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cyconianlord 02-14-2013 06:10 PM

Custom interior fights
 
Having an issue with Tholian NPC ground groups jumping up onto the roof, and from there, falling off to the ground, of my custom map once their battle begins, usually dragging the players BOffs up with them.

Its only done this during live play testing, and only with those groups set into the story line, all groups that are not part of any object do not seem to be effected.

markhawkman 02-14-2013 08:54 PM

see: http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/sh...d.php?t=479121

short version: it's a bug in preview mode. It should go away when you publish.

cyconianlord 02-15-2013 06:04 AM

I'm having the opposite experience, its happening during live play testing, but working fine during editor testing. The Tholian NPC groups are the first to do it, then my BOffs follow after.

Also, they dont seem to be jumping to 0/0/0 as mentioned in the link you posted, they juss pop straight up through the roof, which can allow them to fall off if they move to far

crypticfrost 02-15-2013 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by cyconianlord (Post 8084301)
I'm having the opposite experience, its happening during live play testing, but working fine during editor testing. The Tholian NPC groups are the first to do it, then my BOffs follow after.

Also, they dont seem to be jumping to 0/0/0 as mentioned in the link you posted, they juss pop straight up through the roof, which can allow them to fall off if they move to far

I'll look into this. Can you get me your mission ID? That would be of assistance.

Thanks.

cyconianlord 02-15-2013 05:09 PM

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Its currently not published, should i publish it for your testing?

crypticfrost 02-18-2013 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by cyconianlord (Post 8103121)
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Its currently not published, should i publish it for your testing?

No need for you to publish it at this time. I'll be looking at a copy of your project on our internal test server to start with.

crypticfrost 02-19-2013 10:41 AM

Just to let you know, I did find the problem. It seems that lower level of your map was not getting set up with the necessary pathing data. What's odd is that the two other levels of the building were getting the pathing data. I've sent the issue on to the programmers, so we'll have to wait and see what they come up with.

Assuming you don't want to just wait for fix, I can make a suggestion you might try.

Block off the lower level, so you don't have to destroy it, and move the encounter to the main or upper level of the building. Those floors are getting the pathing information, so things should work properly if you use those floors or build upward for what you need. <Insert superstious invocation of luck here.>

cyconianlord 02-19-2013 11:06 AM

Since its a part 2 for another mission that cant be published yet, i can wait a bit for a fix.

Is it possible that its not receiving the data since there are other elements of the storyline set onto the higher floors first?

maybe i should try moving the spawn down to the lower level n setting the first elements of the story there. That way the first parts of the mission there would generate the pathing from there, up, instead of the mid-floor and up.

crypticfrost 02-20-2013 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by cyconianlord (Post 8179611)
Since its a part 2 for another mission that cant be published yet, i can wait a bit for a fix.

Is it possible that its not receiving the data since there are other elements of the storyline set onto the higher floors first?

maybe i should try moving the spawn down to the lower level n setting the first elements of the story there. That way the first parts of the mission there would generate the pathing from there, up, instead of the mid-floor and up.

I honestly don't know enough about how pathing data is added to map to even venture a guess. If you decide to try, let us know what happens. I'll also see if can glean some additional info.

cyconianlord 02-21-2013 10:27 AM

Iight, so i went thro today, to run a test. I replaced the existing 4 NPC groups that we knew were having issues, i also lowered all the "new" groups by 1. I published it as this with no roofs in place.

Group 1 Mid-Floor -----(no story) Fine
Group 2 Low-Floor -----(story) broke, but was able to finish
Group 3-5 Low-Floor ---(story) broke, but was able to finish
Group 6 Mid-Floor ------(no story) fine
Group7-8 On walkway to High-Floor (no story) Broke
Group 9-10 High-Floor -(story) seems fine
Group 11 High-Floor ---(story) seems fine


Later today i will try moving the story line start to the lower floor, but seeing as how some of the higher groups are having issues too, im not sure that it will help anymore.


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