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My Custom Story won't load
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GhostlyEcho Offline
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Question My Custom Story won't load

I'm working on a Custom Story. I have added a monster, and to see if it's following its path, I want to test my game, but it won't show in among the Custom Story list in Amnesia when starting the game.

Can someone please help me? Huh

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10-19-2017 09:37 PM
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Romulator Offline
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RE: My Custom Story won't load

Have you got a custom_story_settings.cfg file in your Custom Story's folder?

If not, have a look at the Wrapping up your Custom Story page on the wiki, specifically Step 3, to make one so that your story shows up in the Custom Story list. Smile

Make sure also to include the custom_stories directory at the end of your resources.cfg file, which can be found in the same folder as Amnesia.exe.

<Directory Path="/custom_stories" AddSubDirs="true" />

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10-20-2017 01:49 AM
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RE: My Custom Story won't load

(10-20-2017 01:49 AM)Romulator Wrote:  Have you got a custom_story_settings.cfg file in your Custom Story's folder?

If not, have a look at the Wrapping up your Custom Story page on the wiki, specifically Step 3, to make one so that your story shows up in the Custom Story list. Smile

Make sure also to include the custom_stories directory at the end of your resources.cfg file, which can be found in the same folder as Amnesia.exe.

<Directory Path="/custom_stories" AddSubDirs="true" />

Hello. Smile
Sorry for the late reply. I have the custom_story_settings.cfg file inside my custom story folder called Halloween CS (a new project). How do I include the custom story directory? Sorry if my question is stupid, I'm new to modding. Shy
Thank you.

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10-23-2017 09:00 PM
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Romulator Offline
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RE: My Custom Story won't load

Nah, it's no problem Smile
  • Go to your Amnesia install directory. If you're using a retail copy, this is the "redist" folder, and if you are on Steam, then it is the "Amnesia - The Dark Descent" folder.
  • Scroll down to a file called resources.cfg and open that up with a text editor, such as Notepad.
  • At the end of the file, but before the </RESOURCES> tag, add the contents of the code block I posted above there. This will tell Amnesia to start looking in the custom_stories folder for resources. Smile

If the CS still doesn't appear in Amnesia's menu, can you post the contents of your custom_story_settings.cfg ? If there is anything wrong, it must be that, unless you don't have a map for your custom story Smile

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10-24-2017 03:45 AM
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RE: My Custom Story won't load

You mean like this?

<Resources>
<Directory Path="/_temp" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/fonts" AddSubDirs="false" />
<Directory Path="/maps" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/textures" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/models" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/gui" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/static_objects" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/sounds" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/main_menu" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/shaders" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/lights" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/billboards" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/entities" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/graphics" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/viewer" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/particles" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/models" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/music" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/flashbacks" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/textures" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/misc" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/commentary" AddSubDirs="true" />
<Directory Path="/custom_stories" AddSubDirs="true" /> </Resources>

Is this right? Smile

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10-24-2017 06:46 AM
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RE: My Custom Story won't load

That's the resources.cfg file, not the custom_story_settings.cfg.

10-24-2017 01:40 PM
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RE: My Custom Story won't load

(10-24-2017 01:40 PM)Mudbill Wrote:  That's the resources.cfg file, not the custom_story_settings.cfg.

I thought I had done it right. But I'm still new at this...

OK, Custom Story is there now, but it chokes the PC when I try to open and run it.

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10-24-2017 02:24 PM
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Romulator Offline
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RE: My Custom Story won't load

Does the game show an error at all? Like, if there is an issue with your map's .hps (script) file? If so, you'll be given a line and a position where there is an error. For example: ERROR (34, 2) Missing } would imply that a closing brace may be missing at Line 34, character 2.

If not, you should find and post the hpl.log file after it chokes the PC Smile Take a look at Problem X in the Troubleshooting Guide if you need help locating that. If there is a problem with Amnesia or your custom story, the hpl.log will tell us the issue!

https://www.frictionalgames.com/forum/thread-3754.html

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10-24-2017 03:04 PM
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RE: My Custom Story won't load

(10-24-2017 03:04 PM)Romulator Wrote:  Does the game show an error at all? Like, if there is an issue with your map's .hps (script) file? If so, you'll be given a line and a position where there is an error. For example: ERROR (34, 2) Missing } would imply that a closing brace may be missing at Line 34, character 2.

If not, you should find and post the hpl.log file after it chokes the PC Smile Take a look at Problem X in the Troubleshooting Guide if you need help locating that. If there is a problem with Amnesia or your custom story, the hpl.log will tell us the issue!

https://www.frictionalgames.com/forum/thread-3754.html

Thank you. Smile
Well, after I clicked to open my Custom Story, the menu just freezes, and nothing happens. I had to force the PC to get out of Steam, by clicking the "Windows"-button.

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10-24-2017 03:10 PM
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RE: My Custom Story won't load

In that case, definitely post the hpl.log file! Something is amiss, but from that, I cannot exactly tell what, though the log file should definitely point us in the right direction Smile

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10-24-2017 03:36 PM
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