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Offline Logrus

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How to use Babylon Project?
So, I downloaded TBP 3.7.7 through the Knossos, but when I attempt starting any mission or campaign, it just crashes to desktop. What am I doing wrong? The installation folder is just ~4gb too. Am I missing something?

 

Offline Trivial Psychic

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Re: How to use Babylon Project?
Which FSO build are you using?
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Offline Logrus

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Re: How to use Babylon Project?
21.4.0

 

Offline Trivial Psychic

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Re: How to use Babylon Project?
An explanation for what the problem is can be found in THIS post.

The solution will involve editing the ships.tbl file.

Entries for the Aurora, Aurora MK1 and PSI Aurora all have the following line in their tables:

$Default PBanks:         ( "40mm Pulse"  "" )

The game is concerned that the model has 2 primary weapon banks and the table file only has 1, since the second is left blank in the tables.  The solution is to add a valid weapon entry into between the 2 quotation marks.  You can use anything from the Allowed Banks list, or just add "<NONE>", which is itself a valid weapon from the weapons table.  Depending on which campaign you are trying to play, you might be able to play it without making these changes, so long as none of these Aurora variants are in the mission.  Something like Raider Wars should only use the standard Aurora, while the Minbari War campaigns would use the MK1.  Either way, I'd suggest making the fix for all of the three variants to be on the safe side.  Remember to re-save the ships.tbl file after you make the changes.  It should be noted that the Oct. 7th build restores the message warning about this kind of thing, which had been removed in the late summer and is still missing from the 21.4 build.

I hope this fixes things for you.
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Offline wesp5

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Re: How to use Babylon Project?
Should this be fixed in the TBP core files too or will this be fixed in the upcoming FSO builds anyway?

 

Offline Logrus

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Re: How to use Babylon Project?
Thanks! I made changes to ships.tbl and it works now, despite generating 13 errors/warnings at start.
Which campaign would you recommend to begin with?

 

Offline Trivial Psychic

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Re: How to use Babylon Project?
Should this be fixed in the TBP core files too or will this be fixed in the upcoming FSO builds anyway?
I have no idea who is doing maintenance on TBP right now, or if there is a feature coming down the line to support leaving it blank, but as for FSO, a least current Nightly builds have at least restored the error message so you know what the problem is.

Thanks! I made changes to ships.tbl and it works now, despite generating 13 errors/warnings at start.
Which campaign would you recommend to begin with?
It's been a very long time since I've flown TBP, but Raider Wars was the biggest campaign when I was active.
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