My big Steam f**k up

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My big Steam f**k up

Post by naruto_chao » Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:43 pm

Hi, I wouldn't say I've returned, but I need professional chao help, and what better place to go (if anyone is even still here, I don't know, I haven't been here. Hopefully it's still a pretty big forum.

Well, this year has been particularly difficult for me, a lot of things went horribly and I needed a pick-me-up.

So I picked SA2 back up on Steam. It ran wonderfully, and I could mod it with whatever I could find, it was great. I added mods that changed the character models to be a little higher res (if I remember right.) I removed LoD models, all sorts of stuff.

The thing is, about a month ago, my neutral chao garden stopped working. I can get into the lobby, hero, dark, and kindergarden fine enough, but the default garden hangs on a black screen for about 10 seconds, then crashes. I can't find out why, and around the time it started, I hadn't added or removed anything, and my computer ran it perfectly fine before.

I don't know where I would find an Sa2 crash report either..

I kinda miss Sa2, so the faster I can get help with this, the more I'd appreciate your expertise.
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Re: My big Steam f**k up

Post by Chao Professor » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:15 am

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This is strange. I'd use Fusion's editor to export the data of chao you want to keep, then try the 'ol uninstall-reinstall. It's a pain, but since you say this problem isn't due to a mod or anything, I don't know what else it could be. I can't say I've heard of this issue. Perhaps somebody more experienced with the PC version can suggest something better.
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Re: My big Steam f**k up

Post by azureprism » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:07 pm

Does the game crash in the garden even when it's running without mods?

On that note, is installing or uninstalling mods as easy for SA2PC as it is for SADXPC - being able to just turn them on or off with a modloader or something?

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Re: My big Steam f**k up

Post by chaoadventures » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:38 pm

Yeah, it's just uninstalling them with SA2ModLoader. (Unless the some a mod relies on file swapping and was decided by the user to be placed in the game's actual resources directory)

I've had some problems with doing that for Chao World Extended because it alters the .exe as well, but it's been minimal as far as I remember.

So, collectively, I'd try uninstalling SA2ModLoader (from the loader itself, of course), then if that doesn't work, what Chao Professor said and to uninstall the game itself.

From personal experience, uninstalling through Steam keeps your Chao files (and also your main game save) intact, but I'd just play it safe.
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Re: My big Steam f**k up

Post by naruto_chao » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:56 am

Yeah, It even crashes without the mods, and I'll try uninstalling all the things from the loader and see how that goes. I'll be back to tell you how it went.

[EDIT] I ended up uninstalling the loader, gutting the mods and putting them on my desktop, and deleting everything else in the Sa2 main folder. Unfortunately, I forgot to back up the save data or chao data (I thought I did earlier), but with Fusion's Chao Editor I can get those back (or I might start over, who knows.) I got back into the neutral garden just fine, but I'm still hesitant to put the mods back because I'm not sure what broke it in the first place, but now I suppose I have an excuse to methodically go through installing each one again to find out what broke it. I don't have a whole lot left to lose from breaking it again, and if I can figure it out, maybe I can help someone in the future if they ever have this issue. Thanks everyone ^^ I knew I could count on you :chaohappy:

[EDIT 2] I keep crashing, not necessarily at the same spot, but through playing the story, and with a character selection mod, I'm sure I have my culprit, and it should work fine without it. That said, everything works pretty well for the most part.
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Re: My big Steam f**k up

Post by Mooncow » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:36 pm

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