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#201 Azazello

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 10:30 AM

Seems like Leonardo didn't log for a very long while. Let's just hope everything is fine.

So do I. All the best, LeonardoW!

(I'm more in disbelief that Jarno hasn't commented yet... :tease: )
Anyway, let's also consider-- let the guy have a life! There's more to it than gaming. Yes, sacrilege, I know!

 

 

In the past 4 games. I have had problems with crashes caused by talking to characters, both from the original game and from mods.  I also have problems with items and gold disappearing.
 
I am considering going back to extracting the mods myself because this never happened when I did that before.  I think BWP allows for this.  Any opinions about this?

Happy Holidays & New Year 2-U-2!

ok, now about the crashes... I'll be the first to state that you probably bought bogus disks and/or copy of the software. Ebay's definitely not the most trustworthy source; and 'just $12' is suspicious enough. But what really gave it away was the 'there's just 500 copies remaining'... :ermm:

To me, it sounds like you were sold pretty-packaged do-it-yourself setups, that the seller probably used instructions from our very own forum pages to make.

 

To confirm if these discs are really any good, do a test... Once again, do a straight, clean and FULL install of BG1 & 2. No mods, no BWP. Open each game, and get to the starting area. Now, play... go around Candlekeep; go around Hotel Irenicus (cntrl-Y if you don't wanna be bothered with combat).

 

Any crashes? Glitches, anomalies, quirks?

 

The disappearing gold issue is an old one, I know I've read about it from the early days. I'm still searching old discussions about this, as new suggestions refer to EE versions - not the case here.

 

Good Luck.

 

 

About the BWP instructions... per the BWP, I thought the user had to manually ensure all mods were fully extracted - mainly because some mods are still wrapped in NSIS-exe or rar. I'm not sure, as I've never used the install process, only read the guide.


Edited by Azazello, 03 January 2019 - 10:35 AM.


#202 tomkaz

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 03:13 PM

Hi Azazello:

 

Thanks for your comments.  Nice to see others are also back.

 

You were correct.  In small print in the bottom it said it was a "EUROPE" version.  I think I put that in a later post.

 

The last five games, which had all the problems, were made using an original 1998 American version.

 

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#203 tomkaz

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 06:43 PM

Hi All:

 

I have been editing "individual.bat" by deleting components based on the comments in BiG World Project.pdf and deleting mods which I do not want.  This time I did a minimum of deleting components, but deleted the same mods.  The results with game crashes were the same.  In comparing the WieDU.log files, the mods and components installed were surprisingly equal.

 

Played a stripped down (only 5 required mods) and all went well.  No crashes when talking to characters and no loss of gold, but there were no characters from mods.  Did the training in CandleKeep and relieved the other five characters of some of their equipment and gold.  That equipment and gold disappeared when I left the training building.  That may have been designed that way.

 

Searched through SHS for information that might help with problems and conflicts.  In a SHS post about installing a BGT game with BWP, found a comment to turn off the "DISABLE PROGRAM COMPATIBILITY" in Windows 7.  (Needed to search the internet to find out how.) I am not sure if this helps or hinders a BGT game.  Here is how to turn it off.  USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!

 

Disable Program Compatibility Assistant in Windows 7
 
1.  Click on Start and type in services.msc, hit enter.
2.  Scroll down the list in the window that appears until you see program compatibility assistant service.
3.  Highlight the service.
4.  Right click on it and select properties.
5.  Next to startup type, select disable.
6.  For service status, select stop.
7.  Hit apply.
8.  Hit OK.
 
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 10:10 PM

I had a similar issue last year or two ago.  What I had to do was setup a special userID with full admin privileges. I needed to use the command prompt and typed in the instructions that I found on a Microsoft help board.  When I install BWP I use the special userID.  Then switch back to actually play.  I didn't have this issue if I manually installed, but when using the BWP batch program several mods failed to install correctly until I added the special userID.



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 07:53 AM

Hi Jourin:

 

Thanks for the information.  I am tracing errors right now running sections in increasing order.  Although I have completed secions 1-5, found only one error but nothing that crashes the game.

 

Found a weird thing with Breagar.  He speaks English in Candlekeep, but German in Thunder Hammer Smithy.

 

Tom



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Posted 10 January 2019 - 08:22 AM

Hi Jourin:

 

Thanks for the information.  I am tracing errors right now running sections in increasing order.  Although I have completed secions 1-5, found only one error but nothing that crashes the game.

 

Found a weird thing with Breagar.  He speaks English in Candlekeep, but German in Thunder Hammer Smithy.

 

Tom

Breagar is not fully translated yet, so that could be correct behavior (from the mod's perspective).



#207 tomkaz

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 12:27 PM

Hi jastey:

 

Thanks for the information. No big deal to skip Beargar for a while.

 

Tom



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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:13 PM

Hi All:

 

Going through BWP by starting at section 1 (BWP.pdf sections) and increasing by one section at a time.  Looking for errors.

 

I got through sections #1 through #6 without an error that killed the game. Added section #7 and the game crashes.

 

Attached are two files.  One is a notepad which contains information from BiG World Debug.txt about errors encountered during installing the megamod game errors encountered during playing the megamod game.

 

The second is a notepad file of WeiDU.log.txt which shows the mods that were installed during the crash.

 

I would greatly appreciate any help in fixing the errors or instructions in how to trace the errors.

 

Attached File  Section #7 ERRORS.txt   3.36K   5 downloads

Tried to upload a WorPerfect wpd file.  I was not allowed to do that.  Why?

 

Thanks for any help,

TOM


Edited by tomkaz, 11 January 2019 - 05:28 PM.


#209 tomkaz

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 05:31 PM

Hi All

 

Sorry for the mess. I will try to upload the files in this post' 

 

Attached File  Section #7 ERRORS.txt   3.36K   23 downloads

 

Attached File  Section #7 WeiDU.log.txt   33.85K   18 downloads

 

This works on the other page!!!

Tom

 

I could use instructions on how to upload files to my post.

 

Tom


Edited by tomkaz, 11 January 2019 - 05:34 PM.


#210 Greenhorn

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Posted 13 January 2019 - 03:01 PM

Just because of curiosity, is Calin NPC mod included in the newest version of BWP ( and/or in BWS )? 



#211 Sergio

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 03:39 AM

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Edited by Sergio, 14 January 2019 - 03:40 AM.