HelviusRufus wrote:Not certain what a soft lock is, but sometimes I will accidentally hit the Windows icon key, the start menu pops up and Marathon goes away. I am able to start it again, though, by closing the start menu, then alt-tab to the proper session and while that shows wherever I started Marathon from, clicking the mouse button brings the Marathon screen back up and running. Both the original and the M1A1.
That's just accidentally hitting the windows key
the best way of summing up a softlock in terms of marathon speedrunning. On Neither High nor Low, the game apparently checks to see if there is a death or a reload. Since speedrunning is supposed to avoid those things for the most part, you would assume to just keep going. For some reason, if you don't either die/reload or save/reload, the game for some reason soft locks.
Difference between Soft Lock and Hard Lock
The game cannot continue due to glitch making the game impossible to continue.
You can still hear the game's music.
You can also exit back to the main menu.
The game hangs/freezes
usually a still frame of when the HL happend
You have to close the game completely and restart the program