'Error loading cities'

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by Josan12, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    2 Questions please folks:

    1) I get the error message "wmareainit: error loading cities" when i try to start the Mapper.

    I have the basic patch, and RP 2.0 installed. It's a common problem i've had many times, and have just re-installed FO2 to solve it, but now i need to ask if someone can tell me what's causing it and what i need to change/delete to solve it (cos i don't want to have to re-install every time)

    2) Which map scripts control the random encounter maps? I've looked through data\scripts\maps in the mapper .ssl's but can't seem to find what i need. I'm probably missing something simple.

    THanks for any help
     
  2. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    You have to patch the mapper first. Like Fallout 2, the mapper has a city limit. Try this.

    The map script should be "rnddsrt" for desert maps, etc. But I am not sure right now.
     
  3. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    Thanks Lexx, but no joy. I still get the same error even after patching with the file you linked. I couldn't read the russian readme, but presume it says copy the patcher .exe into the mapper folder and run it, which i did successfully.

    But yeah, as i said, no change.
    Any more ideas?
     
  4. Darek

    Darek is currently unavailable

    Jan 7, 2008
    Josan, try this one.

    It can fix the city limit for both Fallout 2 and the Mapper, but just leave the fallout2.exe field blank.
     
  5. Grayswandir

    Grayswandir Mildly Dipped

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    May 9, 2008
    If this other fix doesn't work and you just want to modify some maps and not create new ones, try just removing the data/data directory. Just dont forget to put it back there after you are done
     
  6. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    The second patch should work. It's actually the one I use as well. :>
     
  7. Josan12

    Josan12 Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 15, 2007
    Great stuff, it the second one worked. Thanks chaps :ok: