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Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #315877] Sun, 03 March 2013 20:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Andris

 
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Registered:October 2006
Location: Budapest, Hungary

Tried to install everything as you wrote but I dont think I managed to do it correctly:

-Imp Mercs have missing items even though they are there in the impstartinggear.xml
-Multiple warning messages at game start.
-Ini editor does not work = I says "choose a game exe to proceed", and the field is greyed out...

Here how I installed it:
1-Clean JA 2 Gold install check

2-Get SCI_Unstable_Revision_5718_on_GameDir_1572 check

3-Copy paste the Unstable_Revision (everything you download from the link above) into your new JA2 folder. check

4- Get AR + install check

So far everything works fine

5-Make a copy of folder Data-1.13 so you get access to the food items later. This copy will be called

[Updated on: Sun, 03 March 2013 20:34] by Moderator

Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #315879] Sun, 03 March 2013 22:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Peal

 
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Andris

-Imp Mercs have missing items even though they are there in the impstartinggear.xml

There are some minor issues with starting gear, I had some Mercs as well missing some items. I think this is not a game breaker, but it is messy. Could be Rev 5718 maybe Rev 5720 runs better but everything above rev 5720 doesn't work with AR. I guess we have to life with that.

Andris

-Multiple warning messages at game start.


Sry, I said this before but I did not include this in the steps, so I added:

5. Just copy and replace the Ja2_Options.ini and Skills_Settings.ini from 1.13 data to the AR data folder.

if there is any warning messages at game start after step5 just tell me, or you could add the missing value just by yourself. You get the error report in the profile folder => UserProfile_JA2AR => ERROR_REPORT.iniErrorMessages

Andris

-Ini editor does not work = I says "choose a game exe to proceed", and the field is greyed out...


Man I had this at some point on my tryouts as well but I cannot remember what it was. This is serious, and definitive not correct. I guess you replaced the JA2.ini from the IoV archive, don't do that, copy and replace only the stuff in the data-IoV folder to the data-1.13 folder.

For IOV you only need the stuff from the data-IoV folder, no .exe or .ini only the data. Copy and replace everything, do the same with the 2 patches.




You only need to backup the 1.13 folder if you wanna play with the new food items and gameplay. If you disable the food gameplay on a new game you don't have to edit the xml.

I did not modify the xml I played without the food changes, because the new food items aren't placed on the AR maps and do not spawn as 1.13 loot, you can only buy them at stores. Because of that I did not even modify the xml, I disabled the whole food gameplay. Better save than sorry.

http://www.ja-galaxy-forum.com/board/ubbthreads.php/topics/314040/Re_IoV_Current_version_928.html#Post314040

You could ask WillyWonka

[Updated on: Sun, 03 March 2013 23:16] by Moderator

Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #315880] Sun, 03 March 2013 23:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jpg

 
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Registered:January 2009
Location: north of Paris, France
Thanks peal, I followed your indications, the error messages disapeared after I copied both ini files from 1.13 data to AR data, but my mercs, both IMP and AIM, don't get any LBE or armor (I have armor and LBE in loot however).
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #315882] Sun, 03 March 2013 23:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Peal

 
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Registered:August 2007
Location: Germany
Yep I remember this as well, I had several missing starting items, unfortunately I have no fix for that, hope this isn't a game breaker for you, you can see it as additional challenge ;D

Maybe rev 5720 works better, but everything above rev 5720 doesn't work with AR. Maybe there is someone with a better way to get all 3 Mods to work, this was my way and it worked for me!

Pro Tipp:
Try to steal gear from unconscious elite enemy in the early game, this way you get all your armor and LBE gear you need.

@Jasmine
Thank you so much!

[Updated on: Sun, 03 March 2013 23:56] by Moderator

Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #315899] Mon, 04 March 2013 05:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Rednight

 
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Nobody answered my question, but I think I'm getting the answers anyway it seems. Have to get back home and do all this. I have clean copies of JA2, so I can do a few mods.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #315950] Tue, 05 March 2013 08:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Vince7403

 
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You *can* play AR on new revisions, but it takes some work. You'll have to reorganize the XMLs according to the instructions here: http://www.bears-pit.com/board/ubbthreads.php/topics/313737/New_feature_Class_specific_gun.html#Post313737

Then, use the enemy/militia item choice XMLs from 1.13 gamedir 1591 or newer and place them in the Inventory folder.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #315951] Tue, 05 March 2013 09:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
S3rialThrill3r

 
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I'm getting a crash and I think it has something to do with this email I keep getting.

http://thumbnails107.imagebam.com/24122/8d9e22241218080.jpg

It usually happens not long after I let the time run on or immediately after I close the window. I don't think I can progress any further unless I prevent the email from coming up.

By the way, as someone mentioned earlier, Barry seems to have a mechanical skill level of 44.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #315960] Tue, 05 March 2013 15:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sam Hotte

 
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S3rial, pls tell us which version of 1.13 (and additional modding etc.) you are using as base for AR.
This is seeminglynot plain 1.13 v4870 release version, is it?

However this looks like it was meant to be a mail from M.E.R.C. about salary increase for one of your hired MERCs. Can you say who did a level lately (to narrow down on the potential cause)?
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #315962] Tue, 05 March 2013 16:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
S3rialThrill3r

 
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I'm only using the latest stable release (4870) with the bugfix and the DG Mercs add-on (3.0) which is supposed to be fully compatible. I believe the most recent level-up came from Reuban, although I also hired Flo, Biff and Gumpy. I can't make sure by looking at the email now since the save isn't playing nice anymore. It crashes as soon as the email notification flashes on the laptop icon.

Could it be that the DG Mercs add-on is responsible for this (and perhaps Barry's abnormal mechanical skill)? I believe it was mentioned that AR doesn't alter mercenary stats, so that's got to be it right?
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #315963] Tue, 05 March 2013 16:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sam Hotte

 
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IIRC 44 MECH for Barry is perfectly normal for 1.13.
But yes, i'd think that the DG-mercs thingie is somehow picking the wrong mail text or something the like ...
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #316082] Fri, 08 March 2013 20:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Kapnah

 
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There's part of fence behind the blind wall from the shop in Cambria (G9)
The fence serves no purpose its just really annoying trying to climb on roof of the building, mercs keep going over the fence instead of climbing the roof.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #316219] Tue, 12 March 2013 22:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
cnagorneac

 
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Registered:April 2012
Peal

There are some minor issues with starting gear, I had some Mercs as well missing some items. I think this is not a game breaker, but it is messy. Could be Rev 5718 maybe Rev 5720 runs better but everything above rev 5720 doesn't work with AR. I guess we have to life with that.


What does that mean? I tried to launch the last SVN version with AR and it worked.
Does it means that it is not working as intended? Just do not want to waste my time and realize that game is broken.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #316220] Tue, 12 March 2013 22:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Parkan

 
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Sorry if my question posted already,is any chance to play new AFS 4.30 with AR-maps?If i use 5917 version of exe?

[Updated on: Tue, 12 March 2013 22:23] by Moderator

Re: Arulco Revisited Mod v1.1[message #316237] Wed, 13 March 2013 10:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
az75

 
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Registered:June 2012
Location: Romania
Congratulations for the excellent map works(sais Azazel).
Finished the mod in latest version, novice, many problems encountered that have to do with 1.13.4870 not with your work...
Manuel in D14 is unfinished work. The fights in San Mona are bugged, Darren sais we forfeit the match. Chitzena has no enemies to fight with (was that intended?). Bugged dying enemies on roofs, not falling. Miguel and Carlos won't join after 5 towns, old or new. Some crashes related to using explosive charges on doors or using HE rockets with the rocket rifle too. There might have been a problem with my installation, as i uninstalled 2/1 Metavira, then installed 1.13 and the 1.4 version of the mod.
Thanks for giving me a reason to replay.

[Updated on: Wed, 13 March 2013 12:47] by Moderator

Re: Arulco Revisited Mod v1.1[message #316249] Thu, 14 March 2013 07:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pheloncab

 
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Registered:August 2004
Location: So. Cal. or texas
AZ75- I'd recommend a reinstall, Some of those are 'generic' bugs but it sounds like your getting way more of them than you should.

Parkan i'm not an expert but from my experience Item mods like AFS do not work with MAP mods because the item #s placed on the map are not correct any longer.
it also means even if it loads since many of the items have not been added into the maps all the non-bbyrays stuff tends to be unavailable.

Re: Arulco Revisited Mod v1.1[message #316283] Fri, 15 March 2013 22:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Spookylizard

 
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I've been playing with this and I really like the new map work, probably because it mostly feels like expansions of existing things. It's really neat.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod v1.1[message #316336] Sun, 17 March 2013 08:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mrjmwarren

 
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Registered:November 2005
Location: Houston TX
I cant get this to work 1.13 rev5917 and AR new. which versions are you using?

Re: Arulco Revisited Mod v1.1[message #316416] Wed, 20 March 2013 18:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Spookylizard

 
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The mentioned up above. 5718 I think.
One bug and minor complaint[message #316439] Thu, 21 March 2013 03:06 Go to previous messageGo to next message
AquaRegia

 
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Registered:March 2008
Awesome mod!! I found a bug in the attachment of the guns specifically the Russian guns. I cannot attach the Kobra reflex sight on any of my favorite AK-series assault rifle. I think the problem also goes for the same with Russian submachine guns and other weapons. The new aiming option does not reflect the old one. While using the the new aiming option, Leech cannot hit the side of barn with Kar 98, despite having best attachments, plus he's few feet away from an unsuspected enemy. It's as he's suffering from fatigued eyes. I'm trying to get Kobra reflex sight fix, but I cannot find files such as Items.xml or Wespons.xml in Data-AR folder.
Re: One bug and minor complaint[message #316440] Thu, 21 March 2013 03:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Sam Hotte

 
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NitricRound
but I cannot find files such as Items.xml or Wespons.xml in Data-AR folder.

That's because AR uses stock 1.13 items. So they are rather in data-1.13 folder ...
Re: One bug and minor complaint[message #316442] Thu, 21 March 2013 06:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
AquaRegia

 
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I looked into Attachments.xml file under Data-1.13/TableData folder and checked 998 which is Kobra reflex sight tag in Items.xml. I matched the tag to attachmentIndex>998 which correspond to number tags that matches to the Soviet Bloc weapons. Everything appears to be normal. What am I missing?
Re: One bug and minor complaint[message #316523] Sun, 24 March 2013 15:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Istrebitel

 
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Registered:December 2009
Location: Russia, Saint-Petersburg
Hello

1. As reply to:
Vince7403
You *can* play AR on new revisions, but it takes some work. You'll have to reorganize the XMLs according to the instructions here: http://www.bears-pit.com/board/ubbthreads.php/topics/313737/New_feature_Class_specific_gun.html#Post313737

Then, use the enemy/militia item choice XMLs from 1.13 gamedir 1591 or newer and place them in the Inventory folder.

I haven't seen any need to place xml files into different folders, it seems that all the files that come with AR are already correctly named and placed for the current latest unstable gamedir.

However, you do have to change MercProfiles.xml - copy 1.13 part of the file over AR file from uiIndex 244 to 251 inclusive (that's new DG mercs, without it you will have blank mercs in AIM with no name and no stats)

2. Tropical, Road @ C2 has a bug - left light is misplaced (at least in my playthrough the left gate to the encampment is not lit, but there is light in the forest to the northwest of it)
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #316709] Fri, 29 March 2013 08:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Fenomen

 
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Registered:September 2009
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Very Nice Mod. My only Gripe i cant find enough Medical Kits. On my Way to Omerta i found only 2 and none of the enemy Groups ever have one.

Any Advice?
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #316741] Fri, 29 March 2013 20:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Istrebitel

 
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Hmm, never have problem with those. If you loot San Mona you get plenty (four or more of big kits and several small). Especially in version 1.4 they placed extra medkits because they were pretty rare before (but still after you get your first bunch, you never run out).
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #316764] Sat, 30 March 2013 03:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Cerhio

 
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Registered:March 2013
First off, great mod! JA2 is one of the only games I can run on my POS laptop but this mod along with 1.13 makes it more than bearable! I'm running the latest version of AR and SCI_Unstable_Revision_5718_on_GameDir_1572. I've just cleared Tixa but after saving and reloading my game, I can't move my mercs without the game shutting down abruptly without any error message. Does anyone have any clue if this is from an unstable version combined with AR or if it's a bug in JA2?

If this is completely unfixable, what would you guys prefer to play, latest AR with stable 1.13 or latest unstable 1.13? Some of those features are so tasty after playing stable 1.13 for so long.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #316819] Sat, 30 March 2013 22:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Istrebitel

 
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Try to skip some time in strategic, that may help.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #316989] Wed, 03 April 2013 20:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Istrebitel

 
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Location: Russia, Saint-Petersburg
Bugs or inconviniences:

1) To west of Estoni there is a warehouse with loot. It containts "ammo belt" which is an item that looks like a shotgun clip, and contains ridiculous amount of ammunition (like, hundreds of thousands of rounds). It is worth $ 640 000!
2) There are still houses that have problems with placement of doors and containers. For example, in Cambria there is a house where after you open a door you cannot get out of the room because it blocks the only way out.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #317072] Fri, 05 April 2013 05:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
S3rialThrill3r

 
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Registered:January 2012
Cerhio

If this is completely unfixable, what would you guys prefer to play, latest AR with stable 1.13 or latest unstable 1.13? Some of those features are so tasty after playing stable 1.13 for so long.


If you decide to play with the latest stable version, keep in mind that it isn't fully compatible with the Deadly Games mercs addon, which is stated otherwise in the AR documentation. There is a game stopping crash which happens when you receive a buggy email from MERC.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #317076] Fri, 05 April 2013 08:33 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Istrebitel

 
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I am playing latest unstable now and I have zero problems. Sure, crashes happen (so far, I'd estimate about 1 crash per 5 hours of play) but none of them are unavoidable (gamestopping).
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #317099] Sat, 06 April 2013 00:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Istrebitel

 
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Important bug in AR 1.4:
Smullgers do not actually turn hostile. Even if you beat them in the face or steal their stuff, they just ignore you. Or even start to fear you (they run away from you constantly).
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #317105] Sat, 06 April 2013 09:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Larynx

 
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Istrebitel
Important bug in AR 1.4:
Smullgers do not actually turn hostile. Even if you beat them in the face or steal their stuff, they just ignore you. Or even start to fear you (they run away from you constantly).

That was not my experience. They fought back.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #317111] Sat, 06 April 2013 13:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Vincent J. Claymore

 
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Istrebitel
Important bug in AR 1.4:
Smullgers do not actually turn hostile. Even if you beat them in the face or steal their stuff, they just ignore you. Or even start to fear you (they run away from you constantly).

That was not my experience. They fought back.
Same here.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #317145] Sat, 06 April 2013 23:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Istrebitel

 
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Oh? Maybe it has something to do with playing on latest unstable? Could it be? How can I check/fix it?
They do talk garbage to me (your ass would be a good target for my new gun) but they don't actually fight me.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #317178] Sun, 07 April 2013 22:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jedjed
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can i play this with
Tai Sci
IoV
Ham?
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #317180] Sun, 07 April 2013 22:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lockie

 
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Do you want to answer the pm I sent you , like now ? :armsfolded:


Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #317189] Mon, 08 April 2013 03:09 Go to previous messageGo to next message
wsmithjr2013

 
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Location: New Jersey
Recently found the Arulco Revisted mod and am very interested in checking it out. Quickly ran through the sectors of Omerta and am liking the new scenery. Thanks for all the time and effort put into the mod.

Was just wondering ... the Arulco Revisited PDF suggests not using more than 75,000 starting money. The Arulco Revisited Guide also suggested hiring a team that will get you by for two weeks without steady income. When I started an Experienced game, I started with the normal 35,000. I'm wondering what would be considered "balanced". Is it recommended to start with more than that; ie., $70,000-$75,000 for a "balanced" game. I realize the recommendation is "hard" but most other mods are enough of a challenge for me to play "experienced" so I wanted to at least start with that.

Thanks for any help/suggestions.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #317193] Mon, 08 April 2013 07:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
S3rialThrill3r

 
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wsmithjr2013
Recently found the Arulco Revisted mod and am very interested in checking it out. Quickly ran through the sectors of Omerta and am liking the new scenery. Thanks for all the time and effort put into the mod.

Was just wondering ... the Arulco Revisited PDF suggests not using more than 75,000 starting money. The Arulco Revisited Guide also suggested hiring a team that will get you by for two weeks without steady income. When I started an Experienced game, I started with the normal 35,000. I'm wondering what would be considered "balanced". Is it recommended to start with more than that; ie., $70,000-$75,000 for a "balanced" game. I realize the recommendation is "hard" but most other mods are enough of a challenge for me to play "experienced" so I wanted to at least start with that.

Thanks for any help/suggestions.


It's probably best to pick what works for you. Personally, I ignore suggestions such as those and give myself heaps of starting money. Some people might think that wrecks the experience, but I prefer to play around with the better mercenaries simply because I find them to be the most interesting, personality-wise. Besides, I've already played through with some of the less experienced mercenaries such as Biff and Reuban, so I think I deserve it.

Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #317198] Mon, 08 April 2013 11:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
buuface

 
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This mod is super-difficult on expert and without 'enemies drop all items' (although i only play on iron-man mode) so i went for 100k starting cash.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #317216] Tue, 09 April 2013 09:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Istrebitel

 
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If you do it right, you don't really have shortage of money in the game, no matter what you start with. Going to San Mona you already get ~$30000 for quest, fighting and selling loot to Tony. Then you can hire Kaboom for ~4000/14 days and he will earn you $5000/day there.

If you make effort to loot enemies, especially elites (very much possbile at night if you have patience) then you will have lots of loot to sell to Tony or with Alt+LMB (those leftover armors and facegear do stack up to a nice amount).

Don't train militia in Omerta from the start, so that you don't pay for that - you don't really need militia there anyway but if you want you can always do it later when you have at least two cities's incomes to support that.

Try to attack small patrols (6 people preferably) at night - you can loot every single one of them for big cash in at Tony.
Re: Arulco Revisited Mod[message #317220] Tue, 09 April 2013 14:33 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
buuface

 
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Hi Sorry i'm confused about what you mean by Kaboom can earn you 5000 dollars a day.. :confused:
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