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The Single Plane Starfield

Wotan Weave
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Post by Wotan Weave » Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:49 pm

Has anyone else encountered this?

I'm running the steam version with the 1.6 craft/backdrop update with the latest hooks and ddraw. Most missions are fine, but on B5M4, the mission where you cover the casino evacuation there is a starfield anomaly. There are sparse stars in the backdrop and then one single plane of dense stars. I'm guessing this is a problem in the mission file. Maybe an error in the backdrop assigned to this mission?

I added the white lines in the image to be able to see the edges of the flat star plane more clearly.
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Post by blue_max » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:12 pm

That cockpit seems to have some amount of bloom, so I'm guessing you're running the VR mod ddraw. Do you see a "VR-README.txt" file in your install directory? If that's the case, then that's probably my fault. Try running the game with Jeremy's ddraw to see if the problem goes away. I'll check on my side to see if I can reproduce the problem.

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Post by JeremyaFr » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:21 pm

This problem is not related to ddraw dll.

There is missing "[Resdata]" section header in the following mission ini files:

1b5m1g.ini
1b5m2g.ini
1b5m3fg.ini
1b5m4g.ini
1b5m5g.ini
1b5m6fg.ini
1b5m7g.ini
1b6m1b.ini

For exemple, 1b5m4g.ini contains
;1b5m4g.ini
Resdata\PLANET2.DAT
instead of
;1b5m4g.ini

[Resdata]
Resdata\PLANET2.DAT

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Post by Wotan Weave » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:29 pm

Thanks for the responses. Yeah, it isn't a ddraw thing. I am using your great VR mod, blue_max, but the issue pre-dates that ddraw file.

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Post by Wotan Weave » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:31 pm

So, if I just add the header into those mission ini files, that should clear it up?

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Post by JeremyaFr » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:34 pm

Yes

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Post by JeremyaFr » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:44 pm

Here is a fix:
Missions_Resdata_Fix.zip
Copy the content of the zip in the Missions directory.
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Post by Wotan Weave » Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:48 pm

Great work, thanks a lot.

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Post by blue_max » Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:00 am

I just ran into this and I had the fix posted by Jeremy. In my case, I hit Alt+D (I think) by mistake and that changed the detail level without me realizing. That de-activated the backgrounds. The fix was simply to go into options and enable the background again.

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