TR3 - Storm Chaser - Highland Winter

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TR3 - Storm Chaser - Highland Winter

Post by TombTitan » 24 Sep 2019 16:27

After using the second crowbar to open a corridor, the corridor goes nowhere but to an end-of-the-world opening. Is that a fatal bug in this game or merely a ridiculous ending to this game?

I'm missing 2 secrets (although I didn't look that hard for secrets), and I have no place left to go.

The game seems like it was never completed or beta tested!!!!

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Re: TR3 - Storm Chaser - Highland Winter

Post by Storm Chaser » 25 Sep 2019 00:42

Sorry to hear that you have had a problem with this level.

I don’t know why this has occurred but will download the level (rather than using the one on my PC as perhaps the uploaded file has been corrupted) and play through the level to see if I can recreate this problem.

I can assure you that the level is totally complete and has a proper ending.

After I finished building the level and had done the alpha corrections, I thoroughly tested the released game with at least 10 play throughs and the problem you described did not occur.

Once again I apologise that your enjoyment of this level was spoiled by this problem.

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Re: TR3 - Storm Chaser - Highland Winter

Post by Phil » 25 Sep 2019 02:29

Proverbs 15:1

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Post by Storm Chaser » 25 Sep 2019 02:37

Great Bible quote. Thanks Phil.

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Post by DoggettTV » 25 Sep 2019 02:56

Storm Chaser wrote:
25 Sep 2019 00:42
Sorry to hear that you have had a problem with this level.

I don’t know why this has occurred but will download the level (rather than using the one on my PC as perhaps the uploaded file has been corrupted) and play through the level to see if I can recreate this problem.

I can assure you that the level is totally complete and has a proper ending.

After I finished building the level and had done the alpha corrections, I thoroughly tested the released game with at least 10 play throughs and the problem you described did not occur.

Once again I apologise that your enjoyment of this level was spoiled by this problem.
I encountered the same problem of Tomb Titan...
Unfortunately I can't do the Walkthrough cause for this error :(
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Re: TR3 - Storm Chaser - Highland Winter

Post by Storm Chaser » 25 Sep 2019 10:03

I have just downloaded the level from TRLE.net and played through to the second crowbar and yes the level does just end in the corridor at an end of the world horizon. A fatal bug indeed. It never did this with the one on my PC during any of the test plays, so many apologies to all who have had this problem.

This is very embarrassing as I would never release a level in this state if I had known that this bug would occur.
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Re: TR3 - Storm Chaser - Highland Winter

Post by Storm Chaser » 25 Sep 2019 10:21

Have checked out the level with "fxinspect" and it would appear that a complete room is missing. I am bewildered as to why this has happened. I will investigate and update when I know more. In the meantime I have asked Michael to remove it from TRLE.

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Post by MichaelP » 25 Sep 2019 12:47

Unfortunately cannot help with investigating why this may have happened. All I did is, unpack, add the readmehost file and repack and upload. I always test if the level starts properly but obviously that does not catch any issues later in the game.

Rather than "taking the level down" I suggest you re-send a "working version" and we try to replace it quickly, Peter...
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Re: TR3 - Storm Chaser - Highland Winter

Post by Storm Chaser » 25 Sep 2019 14:07

OK I’ll do that this afternoon.

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Post by Drakan » 25 Sep 2019 15:11

Also stuck at this place. I will wait for the new version. Suggestion: Can you add some flares and some medpacks :)

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Re: TR3 - Storm Chaser - Highland Winter

Post by Storm Chaser » 25 Sep 2019 15:29

Hello everyone. New version sent to Michael today at 14.22 UK time.

It turns out that room 33 had disappeared for some reason.

Many apologies to everyone for this problem with the level. I hate it when things like this happen as you have all downloaded the game in good faith and then got stuck due to a fatal bug. Hopefully this will never happen again in one of my levels as it tends to put me off building. When I first heard about the problem last night I was rather upset about it and felt I had let the TRLE community down by offering up a faulty level.

Thank you all for your patience in this matter and I hope you all enjoy playing the level.

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Re: TR3 - Storm Chaser - Highland Winter

Post by Teone » 25 Sep 2019 16:04

Never mind, Peter. Consider this fact from a positive point of view: you have 225 beta testers so far. :D Me among them.
Will the savegames be usable in the updated version?

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Re: TR3 - Storm Chaser - Highland Winter

Post by vimmers » 25 Sep 2019 16:33

Drakan wrote:
25 Sep 2019 15:11
Also stuck at this place. I will wait for the new version. Suggestion: Can you add some flares and some medpacks :)
turn up the gamma in the setup with the sunglasses
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25 Sep 2019 16:04
Never mind, Peter. Consider this fact from a positive point of view: you have 225 beta testers so far. :D Me among them.
Will the savegames be usable in the updated version?
no you are absolutely forced to play from scratch :D

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Re: TR3 - Storm Chaser - Highland Winter

Post by Storm Chaser » 25 Sep 2019 16:42

New revised version now available. I've downloaded it and played it through and everything appears to work correctly this time.

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Re: TR3 - Storm Chaser - Highland Winter

Post by Storm Chaser » 25 Sep 2019 16:42

Teone wrote:
25 Sep 2019 16:04
Will the savegames be usable in the updated version?
Not sure but I doubt it.

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