Author Topic: HotU Chapter 3, wearing puzzle ring, CANT SEE ARROWS! HELP!  (Read 1383 times)

Legacy_BugInGame

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                Please help! ':crying:':crying:':crying:'

I wonder if it's just me or there's a bug in the game.
Playing Nwn 1 Platinum version right now.
(Not a pirated version!!)

Stuck in HotU chapter 3... I'm wearing the puzzle ring and everything's purple now...
I could see all the 'hidden' chests and everything... but there're NO ARROWS on the ground!!
Please help me with this.. I couldn't find anyway to get around it and nobody seems to have the same problem.

p.s. there're no other major errors/bugs in the game except some minor visual defects. 

Thanks!!
               
               

               
            

Legacy_MrZork

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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 10:33:17 am »


               Not every area has arrows. I believe that the area which you describe (Subterranean Vault) may not have arrows. If you go to another area (e.g. where the Sleeping Man is), you may see the arrows. If you are still thinking you should be seeing arrows, then post the name of the area you are in (the name that shows up when you hover the mouse over your portrait) and someone may be able to check.
               
               

               
            

Legacy_jmlzemaggo

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011, 01:30:32 pm »


               You know you can place that ring and your usual one in the quickbar slots, to help you switch between those in a very easy way, right?
What? You knew, I'm sorry. I just tried being helpful here.
No bug in the OCs I could think of so far, so play very confidently...
and fully enjoy it.
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2011, 07:45:15 pm »


               Thanks for replying guys, I know excatly where those arrows should show up (pass sleeping man's room gate 1st arrow then all the way to Sensei's library then outside, pointing towards the door (between the two stone pillars)....... .. the thing tho.. there're no arrows and there's no door T-T   and I've tried everything!  the whole area would turn purple as it's suppose to be when i put the ring on, but there're just NO ARROWS and NO DOOR >_<
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2011, 08:30:45 pm »


               Never heard of that, sorry. Hip! Help! '=]'
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2011, 10:29:29 pm »


               Well, if you know where the arrows "should" be then you don't really need them, do you?  But the transition doors are another matter.

However, I would first inquire whether you had patched up to v1.69. Yes? If not, please do so.

If I am interpreting the problem correctly, a variable which is needed to be set each time you equip the ring, is not being set, at least not for all elements.  Otherwise, those invisible placeables and transitions would show up.  Very strange that some of them, those secret containers, are showing up.

If already patched, then try recompiling just that one module again (XP2_Chapter3), but of course you will need to restart at least the 3rd chapter again which (if you don't have a previous save near the end of chapter 2 and can allow the ch 2 script to load it for you) probably means the only henchperson available will be Aribeth since, IIRC, the variables that spawn Valen, Nathyrra & Deekin are set in chapter 2.  Still, if you intend to play HotU again, I would still try the recompile routine to, perhaps, repair the gliche.  Of course, this is just a possible fix, not guaranteed.

It could also be a rendering problem by virtue of the way your machine's video is handling NWN.  I also, occasionally, experience graphic oddities (like being attacked by invisible foes who stay that way until I reload), that I simply just play through.  I have a rather low-end vcard so just tolerate the random burp as long as it doesn't interfere in continuing the game.  In this case, without the linear transitions showing up, you are stuck.

Otherwise, your description is quite unique.  I have never heard of this particular observed oddity before.
               
               

               


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« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2011, 04:12:03 am »


               Thanks for the advice. (downloading patch atm lol )

I've tried reinstalling the whole game twice and played from scratch before...
I've even manually unlocked all the chapters using the notepad file and tried playing starting from the beginning of Chapter 3...
Used different characters, messed with all the visual effects options.....
Yea u're right about the arrows not being important... but the door.... the door........ T__T

anyway I'll patch the game and see what happens..
p.s. My os is Vista Home Premium..
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2011, 06:18:53 pm »


               Patch didn't fix it either..... .. ..
Anyway... I gave up on following the rules =_=
using dm_jumptopoint to go around the flaw
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2011, 01:19:20 pm »


               

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Patch didn't fix it either..... .. ..
Anyway... I gave up on following the rules =_=
using dm_jumptopoint to go around the flaw

That's disappointing.'<img'>

I would still be interested to know if recompiling the module repairs the error.  Just use a different module name to keep the installed one intact.  If it corrects the problem, then it could be swapped out for the original version.

Thank goodness for the console access!  I've played lots of linear custom content where required variable values wouldn't get set properly, yet was able to finish the module using suitable commands.  Let's keep our fingers crossed that the gliche you have experienced is related to the module itself rather than some fundamental dynamic in the game itself installed on your machine.
               
               

               
            

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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2011, 01:39:53 pm »


               Possibly a stupid suggestion, but did you try un-equipping and re-equipping the ring? >_> I don't know if it'll actually work or not...