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An impossible quest?

Discussion in 'CivBE - General Discussions' started by enkryptor, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. enkryptor

    enkryptor Chieftain

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    The "Familiar exotics" quest objective is to build a biofuel plant in Tiangong, but there is no source of algae there, there is one in Quyen only. Is this kind of bug or I don't get something?

    the screenshot:
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  2. bhavv

    bhavv Glorious World Dictator

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    Its already been reported.

    Harmony is the only completable option, just pick that instead.
     
  3. 2000AD

    2000AD Chieftain

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    I used a Weather Control satellite to get an algae near to the city I got the quest for.
     
  4. Callonia

    Callonia Deity

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    Yup I got the same thing happening to me too. I was like well okay.

    It makes me wonder how does stuff like this gets through beta?
     
  5. enkryptor

    enkryptor Chieftain

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    As well as the solid state citizen quest?

    I destroyed the outpost, but the quest is still there with it's buggy checkbox:
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  6. Cannes

    Cannes Chieftain

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    This.
     
  7. atc_chief

    atc_chief Warlord

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    I was thinking the same. How could someone not stumble across this in testing. I believe I've had at least two quests stall like this.
     
  8. NyQuil

    NyQuil Chieftain

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    I always assumed this quest was to make players use the basic resource / strategic resource satellites.

    Some of the quests can be attained with certain Wonders.
     
  9. bhavv

    bhavv Glorious World Dictator

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    But that doesnt work if your capital has no coastal tiles.

    Also the other option needs Petroleum, and you cant make that with a weather satellite.
     
  10. Callonia

    Callonia Deity

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    Maybe every single beta tester never built the building?
     
  11. KiNg_

    KiNg_ Chieftain

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    You can make petroleum with an orbital fabricator
     
  12. bhavv

    bhavv Glorious World Dictator

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    Ok but you still cant make water tiles if you are landlocked, so its still a bug.
     
  13. KiNg_

    KiNg_ Chieftain

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    Yeah I'm not denying that it isn't a bug. I've also experienced it and it's extremely annoying.
     
  14. Mount Suribachi

    Mount Suribachi Warlord

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    Yeah, I've had the "build petro plant in city with no petrol" quest.
     
  15. Sal

    Sal Warlord

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    If you can complete the quest, what do you get?
     
  16. Ryoga

    Ryoga King

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    I may have found a simple way to fix this quest.

    In "FamiliarExotics_Chapter2Quest.lua" located under [YourPath]\Sid Meier's Civilization Beyond Earth\assets\Gameplay\Lua\Quests

    The relevant line should be:

    Code:
    local newObjective = AddObjective(quest, "QUEST_OBJECTIVE_BUILD_BUILDING", VIVARIUM_TYPE, 1, city:GetID());
    Simply removing the city requirement thus changing it into:

    Code:
    local newObjective = AddObjective(quest, "QUEST_OBJECTIVE_BUILD_BUILDING", VIVARIUM_TYPE, 1);
    Should cause the quest to be completed by building a Biofuel plant in any city.
    (don't ask me why the variable is called "vivarium_type" it is in fact set on the biofuel plant)

    Code:
    local VIVARIUM_TYPE = GameInfo.Buildings["BUILDING_BIOFUEL_PLANT"].ID;
    Perhaps initially it was intended to be a vivarium ("BUILDING_VIVARIUM")? That would make the quest a lot more easy to complete. Another solution could be to change this line instead so the requirement is a vivarium and not a biofuel plant.



    This should be worth investigating if it actually works, I have no time to test it now.
     
  17. implodinggoat

    implodinggoat Chieftain

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    I got one for a building that required Firaxite.

    I had 4 cities and the game picked the only one that didn't have Firaxite to tell me to build the building.
     
  18. Halbbruder

    Halbbruder Prince

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    Yeah, those quests are quite irritating to complete, as they compel you to use the terraforming satellites to get the resource you want.

    @Sal: It depends on the quest type but the common reward is affinity points towards the one you are aiming for.
     
  19. bhavv

    bhavv Glorious World Dictator

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    I actually played a game long enough to finish the harmony option on this quest. It was well past 250 turns, and all I got was 100 culture and a harmony level.

    Worst quest ever.
     

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