I not only followed Niphty's guide to making custom unique weapons, after I failed, I actually copied and pasted Niphty's tutorial into the unique weapons.ltx file (and all other text into their appropriate files).
After several attempts, and even playing the game out until reaching the bar (going back more times than I can remember to see if the Gauss was in stock), I can confirm that the gun Niphty made in the tutorial that has worked for so many other people, DOESN'T EVEN SHOW UP IN MY GAME!!!
It works for so many other STALKERS!!! Why no me! It's not that I haven't turned the gamedata folder on (I've copied $game_data$ = true| true| $fs_root$| gamedata\ like everyone else). What else could it be?! Clearly some higher power must be involved, because everything in my power (and several of you guys power) has failed!
Calm down my friend, I am quite sure we will find out what is wrong. Sometime the problems that cause all of that hassle is hiding right under our nose and I am confident we will find where he is hiding !
lol.. like Novo said, that's not proof that god hates you, just that a mistake was made. More than one person has PM'd me about this, not knowing where something is.. or putting it all in place and not having a working game. Come on, the thread has what.. 14k+ views, and you think you're the only one to get an error? =D Go through and look at it again, and if it's still not working, post up here again with what you did, what you see, and even clips of your files. I'll tell you right now it's most likely the trader file that's having the issue. And you'll probably want to add the weapon to all the sections that have [ ] around them. Also, remember that was written back on 1.000. There's always a chance they've updated something that fixed the fact that I could get it to show on the trader by adding it only to his starting inventory, and no where else. You may even need to specify a buyback price for the weapon now, or it'll refuse to work =D Just be diligent in trying to figure out what's wrong. That's what programming is all about!