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Offline EazY

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???Up stairs in the alien ships???
« on: September 14, 2010, 12:27:17 pm »
I downloaded 2.3 and looks good :D

Howerver I cant seem to get into the middle room where the stairs are in the alien ships.  Thinking the doors where just small I crouched and stuff but I just cant do it.  Ive managed to throw grenades in and stuff.  I know the alien is up there as I have seen him.

Every time there is a ship it seems to be a night mission and maybe I just cant see something im supposed to.

Any help on this would be much appreciated.

Thanx.

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Re: ???Up stairs in the alien ships???
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2010, 12:32:54 pm »
Howerver I cant seem to get into the middle room where the stairs are in the alien ships.  Thinking the doors where just small I crouched and stuff but I just cant do it.  Ive managed to throw grenades in and stuff.  I know the alien is up there as I have seen him.

Please attach a screenshot and wrtie which map was it.

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Re: ???Up stairs in the alien ships???
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 12:45:36 pm »
And its map - Tropical UFO


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Re: ???Up stairs in the alien ships???
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 02:02:56 pm »
If you would do a little search before posting, you'd know it's known bug and is being worked on...

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Re: ???Up stairs in the alien ships???
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2010, 02:03:51 pm »
To be honest I've lost track of all the harvester issues I've fixed, but I'm pretty sure that the tropic harvester has been fixed for 2.3.1. EazY, that means the problem should be fixed in the upcoming 2.3.1 release when it gets here.

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Re: ???Up stairs in the alien ships???
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2010, 04:04:04 pm »
I did search a little, blindly (didnt know to search the key words 'tropical harvester')..  My internet connection is very limited due to bad wifi signal it took me 7 hours to download 2.3.  I would change provider but Im moving soon and dont want to commit to any contract yet.

So now i've just noticed the error is on tropical maps as I could go upstairs on a cold map. 
Is there ways around this? Or is it a case of using the Auto Complete mission option, I dont know of the advantages and disadvantages of this because the manual's seem very incomplete.  Kinda wished I had waited to the more bug free version came out.

Thanx

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Re: ???Up stairs in the alien ships???
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2010, 04:37:47 pm »
Patience. Aliens usually come down to that room with stairs sooner or later...also don't forget to sweep rest of map, they might be hiding out there too.

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Re: ???Up stairs in the alien ships???
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2010, 10:08:37 pm »
So now i've just noticed the error is on tropical maps as I could go upstairs on a cold map. 
Is there ways around this?
Does the 2.3 package you DLed contain a ufo2map.exe ?
If so, you could get just the file tr_craft_ufo_harvester.map (230 kB unzipped), compile it, and the problem should be gone.

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Re: ???Up stairs in the alien ships???
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2010, 10:38:23 pm »
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If so, you could get just the file tr_craft_ufo_harvester.map (230 kB unzipped), compile it, and the problem should be gone.

Yes it actually does... :D

This seems like what I need to do, questions... where do  get this file and what compiler do I need to implement it? (or is it even more simpler, or is their an readme/info/how-to?)

Thanks this might just be the help I needed

 :D :D

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Re: ???Up stairs in the alien ships???
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2010, 10:54:11 pm »
ufo2map.exe *is* the mapcompiler.

Did you have to compile the maps after installing your DLed 2.3 package ? Like starting compile_maps.bat or make maps.mk ?

Are you on Windoze or linux ?


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Re: ???Up stairs in the alien ships???
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2010, 11:01:05 pm »
Windows xp, but, just until I get a copy of linux.  Is been at least 6 years since I've been online (on going gf relationship) I dont know whats changed or whatever....  Unsure what distro to get but Ubunutu (unsure if thats the correct spelling) seems to be the one on distrowatch ive noticed recently.


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Re: ???Up stairs in the alien ships???
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2010, 11:08:36 pm »
Sorry, can't help with linux distros.

What about the other question in my previous post ?

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Re: ???Up stairs in the alien ships???
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2010, 11:15:43 pm »
I didnt have to complile any maps as far as im aware of... I cant find a compile_maps.bat, and maybe i need to look harder but as far as i can find is C:\Program Files\UFOAI-2.3\base\maps\tropic\tr_craft_ufo_harvester.map but its (288 KB) and not (230 kB unzipped)

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Re: ???Up stairs in the alien ships???
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2010, 11:45:38 pm »
Ok, here is a zip of the harvester.
- unpack it (you make backups, don't you ?)
- delete the harvester.bsp
- open a cmd.exe
- change to c:\ufoai
- type ufo2map maps/tropic (note the slash here !)

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Re: ???Up stairs in the alien ships???
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2010, 11:50:29 pm »
Thank you soo much

Its good to find someone that can actually take the time to help.