Bomb Bloke, on 16th March 2011, 9:21am, said:
It's worth noting that whenever the tactical game engine exits, it's supposed to write the mission results to the HDD for the geoscape engine to follow up on. If the tactical engine crashes, the results for the last mission stay on the drive, so the geoscape engine reads that.
That is to say, if the last mission you played through was Tokyo, then if the tactical engine crashes later it would be normal to see mission results from Tokyo.
First, thanks for being willing to look at this.
Agree that the re-appearance of the Tokyo results, given the main problem, is not surprising. There is a UFOpaedia discussion of an exploit that makes use of this.
This can cause havoc, but reloading to a save prior to the crash should sort it.
Now I'm not sure which 'crash.' There was no crash in/after the Tokyo mission, and there was a save after it (also one during and one not long before). None of these saves would let me get past the equipment screen at Djakarta, although the earliest, combined with a still earlier craft.dat, got different results which are described above.
In any case, start your mission, allow the game to crash again, then zip up your MISSDAT folder and post it here. I might be able to work out what it's choking on, or perhaps one of my game versions will happily start the mission.
Hmm. I have WinRar but this BB will not allow an upload of a .rar. Suggestion?
A few minutes later--I tried reloading from a still earlier save. Got a different landing location for one of the battleships and tried running Djakarta before Tokyo. Same problem. Which tells me that you are right that the problem is in the MISSDAT folder, not in the savegame(s). I notice that many of the filenames are the same. Would it be crazy to copy a savegame folder over the current MISSDAT?