Posted 30 April 2015 - 06:53 PM
New here. Not new to X-Com though I imagine I might as well be compared to a lot of you. Always been a big fan but not actually completed a game a single time. Figured I'd finally get that done for once and I was doing good progress to until I realized something was deeply wrong. That and the fact that it kept crashing sort of clued me in that I needed the help of professionals!
Okay, so background. Bought X-Com: UFO Defense on Steam, played it for a bit but because it didn't quite work in my resolution plus a few other issues I figured there had to be a mod or a patch that fixed the biggest issues. Enter "UFO Extender", marvelous thing, love it to bits, and my love for the creators is bottomless. I never expected it to work perfectly, I had a few crashes but nothing a reload never fixed. I have the MP3 soundtrack and everything, it's fantastic!
But I've come to the crossroads and now I have to make a choice. For one, there's a consistent crash. Every time I research (interrogate) an Ethereal Leader the game blows up in my face. I tried a few things, searched around online but no-one else seemed to have this problem so I figured it had to be something wrong with my settings. I eventually got around this by simply loading X-Com without UFOloader, completing the research (which worked), saving then booting UFOloader up again. And if it was just that, I wouldn't bother you. Problem solved. (For the record, it seemed like the game was looking for something and couldn't find it. Upon getting the research results and seeing what completing this research unlocked, the game seemed to not find anything. Pressing "Allocate Research" sent me to a lab that wasn't mine doing research I had already done and clicking "OK" sent me to the workshop where it first time said "We can now create Terror-" then broke and the second time it said "We can now create -insert a ton upon tons of results on top of each other-" before crashing. I can still recreate the exact string if it's of interest.)
There seems to be another problem with my game. So my question is this: does loading a save file from an unextended Steam copy and loading it extended work? The reason I ask is because... well, I have absolutely no Elerium. Like, at all. I didn't think much of it at first, I'm only in August of my first year but at that point I was so outmatched in the skies that I figured it was time to get some new aircrafts up and running. So I researched... and I researched... and researched. But I never got those elusive new crafts. Then I realized Elerium was nowhere to be seen (though I've recovered a ton of intact UFOs at this point) and upon checking online, yes, Elerium very much needs to be researched to get... well, anywhere at this point, really. Not to mention without it I'll never get my ass to Mars.
So, basically, how screwed is my save file at this point? Because it seems like starting over is my only option although I'd like to know if that even works. Or is it something in the INI that's causing the problem? Or is it something the game itself that is broken?