Hover flickering and trigger conditions

My organization sent me a Storyline file to review for an old course that's stopped working in our LMS. The layers that show when the learner hovers are flickering intermittently. (Sometimes they show up fine, then they stop working and won't stay up long enough to view.) The person that built it put in trigger conditions that only allow the user to click the "Next" button after the state is visited, and that's not working either, so users can't complete the course.

From what I can tell, the original developer (who was using Storyline 1) got around the fact that hotspots can't have states by adding the condition to the text boxes instead. This seems a little awkward, so I tried changing the hotspots to transparent images, but I'm having the same result with the flickering. At any rate, it was working before, and now it isn't, both in our LMS and when I try it in Tempshare. Any suggestions are welcome! I'm working in Storyline 3, and I'm new to developing eLearning. 

(I tried to attach some of the problem slides here, but I'm getting a message that my submission can't be verified.)

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Walt Hamilton

The layers that show when the learner hovers are flickering intermittently. (Sometimes they show up fine, then they stop working and won't stay up long enough to view.)

Generally flickering on hover is caused by having the hover make another object visible, with the trigger set to return to original condition on hover off. The newly visible object comes between the cursor and the original object, breaking the connection. The newly visible o0bject is restored to its invisible condition, the hover connection is renewed, the object is made visible, etc. etc. It can be cured by not selecting the restore option, or moving the object to where it doesn't show beneath the cursor.

The fact that it works sometimes makes me think there are some spots on the original object that are not covered by the second object. Experiment to see if the flickering is a function of what part of the original you hover over.

Also, hovering over objects, or showing layers does not set them to Visited state, only clicking on them does that.

Check those two things.