a different version of the driver which you can get here:
http://www.wacom.com/productsupport/select.cfm

- Michael
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 From:  Kevin Wagner (DOUBLELLAMA)
974.5 In reply to 974.1 
Hey Micheal,
I have a Wacom CTE-440 tablet, and have what is likely the same problem.
Essentially, at some point, it switches between pen-mode and mouse-mode.
If I try to reproduce it, almost looks like it happens when I rotate an object.
There is a setting in the config utility to change modes, but it remains set to pen-mode.

-Kevin

EDITED: 3 Oct 2007 by DOUBLELLAMA

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 From:  Kevin Wagner (DOUBLELLAMA)
974.6 In reply to 974.3 
Hey Moose,
Did you ever get this problem with your tablet resolved? I haven't figured mine out yet.

Thanks!
Kevin
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 From:  Michael Gibson
974.7 In reply to 974.6 
Hi Kevin, the only thing I can really think of is to try a different driver.

It looks like there are 5 different driver versions available for your tablet here:
http://www.wacom.com/productsupport/drivers.cfm?os=XP&product=CTE4

The newest one there actually says "RC" which means Release Candidate, that means it is still kind of in progress and hasn't been completely finalized. Maybe that one is not a good one to use, maybe try one of the older ones.

Also you might try uninstalling your current driver using Control Panel / Add or Remove Programs before installing any older version.

- Michael
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