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Offline CKid

Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
Whenever I try to use a recent nightly, I keep getting a crash at start-up. Oddly enough, I can play the mission with a BP build.

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DEBUG SPEW: No debug_filter.cfg found, so only general, error, and warning
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FreeSpace 2 Open version: 3.7.1.10690
Passed cmdline options:
  -spec_exp 16.7
  -spec_static 0.9
  -spec_point 0.6
  -spec_tube 1
  -ambient_factor 35
  -missile_lighting
  -no_emissive_light
  -3dshockwave
  -soft_particles
  -post_process
  -fxaa
  -fb_explosions
  -dualscanlines
  -rearm_timer
  -targetinfo
  -3dwarp
  -ship_choice_3d
  -weapon_choice_3d
  -warp_flash
  -mod BattleCaptains-GTVA,blueplanet,blueplanet2,mediavps_3612
  -mipmap
  -window
  -spec
  -glow
  -env
Deprecated flag '-spec' found. Please remove from your cmdline.
Deprecated flag '-glow' found. Please remove from your cmdline.
Deprecated flag '-env' found. Please remove from your cmdline.
Building file index...
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet\adv-bp.vp' with a checksum of 0x6e9d550d
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet\bp-audio1.vp' with a checksum of 0x53c3080c
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet\bp-audio2.vp' with a checksum of 0xc9c97c6b
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet\bp-core.vp' with a checksum of 0x16ea6fad
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet\bp-visuals1.vp' with a checksum of 0x8c01538d
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet\bp-visuals2.vp' with a checksum of 0x6a0a46ec
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet2\adv-bp2.vp' with a checksum of 0x4d6319c8
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet2\bp2-audio1.vp' with a checksum of 0x4f978a6b
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet2\bp2-core.vp' with a checksum of 0x64e738b9
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet2\bp2-visuals1.vp' with a checksum of 0xbaa4dbd6
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet2\bp2-visuals2.vp' with a checksum of 0x9689af32
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Advanced.vp' with a checksum of 0x4b8b0f5a
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_AnimGlows.vp' with a checksum of 0x6a554026
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Assets.3612.vp' with a checksum of 0x59649c21
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Assets.vp' with a checksum of 0x529cc70f
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Effects.3612.vp' with a checksum of 0x9c510aa0
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Effects.vp' with a checksum of 0xb9a9a485
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Music.vp' with a checksum of 0xb3e21469
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_RadarIcons.vp' with a checksum of 0x31dd7781
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Root.3612.vp' with a checksum of 0x7c9d7e74
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Root.vp' with a checksum of 0x6ffd5c78
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\Root_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0xce10d76c
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\smarty_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0xddeb3b1e
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\sparky_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0x164fe65a
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\sparky_hi_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0xa11d56f1
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\stu_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0xd77da83a
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\tango1_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0x4c25221e
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\tango2_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0x86920b82
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\tango3_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0x705e8d71
Found root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\warble_fs2.vp' with a checksum of 0xd85c305d
Searching root 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\BattleCaptains-GTVA\' ... 246 files
Searching root 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet\' ... 12 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet\adv-bp.vp' ... 358 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet\bp-audio1.vp' ... 41 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet\bp-audio2.vp' ... 683 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet\bp-core.vp' ... 47 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet\bp-visuals1.vp' ... 400 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet\bp-visuals2.vp' ... 1561 files
Searching root 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet2\' ... 19 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet2\adv-bp2.vp' ... 33 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet2\bp2-audio1.vp' ... 243 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet2\bp2-core.vp' ... 92 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet2\bp2-visuals1.vp' ... 682 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\blueplanet2\bp2-visuals2.vp' ... 2480 files
Searching root 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\' ... 9 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Advanced.vp' ... 1283 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_AnimGlows.vp' ... 1641 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Assets.3612.vp' ... 315 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Assets.vp' ... 1527 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Effects.3612.vp' ... 10 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Effects.vp' ... 1876 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Music.vp' ... 32 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_RadarIcons.vp' ... 24 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Root.3612.vp' ... 13 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\mediavps_3612\MV_Root.vp' ... 94 files
Searching root 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\' ... 19 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\Root_fs2.vp' ... 157 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\smarty_fs2.vp' ... 10 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\sparky_fs2.vp' ... 3027 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\sparky_hi_fs2.vp' ... 1337 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\stu_fs2.vp' ... 2355 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\tango1_fs2.vp' ... 32 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\tango2_fs2.vp' ... 15 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\tango3_fs2.vp' ... 10 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Games\Freespace 2\warble_fs2.vp' ... 52 files
Found 35 roots and 20735 files.
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_core-lcl.tbm' ...
Setting language to English
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_core-lcl.tbm' ...
Game Settings Table: Using Standard Loops For SEXP Arguments
Game Settings Table: Using standard event chaining behavior
Game Settings Table: External shaders are DISABLED
Initializing OpenAL...
  OpenAL Vendor     : Creative Labs Inc.
  OpenAL Renderer   : Software
  OpenAL Version    : 1.1

  Found extension "ALC_EXT_EFX".

  Sample rate: 44100 (44100)
  EFX enabled: NO
  Playback device: Generic Software on Speakers (Realtek High Definition Audio)
  Capture device: <not available>
... OpenAL successfully initialized!
Failed to init speech
Initializing OpenGL graphics device at 1920x1080 with 32-bit color...
  Initializing WGL...
  Requested WGL Video values = R: 8, G: 8, B: 8, depth: 24, stencil: 8, double-buffer: 1
  Actual WGL Video values    = R: 8, G: 8, B: 8, depth: 24, stencil: 8, double-buffer: 1
  OpenGL Vendor    : NVIDIA Corporation
  OpenGL Renderer  : GeForce GTX 560/PCIe/SSE2
  OpenGL Version   : 4.4.0

  Using extension "GL_EXT_fog_coord".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_multitexture".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_texture_env_add".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_texture_compression".
  Using extension "GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc".
  Using extension "GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_texture_env_combine".
  Using extension "GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array".
  Using extension "GL_EXT_draw_range_elements".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object".
  Using extension "GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap".
  Using extension "GL_EXT_framebuffer_object".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_texture_rectangle".
  Using extension "GL_EXT_bgra".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_texture_cube_map".
  Using extension "GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_point_sprite".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_shading_language_100".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_shader_objects".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_vertex_shader".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_fragment_shader".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_shader_texture_lod".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_texture_float".
  Using extension "GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex".
  Found special extension function "wglSwapIntervalEXT".

Compiling new shader:
   Loading built-in default shader for: soft-v.sdr
   Loading built-in default shader for: soft-f.sdr
Shader features:
   Depth-blended Particles
Compiling new shader:
   Loading built-in default shader for: soft-v.sdr
   Loading built-in default shader for: soft-f.sdr
Shader features:
   Distorted Particles

  Compiling post-processing shader 1 ...
   Loading built-in default shader for: post-v.sdr
   Loading built-in default shader for: post-f.sdr
  Compiling post-processing shader 2 ...
   Loading built-in default shader for: post-v.sdr
   Loading built-in default shader for: blur-f.sdr
  Compiling post-processing shader 3 ...
   Loading built-in default shader for: post-v.sdr
   Loading built-in default shader for: blur-f.sdr
  Compiling post-processing shader 4 ...
   Loading built-in default shader for: post-v.sdr
   Loading built-in default shader for: brightpass-f.sdr
  Compiling post-processing shader 5 ...
   Loading built-in default shader for: fxaa-v.sdr
   Loading built-in default shader for: fxaa-f.sdr
  Compiling post-processing shader 6 ...
   Loading built-in default shader for: post-v.sdr
   Loading built-in default shader for: fxaapre-f.sdr
  Compiling post-processing shader 7 ...
   Loading built-in default shader for: post-v.sdr
   Loading built-in default shader for: ls-f.sdr

  Max texture units: 4 (32)
  Max elements vertices: 1048576
  Max elements indices: 1048576
  Max texture size: 16384x16384
  Max render buffer size: 16384x16384
  Can use compressed textures: YES
  Texture compression available: YES
  Post-processing enabled: YES
  Using trilinear texture filter.
  OpenGL Shader Version: 4.40 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
... OpenGL init is complete!
Size of bitmap info = 742 KB
Size of bitmap extra info = 48 bytes
ANI cursorweb with size 24x24 (25.0% wasted)
GRAPHICS: Initializing default colors...
SCRIPTING: Beginning initialization sequence...
SCRIPTING: Beginning Lua initialization...
LUA: Opening LUA state...
LUA: Initializing base Lua libraries...
LUA: Beginning ADE initialization
ADE: Initializing enumeration constants...
ADE: Assigning Lua session...
SCRIPTING: Beginning main hook parse sequence....
Wokka!  Error opening file (scripting.tbl)!
TABLES: Unable to parse 'scripting.tbl'!  Error code = 5.
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_flak-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_dbrs-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_exp-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-turretHotkey-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-trigger-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-tcard-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-stupid-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-equip-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-debrisgrav-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-betty-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'screencam-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'shipsaveload-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'promptBox-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'pmfs-sct.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-csc-sct.tbm' ...
SCRIPTING: Inititialization complete.
SCRIPTING: Splash screen overrides checked
SCRIPTING: Splash hook has been run
SCRIPTING: Splash screen conditional hook has been run
Using high memory settings...
Wokka!  Error opening file (interface.tbl)!
WMCGUI: Unable to parse 'interface.tbl'!  Error code = 5.
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_effects-sdf.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp-sdf.tbm' ...
Dutifully ignoring the extra sound values for retail sound 36, 'l_hit.wav'...
Dutifully ignoring the extra sound values for retail sound 37, 'm_hit.wav'...
Windows reported 16 joysticks, we found 0
Current soundtrack set to -1 in event_music_reset_choices
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_music-mus.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-mus.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp-mus.tbm' ...
TABLES => Starting parse of 'colors.tbl'...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_effects-mfl.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-mfl.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp-mfl.tbm' ...
Wokka!  Error opening file (armor.tbl)!
TABLES: Unable to parse 'armor.tbl'!  Error code = 5.
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_effects-amr.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-amr.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-aip.tbm' ...
Warning: "$perform less checks for death screams" flag is deprecated in favor of "$perform fewer checks for death screams"
Warning: "$allow primary link delay" flag is deprecated in favor of "$allow primary link at mission start"
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp-aip.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_effects-wxp.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-wxp.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp-wxp.tbm' ...
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp20.eff) with 75 frames at 20 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (ExpMissileHit1.eff) with 92 frames at 20 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp04.eff) with 49 frames at 22 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp05.eff) with 93 frames at 20 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp06.eff) with 92 frames at 22 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (capflash.eff) with 40 frames at 10 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (Maxim_Impact.eff) with 23 frames at 30 fps.
ANI Lamprey_Impact with size 80x80 (37.5% wasted)
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp50.eff) with 92 frames at 30 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (explo3.eff) with 48 frames at 22 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (HFlakExp.eff) with 48 frames at 22 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (exp06b.eff) with 92 frames at 22 fps.
BMPMAN: Found EFF (bomb_flare.eff) with 69 frames at 20 fps.
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_core-wep.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_effects-wep.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_assets-wep.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-wep.tbm' ...
Ignoring free flight speed for weapon 'Trebuchet#Aegis'
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp-wep.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bc-wep.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_effects-obt.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-obt.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_core-shp.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'radar-shp.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_effects-shp.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'mv_assets-shp.tbm' ...
TBM  =>  Starting parse of 'bp2-shp.tbm' ...
bp2-shp.tbm(line 284): Error: Required token = [#End], [$Subsystem:], [$Name], or [$Template], found [$Glowpoint overrides: ( "blue_glow4_small_40:1" )].

ERROR: bp2-shp.tbm(line 284):
Error: Required token = [#End], [$Subsystem:], [$Name], or [$Template], found [$Glowpoint overrides: ( "blue_glow4_small_40:1" )].

File: parselo.cpp
Line: 333
Freeing all existing models...
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
You can't play BP using a recent nightly unless you install the BP Compatibility Packages. We're working to make this less of a headache, sorry.

 

Offline CKid

Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
Ok, problem fixed. Thanks Battuta.
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Offline niffiwan

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
It may help to have a note in the OP about requiring the compatibility packages when using a recent nightly.
Creating a fs2_open.log | Red Alert Bug = Hex Edit | MediaVPs 2014: Bigger HUD gauges | 32bit libs for 64bit Ubuntu
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Linux OBS Packages: FSO 3.7.0 | FSO BP Build | wxLauncher (?) | PCS2 (?) | wxVPView (?)
Debian Packages (testing/unstable): Freespace2 | wxLauncher
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Offline CT27

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
Again Lepanto, thanks for the new checkpoint you uploaded.

I can relax now that I beat this mission finally. :)



Now we have Steele's mission to look forward to. :D

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
This mission would be fun as hell if the damn checkpoints didn't corrupt on CTDs. Any idea why that happens?

 

Offline m!m

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
Why is the game crashing anyway? That doesn't sound like intended behavior :p

 

Offline crizza

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
Shuld my CAG be completely replaced after killing the first Ravana or only the bombers?
Still crash before the Hecate jumps in...
« Last Edit: May 15, 2014, 08:54:20 am by crizza »
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Offline Lepanto

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
The one thing I know is that the checkpoint system uses a player-persistent variable to keep track of which checkpoint you're on, which doesn't save properly if the game CTDs, which would prevent the mission from reading the right checkpoint when it starts up again. I think I could get around using player-persistent variables with some wonky uses of the ship save/load script, which saves data mid-mission; I think I'll try to implement such a system in future Battle Captains missions. Has anyone else been having CTD trouble, and checkpoint trouble after CTD trouble?

Ideally, of course, there wouldn't be any CTDs in the first place, but I don't know exactly why they keep happening, so I don't know how to fix them. Based on previous experience, Battuta's computer really doesn't like Battle Captains missions for some reason. :confused:

Who here is still unable to finish the mission, for whatever reason, and why?

Sorry, guys, if I released a somewhat-buggy mission. My beta-testers and I had tested it a lot, but by the end, I was sick of this mission and just released it rather than do more comprehensive beta-testing; maybe a bit more beta-testing would've caught a couple more bugs (especially the auto-set to checkpoint 1 bug; that happened because I left a debug event active in the released mission. :ick:) Still, even now, I don't know where some of the bugs people have had even come from. :confused:

Shuld my CAG be completely replaced after killing the first Ravana or only the bombers?
Still crash before the Hecate jumps in...

Your entire CAG should be replaced during the timeskip.

What crash?
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Offline crizza

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
Before the Hecate jumps in, I get a window to skip the dialogue or not. No matter what I click, the window frame stay and when hitting o(I tried several other keys) the game crashes or, as I thought not hitting o and keep playing, the Hecate never jumps in.
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Offline Lepanto

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
Before the Hecate jumps in, I get a window to skip the dialogue or not. No matter what I click, the window frame stay and when hitting o(I tried several other keys) the game crashes or, as I thought not hitting o and keep playing, the Hecate never jumps in.
Sry if I cause to much truble.

Has anyone else had crizza's bug? After re-checking the event structure and re-playing the mission, I don't see where it could've come from.
"We have now reached the point where every goon with a grievance, every bitter bigot, merely has to place the prefix, 'I know this is not politically correct, but...' in front of the usual string of insults in order to be not just safe from criticism, but actually a card, a lad, even a hero. Conversely, to talk about poverty and inequality, to draw attention to the reality that discrimination and injustice are still facts of life, is to commit the sin of political correctness. Anti-PC has become the latest cover for creeps. It is a godsend for every curmudgeon and crank, from fascists to the merely smug."
Finian O'Toole, The Irish Times, 5 May 1994

Blue Planet: The Battle Captains: Missions starring the Admirals of BP: WiH
Frontlines 2334+2335: T-V War campaign
GVB Ammit: Vasudan strike bomber
Player-Controlled Capship Modding Tutorial

 

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
Yes, actually. Had that yesterday while playing through the mission.
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
I also got an issue where no air wing fighters were replaced during the timeskip - I saw a ton of ships blowing up during the timeskip cutscene.

If the 'CTD kills checkpoints' issue is purely with the PPV, rather than with the save file itself, could just hack in a debug keypress to unlock all checkpoints at mission start.

I think it's worth reinforcing that this mission is really fun without all the technical problems, though I'm not sure it offers the player quite enough tools to handle higher difficulties.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2014, 12:28:04 pm by General Battuta »

 

Offline m!m

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
Another bug report: If you die but the GVD <something> jumps in at the end the mission (at least I think it's the end :nervous:) counts as a success although the debriefing uses the mission failed text.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
I request a kobiyashi maru style mission plox.

 

Offline Lepanto

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
I request a kobiyashi maru style mission plox.

Play this on Insane.  :P

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Everyone Else:

I'll see about releasing a 1.2 patch sometime in the near future.

Battle Captains is not balanced for higher difficulties; balancing this mission for Medium was hard enough, IMO.
"We have now reached the point where every goon with a grievance, every bitter bigot, merely has to place the prefix, 'I know this is not politically correct, but...' in front of the usual string of insults in order to be not just safe from criticism, but actually a card, a lad, even a hero. Conversely, to talk about poverty and inequality, to draw attention to the reality that discrimination and injustice are still facts of life, is to commit the sin of political correctness. Anti-PC has become the latest cover for creeps. It is a godsend for every curmudgeon and crank, from fascists to the merely smug."
Finian O'Toole, The Irish Times, 5 May 1994

Blue Planet: The Battle Captains: Missions starring the Admirals of BP: WiH
Frontlines 2334+2335: T-V War campaign
GVB Ammit: Vasudan strike bomber
Player-Controlled Capship Modding Tutorial

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
Balancing this mission for higher difficulties should be really easy. If I have a few moments I am happy to do it myself, I don't think it'll take more than one or two SEXPs. The important thing is to smooth the DPS curve (since you are balancing around the assumption that the Carthage has an extra 30-50% hp provided by low difficulties.)

 

Offline Lepanto

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
Balancing this mission for higher difficulties should be really easy. If I have a few moments I am happy to do it myself, I don't think it'll take more than one or two SEXPs. The important thing is to smooth the DPS curve (since you are balancing around the assumption that the Carthage has an extra 30-50% hp provided by low difficulties.)

Sure, if you want to take a crack at it.  :) Myself, I don't know how to play well on higher difficulties, much less balance for them, so balancing for higher difficulties would be beyond my FREDding skill level right now anyway.
"We have now reached the point where every goon with a grievance, every bitter bigot, merely has to place the prefix, 'I know this is not politically correct, but...' in front of the usual string of insults in order to be not just safe from criticism, but actually a card, a lad, even a hero. Conversely, to talk about poverty and inequality, to draw attention to the reality that discrimination and injustice are still facts of life, is to commit the sin of political correctness. Anti-PC has become the latest cover for creeps. It is a godsend for every curmudgeon and crank, from fascists to the merely smug."
Finian O'Toole, The Irish Times, 5 May 1994

Blue Planet: The Battle Captains: Missions starring the Admirals of BP: WiH
Frontlines 2334+2335: T-V War campaign
GVB Ammit: Vasudan strike bomber
Player-Controlled Capship Modding Tutorial

 

Offline Luis Dias

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Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
What does everyone else think about the writing?

Just to clarify, I think the setting and general dialogues are great, they provide the required emergency and place the player in the correct status of mind "This is an overwhelming situation but we have to make the most of it if these people are to be saved, and we will save them!", which is only inches short of Apocalypse's desperate situation. It was just that one line that threw me away from it. I also enjoyed the clash that went between her and the Zod commander, him basically saying "You know you're great you saved us and are prepared to save more, but you have to follow your orders", she going "**** orders people are dying out there!" and you made it sound slightly over-the-top but appropriate for the situation. Yes, she is going out of bounds here, but rightly so and incarnating a hero there.

There's a small detail. I noticed the "Wolf" plug only after I had noticed a slight discrepancy, since that with the flow of the text I wasn't expecting an "I", but a "We" in that line. That was odd, I thought, just like as if this line was pulled from another context.... oh wait yeah.

 
Re: Blue Planet: The Battle Captains (Fan Campaign)
If the 'CTD kills checkpoints' issue is purely with the PPV, rather than with the save file itself, could just hack in a debug keypress to unlock all checkpoints at mission start.

Unless the game CTDs while writing the save file (which I consider unlikely as it would rather produce a scripting error if it can't save) the save file should be fine. Now you could check if a save file is present or not to figure out if a checkpoint is valid. But that would just evade the actual problem by not using PPVs at all.
What I can't exclude is some interaction of the script with something else that may cause problems somewhere.
Here goes scripting and copy paste coding
Freespace RTS Mod
Checkpoint/Shipsaveload script