Archive for the ‘Solium Infernum’ Category

SI: Rectification Update 1.08c

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

I haven’t had any more bug reports from players using 1.08c Beta for a while so I’m going to put this out there with all the fixes and call it released.

Download the Update 1.08c  here

Instructions:

Download the .zip file and then overwrite 3 files and the GameData folder in the Program Files\Cryptic Comet\Solium Infernum folder.  Make sure you overwrite the GameData folder and its files.  You might need to delete the folder and then unzip the new one there to ensure that they are replaced.

IMPORTANT: It seems that windows 7 often creates another install location in AppData.  If you are copying over the 3 files and the GameData folder to the Program Files location but the version on the game is still not going to 1.08c then you will need to update the files and folder in the AppData location.  The easiest way to find this is to do a search for MainIFace.cxt and note the AppData location if it is returned.

SI: Rectification 1.08c Beta

Monday, March 26th, 2012

Download the Update 1.08c Beta here

I’ve put together a new update that fixes a host of bugs that went unnoticed in the Rectification expansion content as well as some that have hung around since the original release.   Some of the fixes required really mucking around in the code so I am going to release the update as a Beta and would ask any willing players (especially email game groups) to give this a try and let me know if any problems pop up.  I’m pretty confident that there will not be any major issues but I’d like to test it out as a beta first before I make it official.  Over 20 fixes….Some of the major fixes included:

Fixed Hellsculpt ritual

Fixed Curse of Diabolism ritual where an order to “seek out curiosities”  did not count as a tribute request NOTE:  Still having reports that some requests for tribute are not generating prestige loss when a player is cursed.  If anybody thinks they have an example of this please send me a save game file or pbem folder from the turn when this happens (before the tribute request order is executed)

Fixed the Angelic Host taking the lava terrain bonus instead of the defending player legion

Fixed problems with events cancelling Vendettas not clearing out pending Demands as well

Fixed AI problems with the manage resources goal objects that caused the AI to over pay tribute for some rituals

Fixed AI crash with Assertion of Weakness goal object

Instructions:

Download the .zip file and then overwrite 3 files and the GameData folder in the Program Files\Cryptic Comet\Solium Infernum folder.  Make sure you overwrite the GameData folder and its files.  You might need to delete the folder and then unzip the new one there to ensure that they are replaced.

IMPORTANT: Windows often creates another install location in AppData.  If you are copying over the 3 files and the GameData folder to the Program Files location but the version on the game is still not going to 1.08b then you will need to update the files and folder in the AppData location.  The easiest way to find this is to do a search for MainIFace.cxt and note the AppData location if it is returned.

Windows 7 64 bit problems Update Solved?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

OK.  I think I have solved this.  Some machines were not installing all of the files in the GameData folder.  This is the folder that has all the text files that contain all the “Game Data” naturally.  Certain key expansion files were being omitted.  I’ve remade the installer and uploaded it to BMT Micro and it looks like everything is working fine now.  If you are having a problem you can redownload the installer, uninstall the game and then reinstall it with the new installer.  OR you can go and grab the latest update zip and use it.  Go to the installation location i.e. Program Files\Cryptic Comet\Solium Infernum and delete the old GameData folder and then use the update to copy the new GameData folder to that location.   Please contact me if you are still having problems.

Download the Update 1.08b here

I’ve recently had a few people contact me with problems getting the SI: Rectification content to run with Windows 7.  I’d like to figure out what is going on here for my own piece of mind.  If you have experienced a problem starting a new game with the Rectification content box checked then could you send me an email (support@crypticcomet.com).  My hunch is that the new data text files are the culprit but one of the cases so far was on a machine with a fresh install.

Thanks,

Vic

SI: Rectification Update 1.08b

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

This is an update that fixes some problems introduced in 1.08a.

Download the Update 1.08b here

Important Fixes:

Overhaul of the event timing system so that some events that were being shortchanged a turn got their full length of duration.

Fixed rare AI bugs dealing with special goals for Assertion of Weakness defense

Fixed AI bug where strategy pool for determining AI actions was not weighting all the “Bully Neighbor” goals appropriately

Fixed bug that sometimes prevented artifacts scavenged from the battlefield from appearing in players vault

Fixed problem with final prestige totals not being displayed above players at the end of the game

Instructions:

Download the .zip file and then overwrite 3 files and the GameData folder in the Program Files\Cryptic Comet\Solium Infernum folder.  Make sure you overwrite the GameData folder and its files.  You might need to delete the folder and then unzip the new one there to ensure that they are replaced.

IMPORTANT: It seems that windows 7 often creates another install location in AppData.  If you are copying over the 3 files and the GameData folder to the Program Files location but the version on the game is still not going to 1.08b then you will need to update the files and folder in the AppData location.  The easiest way to find this is to do a search for MainIFace.cxt and note the AppData location if it is returned.

SI: Rectification 1.08a Update

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Ouch.  I seemed to have broken the Curse of Diabolism in 1.08 after having previously fixed it.  I’ve fixed it again and included it in 1.08a.  Also included are some fixes for the durations of some events that required a timer that were having their durations cut short by 1 turn.  Hosts in multi-player games should definitely upgrade.

You can get 1.08a here.

Instructions:

Download the .zip file and then overwrite 3 files and the GameData folder in the Program Files\Cryptic Comet\Solium Infernum folder.  Make sure you overwrite the GameData folder and its files.  You might need to delete the folder and then unzip the new one there to ensure that they are replaced.

IMPORTANT: It seems that windows 7 often creates another install location in AppData.  If you are copying over the 3 files and the GameData folder to the Program Files location but the version on the game is still not going to 1.08a  then you will need to update the files and folder in the AppData location.  The easiest way to find this is to do a search for MainIFace.cxt and note the AppData location if it is returned.

SI: Rectification 1.08 Release

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Well, I haven’t had any major bugs to fix in a while so I am going to call this released and no longer in Beta.  New purchases will get the 1.08 version now as well. There are some important fixes like an error in calculating the % chance generation of the diabolism curses.  If you are playing (especially hosting) a game of rectification you should definitely upgrade to this release version.  Also added some small fixes here and there like the secret objectives for insulting, demanding and framing all players now tell you who you still need to get to complete the objective.

You can download 1.08 here

Instructions:

Download the .zip file and then overwrite 3 files and the GameData folder in the Program Files\Cryptic Comet\Solium Infernum folder.  Make sure you overwrite the GameData folder and its files.  You might need to delete the folder and then unzip the new one there to ensure that they are replaced.

IMPORTANT: It seems that windows 7 often creates another install location in AppData.  If you are copying over the 3 files and the GameData folder to the Program Files location but the version on the game is still not going to 1.08  then you will need to update the files and folder in the AppData location.  The easiest way to find this is to do a search for MainIFace.cxt and note the AppData location if it is returned.

Netbook mod available here for 1.08 (forces resolution to 800 by 600) You MUST first apply 1.08

SI: Rectification Beta 1.07e

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

This is an update that hosts and single players should apply.  It fixes a problem with Curse of Diabolism that can cause large prestige losses should a player request tribute while cursed.

You can download 1.07e Beta here

Important Note for installation:

It seems that windows 7 often creates another install location in AppData.  If you are copying over the 3 files and the GameData folder to the Program Files location but the version on the game is still not going to 1.07 Beta then you will need to update the files and folder in the AppData location.  The easiest way to find this is to do a search for MainIFace.cxt and note the AppData location if it is returned.

SI: Rectification 1.07d Beta Home Stretch

Monday, November 7th, 2011

I have made some balance changes and corrected a host of bugs based on player feedback.

The key changes:

The reduction of all the Curse of Diabolism generation rates to 3% per tribute requested by any player

Added some +1 Prestige special abilities to the relics that had only one special ability

Lowered  the resource cost for the Hell Sculpt and Summon Devourer rituals.

Lot’s of AI bugs fixed as well as some critical bugs with the new content.

The Assertion of Weakness option should no longer become active in non-Rectification games.

You can download 1.07 d here

Instructions:

Download the .zip file and then overwrite 3 files and the GameData folder in the Program Files\Cryptic Comet\Solium Infernum folder.  Make sure you overwrite the GameData folder and its files.  You might need to delete the folder and then unzip the new one there to ensure that they are replaced.

Netbook Mod for SI:R 1.07c Beta

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Here is an update for the netbook mod for the latest version of the SI:R beta. It will force the screen resolution to 800 by 600 just like the previous version but the gameEngine file has all the latest 1.07c fixes as well.

SI: Rectification 1.07c Beta

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

I’ve finally caught up with the weekends bug reports. A big thanks to everyone who has contacted me with bugs and feedback.

Download the Update Here

Instructions:
Download the .zip file and then overwrite 3 files and the GameData folder in the Program Files\Cryptic Comet\Solium Infernum folder.

Changes:
Ambition now only triggers an automatic upgrade if you defeat your opponent in battle. If it is a draw you get a +10% increase in the level up chance instead.
Curse of Wrath can now randomly target the personal guard legion
Curse of Prophecy can now randomly target your stronghold

Major Fixes:
Fixed major bug with phantom bonuses to player attributes due to change in code to accommodate curse effects
Problems with assertion have been fixed for the AI choosing target hexes
Fixed bug with Curse of Prophecy execution
Fixed issues with prestige drains for curses
Lots of display fixes for special abilities
Fixed Hell Sculpt ritual script error when destroying bridges
Improved AI use of support rituals when defending the Assertion hex