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Offline Su-tehp

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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
The log does not make clear what's not working. Please provide additional info.
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Offline Su-tehp

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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
Well, I installed the Demo, and when I try to enter the campaign, the loading screen comes up and 1 pip turns white while the rest of the loading bar stays dark and a message saying "Attempt to load the mission failed."

I switched the FSO build to "mod default" but that didn't fix the problem. It was set for 19 RC3 even though RC3 is NOT in the listed options (don't ask me how that happened). I switched it to 3.8.0 and that seems to have fixed it...

EDIT:...for about 23 seconds. Just started the first mission in the demo, approached the Shivan fighters and was about to fire when the game crashed.

EDIT2: Just tried it again and it crashed at the very same time, 25 seconds in.

 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: :hopping:

I'm gonna try to get a log of this now.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2020, 08:15:20 pm by Su-tehp »
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"Let my people handle this, we're trained professionals. Well, we're semi-trained, quasi-professionals, at any rate." --Roy Greenhilt,
The Order of the Stick

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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
Tried a debug built on that mission?

 

Offline Su-tehp

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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
Here's my latest debug log: https://fsnebula.org/log/5e5726aecb0d3321adc9860c

The Demo doesn't seem to run at all on the RC builds (it says "Attempt to load the mission failed.") and crashes after only 25 seconds in-game on 3.8.0.-3

Even setting the FSO build to "mod default" doesn't help.

Second attempt where it crashed upon hitting Play from Knossos: https://fsnebula.org/log/5e5727bfcb0d3321b1c98610
« Last Edit: February 26, 2020, 08:22:41 pm by Su-tehp »
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The Order of the Stick

"Let´s face it, we Freespace players may not be the most sophisticated of gaming freaks, but we do know enough to recognize a heap of steaming crap when it´s right in front of us."
--Su-tehp, while posting on the DatDB internal forum

"The meaning of life is that in the end you always get screwed."
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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
The MVPs use a particle effect that require something newer than 3.8.0 to work. You could try to open the mission on recent FRED-Debug builts.

 

Offline Su-tehp

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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
The MVPs use a particle effect that require something newer than 3.8.0 to work. You could try to open the mission on recent FRED-Debug builts.

And which builds are those? Build Testing - Network? FSO Multilock? Not seeing many other chooseable options besides the Wings of Dawn Builds...
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"Let my people handle this, we're trained professionals. Well, we're semi-trained, quasi-professionals, at any rate." --Roy Greenhilt,
The Order of the Stick

"Let´s face it, we Freespace players may not be the most sophisticated of gaming freaks, but we do know enough to recognize a heap of steaming crap when it´s right in front of us."
--Su-tehp, while posting on the DatDB internal forum

"The meaning of life is that in the end you always get screwed."
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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
I think you need to select "nightlys" or something like that.

 

Offline Su-tehp

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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
I think you need to select "nightlys" or something like that.

And where would I find that? It's not among the FSO builds selectable in Knossos under FSO settings.

EDIT: And now running the fast debug just brings up an error message and then crashes. Log: https://fsnebula.org/log/5e572bb4cb0d3321afc98613

EDIT2: Ok, found "nightlies" in the Knossos settings gear icon. Trying again now.
« Last Edit: February 26, 2020, 08:45:29 pm by Su-tehp »
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--Su-tehp, while posting on the DatDB internal forum

"The meaning of life is that in the end you always get screwed."
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Offline Su-tehp

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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
Ugh, tried running it with FSO 20.1.0-20200224 and now I get sound ok, but a completely black screen so I can't even see how to get away from the now-blacked-out menu screen. I can hear the beeps from scrolling my cursor over things but I can't see what I'm scrolling over. Even the opening cutscene is blacked out. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Log here: https://fsnebula.org/log/5e572e80cb0d3321abc98609
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The Order of the Stick

"Let´s face it, we Freespace players may not be the most sophisticated of gaming freaks, but we do know enough to recognize a heap of steaming crap when it´s right in front of us."
--Su-tehp, while posting on the DatDB internal forum

"The meaning of life is that in the end you always get screwed."
--The Catch 42 Expression, The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Steadfast

 
Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
Hmm strange, everything should be there. Possibly the Knossos version of the FS2 demo got broken?

 

Offline mjn.mixael

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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
I confirm it's not you. The demo is currently broken. Goober will need to fix it.
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Offline Su-tehp

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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
I confirm it's not you. The demo is currently broken. Goober will need to fix it.

Ok, glad to know it's not me. (We need a "whew" emoticon something fierce.) And at least Goob knows how to make himself useful. :D

Funny thing was, I just wanted to get to the 5th mission of the demo to confirm the name of the 77th squadron mentioned in that mission was indeed the Deadly Sevens. (The Freespace Wiki says that Mission 5 of the demo refers to the 77th as the Deadly Sevens...unless I misinterpreted something.) The .pcx file for that particular squadron icon was unnamed when I found and saw it first (IIRC it just had the filename as 77th.pcx), so I just pulled the name "Deadly Sevens" out of my proverbial ass because what else was I gonna name a squadron whose image was a Seven of Diamonds paired with a Seven of Spades and a dagger superimposed in front? At least the Suicide King motif for the 242nd squadron was a real poker card thing!

If the demo really does refer to the 77th squadron as the Deadly Sevens, then that was a completely uncanny guess on my part because I haven't even seen anything of the demo yet. :nervous: :nervous: :nervous:
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"Let my people handle this, we're trained professionals. Well, we're semi-trained, quasi-professionals, at any rate." --Roy Greenhilt,
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"Let´s face it, we Freespace players may not be the most sophisticated of gaming freaks, but we do know enough to recognize a heap of steaming crap when it´s right in front of us."
--Su-tehp, while posting on the DatDB internal forum

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Offline Antares

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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
As I recall, the demo only has two missions: Crisis in Capella and Crimson Sky.
We have returned to continue our purification of this galaxy. It is again your turn to be crushed beneath the great force that is the Antaran army. All your petty squabbling with the other beings in this galaxy is meaningless. The Antaran fleet will destroy you all, one by one. You may not surrender. You cannot win. Your only option is death.

 

Offline Su-tehp

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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
As I recall, the demo only has two missions: Crisis in Capella and Crimson Sky.

Then where and what is "M-05"? Because that's the mission number (or whatever it is) referenced in the Freespace Wiki Shivan Ship Database. See the SCv Tumael and the SC Belphegor, both appearing in mission M-05 and were both "Destroyed by 77th Deadly Sevens squadron".
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Offline Solatar

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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
Some of the retail multiplayer missions have the filenames M-01 to M-04. I'm not sure where M-05 is, though.

edit: The great search feature revealed to me that M-05 is the same as the multiplayer mission that comes with the demo.

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Pilots, welcome to the GTD Vengeance, home of the 77th Deadly Sevens. Sorry you won't be able to settle in yet, but we have a situation here. We're scrambling Alpha and Beta in response to a Shivan attack in the Gamma Draconis system.

Your target is a Shivan cruiser, designation Belphegor. Alpha will neutralize the fighter escort. Beta will be armed with Cyclops torpedoes to take down the cruiser. We must strike quickly and decisively. Alpha wing, keep the fighters off Beta!

This isn't much of a welcome, but it's all you'll get for now. When you return, you'll be official members of the Deadly Sevens. For those of you who don't, we'll have a toast in your memory. You have your orders. Get out there, and get the job done!
« Last Edit: February 26, 2020, 11:56:45 pm by Solatar »

 

Offline Su-tehp

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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
Holy crap, I guessed right. :jaw: :jaw: :jaw: Of all the myriad possibilities for the name of the 77th squadron's icon and I guessed it right!

I mean, holy crap, there's not even a poker card nickname for the 7 of spades together with the 7 of diamonds. Hell, even the Suicide King is on that list, but there ain't nothing about those particular two 7s (although there are motifs for a pair of 7s, just not the 7 of spades together with the 7 of diamonds in particular). :confused:
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--Su-tehp, while posting on the DatDB internal forum

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Offline Goober5000

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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
The demo is fixed now.  'Twas a minor oversight that only occurred with post-3.8.1 builds.

 

Offline Su-tehp

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Re: Why isn't my FS2 Demo working?
The demo is fixed now.  'Twas a minor oversight that only occurred with post-3.8.1 builds.

Sweet I’ll try it out once I get home.
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"Let my people handle this, we're trained professionals. Well, we're semi-trained, quasi-professionals, at any rate." --Roy Greenhilt,
The Order of the Stick

"Let´s face it, we Freespace players may not be the most sophisticated of gaming freaks, but we do know enough to recognize a heap of steaming crap when it´s right in front of us."
--Su-tehp, while posting on the DatDB internal forum

"The meaning of life is that in the end you always get screwed."
--The Catch 42 Expression, The Lost Fleet: Beyond the Frontier: Steadfast