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JA2 from Amazon[message #303559] Wed, 18 April 2012 02:16 Go to next message
Silme
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Registered:April 2012
I got my JA2 [Download] from Amazon. Yeah, am a pervert but it was only $2.50 and no tax with instant delivery, so..
The game happened to be 1.12 and worked fine but when I installed 1.13 mod and tried to play JA2 1.13 vanilla I got a bunch of issues:
- first and most noticeable is ammo mismatch. I can't load .38 AP into 38 special but they gladly go into 9mm guns. regular ball .38 works as expected. Shotguns cannot use buckshot but they are happy to use .357 magazines. HP magazines become AP when loaded and ball ammo becomes HP. I looked into xml files and they seems to be fine.
- second: I cannot train militia in Drassen even though the loyalty is already 80%.
- third - dropped items and dead bodies may disappear after save/load. I found SKS, kevlar vest and colt commando on the very first night. I picked up SKS, saved, then picked up other stuff and got my squad wiped out next day and went back to this save.. Dead bodies and stuff on the ground disappeared without a trace Sad.

Do the symptoms look like there is an easy fix for it? I'd love to have high resolution and improved AI of the 1.13
Re: JA2 from Amazon[message #303562] Wed, 18 April 2012 03:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
usrbid

 
Messages:1558
Registered:December 2008
Welcome to the Pit!! Very Happy

Your 1.13 install didn't go correctly, probably your XMLs mismatch.

- Uninstall everything
- Delete the entire folder
- Install JA2 (the one from Amazon)
- Make a zip file from the entire JA folder (for additional installs)
- Install 1.13

From where did you get your 1.13 install? Build 4870 from here is a working install.

You can have multiple JA2 folders on one computer e.g. with different mods.

Edit: Are you sure you got the right version from Amazon. I can't find anything under $9.99 with direct download e.g. I looked at this one. But I only looked for 5 seconds.

[Updated on: Wed, 18 April 2012 04:00] by Moderator



Re: JA2 from Amazon[message #303563] Wed, 18 April 2012 04:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Silme
Messages:4
Registered:April 2012
Thank you Dieter!
I've tried to uninstall/delete the folder and install it all over again - with the same result.

I got the mod from here (mirror 1 English) http://ja2v113.pbworks.com/w/page/4218334/Downloads

and JA 2 from the location you linked - Amazon had a sale in December.

It seems like the game does not use XML files at all cause in the files all ammo of the same caliber has the caliber ID. I don't know if there is any other executable to run to finalize the installation - it only unzipped the files into my Jagged Alliance 2 folder.
Re: JA2 from Amazon[message #303570] Wed, 18 April 2012 07:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Silme
Messages:4
Registered:April 2012
ok, some good news: from vfs.txt in my \Profiles\UserProfile_JA2Vanilla directory


[3.08124] : file "TableData\SpreadPatterns.xml" does not exist
[73.7964] : file "SPEECH\037_108.gap" does not exist
[332.346] : file "TableData\Map\A9_0_ExtraItems_Experienced.xml" does not exist
[332.381] : file "TableData\Map\A9_0_ExtraItems" does not exist
[360.662] : file "SPEECH\037_000.gap" does not exist
[579.728] : file "SPEECH\051_000.gap" does not exist
[625.345] : file "SPEECH\051_027.gap" does not exist

OK, probably not so good

[Updated on: Wed, 18 April 2012 09:10] by Moderator

Re: JA2 from Amazon[message #303573] Wed, 18 April 2012 10:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
JMich

 
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Registered:January 2011
Location: Greece
Seems like you are using the "vanilla" settings of 1.13
So far, I think you are the second user to use those, which does mean that it is quite possible you will encounter trouble (like you already did). I'd suggest giving the 1.13 settings a try, and seeing whether you have better luck with those. In case you run into trouble again, either post here, or pop in the irc channel (link in both mine and Dieter's signatures), but be aware that most of us lurkers in irc are europeans, so take the time difference into account, and don't be surprised if it takes some time for us to respond.
Re: JA2 from Amazon[message #303578] Wed, 18 April 2012 12:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
usrbid

 
Messages:1558
Registered:December 2008
Yo Silme_2012, The error messages you posted should only happen on the first start of 1.13, after that thw game generates the missing files and should start without the errors again.

I am not super sure, but you can't start the game using your 1.12 EXE, you need to go into the folder and start the 1.13 EXE. Don't use the shortcut from the Windows Start menu.

If you are running Windows Vista or 7, then copy the game in a folder not Program Files as Administrator.


Re: JA2 from Amazon[message #303596] Wed, 18 April 2012 20:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Silme
Messages:4
Registered:April 2012
I'll try that. I wish vanilla JA2 with new AI, graphics and Drassen attack would work though - 1.13 has quite a learning curve to it.
Re: JA2 from Amazon[message #303609] Wed, 18 April 2012 22:54 Go to previous message
JMich

 
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Registered:January 2011
Location: Greece
Not that much really, especially since most options are optional. Should you have any options that you really can't work with (like the new cursor, go to options, second page, and remove the check from "Use NCTH"), do ask here and we'll tell you how to disable it.
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