Is it possible that your A2 disk is corrupt somehow, and that it isn't installing everything how it should? It may be that it isn't actually installing various files. Does it work without AoW?
Nooooo, dont say such things. It cant be corrupt, I wont hear of it:Puzzled:. (although I was tempted to smash it into pieces myself this morning.) Actually I checked a couple of times while doing my 8 or 9 fresh instals, and the stock game appeared to be fine. What I need to do is try a few other mods like BIVR that I know have worked flawlessly in the past. I'm curious to know if its the patch project playing havoc. I'm sure Yacuzza used it for Tactical assault, there also appears to be bits of it in the old flops2 I was trying. (as I said, I found registry keys for both hidden on my system) What would be helpful would be if Achillies could tell me if he used it for parts 1 and 2 of AOW. I know he was using it by the time he got to part 3.
no, part 1 and 2 were made before the FO patch.
Ok, so I just download this mod and from what I have been able to play it is one kick ass mod. But I am having some problems with some things. I am very new to modding and i am really not that good at it at all. But i read this thread and saw that other ppl were having some of the same trouble i am having. Here is my problems;
Patch-1: Game crashes right when it starts to load, can't really get it to play, i only have been able to play it 1 time.
Patch-2: Most everything works the only problem i have i that it crashes like 10 min into the game (its usually after the ship science station completes its first pod) I don't know why it does this???
Patch-3: The Dominion Race doesn't have anything that can be built. and the Feds, Borg, Rom, Klingon, and Mith are either missing things (I.E. Ships, Stations, Pods, Etc.) or are the same as the Dominion. However the A.I. can build them.
So is it something that i am doing wron or does anyone know? Like i said i am very new to mods so i am not that experenced. However i have added some other mods that worked (e.g. Dominion Ultimate, Fed. Mod, Rom. Mod, Borg Mod(i think) and the Klingon Mod) and they all worked. I only had 3 of the ships in the Dominion mod that for some reason said that they had special weapons but i could never get them to work and i could never figure out why either. Also is there anyone out there that will help me with modding and teach me kinda how to mod?
it sounds to me you aren't using the right tech file, when setting up your game open your advanced settings and make sure you are using standard tech.
As for modding, go to the main site and download the BBOM, if it aint in there... well then ask :P
I'm guessing you are using Windows Vista? The problems seem similar to what I had, so I'm guessing you need to look into the way Vista uses permissions for certain files. It took me some time trawling through the different file options and permission settings. In my case I was logged on as an administartor, had done the neccessary installations, everything appeared fine. Even looking in the techtree files as Achilles suggests, shedded no light, as all files were present and correct. But when running the game, it somehow appeared to still be using the stock techtrees. Basically what I found was that windows had let me make the neccessary changes and instal the new files. However, because I did not have the appropriate permissions ticked under the windows file options, it ignored the changes I had made and continued using the original files. It really confused me for some time. Why windows didn't just tell me at the beggining that the permissions were wrong is beyond me. Vista is a strange system at times. Having said all that, if you are not using Vista, chances are you have done something wrong yourself. Start again from scratch with a fresh instal of the game and patch. Does that make sense? Sorry I've been up working all night.:sleep:
Yes, i am using Vista. Sorry i forgot to put that in my first post. I went back and use the standard tech option but it still crashed when the first pod was built on the ship science station. Also, should i leave everything in the advanced settings alone, and not change anything? 'Cause i do turn the fer off most of the time... And sometimes turn on unlimited moons... Should i download part 3 and try the same thing with that?:confused:
you should leave the moons alone, it wont really matter cause I use planets for moons, better for AI positioning. I'd also install part 3, it includes the FO patch which is apparently good for Vista users.