In the downloadable version .979b, on Win8, the control buttons (Inventory, Medical, Craft, ect.) vanished while looting. Could not get back to map screen.
Were you scavenging a building, in combat, or somewhere else when looting? In the first two cases, you'll need to finish the encounter (scavenge encounter or combat encounter) before returning to the map. If it was something else, though, there might be a bug.
Dan Fedor - Founder, Blue Bottle Games
I was scavaging a building, and I did not even have the close encounter screen button,
By "close encounter screen" button, do you mean the one with the 3 silhouettes on it? E.g. The button in the lower left corner on the screen below:
Did you get any loot from the scavenge encounter? Or was it an empty building? (Sorry for all the questions. Just trying to figure out how I can reproduce the bug on this end.)