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icon GatEB Steam: Rooms created in room editor appear 8 rooms south (+1)  
Version number: GatEB 5.1.0.6521

How to recreate:
1) Go to room editor.
2) Click to create a new room next to an existing one.
3) The room will appear 8 rooms to the south of its intended position.

Intended behavior: Room should be created NOT 8 rooms south.

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icon Re: GatEB Steam: Rooms created in room editor appear 8 rooms south (+1)  
Intrigued by this report, I did some digging, and while I couldn't replicate Jeff's issue exactly, I did find something that will most likely be indicative of the issue here.

There's a problem with copying holds made by other people in that the room co-ordinates get totally messed up when you make your own copy!

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1) Import hold attached to this post.
2) Try to add a room, and you will be prompted to make a copy of the hold.
3) In new copy of hold, the new room is placed at coordinates 1410066258 Times South 50 Times East! (The original room's coordinates are similarly messed up!)

Worth noting that the level entrance location is missing from the original room in the new copy, which probably explains the wacky coordinates?

EDIT: When setting a new main level entrance to fix the dodgy coordinates, I got an error beep, but unfortunately there is nothing in my drod.err. Unless Steam has its own drod.err in a different location?

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The Caravel files for DROD steam appeared in My Documents for me. Might be a different place for you though.

Also, I get this when trying to display the Suicidal Guard copy on the Manage Location screen, and then a crash:

Assertion error in line 1297 of .\CurrentGame.cpp: "this->pEntrance"

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icon Re: GatEB Steam: Rooms created in room editor appear 8 rooms south (+1)  
reyll3 in chat figured out that the 8 rooms South issue happens when you create a new room by clicking in the mini-map in the room editor. This happens with your own holds too rather than issues with imported holds you've made a copy of.

EDIT: Wow Jeff mentioned this in his opening post and I missed it. Doh!

It looks like there may be two separate issues in this thread now, sorry!

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Jeff_Ray... wrote:
The Caravel files for DROD steam appeared in My Documents for me. Might be a different place for you though.

Yep, there it is.

Here was the assertion error I got when setting a new level entrance as the main entrance:

Assertion error in line 3631 of .\EditRoomScreen.cpp: "pOldMainEntrance"


Can also confirm that when going to the Hold Management screen when one of these billion coordinate holds is selected DROD will crash with the error Jeff got. Can no longer delete these holds now :p

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Thanks, all. I think this is one and the same core issue.

We have a 32-bit integer overflow.

In the Steam player .dat files, starting IDs are 100M. When multiplied by 100, these roll over the 4.2B limit (multiple times). This causes the offset.

Wow...I'm surprised this issue did not come up once in our past year of testing. Sheesh. :?

I need to think of how to fix this...

Idea #1: Using 10M instead of 100M for the starting ID would work. That would require deleting all of your local .dat files and letting the game recreate them starting at this value. Can we think of a cleaner solution?

Idea #2: have a start-up step that looks for this situation and fixes up the level IDs and room Y coordinates automatically. Could be error prone and would take a good amount of development and validation to get precisely right.

I prefer #1.

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I've uploaded a fix on Windows.

May I request everyone export your player progress for Gunthro, if you'd like, then delete your five local .dat files
(located in "C:\Users\<your username>\Documents\Caravel\drod-5_0\")
and then start up the new version from scratch and confirm these issues are now all fixed?

Thanks, and my apologies for the inconvenience :blush

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The good news is that the issues are fixed in 5.1.0.6530 after deleting all of the dat files.

The bad news is that Steam Cloud kept trying to "help" by readding all of the dat files I kept deleting and so the problem remained, but I disabled it and then all was fine.

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There is also now a worse problem: player saves made from any GatEB Steam version doesn't import properly in the new version at all. To reproduce the problem:

Start afresh. Go through a room or two in GatEB, and confirm that the Restore button is active. Export player.

Now start afresh again, and try to import the player you just exported. You'll see that no progress has been imported whatsoever, and the Restore button is not available.

(I've tested this for exported players using both the old and new .dat files and they both don't work. TSS exported player seems to be fine though)

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uncopy2002 wrote:
There is also now a worse problem: player saves made from any GatEB Steam version doesn't import properly in the new version at all. To reproduce the problem:

Start afresh. Go through a room or two in GatEB, and confirm that the Restore button is active. Export player.

Now start afresh again, and try to import the player you just exported. You'll see that no progress has been imported whatsoever, and the Restore button is not available.

(I've tested this for exported players using both the old and new .dat files and they both don't work. TSS exported player seems to be fine though)
Hmm...if export/import for GatEB doesn't work for either old or new .dats, then this might have been a preexisting problem. I'll track it down asap, but it might take me some time. Meanwhile, as a workaround, you can keep playing GatEB using your original .dat files if you don't plan to use the level editor during that time.

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I've tracked down the Steam-specific issue where demos and player progress in an official hold do not get imported properly. I'll work on a fix. Please note this isn't a GatEB 5.0-specific issue. The root cause is in the way the Steam version manages the DLC.

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mrimer wrote:
I've tracked down the Steam-specific issue where demos and player progress in an official hold do not get imported properly. I'll work on a fix. Please note this isn't a GatEB 5.0-specific issue. The root cause is in the way the Steam version manages the DLC.
I've made a fix for this and verified I can now import demos and a player profile correctly to the Steam version of GatEB.

I've uploaded the fix for Windows, and Trick will fix the Linux version presently. I'll have to tinker with the Mac version a bit longer to get this fixed.

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