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Merc pictures are replaced with skyrider and A.I.M. doesn't work[message #343269] Fri, 20 November 2015 03:33 Go to next message
dreambig207

 
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Anyone know how to fix this? You can see snapshots of the problem. If I start a new game everything runs fine until I load . I can't seem to find any consistencies for what causes this but it comes and goes the glitch is more frequent than a normal load though. I'm running simple 1.13 version NO modifications to the game. When this happens skyrider is always the picture replacing other mercs, with sometimes just a black sqaure instead of a merc's face and Barry is always the only merc "listed" in AIM. Has this happened to anyone else? any ideas? the MERC service is never affected though just AIM. Thanks in advance


http://s8.postimg.org/7bffly5c1/ja1.jpg

http://s23.postimg.org/7sg4k4wnr/ja2.jpg

http://s18.postimg.org/i16y73nlx/ja3.jpg

[Updated on: Fri, 20 November 2015 03:33]

Re: Merc pictures are replaced with skyrider and A.I.M. doesn't work[message #343270 is a reply to message #343269] Fri, 20 November 2015 04:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pheloncab

 
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weird, looks like corrupted GFX files.
did you have any previous installs? or was it a clean folder install (IE. drive\jagged 1.13 November\ ) I know i've had a few times I reinstalled over an 'uninstalled' spot on a drive and it used old files that somehow were left behind..

you might be able to extract the faces folder using the SVN or another install to fix the problem.
Re: Merc pictures are replaced with skyrider and A.I.M. doesn't work[message #343273 is a reply to message #343270] Fri, 20 November 2015 16:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dreambig207

 
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I do have previous installs, but I also tried reinstalling and even on a fresh partition and the same thing happens. I bought the game first DotEmu (first time) any chance I could have gotten a bad copy and show just wait till the game goes on sale again? I don't know if this is relevant but there is a loading screen or two that the game says it can't find either, also the LBE system doesn't show open slots for MOLLE - I have to pick up a item that doesn't fit than random shadded squares will appear somewhere below the original four slots.. Just remembered those other random issues and don't know if they sound related or different. - Could provide pictures because it's kind confusing to explain. But what is SVN? And the GFX files would also affect the hiring system in AIM? - Just trying to learn

Thanks for your help, would be nice to have a smoother game experience haha
Re: Merc pictures are replaced with skyrider and A.I.M. doesn't work[message #343274 is a reply to message #343273] Fri, 20 November 2015 18:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pheloncab

 
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There are difference size pictures for each merc so the picture in hiring can be different than the tac screen etc... I forget which is which, it should be in the thread on how to change a IMP/NPC picture as to which size does what.
if it can't find a loading screen (and your not using a mod), then I'd definitely re-download the base game, if nothing else Steam usually has it onsale during the winter sale in a month.

LBE- using MOLLE can be tricky at first. you have to open the base molle item (vest/pack) then add the 'pocket' item onto one of the slots. once the pockets are added and you should see the new pockets available on your merc to put items in. If n item shows in a shaded spot.. its usually where a pocket was then the item was added, then the pocket changed. removing the item and putting it in a new pocket fixes it. (exception) backpack items are shaded to show the pack is not open, you have to open it get the item, then close the pack while in turn base mode.
Re: Merc pictures are replaced with skyrider and A.I.M. doesn't work[message #343314 is a reply to message #343274] Tue, 24 November 2015 05:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dreambig207

 
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So I tried using a GOG version of the game installed in a new directory and that didn't work either, and even installing on a different computer (XP and Win 8.). It *seems* the problem is aggravated if I edit anything within the .ini editor. But I only make changes before starting a new game, and even when I revert back to the original ini the problem still happens. is there anything else that could fix this or cause this?... this is so weird, and sucks because it makes the game hard to play which is shame bc this was becoming one of my favorites.

oh and maybe I didn't explain one of the issues well - the faces come and go, sometimes when I load a game Barry's picture is Barry sometimes it's skyrider and sometimes he's a black square...but it can happen to any merc... that's the most confusing part of all of this the glitch isn't consistent, but I wouldn't mind this as much as not being able to hire new mercs from AIM that kind of brings things to a halt.

Thanks for your help!
Re: Merc pictures are replaced with skyrider and A.I.M. doesn't work[message #343330 is a reply to message #343314] Tue, 24 November 2015 22:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pheloncab

 
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if its intermitant like that.. something really weird is happening. I'd completely uninstall including a reg cleaner, then reinstall. Test the base Game and make sure it works. if it doesn't give you the problem, make a copy of the good install (preferably on another drive or .iso). Then install your mod to the new 'working' install and test it. IF that works without the issue you can start customizing things for you.

Though since you mention using two computers, issues shouldn't transfer if they were clean download and installs. are you compiling your own or using an SCI? if an SCI, which and from where?
Re: Merc pictures are replaced with skyrider and A.I.M. doesn't work[message #343366 is a reply to message #343330] Mon, 30 November 2015 17:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dreambig207

 
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I know right - the inconsistency is crazy!! I'm assuming SCI is single click installer? - I've used DotEmu and GOG. I mis-spook on the 2 computers - I have 2 partitions (XP and Windows 8) on the same hardware. Speaking of hardware I had a random thought. My computer is a relatively new custom built computer but it's got some of latest hardware for it's CPU, RAM, SSD MOBO and GFX... I feel like i've read somewhere that sometimes really new equipment can cause random glitches... could that be the case (However it runs over 30 games, some new some old, without a hitch) either way I will try what you suggested and if I get a clean install make a back up and go from there. Thank you so much Pheloncab, I appreciate your suggestions for this very weird problem!!
Re: Merc pictures are replaced with skyrider and A.I.M. doesn't work[message #343369 is a reply to message #343366] Mon, 30 November 2015 23:40 Go to previous message
pheloncab

 
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are you keeping your games on the seperate partitions or are they sharing a data area? When I dual boot, often I would have OS partitions and then a second HD for games and data, which meant that though the registry files were different many actual game files were the same for both OS.

AMD gfx cards definately have an issue with the morph filter needing to be turned off, pretty sure that happens on NVidia too, but i haven't had an Nvidia card in forever, beyond that and the win8 patch for the Directx files i'm not aware of any special crashes for the updated hardware, I think the big conversion and recompiling that our most excellent contributors do has cut down on many of those kind of problems.

yes, SCI is single click installer, I get mine from depressivesbrot Good stuff, and install it over a copy I made after I picked up the humblebundle a year or two ago (my third purchase of the base game).
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