Can anyone help fix this interceptor bug?
Posted 01 March 2011 - 02:47 AM
2 battleships (looking for one of my bases) and 1 supply ship (heading to an alien base of unknown origin) entered the geosphere together. So I sent an interceptor to catch the supply ship, saved the game to my first slot, and waited for the battleships to land so I could take them intact, which I did using my Avenger ship and crew.
Between attacking the first battle ship landing and the second, the supply ship landed and so I set my interceptor to patrol another suspected alien base location . Then I saved my game to a second slot. I destroyed the second battleship and saved my game again over the second slot. There are various saves done while in the mission.
The bug happens, every time, when I'm back in the geosphere and the inceptor has to do something (return to base due to orders or low fuel, attack the supply ship still on the ground, fly to a new area) and the result is that the screen freezes for a second, and then loads up the most recent mission saved game.
While typing this, it occurs to me that what I havn't tried is saving over the mission saves so that they don't exist. But I am reluctant to do this in case the game screws up completely and I loose everything.
Can anyone help?
Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:05 PM
This posted solution was from 'Zombie'
"This sounds like the Minimized Interceptor Bug. Saving the game while an Interceptor is en route to another point can cause a crash. A fix would be to find an earlier save, copy UIGLOB.DAT and paste that into your bugged game. That should work.
My question now is... what does that mean. Where to I paste "UIGLOB.DAT"? Over another file?
Posted 01 March 2011 - 07:08 PM
For example your current save is in game_1, and you had an earlier save in game_3. Just copy the uiglob.dat file from game_3 and put it in game_1.
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Posted 02 March 2011 - 04:52 PM
Brilliant thanks. It worked perfectly!
I didn't have a saved game older than the bug, but then I remembered that I would have one 2 weeks old on my auto back up files, on my external.
Yay, I don't have to start all over again. Thanks again,
Posted 06 September 2012 - 07:30 PM
Never mind, i just had to find a saved game from far enough back.. saved to all other save slots. issue resolved.. thanks.
Edited by wodahS, 06 September 2012 - 11:36 PM.