How to post your bug correctly
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If you want to post a bug, every information you send is very helpful to fix it as fast as possible.

So please consider the following steps:

1) Has the bug already been reported?
Check the Bug section if the bug is already reported and post your information there instead of opening a new thread. Probably your bug is already marked as FIXED so you probably find it in the DONE section of the forum. In that case post in that thread and the bug will be moved to the open bugs again till it's fixed.

2) Chose the right subject
DXX-Rebirth runs on several operating systems. So please write down if D1X or D2X has that bug and on which OS the bug appeared.
Example: "[d2x windows-xp] game crashes if ..."
If you have the game compiled from source by yourself please let me know your compiler flags and if you use SDL or OGL version.

3) Submit as much information as possible
Every information you submit is helpful. That includes detailed PC configuration.
The most important: exact description of the situation where bug appeared.
You also should write down what command-line options and/or INI file settings you use and probably - if it is possible (in case of graphical glitches) - screenshot and/or a demo.
Sometimes it would come in handy if you submit your complete configuration (including INI, player files, descent.cfg etc.) via mail or as downloadable archive.

4) Step-by-Step instruction
Give a detailed instruction on how to reproduce your bug. If it was a random event, still try to recreate what your did to produce the bug and do not hesitate to write that this is a random effect in the first place.
Try to be detailed about your observations and write what bug you encountered and how you imagine the game should behave instead.

Example:
Quote:- Start the game
- Load a Savegame made in Level 4 of the main game campaign
- Fly into the room with the red key
- Kill the green bot on the left side
Result: The game suddenly runs slow and all bots carry funny hats
Expected behaviour: the game should continue to run with a smooth Gameplay and bots should not wear funny hats.
Even if you find such a description a bit excessive - especially when the bug is very obvious to you and makes the game virtually unplayable. But consider not everyone - including myself - might even encounter this bug. So a step-by-step description is helpful to get down to the root of this issue.

5) Please make ONE thread for ONE bug. If you have multiple, independent bugs please create multiple threads!
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