Minor Race Bug Question

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Minor Race Bug Question

Post by Morbo » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:37 pm

Hi, I'm new here. I've been playing the game for years and aside from the memory leak issues, the bug that bugs me most is that when a minor race is subjugated when you first encounter it, you never get it added to your diplomacy screen, even after you liberate them. I currently have a game where the Cards are putting up an uncharacteristically good fight based on their subjugation of five minor races, and as I liberate them they'll all join the Klingons since I can't talk to them, and as the Federation conquering them would be an annoying hit to morale.

Is there a known fix to this, or barring that a way to change the save game files to add the races to my diplomacy list?

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Re: Minor Race Bug Question

Post by Tethys » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:08 pm

A good place to start would be the search function! Learn to use it, and it shall take you farrrr!

+minor +diplomacy +hidden

Thunderchero, why doesnt this link ^ work? Its copy/paste from URL.? (without the " "'s)
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Re: Minor Race Bug Question

Post by xDx » Sun Nov 27, 2011 3:11 pm

Also check out the Error Correction mod in the download section if you are hex edit handicapped or don't have a hex editor. It is the original game with a lot of game fixes and bugs (memory leak issue is NOT one of them). Check it out here viewtopic.php?name=Downloads&d_op=getit&lid=171. Welcome to the forums and have fun!
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Re: Minor Race Bug Question

Post by Peter1981 » Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:52 pm

this bug has been solved -- learn to mod the game and you'll reap the rewards of this forum, take a look at the stuctured modding index by sct (spocks-cuddly-tribble) and seei if you can get it to work ;) good luck if you have any question on how to do this pleae don't hesitate to ask.

EDIT: because I'm feeling generous tonight, you need this:-
minor race hidden (from diplomacy) - bug fix
Good news, using the new knowledge gained from the Ferengi (free) trade routes code I've found a fix for one of the most annoying bugs of BotF.

As speculated here, when signing trade treaties, the entry at [systInfo+3Fh] can prevent the first contact with unknown minor races (although by encounter of independent minor-ships it's still possible).

The bugged code hides in sub_46A770 and can be overridden quite easy by removing of the jump statement at 46A7F7:


In trek.exe at 0x69BF7


change:

0F 85 7A 00 00 00

to:

90 90 90 90 90 90


That's all.


No more worrying about signing of treaties with other empires.
and it that isn't enough help try reading
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1912&p=26480&sid=5b ... 741#p26480

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