Author Topic: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 3.3  (Read 6448 times)

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Offline Yitzi

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 3.3
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2014, 09:06:27 PM »
If I load a saved game from patch 3.2, I get the enhanced information bug described by CuriousCursor.

If I start a new game using patch 3.3, the display of "Best Bases" is normal.

On the plus side, this means that it was probably already been fixed by one of the other fixes, and the problem simply persists through savegames, but once the existing savegames are completed the problem will be solved for good.  On the downside, it will probably be extremely difficult to fix it in the existing savegames, and it may be better to simply not use enhanced information until starting a new game with 3.3.

Offline gwillybj

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 3.3
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2014, 09:08:37 PM »
Yitzi, I hope this zipfile helps:
A savegame started in version 3.3 --  you need only load the game and press F4 then Best Bases, and the list will be all PSYCH (0).
A screenshot of the debugger at that point.
The edited alphax.txt used in that game (don't know if it's needed).
Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. ― Arthur C. Clarke
I am on a mission to see how much coffee it takes to actually achieve time travel. :wave:

Offline Yitzi

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 3.3
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2014, 09:17:35 PM »
Well, I found why it wasn't happening for me: It only happens if you have more than one base, and my test game had only one base.

Now I think I know what's going on, and I just have to figure out the best way to fix it.

(By the way, where's the faction pack you were using for that game?)

Offline gwillybj

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 3.3
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2014, 09:40:26 PM »
As to the glitch: It happens when I load that savegame in [3.2] but not in [3.1e]. As you mentioned, it happened only after the second base was founded.

The factions are just a bunch of "blanks" I use to test things. I start the game with Randomized Personalities and Priorities, so I never know from one game to the next how each will play out.

Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. ― Arthur C. Clarke
I am on a mission to see how much coffee it takes to actually achieve time travel. :wave:

Offline gwillybj

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 3.3
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2014, 10:08:21 PM »
Any chance it might be related to alphax.txt? There is only one line different from [3.1e] to [3.2], which is the added line at the end of #RULES:

2,       ; Talents granted by Paradise garden {0 to 127, or -128 to -1 for fraction of base size: -1 means equal to size, -2 means size/2, etc.}

I don't know if that's useful or not  :-\
Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying. ― Arthur C. Clarke
I am on a mission to see how much coffee it takes to actually achieve time travel. :wave:

Offline Guynemer

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 3.3
« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2014, 10:09:07 PM »
I didn't touch your txt files at all; just installed the 3.3 patch on a fresh GOG install.  It showed up on my desktop and my wife's notebook, neither one had ever had SMAC/X installed before (got a new desktop a few months ago).

Offline Yitzi

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 3.3
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2014, 10:39:53 PM »
Any chance it might be related to alphax.txt? There is only one line different from [3.1e] to [3.2], which is the added line at the end of #RULES:

2,       ; Talents granted by Paradise garden {0 to 127, or -128 to -1 for fraction of base size: -1 means equal to size, -2 means size/2, etc.}

I don't know if that's useful or not  :-\

The paradise garden change wouldn't affect this; if it's not happening in 3.1e, that's probably due to one of the bugs fixed at 3.2 covering it up.

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 3.3
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2014, 08:02:03 AM »
CuriousCursor, are you getting it on your own machine, or did you get those files from Guy?

The shots were from my own copy of the game. Sorry for that ambiguity; I was obviously seeing the same bug Guy was, and I just figured I'd help move the debug along.

I'd comment about it further, but it looks like you've already squashed this one with 3.3b (That was fast!), so I'll just add my thanks for all the effort you're giving.

Offline Dio

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 3.3
« Reply #23 on: November 15, 2014, 03:28:31 AM »
Thank you to Yitzi for getting the facilities free after a certain tech working in the alphax file :).

 

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