Originally Posted by svann
Ive had a couple problems for some time and just now was told its not a vg problem but its infomap. Almost always when I relog from character select the minimap turns gray and/or the minimap pointer stops functioning. I have to do a /reload, sometimes multiple times. Is there a fix for this? Also the quest log location buttons sometimes stop working requiring a relog to fix. Dunno if thats infomap as well though.
It is not a problem with InfoMap. These kinds of things are symptoms of long-standing bugs in Vanguard's handling of the UI. It is possible for a particular combination of UI mods to aggravate the problems in Vanguard, sure. It's also possible to get these problems with the default UI.
The "black maps" syndrome is legendary. It comes and goes, but only affects a small number of people. I'm sorry to hear you're one of them. I tried a long time ago to nail down a combination of factors which triggered that one but with no success.
Now your other symptoms however, they also sound familiar and I can suggest something for that.
There is a limit to how many items Vanguard can display in a UI window. If it overflows, parts of the UI window start to break. In this case, an excessive number of ingame PoIs (quest locations, etc.) can break the minimap window causing loss of the pointer, and the +/- buttons in the default UI.
Chances are you're playing on a pretty old character and have built up a lot of locations over time. Go into the Location tab and clear out lots of stuff in there that you don't need. Do this for all the continents, delete locations from each. Restart the game, and things should stop breaking then.
Also if you are using a CustomPoINames.txt file to load in your own PoIs, be aware that they count towards the total as well. It's a limit per map, not an overall total.
I would be very curious to know if clearing out your locations removes or lessens the black maps problem as well, or if that is entirely unrelated? Do let me know please.