I've run into a bug that crashes my game to the desktop when I select a new target for my Skyranger. (I'm using XCOMUtil to allow it to carry a six person crew.)
When the game comes back to the Geoscape from my most recent completed mission (an 6-Person Interceptor against a Supply Ship) it appears that my Skyranger is in "stand-off mode" with a UFO, but it is not, it is only targeting a waypoint. When it reaches the waypoint I can select another waypoint for it to go to. But I can't return to base, can't target another UFO I have on my radar, can't target the nearby alien base I just and I can't target the UFO that just landed near the alien base. Whenever I attempt one these (and ultimately I have to return to base because of fuel) the geoscape appears to zoom out fully and then crash to the desktop.
Has anyone seen this bug before? Is there a workaround? Can it be fixed by editing the save file? If this bug is not new, can someone point me to a thread or link where it is described how to fix it?
I'm attaching the save file in case that helps anyone figure it out. I looked on the suggested Bug FAQ and UFOpaedia Wiki and didn't find anything like it mentioned. I would like to add this bug to the UFOpaedia Wiki someone will help me with it (or at least describe what is going on in more technical terms).
Thanks in advance!
Edit: I figured out a way to do some more in game testing to assess the situation and it appears that my Skyranger is locked in combat with a non existent UFO. I have no weapons on the Skyranger, so I can't defeat the UFO, nor can I target it with any of my Interceptors (since it doesn't exist). What seems to trigger the crash is any time the my Skyranger disengages, either through pressing the disengage button or attacking and losing. Any ideas?
Edit 2: Title changed to better reflect the name of the bug. See second post for details.
Edited by BarlowBrad, 20 August 2007 - 12:36 PM.