...this time in red forest:
FATAL ERROR [error]Expression : fatal error [error]Function : CScriptEngine::lua_error [error]File : E:\priquel\sources\engine\xrServerEntities\script_engine.cpp [error]Line : 73 [error]Description : [error]Arguments : LUA error: ... clear sky\gamedata\scripts\sim_squad_generic.script:357: attempt to index local 'task' (a nil value)
Just walking through, not interacting with anyone.
Yup, my game is totally fucked. I cannot do anything. Every save is fucked. And I'm getting even more furious that GSC can't even keep their forum up.
It's not like I'll loose 5 mins of play, try 20 hours - at least! I'm all the way up at military warehouses. I've tried different levels, the script fix, new user.ltx, change the fsgame back to not use the gamedata. Nothing works. My game just closes immediatly to desktop, about 2 or 3 mins after loading the save.
Looks like I'm going to have to restart from scratch with the latest patch. I'm so pissed off. I so unbelievably gutted that all this time and progress is going to be wasted.
The Internet ends at GF
23rd April 2008
Try this GSC Game World - Official Site
Pro-Filer thinks I'm cool!!
10th May 2008
LOL hmm SITE IS DOWN, jeesh ~ what a suprise. I think people are flooding GSC forum. So they turn it off from time to time.
23rd July 2008
Just a quick question although i can see you screwed yourself over majorly now. Did you unpack the files before applying the 1.5.4 patch?
The reason i ask is that when you extract the db files the first time you may get a 1.5.0 version. Then you go and grab a patch however you already told the game to look in the gamedata folder and it will not be using the newly updated files that may have been extracted from the xpatch_04.db.
So now when you revert back to using the db files the game will now check the xpatch_04.db for new files but will not be compatible with the old save.
I really hope you understand what im saying cause it takes a little to wrap your head around it but the bottom line is. The game dosent use the patch data thats located in the patches folder when its running out of the gamedata folder. Youve extracted the gamedata from the db files before patching so no files were updated from the patch.db Now you're telling it to use the patch by setting the true back to false but now using the patched files the save is not compatible.
So you're screwed if you do and screwed if you dont. But its only true if my assumption is correct that you extracted it before applying the patch.
Btw im playing using the gamedata folder and ive spent a good 15hrs in game now and so far i havent gotten a single script error or crash. It seems im lucky, but ive extracted the gamedata AFTER i installed the 1.5.4 patch so it extracted the new files. Im up to just the border of Agro, ive been having too much fun in escape, garbage and dark valley.
Anyways let us know and dont take it too hard :)
I understand what you're saying. I haven't installed that patch, simply because I was well into the game when it came out. However I installed 1.5.03 before extracting from the db.
Stupid game, either way my progress us wasted. I'm looking at over a week's gameplay lost unless I can find a fix. I understand that saves won't work with the new patch, but some files will work. Is there any script file etc in 1.5.04 that I can take to finish my game before properly updating?
Pro-Filer thinks I'm cool!!
10th May 2008
Yikes, I'm not touching this one... good luck Amraam.
I'm gonna try a reinstall, if not, bye bye saves.
Kidslovesatan;4583039Try this GSC Game World - Official Site
BTW, if this works, I WILL be marrying you, so get prepared!
Thanks fuck that site is finally back up.
EDIT: start writing your vows! It worked woohoo!! Now I can go back to red forest and properly explore it!
FFS. I have about 5 different script fixes in my gamedata folder, each addressing game breaking bugs. I scraped my way through the game, and now I'm leaving military warehouses to go back to Red Forest to meet Lebedev. However, as soon as the game enters into Red Forest, I get a mesage up saying "Task Failed: Return the Item". The item I was meant to be returning was the tank machine gun. I have a feeling this quest is the culprit for many bugs, every time I accepted it, the game would crash some where down the line.
Anyway, back to the point. I already have a script fix for sim_squad_generic, and I hadn't had a problem for ages, until now...
Now it's back:
---QUOTATION--- LUA error: ... clear sky\gamedata\scripts\sim_squad_generic.script:1445: attempt to index local 'task' (a nil value) ---END QUOTATION---
Anything I can do? I wanna meet Lebedev at the Limansk bridge and head towards the end of the game.
Any ideas? This has got to be my 5th major game busting bug!