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  • Originally posted by -=}WoLvErInE{=- View Post
    I've had issues in the past. where if i had an older version of a map that had additional packages in my cache, and i tried newer version, it would crash my game. I had to clear my cache of older map packages and it worked. not sure whats really going on
    We're talking about the server cache involved.


    • My apologies. I thought i read somewhere he was talking about his machine, not a server. bad me


      • Stop hanging around on these forums,when you've got work to do finishing off Arad2 beta2, i've been waiting on it long


        • Originally posted by Major_Day View Post
          Stop hanging around on these forums,when you've got work to do finishing off Arad2 beta2, i've been waiting on it long

          lol, doing a production build right now

          don't worry you'll have your tanks

          Drecks, sorry to Hijack your thread

          ok back on topic, i go now


          • No big deal I hijack everyones thread.


            • Busy to finish an FF version together with a Beta3/final TE release.

              For some odd reason the FF version keeps on showing an squadleader class for
              Russians and an empty slot for squadleader on Axis. The bloody class won't go.

              It's NOT there in the worldsettings.

              I only added rifleman,eliterifleman,assault,marksman and machinegunner.
              They are not there. After building and cooking the map they are in game.
              I even renamed the mapname to avoid any issues. But its still there.
              I verified the cache, emptied the cache,throwed vodka over my CPU but no solution.

              Is there any hidden cache


              • There is a bug where RO 2 can/will grab the TE role list for FF. Ask Swag about it.
                Pretty, what do we blow up first? - Myn Donos


                • Uploaded the files for a TE_Coldsteel_b3/Final release.
                  More nfo in the first post


                  As i have no clue how to make both modes use the same packages I release both modes with
                  their own packages.

                  Mapfile and Packages

                  Coldsteel files
                  Last edited by Drecks; 03-28-2012, 12:34 AM.


                  • Thanks for all your hard work,and patience Drecks,will get the files in a minute.


                    • Map is on the server now,played one round against the bots, no problems.


                      • Up and running....


                        • Downloaded, but getting some weird info before ROHOS even loads, saying something about several files being in the ///coldsteel folder not in the coldsteel_b2 folder etc.

                          Sounds like you have the files, but the path specified in your map is looking for them at a different path?

                          In any case, I still try to join a server with B3 running and the game crashes.

                          Edit: the /// is just the cookedpc path for the game in steam
                          Last edited by =GG= Mr Moe; 03-22-2012, 07:53 PM.


                          • Originally posted by =GG= Mr Moe View Post
                            Downloaded, but getting some weird info before ROHOS even loads, saying something about several files being in the ///coldsteel folder not in the coldsteel_b2 folder etc.

                            Sounds like you have the files, but the path specified in your map is looking for them at a different path?

                            In any case, I still try to join a server with B3 running and the game crashes.

                            Edit: the /// is just the cookedpc path for the game in steam


                            • Yeah, I got 4 messages (8 if I have the FF files downloaded) stating I have ambiguous package name;

                              using 'c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\red orchestra 2\ROGame\CookedPC\Maps\Coldsteel_b2\****.upk', not 'c:\program files (x86)\steam\steamapps\common\red orchestra 2\ROGame\CookedPC\Maps\Coldsteel_b3\****.upk'

                              ^^^ is for the TE map

                              where the **** are the 4 non.roe files in the coldsteel map folder


                              • Noticed that the new version doesn't have the Env_DR_corrugated_plates.upk file. IS that no longer needed ? Or do we still need the old version?

                                i have also loaded it up onto my redirect so it will also be available to people through Lord Gleedo's downloader program.
                                Last edited by Cat_in_da_Hat; 03-22-2012, 10:58 PM.