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Re: Drizzle 32 ! (experimental)

Postby RubyQ » Sat Aug 14, 2021 7:09 pm

Sirius wrote:Instructions are here, let me know if you need more help ;)


Yes, je t'en prie, I am still baffled...

I reviewed all the steps, started by checking that my PC has the most recent version of Java (it did, version 8 update 301).
I am using Drizzle 32 with my offline installation of Deep Island. The URU-CC original ages are good; the fan ages work great, new ones install fine, no issues with the offline KI, relto pages, etc. I should mention that this is a fairly new PC for me, bought used but I wiped it clean with a brand new windows 10 Pro-N install. The DI offline & online installs were done fresh, too, of course, but I brought over the game save files from a backup of my old PC. Could I have done something wrong there, maybe left some files or folders behind that I need for the ages that don't work?

For my MystV conversion/simplicity I used Drizzle 31, as instructed. They have no issues.

So here's my problem: am I supposed to be able to get to Minkata, Jalak, the pod ages, Eders Delin & Tsogal on the OFFLINE install? Because I CAN'T. If I go to the A'egura library or to the museum and click on the books on the pedestal, I get a nice message from URU saying "xLinkMgr: the age with filename <whatever> is not available on your PC or on this Shard." If I try to use the corresponding book on the Relto shelf, the message is more severe: "Some game files are missing or corrupted. Please reinstall URU" and then the game crashes.

It doesn't make sense to me that URU itself would need to be installed to correct the problem, since the ages I want were never part of URU-CC to begin with. So I haven't tried to reinstall.

Where are those files supposed to be? Should they be on the PC at all, or are they strictly for ONline gaming? Is there a MOUL server whose URL I should be putting into the Drizzle UAM tab as the source for just those files? Or is there a link where can I download them and manually place them into the correct folders?

If you tell me what I'm trying to do can't be done, I will stop trying.

But if there's a way... I would really like to wear those pink Minkata boots while walking among the autumn leaves on my Relto... ;)
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Re: Drizzle 32 ! (experimental)

Postby Korovev » Sun Aug 15, 2021 2:14 am

To import MOUL-specific ages, the procedure is the same as with Myst V but you use the “Moul folder” field. Getting to some places requires a bit of a detour.

I don’t think the Minkata boots are imported though, only the ages.
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Re: Drizzle 32 ! (experimental)

Postby Sirius » Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:13 am

RubyQ wrote:Where are those files supposed to be? Should they be on the PC at all, or are they strictly for ONline gaming? Is there a MOUL server whose URL I should be putting into the Drizzle UAM tab as the source for just those files? Or is there a link where can I download them and manually place them into the correct folders?

As you said, those Ages were never part of Complete Chronicles/PotS. So we have to use Drizzle to convert those from a MOULa install. Obviously, you will need to install MOULa, if you haven't already done it. Once installed, converting those for CC is is the same process as with Myst V Ages. And yes, it works for both offline CC, and for online Deep Island.
Converting MOULa is very similar to converting Myst V: in Drizzle31, go to "Conversion (Simplicity)", select your PotS/CC folder, select your MOULa folder, click "Start" on the MOULa line, wait a few minutes, click the SoundDecompress button, and once done the links to MOULa Ages should be working.
However, make sure to check the "Log" panel on the bottom left of Drizzle. If you see any errors/warning, then it likely means something went wrong during conversion. IF that happens, go to "Advanced" → "List Analysis" and click "copy from main output", then click "Copy all text to clipboard". Then you can paste the error message here, and I'll tell you what might have gone wrong.

Korovev wrote:I don’t think the Minkata boots are imported though, only the ages.

They are available. But they are completely buggy on male avatars. They work fine for female avatars though.
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Re: Drizzle 32 ! (experimental)

Postby RubyQ » Sun Aug 15, 2021 3:41 pm

THANK YOU, Sirius & Korovev!

The answer was so OBVIOUS, and I was being totally blind. I think my problem was that, in reading the instructions, my brain insisted on translating "the ages of Myst Online: Uru Live" as "the URU-CC ages", which I already had, so why would I have needed to convert them? It's embarassing...

NOW I converted the MOUL ages, and I've got everything that was missing. Time to go shopping for those new boots.

Thanks again!
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