[RPGM] College Life [v0.2.3 HotFix] [MikeMasters]

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A little heads up -
Don't save and load a game while playing Pachisi, on the 'Roll the dice' screen.
Doesn't roll the dice after loading, and you're stuck as all pieces give 'Move not possible'.

Edit - Guess I should have read the developer notes and just left the game idle instead of saving and quitting, my bad!
I was afraid of these. One of my patrons QuantumSciGuy has been thoroughly testing my game for a while and I've very grateful for that. But he has discovered several bugs, or dare I say one big bug that causes a lot of problems. If you save a game in a global (in rpg maker called common) event right before an choice box, the save does something to the game and if you reload game, you can't pick a choice. Better say, you can, but it acts like you didn't or it skips the entire section and continue from there.

@MikeMasters Are you aware of the other, quite similar bug, that opens up some/most chat options even though conditions are not met? I unintentionally skipped some parts of the requirements for 'First touches' this way. Option is not visible even on part 2 or 3 without first going to save-menu after opening selecting box, and preferably saving/loading as it sometimes throws an error(undefined/unnamed/null) if I return directly to the game.
After doing it that way, they are unlocked for normal use.
 

MikeMasters

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Obviously it says that an image can't be loaded. Either it's corrupted or missing. I've downloaded the game from a link in the OP and looked for the image. It's in there. And since is integral part of the new content and nobody else has the problem, my bet is that somehow it got screwed up on your end. Maybe your anti-virus software removed it, maybe the image is there, but got corrupted during downloading, I don't know. But it's not a game bug I can fix. Try to redownloading the game, or check for the removed files in your anti-virus.
A little heads up -
Don't save and load a game while playing Pachisi, on the 'Roll the dice' screen.
Doesn't roll the dice after loading, and you're stuck as all pieces give 'Move not possible'.

Edit - Guess I should have read the developer notes and just left the game idle instead of saving and quitting, my bad!
I was afraid of these. One of my patrons QuantumSciGuy has been thoroughly testing my game for a while and I've very grateful for that. But he has discovered several bugs, or dare I say one big bug that causes a lot of problems. If you save a game in a global (in rpg maker called common) event right before an choice box, the save does something to the game and if you reload game, you can't pick a choice. Better say, you can, but it acts like you didn't or it skips the entire section and continue from there.

@MikeMasters Are you aware of the other, quite similar bug, that opens up some/most chat options even though conditions are not met? I unintentionally skipped some parts of the requirements for 'First touches' this way. Option is not visible even on part 2 or 3 without first going to save-menu after opening selecting box, and preferably saving/loading as it sometimes throws an error(undefined/unnamed/null) if I return directly to the game.
After doing it that way, they are unlocked for normal use.
Yeah, I've known about this issue for a long time, but nobody (until you) has ever reported it, so I was ignoring it, because I don't know how to fix it. The problem is saving the game right before a choice box that has hidden options. If you save at that point, the hidden options become available to you, because the information that controls the visibility of an option is reseted and lost, like it was never there.
As you all know, saving during conversations in RPG Maker games isn't usually an option. So all plugins for RPG Maker are created with that in mind, uncluding the one that allows me to hide a certain option in a choice box. So I tried to read the original plugin code and find the information that decides whether an option is hidden or not, so I could save it and restore it. But I couldn't find it. The plugin is written in a such a way that it isn't obvious to me, where the information is and how can I extract it. You can blame it on my limited skills, or inability to comprehend someone else's code. But the fact remains, I'm unable to fix this bug. One day I'll try to fix it again, when I have more knowledge and experience, but for now there's nothing I can do.
 
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You can blame it on my limited skills, or inability to comprehend someone else's code. But the fact remains, I'm unable to fix this bug. One day I'll try to fix it again, when I have more knowledge and experience, but for now there's nothing I can do.
Just to make it perfectly clear, my intention was not to push any blame towards you. This is the third RPG Maker game I ever play(others had restricted saving), and the first I've played extensively, so its on my lack of knowledge for saving during dialogue-choices or Pachisi minigame. Its a habit that needs to go, from Ren'Py-tiles with saving whenever a branch-dialogue occurs or it otherwise seems significant.
 

Regardie

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And really, it doesn't matter who wins or loses the pachisi game, it's just a little diversion. You can even play nude pachisi if you want, though if I had Kara nude in front of me, board games would be the last thing I would think of.
 
Feb 20, 2019
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@MikeMasters The Jessica apartment bug only happened for me on the weekend. Woke me up at 4:00 AM, then wouldn't let me wait or do anything at 5:00 AM until I left the whole area by bus.
Same for me!
I cannot even sleep in my room, it always says "i1m not tired yet" and jumps back to Jessica room, shows all the chat again and go back to wherever i was but now it is 4:00 am.
 

MikeMasters

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@MikeMasters The Jessica apartment bug only happened for me on the weekend. Woke me up at 4:00 AM, then wouldn't let me wait or do anything at 5:00 AM until I left the whole area by bus.
Same for me!
I cannot even sleep in my room, it always says "i1m not tired yet" and jumps back to Jessica room, shows all the chat again and go back to wherever i was but now it is 4:00 am.
Can you, please, send me the save file before it happens, if you have it? Thanks
 
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When Images won't load or show up, download, then install the right codec for your os.
MacOS:
Windows:

When movies won't load or show up, download the webm "DirectShow Filters".
DirectShow Filters:
[/QUOTE]

Downloaded/Installed WebPCodec and DirectShow Filters, but still can't see previews of images, or open images, when I go into the Image Folder.
 

partanen

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When Images won't load or show up, download, then install the right codec for your os.
MacOS:
Windows:

When movies won't load or show up, download the webm "DirectShow Filters".
DirectShow Filters:

Downloaded/Installed WebPCodec and DirectShow Filters, but still can't see previews of images, or open images, when I go into the Image Folder.
Well, that's completely different thing: Those are meant to fix problems seeing videos and/or pictures in game... Not to allow see that stuff in game files.
 

Walg

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When Images won't load or show up, download, then install the right codec for your os.
MacOS:
Windows:

When movies won't load or show up, download the webm "DirectShow Filters".
DirectShow Filters:
Downloaded/Installed WebPCodec and DirectShow Filters, but still can't see previews of images, or open images, when I go into the Image Folder.[/QUOTE]

Well, that's completely different thing: Those are meant to fix problems seeing videos and/or pictures in game... Not to allow see that stuff in game files.
Um the codec definitely allows you to view images in the images folder and allow you to view images in game when you don't have Chrome installed. @epidemico maybe it was something like a restart. I don't remember what I did to get mine to work as it's been a while since I installed my codec.
 

partanen

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Downloaded/Installed WebPCodec and DirectShow Filters, but still can't see previews of images, or open images, when I go into the Image Folder.


Um the codec definitely allows you to view images in the images folder and allow you to view images in game when you don't have Chrome installed. @epidemico maybe it was something like a restart. I don't remember what I did to get mine to work as it's been a while since I installed my codec.
Oh, I have used those to fix in-game problems and used RPGMV Decryptor to see pictures in Game folders. Well, maybe I have those WebPCodec and DirectShow already installed which allows me to decrypt .rpgmvp files...
 

Walg

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Oh, I have used those to fix in-game problems and used RPGMV Decryptor to see pictures in Game folders. Well, maybe I have those WebPCodec and DirectShow already installed which allows me to decrypt .rpgmvp files...
Just thinking that @epidemico is confusing us both now lol. RPGMV Decryptor will work here but the codec works both for in-game issues and mainly for Ren'Py based webp images in their images folder so it's a different purpose altogether.
 
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