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Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:55 pm
by bebro
This is a hotfix for the Rostov scenario of Red Star, PC/Windows. It deals with the "unexpected defeat" problem.

If you do not want to fiddle with your installation I recommend to simply leave anything as it is now, and wait for the patch, which will come with the usual installation routine. Should you run into the "unexpected defeat" problem it might be easier to continue using a cheat code (igotnukes).


For those who wish to use the hotfix, here's a small how-to:

1. Determine if your game runs in 32 or 64bit

If you are unsure about that pls. look into the game's main menu, it shows which version you are running on the bottom.

2. Download and unzip the hotfix "scenario.zip"
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This results in a file called scenario.scz

3. Copy the scenario.scz file into your game's Rostov scenario folder

Pls. note the individual install paths can differ depending where your game is installed, so you need to locate your installation first, then proceed to the correct scenario folder as listed below.

For 32bit:
..\Order of Battle Pacific\32-bit\Order of Battle - WW2_Data\Content\Campaigns\12Soviet\Scenarios\sov1_12_Rostov

For 64bit:
..\Order of Battle Pacific\64-bit\Order of Battle - WW2_64_Data\Content\Campaigns\12Soviet\Scenarios\sov1_12_Rostov


This will overwrite the scenario file for Rostov with the new one from the hotfix. Older savegames from Rostov do not benefit from this fix.

Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:27 pm
by bru888
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Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:18 pm
by GabeKnight
Thanks, bebro.

Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:37 am
by bru888
Bumping this thread and suggesting that it be stickied for greater visibility.

Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:57 am
by Retributarr
bru888 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:37 am
Bumping this thread and suggesting that it be stickied for greater visibility.
Your exquisite timely assistance and rescue package is much appreciated!. Thank-You so very much!.

Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:32 am
by Erik2
skywell

There's a scenario hot-fix link in the original post.
So what are you whining about?
And this is your first post... :roll:

Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:27 pm
by bru888
Especially since this appears to be one of those "disposable" identities, in storage for nearly two years.

Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:56 pm
by robertahyuk
Can't quite figure out why I downloaded this fix a couple weeks ago and it worked fine and I finished the campaign.
Started Red Star again and Rostov wasn't working again. I downloaded the patch again but no luck. Red Star is dead in the water when I get to Rostov.
Like Kursk for me, another campaign that I can't finish.
Any ideas why this hotfix doesn't work anymore?

Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:41 pm
by bebro
The fix should work unless you reload an old savegame with Rostov already started before applying the fix.

If you can attach a savegame of your problem we could determine what's going on.

Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:10 pm
by robertahyuk
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Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:19 pm
by robertahyuk
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Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 4:30 pm
by bebro
Thanks for the files. I checked the Auto Save Rostov file from your dropbox dl.

That one is certainly in a state without the hotfix applied, since it has the outdated triggers the hotfix would change.

Hard to say from here how that happened - did you make sure the hotfix was copied into the correct folder as described in the OP?

However, as said in the OP ppl who find that too much of a hassle are probably better off using a cheat code until the fix is incorporated into an official patch with automated install routine.

Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:54 pm
by robertahyuk
Yes, I made sure the "hotfix" was placed where it should be and it worked just fine! I finished the campaign with no problem.
Even after applying the "hotfix" again? Still doesn't work.
I suppose I'll live until then!
Just kind of odd that it worked before and now doesn't.

Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:00 pm
by GabeKnight
robertahyuk wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:54 pm
Yes, I made sure the "hotfix" was placed where it should be and it worked just fine! I finished the campaign with no problem.
Even after applying the "hotfix" again? Still doesn't work.
I suppose I'll live until then!
Just kind of odd that it worked before and now doesn't.
There's a "scenario" subfolder in the Rostov scen folder (in your screenshot). I guess it's a leftover of unpacking the zip file, but just to make sure: You certain that you copied the new (hotfixed) .scz file and overwrote the original file?

And just to make sure (the second): What's not working for you in the scen? Is it the "defeat" at mission end or something else?

You know, even the bugged scen file can be played to a successful win. Maybe you didn't apply the fix correctly the first time (?)

Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:48 pm
by robertahyuk
I think it is just a leftover there but the scz file is there over the old original file.
It was working great and then the next time? Its a defeat. No way to turn the one "Rostov" green.
The fix has worked before, just won't now for some reason.
I'll live.
Thanks Gabe but I checked all of that stuff and more.

Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:45 am
by robertahyuk
OK, this is odd but I'm not complaining at all. Next time I played Red Star? The "hotfix" worked fine. Not sure I understand why it didn't work twice and now works again! Scratching my head!
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Re: Red Star, Rostov scenario, hotfix

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:37 pm
by bebro
I see two possible reasons for this:

It *could* be that the bugged playthroughs you had were based on an older mid-scenario save which the hotfix does not touch, he only comes into play with new attempts. Or that the hotfix is not applied correctly here at all, and you got rare cases where the bug does not strike - which is possible.

But it's really difficult to say from here. I could not find a prob with the hotfix itself so far. Thanks for the feedback however :)