Author Topic: Where are my Helios?  (Read 1383 times)

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Offline feltoar

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Forgive me if the answer to this has been staring me in the face. Im going through my first play through of the FS2 campaign (everyone has done a great job restoring the game!). Up to the mission where you need to take out the beam cannons on the Sathanas. It seemed impossible and when I looked on the net found out there are some Helios missiles I need to shoot at it?

My secondary weapons bank is empty and nothing happens when I press my alternative fire button. I cannot alter my ship or loadout. What am I missing?

 

Offline FUBAR-BDHR

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Apparently the Helios but you already figured that part out.   :D

Have you been using that pilot for other campaigns?  Could be a corrupted pilot file.  If not then is that the red-alert mission?  If so there was talk of a red-alert bug on here somewhere.  I'll see if I can find it.

Looks like it's been fixed.  If you installed using Turey's installer try switching to the 3.6.10 exe in the launcher.  I'd suggest backing up your pilot file first just in case data\players\single folder. 



« Last Edit: February 14, 2008, 08:55:24 pm by FUBAR-BDHR »
No-one ever listens to Zathras. Quite mad, they say. It is good that Zathras does not mind. He's even grown to like it. Oh yes. -Zathras

 

Offline blowfish

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If you quit directly from the debriefing screen on the previous mission (A Flaming Sword), then the allow-weapon sexps for the Trebuchet and Helios probably will not have been saved.  This is a bug I have observed which I just manticized.

 

Offline feltoar

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I used the Windows installer at fsoinstaller.com. Ive been swapping campaigns like a maniac and I think I may also have quit from the debreifing screen during the mission before.

What do I do to fix it? Start a new pilot?

 

Offline blowfish

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I used the Windows installer at fsoinstaller.com. Ive been swapping campaigns like a maniac and I think I may also have quit from the debreifing screen during the mission before.

What do I do to fix it? Start a new pilot?

Or just restart the campaign.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Or wait and see if karajorma makes you a campaign file that begins from A Flaming Sword, saving you from excess playing.
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]gw-atm.mimuw.edu.pl] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline blowfish

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Or wait and see if karajorma makes you a campaign file that begins from A Flaming Sword, saving you from excess playing.

Or do it yourself by extracting Freespace2.fc2 from root_fs2.vp and modifying it in notepad, though it may take a little while to understand it if you have never seen a file like this before.

 

Offline FUBAR-BDHR

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Or as a last ditch effort you can try dropping this sm3-01.fs2
in your data\missions directory.  It's kind of cheating but might work as it is no longer a scramble mission and will let you pick your loadout. Just remember no guarantees and delete it when your done. 


No-one ever listens to Zathras. Quite mad, they say. It is good that Zathras does not mind. He's even grown to like it. Oh yes. -Zathras

 

Offline karajorma

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Or wait and see if karajorma makes you a campaign file that begins from A Flaming Sword, saving you from excess playing.

Actually Bearbaiting is one I already had prepared. For some reason I get one request to start from there for every three restart requests I get. :D

Download and extract this file to Freespace2\Data\Missions

Go to the campaign room and click restart campaign.

The campaign will now start from Bearbaiting with the correct weapons.

Once you finish the campaign delete the Freespace2.fc2 file from Freespace2\Data\Missions so that you can play all the missions again.
Karajorma's Freespace FAQ. It's almost like asking me yourself.

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Offline feltoar

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Thanks for the assistance but Ive already restarted the campaign. Good excuse as any to play through and digest the story better.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Or wait and see if karajorma makes you a campaign file that begins from A Flaming Sword, saving you from excess playing.

Actually Bearbaiting is one I already had prepared. For some reason I get one request to start from there for every three restart requests I get. :D
Oh yeah. Bearbaiting follows A Flaming Sword. I'll defend myself by saying that you can't expect me to remember details like that at 8am  :D
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 []

 

Offline feltoar

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Dammit, it happened again. I got up to the mission, made sure the helios were then and decided to call a night. Got back, its gone. Ill be trying one of those hacked files later, once I get my joystick issues resolved :(

 

Offline feltoar

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Just came back to say thanks. The sm3-01.fs2 didnt do anything (even though I could change equipment no Helios or any secondary weapons were there). The second file worked fine.