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Offline fhstoica

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New on the forum, spotted some bugs
« on: August 22, 2012, 02:59:12 pm »
Hi,

I am new on the forum, so I don't even know if this is the right place for this post (please advise).
I downloaded the source code for the 2.5 version of the game about 3 months ago, and I keep on running on 2 problems:

1) For some crashed UFOs I cannot enter the mission, I get the error:

ERROR: Couldn't load maps/bridge/br_craft_crash_scout.bsp

The dropship just hovers over the location and I have to send it back manually.

2) I had to abandon a campaign as I kept on getting errors of the type:

ERROR: CP_SetAlienTeamByInterest: no available alien team for mission 'cat7_interest27_1': interest = 27 -- category = 7

This happened for all missions (base attack, crashed or landed UFO, etc).

I also encountered (only once) the problem of "missionid" appearing as the string "^Q" in the save file, and hence unable to reload the game (for a simple campaign)

I can do some coding (mostly C++ and Python, not much using plain old C), so I would like to help fix these bugs.
I also played graphics in the past (mostly pov-ray) so maybe I can help a bit with the mapping.

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Re: New on the forum, spotted some bugs
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 04:10:24 pm »
Welcome. I've moved the thread to our 2.5-dev bug posting forum.

1) This has already been fixed, I believe.

2) Not sure.

If you want to try your hand at mapping, check out the mapping section of our wiki with instructions on how to get started.

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Re: New on the forum, spotted some bugs
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 04:20:07 pm »
Thank you!

1) I will update the code and see if the missing map problem is still there.
2) My googling haven't showed anything on this subject.
Will look over the mapping instructions, thanks for the link!

Anyway, I subscribed to the mailing list as well, and requested a digest at the end of the day,
but I haven't got any message. Should I try again? Contact a moderator directly?

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Re: New on the forum, spotted some bugs
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 05:36:57 pm »
1) I will update the code and see if the missing map problem is still there.

You will also need to get the latest data and compiled map. If you're downloading the latest nightly builds for Windows, you'll need to download the complete installer, not just the binaries. If you're fetching from Git and compiling yourself, you'll need to update the maps.

Anyway, I subscribed to the mailing list as well, and requested a digest at the end of the day,
but I haven't got any message. Should I try again? Contact a moderator directly?

What mailing list is this?

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Re: New on the forum, spotted some bugs
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2012, 05:49:30 pm »
I am using Git under Linux. Will have the update everything, source code, maps, and do a clean build.
I will also have to include the save files and logs (I keep the stdout and stderr of every game session) in the posts.

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Re: New on the forum, spotted some bugs
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2012, 07:50:14 pm »
2) Not sure.
Fixed too. IIRC it was present for very short time (one day?)