I'm trying to add a saberpack to SP that doesn't include a saber.menu file. I've edited an existing saber.menu file to add the new sabers in, but when I go to start a new game and get past the character appearance selection it doesn't go to the saber selection menu, it goes back out to the main menu. Does anyone know what in the saber.menu file would cause it to do that?
[COLOR=Navy]Did you edit the character.menu? Maybe that's "link" is bad...[/COLOR]
Haven't touched character.menu at all, and up until now I've never had an issue with changes to saber.menu. It's just when added some sabers from Trauma Sensei's Star Wars Saber pack, Jedi Knight 3 Downloads, Jedi Knight 3 Packs to saber.menu and then went to start a new SP game it didn't go to the saber selection menu after appearance selection, it went back to the main menu.
You probably changed something you shouldn't have. Adding sabers should involve only additions, not removals or changes. Did you alter something in the contents of the menu file?
Nothing at all. All I did was add in the name of the saber hilt with the reference name of the saber hilt in ". I'm just wondering if there's a limit on the number of characters allowed or something like that, because the format I used to add them in was the same as two previous saber packs I've downloaded and they both work fine.
Upload what you have so far and I'll take a look at it and see if I can figure out what the problem is.
I may have figured out the problem - too many sabers. I've spent my first couple of hours on MP and it seems that I had so many that the default sabers didn't show up in the selection menu. Maybe there were just too many sabers for the game to cope with so it wouldn't start up? I did have two large saber packs plus various other individual sabers in my base folder so maybe the game just didn't like all those sabers, maybe there's only a finite number it can handle.
If my theory sounds like mad raving then I'll upload what I've got in the menu file in the morning.
That's a distinct possibility. I believe I've read that there is indeed a saber limit. I've never hit that limit, though, so I don't know how the game behaves in such a case.
If you want to test that theory, try adding one or two to begin with and make sure those work. That should tell you whether the game is having problems or whether you're simply doing the modding wrong.
It was the saber limit that was causing it. Obviously I'd exceeded it. I'm now just adding sabers in one at a time and seeing what happens and stopping when the problem happens again.