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Cannot complete Derelict mission "Acceptable Losses"
The mission Acceptable Losses in the Derelict campaign seems to be missing an event trigger that will not let me pass the mission.

I have tried:
Simply failing 5 times but the option to skip the mission does not appear.
Using cheats to set all goals as true.
Modifying the mission file in FRED, but it doesn't seem to use the newly saved mission.
Modifying the campaign file to set the starting mission, but FRED won't let me open the file(I did hit shift-C first)
Replacing the mission with another mission, creating a new VP and replacing the old one. This resulted in the game no longer working no matter what I did, even deselecting the mod in the launcher failed to fix it.

Sooo, I am now reinstalling FS2 SCP and was hoping someone had some solutions as to how to get around this.
My build is 3.6.9.

Thanks

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Cannot complete Derelict mission "Acceptable Losses"
What mission was this, actually? I think I'll download Derelict again and take a look. In any case, I'd guess that the problem lies in the Derelict vp rather than your FSO install.

But uno momento. I'll check it out to see if I might come up with an explanation. BRB.

Edit: Nope, can't tell what's happening at your end. Other than the possibility of a corrupt Derelict vp. Try to redownload it.
« Last Edit: January 20, 2008, 04:04:19 am by Lobo »
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

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11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
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Re: Cannot complete Derelict mission "Acceptable Losses"
I've got a new VP now, but I don't know how to get back to that level.  Other than doing the 5 times skip thing all the way back is there a way to get back to a level?

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Cannot complete Derelict mission "Acceptable Losses"
Two, actually. Either do a modified version of the campaign file so that the campaign starts from a certain mission, or do the rather annoying thing and start playing the missions in the Mission simulator. That is, open the Mission simulator and hit Ctrl + Shift + S.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 
Re: Cannot complete Derelict mission "Acceptable Losses"
I get an error when trying to open the Derelict.fc2 in FRED.  I hit shift-c.  Go to open, select the file and get the message "Couldn't open campaign file!".

I used qvp to extract the .fc2 file from the DerelictSCP.vp


Incidentally, I also figured out what the original problem with the mission was.

Some of the newer models and textures are saved in a strange format.  The game still runs normally but the models don't appear.  Without the model you can't actually damage the ship (but you can crash into it oddly enough).  Since the mission depends on a certain ship being destroyed the trigger is never activated.  Disabling all .vps fixed it.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Cannot complete Derelict mission "Acceptable Losses"
I get an error when trying to open the Derelict.fc2 in FRED.  I hit shift-c.  Go to open, select the file and get the message "Couldn't open campaign file!".

I used qvp to extract the .fc2 file from the DerelictSCP.vp
You could have used Notepad for editing the campaign file, like real men.

Quote from: Bertuccio
Incidentally, I also figured out what the original problem with the mission was.

Some of the newer models and textures are saved in a strange format.  The game still runs normally but the models don't appear.  Without the model you can't actually damage the ship (but you can crash into it oddly enough).  Since the mission depends on a certain ship being destroyed the trigger is never activated.  Disabling all .vps fixed it.
Wait wait wait. Let's revise a few things now that I thought of them.

1. Are you playing in OpenGL?
2. If yes, have you also ticked on the Use jpg/tga textures flag from the Launcher's Features tab?

Many ships use the aforementioned textures and if you have that option off, the ships are invisible, partially or completely.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 
Re: Cannot complete Derelict mission "Acceptable Losses"
Yes I'm using openGL, yes the jpg/tga setting is enabled.  I am using an old card and the game uses some wierd format, I don't have this problem with anything else.  There's no way to truly fix it from my end.

I didn't realize the fc2 files were in plain text :)  But I am not sure what I need to change.  Is it as simple as just changing the first line that says "$Mission BLAH" to "$Mission THEMISSIONIWANT" ?