Monday, April 11, 2011

Days Like This...

Are what make me want to hang it up and just stop modding.

Doing some more testing of Lillian. Yesterday, all was working fine. Today? Her Go Home command doesn't work. More specifically; the Set Home command won't move the home marker. No matter where you set as Home, she goes back to her starting location.

I've triple-checked the code; it does what it's supposed to. Everything passes the GECK's script-checker without error.

With some revising, I got it to sort of work. Home will now work; until I enter the cell, when she makes for the starting location again.

Since the game gives us no provision for seeing markers, the best I can do for diagnostics is create a plugin that sets the marker as a quest marker; so I can at least see on the map if it's moving at all; being moved back, or what.

As well, the Sleep package that goes with the Home sandbox has somehow ended up twelve hours' off; and half the time the code to get her home isn't firing at all.

Again, I have no idea why. Everything worked yesterday.

I hate this game.

On top of that, I made the mistake of "upgrading" my copy of eXcalibr-whatever the hell he calls it. I was running an old version because the last time I updated it, the "update" stopped the game from starting. Turns out Earache42 hadn't bothered to actually test his plugin in any way before uploading it. Grabbed the newest version this morning, and the game will start, but now whenever I try to use a Groovatron menu, the game insta-crashes.

I wish people would stop fucking around with FOSE. If you don't know how to use it; don't. It's not like the weapon functions are even slightly cool to begin with.

So, now I've got to have it completely turned off until I can either figure out exactly what's going on, or remove the entire mess and replace it with the old version that actually worked. As well, I have to begin save-cleaning Lillian to see if that's the issue; and something has been corrupting about ten percent of my save games since I got rid of FWE. Loading one results in a crash. I have no idea what's going on there, either.

I am, however, about ten minutes away from uninstalling every mod not made by me.


  1. If I remember correctly, you have had scripts go strange on you before. I can understand how that can be frustrating or even maddening. I've had similar things happen to me, but it was in regards to automotive repair. I think I got it fixed, then end up with another towing charge...

    Should be interesting to hear what Herculine has to report about Lillian.

    I hope you get it sorted out, for your own sake :)

  2. With nothing but the DLCs and the Unofficial Patch installed I installed Lillian and began testing. Having made a mental note of this blog post, one of the first things I did was take her back to "My Megaton House" and, while inside, instructed her to call it her new home. Then we stepped outside and I suggested we part ways, telling her to head home. She immediately turned and went into the house, so I thought everything was okay. However, upon re-entering the house to find her walking around in her pink negligee, she left the house as soon as I was inside before I could talk to her. I followed her back outside and, still in her sleepwear, she continued to walk away. I haven't followed her all the way back yet, but I'd assume as you say she's heading back to the Super-Duper Mart.

    Sorry I don't have a better report, but I guess the good news would be that at least for a change both our computers seem to be doing the same thing...

  3. Not surprised in the least.

    Some days I forget how much the universe hates me.

    Did you test any other aspect; or pack it in when that feature turned out Tango Uniform?

  4. Just general gameplay really... you know, she follows and fights the way I assume she is supposed to, that sort of thing. I haven't cycled through all her menu options yet, but I plan to run her some more this evening.

  5. Par for the course, my friends. Par for the course.