First off, the launch is going great. Thanks to everybody who bought the game.
Texas is a really huge game with a lot of interlocked storylines. I've taken a lot of care and done a lot of testing to make sure you can't put the game into an unwinnable or "stuck" state but there's just no way I can catch them all.If you are stuck (physically stuck, unable to move):
If your game is stuck somehow, never fear! I will fix your save game for you until the game can be properly patched. Nobody loses their progress, OK? I consider game progress to be basically sacred.
Your save game file will be called savegame1.dat. It will be in one of these places:
Mac OSX: ~/Library/Preferences/TheRealTexas/2002/
On Windows, replace "Calvin" with your username (the folder is a bit different on Windows XP, if anybody is using XP) and make sure on Mac OSX that you are looking in your home folder's "Library" not the system-wide one. The file will be called "savegame1.dat" in any of these places.Compatibility Issues
There are also some compatability issues. If the game won't run at all, there isn't sound, or some other issue, please post in the forum and/or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. These are separate to the above issues.
That said, I need to list those known potential game-killing issues. These are things to avoid doing. I will try and post them in the most non-spoilery way that I can. These will all be fixed, most likely with the next patch, which will be soon because it's going to make my life a lot easier.LIST OF KNOWN GAME-KILLERS
If you have fallen victim to any of these, please send me your savegame and I will get you squared away. Like I said, your progress is sacred and must be protected at all cost. That's just how I see things.
1- The very far right hand side of the map, where there is farmland, is a screen which is initially blocked by a barrier. If you ENTER this screen from the very far right hand side, i.e., walking exactly next to the mountain, you will get stuck. Even if you reload the game, when you try to walk your character will go flying into the sky (no useful purpose here, even for fun experimentation I'm afraid.)
2- There is a seige engine in the game. Without going into spoilerish detail, do not use it more than once. This can cause a few problems, but chiefly it confuses the autosave system so the game won't record anything you do after that. Worse, it can put you in an unwinnable state. If you just use it once, you should be OK.
3- This is less major. Sometimes, if you die while a certain effect is on you, your control might be frozen when you try to resume the game. This is actually not a big one, just exit the game completely (i.e., to the Windows/Mac/Linux Desktop) and restart the game completely. Everything should be back to normal.
4- There is another new confirmed bug just now. Without spoiling anything, if you find yourself in an area and are given a key, but aren't able ot do anything else, please save and exit the game. You will then be able to continue.
That's all for now. These will all be fixed with Monday's patch.
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