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Offline Yitzi

Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0
« on: May 20, 2013, 05:12:41 PM »
Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0

http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=132

Detailed information can now be found in the wiki as well as the attached readme.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2013, 05:21:14 PM by sisko »

Offline magpie

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2013, 08:21:20 PM »
Hi,

I've just installed on a fresh version of XP/SMAC/SMAX (in a VirtualBox instance). I can run the standard terranx.exe fine but when I've selected my custom rules it hangs on the next screen (the faction selection screen).

Here is a screen shot, I have to kill it with the task manager:


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Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2013, 08:39:48 PM »
That's, as you say, DEFINITELY a custom faction problem - at least, that's the only time I've seen that particular start hang-up.  There's something in a faction .txt the game finds illegal - you mean to say it worked before the Yitzi patch?  He's gonna want to see the .txt file in question, I expect.  You can attach it to a post.

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Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2013, 09:07:33 PM »
Ok, I uninstalled SMAX then SMAC. I then deleted the "C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games" folder.

I installed SMAC then SMAX. I then installed Alien Crossfire v2.0 update then the SMAC Win 2000/XP Update.

I made copy of all the original files in Yitzis zip and replaced the originals with the modified ones (I renamed Script.txt to script.txt just in case but I didn't think Windows cared about case).

I get the same crash, this time with the profile of Aki Zeta-5.

As a test, I returned alphax.txt to the original and replaced terranx.exe with scients v1.0 terranx.exe and the game starts fine.

For completeness attached is my factions.txt but I haven't (knowingly) modified it.

Does the game make a log anywhere that I can review?

Edit 1: I've also attached the `dir' output of the folder as I actually made copies of all the original .txt files.
Edit 2: It is nothing todo with the extra copies of the originals I made. I moved them into another folde and I still experience the same issue (dir2.txt attached)
Edit 3: I tried version 1.3 located here: http://alphacentauri2.info/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=129 - it worked. I do note that version 1.3 of the patch includes the maps folder where as the 2.0 version doesn't (although this is addressed in the release notes so most likely a red herring).
Edit 4: Even with using v1.3 map folder, 2.0 still exhibits the same issue. I have ran out of time for this evening, the next time I will get a chance to test again will be Thursday night / Saturday afternoon; please let me know any information you would like in the interim and I shall update the thread.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2013, 09:36:40 PM by magpie »

Offline Yitzi

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2013, 10:23:26 PM »
This is funny, as it works for me.  Can you make a zip file of your entire Alpha Centauri folder and give it to me?  That should help narrow down whether it's something in the files or something to do with your computer.
« Last Edit: May 22, 2013, 01:32:33 AM by Yitzi »

Offline nadia911

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 12:43:34 AM »
I have exactly the same problem... In new install of GOG version

Win7 Pro 64 bits

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Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 01:07:21 AM »
No Yitzi patch?  You have a Petek problem, then - check back later, do what he says, and you'll almost certainly be okay.

Offline magpie

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013, 09:57:10 PM »
Hi Yitzi,

As requested, please find the files here: http://www.filedropper.com/smac

I excluded some of the larger folders such as  movies and voices to reduce the file size.

It should also be noted that I remember if when I created the above zip I had the 1.3 version applied. I did include the 'orig' folder which contains the original terran
  • .exe files.

Offline Yitzi

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2013, 10:37:52 PM »
If the problem is with 2.0, then I'd better look at your version of 2.0 to test it.  Please switch back to the 2.0 version, test again to make sure the bug is still there, and provide a zip file of that, plus an exact button-by-button description of what you did to cause the bug.  Thanks.

Offline magpie

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2013, 11:58:11 PM »
Attached is the files I copied over. Here are the steps to recreate the issue:
1) Copy the files over attached to this post.
2) Start the game
3) Press ESC when the intro starts
4) Hold down enter until the game starts.

Doing 4 slowy selects these options:

4a) Start Game
4b) Make Random Map
4c) Large Planet
4d) Librarian
4e) Customize Rules. The rules I have selected are: Higher Goal, Total War, Peace in Our Time, Mine, All Mine, One for All, Do or Die, Look First, Tech Stagnation. The rest are unchecked.
4f) Press Enter
4g) The problem happens.

Offline magpie

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2013, 12:00:06 AM »
Actually attached this time.

Offline Yitzi

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2013, 02:27:22 AM »
Sorry if I wasn't clear: I would like a single zip file made from your entire folder, exactly as it is when the problem occurs.  Basically, I want a zip file that, if you unzipped the folder and ran it as-is, it would produce that bug but if not for the bug would work fine.

Offline AndroAsc

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2013, 06:51:54 PM »
I got the same problem too, running Windows 7 64-bit. Is everyone who is not running into this problem using a 32-bit OS?

As per earlier suggestions, I can confirm it is NOT a custom faction issue. Here's what I did.
1) Reinstalled SMAC+SMAX. Patched to SMAXv2.0+XP/2k compatibility patch. Ran game, no issues.
2) Installed Yitzi's 2.0 patch, issue appeared.

I did not alter any files (except overwriting using Yitzi's files) from step 1 to 2. Game from step 1 was an unmodded SMAX.

Offline Petek

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2013, 07:52:12 PM »
I have exactly the same problem... In new install of GOG version

Win7 Pro 64 bits

Nadia911,

I suggest uninstalling the game and then downloading it again from GOG. If that doesn't help, please answer the following questions:

1. Is this SMAC or SMAX?
2. Did you install Yitzi's patch, or any other unofficial patch?
3. Did you install any custom factions or any other non-standard files?

Thanks.

Offline nadia911

Re: Yitzi's unofficial SMAX patch 2.0
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2013, 09:35:40 PM »
Hello Petek: I followed your suggestion

1- Unistall the game
2- Download from GOG
3- Fresh unmodded vanilla SMAC & SAMX
4- Apply 2.0 Yitzi Patch
5- Run SMAX
6- Select random huge map
7- Customize rules
8- Accept - enter - freeze game
9- Wait - no response
10- Open task manager - desktop in 16 bits - close aplication no response - reset PC
....  :(

Game totally unmodded







 

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