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can't get rank "Senior Warrant Officer" (r29133)
« on: March 26, 2010, 05:33:06 pm »
According to "base/ufo/medals.ufo" I need 45 points in mind and at least 24 kills to get the rank of a "Senior Warrant Officer". One of my soldiers has 46 points in mind and 45 kills (and no "killed others" like civilians), but she doesn't rank up (she has still the rank of a "Warrant Officer").

"Senior Warrant Officer" is the first rank, that misses the entry "killed_others" in "base/ufo/medals.ufo".

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Re: can't get rank "Senior Warrant Officer" (r29133)
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010, 06:32:04 pm »
I had the same problem too so i just tried adding the "killed_others  2" line to all ranks in medals.ufo. It worked, both my WOs got promoted to SWOs after the next mission.

None of them had ever killed any civilians or friendlies so this one has to be a bug.

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Re: can't get rank "Senior Warrant Officer" (r29133)
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 06:48:55 pm »
please, give save to us, both xml and lint files.

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Re: can't get rank "Senior Warrant Officer" (r29133)
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010, 08:07:30 pm »
please, give save to us, both xml and lint files.

I don't even have lint files, only xml. And since i added those lines i also changed most of the mind and kills requirements cause i didn't like how long it took for my soldiers to level.
I played through the campaign twice and i never managed to get any of my soldiers to SWO even though they all met the requirements. This is my 3rd try and with those "killed_others" lines added my soldiers level properly, 4 of them reached senoir warrant officer so far.

So i'm not sure my save would work the same for you since my medals.ufo has slightly different values for each rank. I also did this like a week ago, and don't have any saves from then.

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Re: can't get rank "Senior Warrant Officer" (r29133)
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2010, 10:43:39 am »
please, give save to us, both xml and lint files.

Kildor, I'm having the same problem (currently on build 29486 from Destructavator's installer), since I should have three senior warrant officers right now (mind score and kills are okay, haven't killed any civilians or own). Where do you want the save files? Attached here or a new item on the bug tracker?

On second thought, let's do both. Tracker item located here.

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Re: can't get rank "Senior Warrant Officer" (r29133)
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2010, 10:58:35 am »
Thanks Edi, it seems you are our number 1 betatester lately  ;)

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Re: can't get rank "Senior Warrant Officer" (r29133)
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2010, 11:58:42 am »
Thanks Edi, it seems you are our number 1 betatester lately  ;)
Thanks. :)

I tend to be that way, bugs offend me on principle. ;)

I can barely code my way out of a for-loop, but I'm excellent at documenting and describing things, which is a prime prerequisite for useful bug reports. I actually have a fair bit of experience documenting and managing software bugs, because I've been doing that for Illwinter Game Design's Dominions 3: The Awakening since 2007. Opened my big mouth a few times too many and next thing I knew I was riding herd on the entire bug reporting. It actually worked out rather well for everyone.

So as long as I'm going to play UFO:AI, I might as well put those same skills to use here, no? :D

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Re: can't get rank "Senior Warrant Officer" (r29133)
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2010, 11:26:38 am »
Why don't devs repair this ?

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Re: can't get rank "Senior Warrant Officer" (r29133)
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2010, 12:20:57 pm »
i suppose because nobody had the time to do it yet

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Re: can't get rank "Senior Warrant Officer" (r29133)
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2010, 01:06:06 pm »
I did some more testing with Edi's save. I tried to add the "killed_others 0" line to all ranks past WO, no succes. But with "killed_others 1" it looks like it's working, those WOs got promoted after the first mission. I have no idea whats really causing the bug, so i guess this isn't a fix, more like a workaround. Anyway, here is the file with the new lines, i don't have the slightest idea how to use the svn thingy yet :)

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Re: can't get rank "Senior Warrant Officer" (r29133)
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2010, 01:33:08 pm »
Thanks for testing. I added a comment about it to the tracker item.

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Re: can't get rank "Senior Warrant Officer" (r29133)
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2010, 12:00:34 am »
This has been fixed, my soldiers got promoted in build 29651. The highest ranking guy went directly from Warrant Officer to Second Lieutenant.

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Re: can't get rank "Senior Warrant Officer" (r29133)
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2010, 12:14:03 am »
This has been fixed, my soldiers got promoted in build 29651. The highest ranking guy went directly from Warrant Officer to Second Lieutenant.
You will not be happy with the savegame break I suppose  ;)

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Re: can't get rank "Senior Warrant Officer" (r29133)
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2010, 12:21:56 am »
No, I most definitely will not. Though I may hold off on updating for a while, depending on some things.

I wonder if they can devise a script that would allow porting savegames from the old format to the new...