A remote RDZ Industries industro-military research and development facility has gone dark... Its factories are on overdrive, producing AI-controlled drone units that have destroyed everything in the facility. Take control of the brand new, highly experimental All-Purpose Assault Mech as you are sent to investigate the stricken facility -- get in, regain control of the base systems, and find out what the hell happened.

Report RSS RDZ Industries: Project Y4 R01c

Another incremental update most critically brings in a true fix for the intermittent bomb drop crash bug, but also fixes some other issues.

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I thought that I had nailed the "bomb drop crash bug" with R01a, but it continued to persist for some people (annoyingly, not me or else it really would have been fixed ages ago). After some dedicated testing by amitj78, who was experiencing the issue and willing to help, it seems like it is now fixed.

The problem seemed to reside in the target area marker model (the glowing holographic octagon) -- after rearranging a few things inside the model that have absolutely no right to have any impact on anything, the game no longer crashes. We still have no idea how or why, but the prevailing theory is quirks of hardware setup such as graphics cards making Warcraft trip over its own shoelaces.

Either way -- if you were experiencing the crash, please do try R01c and give your thanks to amitj78 for helping me to finally batter through it.

Chain Reaction

Other fixes are smaller in nature but no less necessary. The side quest "Hold the Line" was in the habit of repeating itself every time the player returned to the Transport 06 bunker; unfortunately, once again developer-only testing meant that I... uh... never returned after completing the quest to notice the problem. Also fixed is an issue with the keypad system, where digits from a half-entered code would hang around on leaving early.

Hold the Line BOOM!

As always, all of your unlocks will be preserved to this new version, so you can start a new game without losing any of your hard work (though if you were getting bombed out by the bomb drop crash I suspect you won't have any of that).

RDZ Industries: Project Y4 R01c

While we're here, I should give you an update on the bonus missions. I do have plans for both Operation: Gala's Trench and Operation: Skyward Fire (and some extras for the main mission), but I'm taking some time out from actually implementing these things to work on something a little less strenuous. I had been working solidly on Project Y4 for two years, so I hope you don't grudge me a wee holiday!

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Malvodion
Malvodion

Oh nice, a new version. Downloading.
I'm glad to see that you managed to pinpoint that weird gamecrashing bug.

And ofcourse no one would hold a grudge, you've more than earned a rest from this.

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RaoDaoZao Author
RaoDaoZao

Well, I figure that if people have been waiting 2 years for this they can stomach a little longer for the bonus missions!

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Teferi
Teferi

Sorry to say, but the bug persists in R01c using Intel HD graphics. Is there somewhere I can submit a more formal bug report?

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RaoDaoZao Author
RaoDaoZao

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Does it still happen at exactly the same point; when the activation circle finishes fading out on dropping the bomb? If it's elsewhere I might just have missed a model that uses the same technique.

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Teferi
Teferi

Yes its the same. Once I drop the bomb the circle fades and the game crashes. This is assuming the old bug happened at the bomb drop point when you first break in and not some later point I haven't reached yet.

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RaoDaoZao Author
RaoDaoZao

I guess I'm going to have to bite the bullet and exchange the nice fades for a straight switch off. :(

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Teferi
Teferi

Well that's unfortunate. Stupid old software not working correctly.

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