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Major ToT Scenario issue

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Technical Support' started by Cicero1747, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Cicero1747

    Cicero1747 Chieftain

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    Dear All,

    Greetings! I recently purchased ToT, and followed Catfish's excellent guide to installing it (L:\Microprose\Test of Time) and patching it up to 1.1 and then v. 0.14.1 of ToTPP, adding video codices, etc. Then, also going from his links, I downloaded a variety of ToT versions of old favorites of mine from FW/MGE, including Imperium Romanum, Fading Lights, Age of Justinian, Heroes of Beckhorn, and a couple others. Then I ran into major issues. To preface, I checked all options out in the main menu other than "start scenario"---the Midgard scenario runs fine, as do all of the other options---this problem is unique to starting an actual scenario. I also tried running the "Somewhere/Elsewhere in Time" scenarios that I installed as per his guide, and they ran fine without a hitch. The issues I am about to describe only occur when I run a ToT converted scenario file that I downloaded that was NOT made by Microprose.

    Essentially, I start the scenario, which starts normally, I go through all selection screens, and then it loads the map normally: starting event pop-ups activate, and other civs do their turns, but when it comes time for my turn to start, ToT crashes every blessed time, regardless of which civ or scenario I am playing. It has done this for all of the scenarios mentioned without exception, and the only scenario that seems to piss off ToT more than these is Fading Lights: it crashes immediately upon selecting it without even going to the civ selection screen! I am beyond puzzled; in order to see it it wasn't just a minor quirk, I installed it on another computer: same exact results. The first comp had Win7 64-bit, and the second WinXP 32-bit, for the record, and I followed the same steps each time. Any ideas? Is it possible it is a major problem with ToTPP v0.14.1, and I should downgrade?

    Thanks for any help!

    Cicero1747
     
  2. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    Try ToTPP v.0.13,
     
  3. Cicero1747

    Cicero1747 Chieftain

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    Thanks for the tip! I tried that with 0.13.2, and now all scenarios work fine, solving my problem. I would love to know what is going on! Must be some sort of incompatibility? Just as a follow-up, if I want to make scenarios, should I just avoid v0.14 of ToTPP, or does it not matter?

    Thanks!
    Cicero1747
     
  4. Broken_Erika

    Broken_Erika Nothing

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    v0.14 is buggy, most if not all scens are written for v0.13.2. Even if you did get v0.14 to work you'd have problems later.
     

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