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My Custom Story won't load
Romulator Offline
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RE: My Custom Story won't load

Okay, posting here in case others have the same issue!

Thanks for PM'ing me this as well, I seemed to have misunderstood when the crash occurs exactly, and after checking my hpl.log file, you're correct in that it doesn't update when it crashes, even after leaving it for 3 minutes to actually black box. Amusingly, my Microsoft C++ library force closed the application.

What was wrong was actually your extra_english.lang file. The lang file works like an XML file; where you use <ELEMENT> to open an element, and </ELEMENT> to close an element (ELEMENT in this case is a placeholder text; Amnesia uses things like <CATEGORY>, <LANGUAGE> and <Entry Name> in their .lang files). While you had opening elements, you lacked closing ones, and also included things which caused an infinite loop. The game sees you have a valid custom_story_settings.cfg, and at least one map, so it shows in the list. But the failsafe "No Description" wasn't called because Amnesia thinks you have a valid extra_english.lang, but because it can't display it, it loops, and abruptly runs out of memory, hanging and eventually crashing.

This should fix your extra_english.lang file.

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<LANGUAGE>
<
CATEGORY Name="CustomStoryMain">
    <
Entry Name="Description">A custom story by GhostlyEcho</Entry>
</
CATEGORY>
</
LANGUAGE

Also, while I didn't test or look through your maps, I would recommend you refrain from using punctuation and spaces in your folders and filenames. It can cause problems in some cases. Instead, use underscores ( _ ) and/or dashes (-) instead. Smile

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(This post was last modified: 10-28-2017, 05:42 AM by Romulator.)
10-28-2017, 05:41 AM
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My Custom Story won't load - by GhostlyEcho - 10-19-2017, 09:37 PM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by Romulator - 10-20-2017, 01:49 AM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by GhostlyEcho - 10-23-2017, 09:00 PM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by Romulator - 10-24-2017, 03:45 AM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by GhostlyEcho - 10-24-2017, 06:46 AM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by Mudbill - 10-24-2017, 01:40 PM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by GhostlyEcho - 10-24-2017, 02:24 PM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by Romulator - 10-24-2017, 03:04 PM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by GhostlyEcho - 10-24-2017, 03:10 PM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by Romulator - 10-24-2017, 03:36 PM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by GhostlyEcho - 10-24-2017, 04:38 PM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by Romulator - 10-24-2017, 05:19 PM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by GhostlyEcho - 10-24-2017, 08:13 PM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by GhostlyEcho - 10-25-2017, 11:32 PM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by Romulator - 10-26-2017, 08:54 AM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by GhostlyEcho - 10-26-2017, 10:30 AM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by Romulator - 10-26-2017, 11:26 PM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by GhostlyEcho - 10-27-2017, 12:32 AM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by Romulator - 10-27-2017, 04:46 AM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by GhostlyEcho - 10-27-2017, 08:36 PM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by Romulator - 10-28-2017, 05:41 AM
RE: My Custom Story won't load - by GhostlyEcho - 10-30-2017, 07:03 PM



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