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Re: New Stable Release 0.48.0 for MegaMek, MegaMekLab, and MekHQ
« Reply #60 on: 03 February 2022, 15:44:54 »
Quick question for the group. . .

Am I the only one having trouble changing Force Icons in 0.48.0?  I right click on any of my forces in the Command Center tab, and select "Change Force Icon."  Nothing happens.

Just me?

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Re: New Stable Release 0.48.0 for MegaMek, MegaMekLab, and MekHQ
« Reply #61 on: 05 February 2022, 11:15:23 »
Quick question for the group. . .

Am I the only one having trouble changing Force Icons in 0.48.0?  I right click on any of my forces in the Command Center tab, and select "Change Force Icon."  Nothing happens.

Just me?

Trip
That's new to me (the dev who has handled all related changes including a complete rewrite since stable), assuming you mean the TO&E tab and not the command center tab. My best guesses would be one of:

1) No data in the /data/images/force/ folder
2) You've removed a previous file that was in use from the above folder (I don't believe I found that until after stable)
3) A Windows zipper issue (never use the Windows zipper, as it is broken).
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Re: New Stable Release 0.48.0 for MegaMek, MegaMekLab, and MekHQ
« Reply #62 on: 05 February 2022, 15:29:25 »
1) No data in the /data/images/force/ folder
2) You've removed a previous file that was in use from the above folder (I don't believe I found that until after stable)
3) A Windows zipper issue (never use the Windows zipper, as it is broken).

You're right--I should have said "TO&E Tab."  There's data in the images/force folder, since it's displaying proper icons for higher-headquarters' units (Companies still showing old, custom icons.  I can't change a couple of Lances, it just blanks out as I mentioned, and I'm too afraid/lazy/unconvinced to try the Company).

Lemme try to download again and re-install.  What can I use besides Windows zipper, though. . . any recommendations?

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Re: New Stable Release 0.48.0 for MegaMek, MegaMekLab, and MekHQ
« Reply #63 on: 05 February 2022, 16:01:26 »
You're right--I should have said "TO&E Tab."  There's data in the images/force folder, since it's displaying proper icons for higher-headquarters' units (Companies still showing old, custom icons.  I can't change a couple of Lances, it just blanks out as I mentioned, and I'm too afraid/lazy/unconvinced to try the Company).

Lemme try to download again and re-install.  What can I use besides Windows zipper, though. . . any recommendations?

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Re: New Stable Release 0.48.0 for MegaMek, MegaMekLab, and MekHQ
« Reply #64 on: 05 February 2022, 16:53:52 »
Got it--thanks!

I downloaded a new 0.48.0 Stable's zip file, and unzipped everything to the current directory.  I must've shot myself in the foot though, 'cause half of my personnel are missing from the roster, even though they're still in the CPNX save file. 

The change icon feature is working though. . . just missing about half of my personnel.

Edited to add:  It looks like the only folks on the roster were hired after a specific date.  Trying an older saved file now. . .

2nd Edit to add:  Nope, still not working. Not a complete roster in MekHQ despite them being in the CPNX file.

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Re: New Stable Release 0.48.0 for MegaMek, MegaMekLab, and MekHQ
« Reply #65 on: 06 February 2022, 13:51:20 »
Got things working again.  There's still trouble with custom awards files with personnel migrating from one installed version of 0.48.0 to another.

I went back to an old saved campaign file in 0.46.0, and used the personnel tab to remove their existing custom awards.  Then I exported the 0.46.0's roster to a PRSX file, and closed 0.46.0.  Then, in the 0.48.0 file directory structure, renamed a custom awards XML file to 'standard'.   I then opened 0.48.0 with a more-recent campaign file, and imported the PRSX-based roster, manually added awards back to individual members, assigned techs and MWs to mechs, cleaned up a few more bits, and now "Bob's your uncle."

Some manual rebuilding after re-installation, but I'm back on track, with the icon feature working.

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Re: New Stable Release 0.48.0 for MegaMek, MegaMekLab, and MekHQ
« Reply #66 on: 06 February 2022, 23:20:06 »
Care to explain WHAT YOU DID WRONG so that we, the player base, don't do what you did, apparently? :D

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Re: New Stable Release 0.48.0 for MegaMek, MegaMekLab, and MekHQ
« Reply #67 on: 08 February 2022, 10:14:22 »
Yeah, that would kind of help, wouldn't it. . .?

Mistake #1: Using Windows' (on-board) zipper program to unzip the original installation.

Back in March of 2021, I downloaded 0.48.0 Stable, and used Windows' unzipping feature in File Explorer to unpack everything into "C:\Tripler\Games\1\Stable 0.48.0".  As Windchild and Hammer indicated above, Windows does a crappy job--unbeknownst to me at the time--and you should use a different program to cleanly unzip the files. Bottom line: Don't use Windows to unzip stuff.

Mistake #2: Unzipping a new download into a existing directory overwrites critical links.

My original 'fix' was to unzip the new 0.48.0 Stable version into "C:\Tripler\Games\1\Stable 0.48.0".  What I should have done was unzip it into "C:\Tripler\Games\2\Stable 0.48.0" (a different directory) to troubleshoot everything.  My original "fix" overwrote all the original files, including all of the custom edits (rank, awards).  Personnel tables seem to depend on Awards loading cleanly (I had this similar issue before:  https://github.com/MegaMek/mekhq/issues/2489 ).  Custom awards don't seem to work well, unless they're saved as a file named "standard" in '\data\universe\awards.' Bottom Line:  Electrons are cheap (and recyclable) so don't overwrite your existing stuff before you know it works--use another location.

Advice:  Save yer custom files somewhere else!:  I've manually gone into the \data\universe\ ranks.xml  file to cut and paste my customized rank into a seperate file, and have saved a copy of my custom awards, both in a separate location.   I also exported personnel to a seperate PSRX file.  It's good to have routine backups. 

So, everything works fine now, including the icons, due to a 'clean' re-install of 0.48.0.

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Re: New Stable Release 0.48.0 for MegaMek, MegaMekLab, and MekHQ
« Reply #68 on: 08 February 2022, 11:47:26 »
Mistake #2: Unzipping a new download into a existing directory overwrites critical links.

It's the MegaMek version of this!


Every release needs to be in a seperate folder, then move the data over.
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Re: New Stable Release 0.48.0 for MegaMek, MegaMekLab, and MekHQ
« Reply #69 on: 25 February 2022, 18:23:49 »
So I had  problem with HQ, where I created a scenario mission (1A) played a few turns.. paused the game.., then played a few other missions (2A, 3A, 4A), and resolved them. After finishing these other missions (2A, 3A, 4A), I had lost a few mechs, which then changed the game ID of the mechs used in scenario 1A. So it seems like when I went back to the save of scenario 1A to finish that mission , it seems it no longer resolves, and I think it is due to the change of the game ID of the mechs used, because this is the only thing that is different in the mul files of the units used in Scenario 1A. How can I fix this, so that I can resolve the scenario 1A?

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Re: New Stable Release 0.48.0 for MegaMek, MegaMekLab, and MekHQ
« Reply #70 on: 25 February 2022, 23:35:41 »
So I had  problem with HQ, where I created a scenario mission (1A) played a few turns.. paused the game.., then played a few other missions (2A, 3A, 4A), and resolved them. After finishing these other missions (2A, 3A, 4A), I had lost a few mechs, which then changed the game ID of the mechs used in scenario 1A. So it seems like when I went back to the save of scenario 1A to finish that mission , it seems it no longer resolves, and I think it is due to the change of the game ID of the mechs used, because this is the only thing that is different in the mul files of the units used in Scenario 1A. How can I fix this, so that I can resolve the scenario 1A?

You've in essence overwritten the save game and to the best of our knowledge there isn't a fix. You could try hand editing the ID's and manual resolve.
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Re: New Stable Release 0.48.0 for MegaMek, MegaMekLab, and MekHQ
« Reply #71 on: 22 April 2022, 08:25:46 »
an odd error happened. day is 24Jul68. Lot of stuff happening in the sidebar. Hit the button to advance the day and the list STAYS with 25Jul68 appearing abridged into the log (adds a toon to the list of employees, whom you cannot edit) and does not process any repairs that requires an extra day to finish, nor works on the procurement list.

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Re: New Stable Release 0.48.0 for MegaMek, MegaMekLab, and MekHQ
« Reply #72 on: 22 April 2022, 16:35:00 »
an odd error happened. day is 24Jul68. Lot of stuff happening in the sidebar. Hit the button to advance the day and the list STAYS with 25Jul68 appearing abridged into the log (adds a toon to the list of employees, whom you cannot edit) and does not process any repairs that requires an extra day to finish, nor works on the procurement list.

any thoughts?

There's an exception occurring during new day processing. Please open an issue on the MekHQ tracker with save, logs, and customs.
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Re: New Stable Release 0.48.0 for MegaMek, MegaMekLab, and MekHQ
« Reply #73 on: 29 May 2022, 16:19:27 »
Yeah, Yeah, but my group still wants to keep using the stable version...

Anyhow, For Every Warship and Dropship, it seems I only get the commanding officer in the list of repair techs for repairing the ship.

Has this, or will this, be corrected?


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Re: New Stable Release 0.48.0 for MegaMek, MegaMekLab, and MekHQ
« Reply #74 on: 07 June 2022, 17:21:47 »
I just built a new force to play using Campaign Operations and got lucky rolls and managed to get an Invader jumpship.  When I finally entered my force in MekHQ and looked at the contracts I saw they would all be money losers.  After trying to see why, I noticed that even with 100% transport terms, the contract had 0 C-Bills for transport.  I had thought, based on FM:Mercs that if you had your own Jump/Dropships that you just got to pocket the transport payment, not that there would not be any.

Is this the intended play method, that you are penalized for having a jumpship, or is this an oversight that should be fixed?

Edit: just noticed I posted in the wrong thread.

 

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