Fallout 1 mod Fallout Fixt - next release will be some time in Jan 2020

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by Sduibek, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Just tried it and turned out my theory was wrong. Which means I don't know what caused the crash, but on the plus side it means I don't have to get rid of alcoholism! Yeah!

    Remember, it's everyone else with the problem. Our drinking habits are just fine.
     
  2. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Hey I could use some grammar formatting feedback. Should actions in dialogue have a period like a normal sentence? For example

    Code:
    [Izo gives you your money.]
    vs.
    Code:
    [Izo gives you your money]
     
  3. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
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    Aug 3, 2005
    From an internal MR document by Ardent:

    I say leave out the full stop.
     
  4. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    This seems very weird to me. Any explanation for why you shouldn't put a point in front of it?
     
  5. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil
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    Aug 3, 2005
    It looks ugly and is superfluous in the context.
     
  6. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    We really need more cats with top hats and mustaches.
     
  7. Lexx

    Lexx Background Radiant
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    Apr 24, 2005
    Indeed, but they are a scarce breed.
     
  8. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
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    Sep 14, 2009
    They are used In Chinese medicine - as aphrodisiacs. :P
     
  9. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    ^ I'm 12 and wat is this.

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    I found what works for me to play in Dx mode with ddraw.ini so I'll be inlcuding that info with the next version.

    What I'm using is--

    Mode=5
    FrameSkip=0
    GlobalShaderMode=0
    ScaleFilter=0
    TextureFilter=1 <-- this is important otherwise everything pixels like shit

    It does lag a bit, but not too bad. If you bump game speed to 110 to 120 range you'll be fine.

    Running that @ 1280x960 and it's pretty sweet. Then again, unlike f1res it doesn't let you see more, so I'm not sure how useful that actually is. I was working on it to record gameplay, but no matter what settings I mess with, recording runs slow as shit so it's a lost cause.
     
  10. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    I just purchased a German copy of the game so Alpha 5 will now include:

    English
    French
    Spanish
    German

    Because I haven't yet gone through and updated all FIXT-only entries in non-English language files, using the non-English languages will get some dialog errors and could perhaps break some stuff because of it. That is of course on a future to-do list :) Getting someone to help translate would be most helpful.

    I'd like to eventually also have the Russian version and Polish if a Polish version exists.
     
  11. SCO

    SCO First time out of the vault

    16
    Dec 20, 2011
    Has the 'crashes during time skips if npc comment' issue been fixed?

    Until it is, i can't really recommend the mod
     
  12. Panzerkampfwagen

    Panzerkampfwagen First time out of the vault

    65
    Feb 15, 2010
    Dude, long time ago I sent You polish version of some Fo1 files, so it exist for sure. :P
     
  13. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    If you're referring to bugs with Izo, Gizmo and the guards I've fixed them and made changes / updates to all those scripts. (went through your previous posts)

    Did it have the dialog files? (sorry guys, many projects at the moment so memory isn't the best)
     
  14. avidraven

    avidraven First time out of the vault

    2
    Jul 24, 2012
    fallout noob loving yourmod... but having crashes :(

    First off, I want to say after trying to play thru the game once with just the patches from TeamX, the resolution mod, and the original npc mod, your improvements so far have been really awesome! Are the baby radscorpion animations from fallout 2 originally? I know they weren't around in the caves before I installed your mod. Adorable!! I almost didn't want to kill them... almost...

    Of course, I ended up unfortunately encountering a pretty nasty bug in junk town. I've gone twice through killing Morbid and all his goons and getting one last successful save before having the game crash whenever i try to save again or move to a different area through either the north or south exit. Just get a black screen usually, and occasionally an application error message that I can see in the start menu but can't read because the black screen blocks it. I also experienced the bug with the flares someone else reported i think, but that one's not too hard to work around (I love the flare changes too btw, i actually USE them now).

    I can upload the saves somewhere or send them to you if you want. Thanks for all your hard work! This game really needed to rock a little harder :)
     
  15. avidraven

    avidraven First time out of the vault

    2
    Jul 24, 2012
    ok yay, at least it's not a no-matter-what kind of bug. I guess the location of the doc at the time of the fight is an important factor maybe? The crashing situation from above happened earlier in the day when he's on the ground floor and I started the fight by killing the little troll guy downstairs before coming up and hitting the rest of them. But when the doc's down in the cellar later in the day and I confront him about iguana bob to start the fight, everything went fine.

    soylent green is delicious! :mrgreen:
     
  16. SCO

    SCO First time out of the vault

    16
    Dec 20, 2011
    I think it probably is a general issue, maybe with sfall.
    Try it with another npc, for instance a npc that will comment on your appearance and try to sleep in his presense (though i havent tried this).

    Or it might be only for timeskips during dialog. Regardless, the original doesn't do it, which makes me think sfall is probably the cause, being the main exe change.

    Needless to say a general crash bug introduced by the mod is not ideal.

    If someone wants to match bug report to this bug, this happens whenever a npc has a floating text line - if for some reason the pc 'skips time' the floating text line appears to lead to memory corruption and a crash, probably because of double free, or buffer overflow of the location of the floating text because of reuse.
    It can sometimes be avoided by removing whatever makes the npc comment - for instance for when gizmo kicks you out, it was crashing because the guards comment on you having the gun in hand. Hostler the weapon -> no crash.

    'fixing' this crash by crash by removing the timeskip or the npc comments is obviously the treating the symptoms, not the cause.
     
  17. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    So to clarify, if you killed Morbid and his goons at night when he's downstairs, no crashes?

    That's actually very helpful and I know what to check, thanks :clap:


    Which NPCs besides Izo have you experienced this with? Specifics would be helpful. I think I know what you're talking about but I don't at this exact moment remember it happening with anyone but Izo/guards script.
     
  18. SCO

    SCO First time out of the vault

    16
    Dec 20, 2011
    I can't recall, but i remember there were at least two. Maybe in the slot machines too? I quit playing afterwards.

    just grep for a npc/script that does a time skip (however they do it).
     
  19. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    Thanks much, I will.

    Sorry you had such a frustrating play-through :(
     
  20. Sduibek

    Sduibek Creator of Fallout Fixt Moderator Modder

    Oct 27, 2010
    It actually kinda bums me out that so many issues still exist with the game. For example, the crashes at the Blades / Regulators fight has been around since Per's guide which was like 2001. I read through some of it again today and most of the stuff he wrote about still exists - this is after both my and TeamX's patching!

    Crazy.