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Offline CT27

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I can't play Nostos with the latest nightly
I downloaded the latest nightly and tried Inferno:  Nostos on it and I ran into a number of problems.


When I went into the tech room to look at images of ships, in the viewing screen there was no rotating image as usual of ships...there were only a few dots of light.

On the mission briefing screen there were no lines on the briefing screen.  When I looked at the weapon select screen there was no weapon icons on the left side of the screen (the icons you drag into your weapons banks to select a weapon).  The picture of the ship wasn't there either.


When I started the mission, most of the ship I targeted wasn't there.  Only the thrusters were visible.
If I can't get this fixed, I'll have to go back to the October 31, 2017 nightly I was using (that seems to work fine even though a newer build has been recommended).


I've attached a log, I hope it helps.

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: I can't play Nostos with the latest nightly
Nightly builds aren’t stable, play with whatever build Inferno recommends.

 

Offline CT27

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Re: I can't play Nostos with the latest nightly
Nightly builds aren’t stable, play with whatever build Inferno recommends.

In the release thread it says a "recent nightly build" is recommended.

 

Offline Rampage

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Re: I can't play Nostos with the latest nightly
Just played on recent Nightly; no issues here.  Have you tried rebuilding (remove mod.json and update) Inferno in Knossos?

R

 

Offline CT27

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Re: I can't play Nostos with the latest nightly
https://fsnebula.org/mod/Inferno

I did a 'manual' download from the files there.

 

Offline Rampage

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Re: I can't play Nostos with the latest nightly
What are your hardware specs (and OS)?

Until something can be done, just revert to a previous nightly build.  Also have you tried any debug builds?

R

 

Offline Trivial Psychic

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Re: I can't play Nostos with the latest nightly
This is almost exactly what I encountered some time ago.  For me, the last build with basically no graphical problems (except for the Dark Avenger) was the build from Oct.31st of last year.  That said, I would get some functionality out of new builds, but only for a time.  Sometimes as few as one attempt, other times a build might work for a couple of weeks before suddenly throwing up rendering problems.  I never found an acceptable solution, that is until August when my PC started to fail on me and I ended up performing a $1600 (Can.) system rebuild.  Now, no graphics problems (yet :nervous: ).
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Offline CT27

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Re: I can't play Nostos with the latest nightly
What are your hardware specs (and OS)?

Until something can be done, just revert to a previous nightly build.  Also have you tried any debug builds?

R

The debug build was what I used to post the log (IIRC that was proper procedure).


I'm using a 64-bit W7 system.

 

Offline Trivial Psychic

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Re: I can't play Nostos with the latest nightly
What's your video card?
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Re: I can't play Nostos with the latest nightly
HD 6770 according to the log. Since that supports OGL 4.5 I'm guessing the OGL drivers somehow got corrupted. Try doing a clean reinstall of the drivers for a start.
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Offline Trivial Psychic

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Re: I can't play Nostos with the latest nightly
I had an HD 5770 when I had my issues.
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Offline CT27

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Re: I can't play Nostos with the latest nightly
I tried downloading a recent nightly (October 9, 2018) and have a question about something I saw in there.

After using 7Zip to extract the files, I looked in the folder and there were two folders along with all the files I normally transfer to the main FS2 folder:    "bin" and "platforms".

What do I do with those folders?  Do I just move those folders along with the other files into Games/FS2?

 

Offline Nightmare

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Re: I can't play Nostos with the latest nightly
I think the stuff in the bin and platforms is needed for QtFRED; if you use the regular FRED builds you don't need that stuff. Atleast I don't have them in my folder and didn't run into any errors so far.

 

Offline CT27

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Re: I can't play Nostos with the latest nightly
I tried reinstalling the graphics driver for my Radeon HD 6770.  That didn't work unfortunately.  With a recent nightly I'm still getting blank ships in the tech room and missions.

EDIT:  Would it help to know what settings I have checked in wxLauncher?
« Last Edit: October 10, 2018, 07:22:51 pm by CT27 »

 

Offline CT27

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Re: I can't play Nostos with the latest nightly
I just tried various campaigns on my other computer (it has a slightly better Radeon HD 7660) and I still have the same problems of ships being blank in the techroom/missions.