Last weekend Wyrin did a great job (supathanks) playing through Zork - Rediscovering the Great Underground Empire (which is the new and final name) so that I could be sure if it's ready enough to release for a wider test group. Surprisingly and positively his issue report contained only 19 entries of which 5 was different aspects of the same problem. My head still feels clogged and snotty and my fitness shape (the little I had) is gone. Have to rest in the middle of the stairs :) But I got my toolset started and I corrected most of them yesterday. So far everything is well.
BUT... The final five is severe, and they are all about Torches and VFX's. Sometimes when equipping a torch the VFX and the Light are gone. In a few cases it helps to drop the item on the ground and then picking it up. This is something I've encountered in a couple of modules I've played and in the OC too. In this module though, it's a show stopper as there must be a limited numbers of Light Sources and the areas must be dark.
I have asked about it on the NWN2Forums last year without getting no real solution. So I've played with the idea on recreating the item every time the PC unequips it and it works fine except for the intermittent disappearance of this new item. It seem to be a glitch when doing many things at one time.
I've got a few pm's telling me that this is not a module bug but a system bug in the engine itself. Nothing much to do then :( I have loaded up the OC and been provoking it and by quickly equipping and unequipping a standard torch from the quickslot the VFX and the Light sometimes (pretty often) vanish. I think I'll have another go at trying to recreate the item every time the player unequips it.
So before solving this problem I hold on to this module and you testers out there have to wait some more.
Thanks for reading
ZORK RtGUE now on The Neverwinter Vault!
4 years ago