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Alien government won't attack

I have added an alien group to my plugin and I wanted them to attack everyone so I set the xenophobic flag in the govt resource. It didn't work. I then tried adding government class numbers in the enemy classes boxes but it still didn't work. At this point I am getting a little upset since I want to move on but can't. Am I just forgetting something or has EVNEW gone screwy on me?

First, What version of EVNEW are you running?
Second, Create a debuglog.txt and put it in your Nova folder. Post what pops up on there after you load the game with you new plugin.
Third, Check to see if your using a gov't class that hasn't bee used yet. Try 100 or 101 or something. That could be the problem.

You probably could model your gov't after the mauraders "gov't" :laugh:

I am using EVNEW 1.0.4 and the alien govt class is the same as its govt ID which is 203.
I didn't see anything about the govt having problems in the debuglog but I will post it anyway.
PLEASE NOTE: This log shows how I cut corners and it also shows incomplete things as well as a couple things from removed plugins.

EV Nova debug log

Output on 8/1/2006 at 7:15 PM

game engine was compiled Dec 3 2005
game engine version is 1.0.9 Windows

opening data files & loading prefs
initializing monitor
initializing QuickTime
building trig table
opening platform tool
opening file tool
opening draw tool
opening interface tool
opening registration tool
initializing arrays
opening data files
opening files in Nova Files folder:
Nova Data 1.rez
Nova Data 2.rez
Nova Data 3.rez
Nova Data 4.rez
Nova Data 5.rez
Nova Data 6.rez
Nova Graphics 1.rez
Nova Graphics 2.rez
Nova Graphics 3.rez
Nova Ships 1.rez
Nova Ships 2.rez
Nova Ships 3.rez
Nova Ships 4.rez
Nova Ships 5.rez
Nova Ships 6.rez
Nova Ships 7.rez
Nova Ships 8.rez
Nova Sounds.rez
Nova Titles 1.rez
Nova Titles 2.rez
Nova Titles 3.rez
Nova Titles 4.rez
opening files in Nova Plug-Ins folder:
Cetus.rez
Full Screen Map.rez
loading sounds
creating window
main window rect: (0, 0, 1024, 768)
initializing sprite world
creating scratch frames
creating offscreen buffers
starting music
initializing strings
initializing status bar
initializing objects
initializing buttons
loading object data
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Cetus (1128) to Gecht (358)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Cygnus (1129) to Cetus (1128)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Lyra (1130) to Cetus (1128)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Lyra (1130) to Cygnus (1129)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Gru Al-Dhanab (1131) to Cygnus (1129)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Gru Al-Dhanab (1131) to Lyra (1130)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Norma (1132) to Cetus (1128)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Norma (1132) to Lyra (1130)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Beta Dra (1133) to Lyra (1130)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Mu Peg (1134) to Beta Dra (1133)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Asmidiske (1135) to Beta Dra (1133)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Theta Ser (1136) to Beta Dra (1133)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Phi Vel (1137) to Beta Dra (1133)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Aquarius (1138) to Beta Dra (1133)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Iota Car (1139) to Asmidiske (1135)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Furud (1140) to Iota Car (1139)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Ancha (1141) to Iota Car (1139)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Ancha (1141) to Furud (1140)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Tarazed (1142) to Iota Car (1139)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Tarazed (1142) to Ancha (1141)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Al Thalimain (1143) to Ancha (1141)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Al Thalimain (1143) to Tarazed (1142)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Ara (1144) to Ancha (1141)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Ara (1144) to Al Thalimain (1143)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Aries (1145) to Tarazed (1142)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Auriga (1146) to Beta Dra (1133)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Auriga (1146) to Lyra (1130)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Beta Car (1147) to Beta Dra (1133)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Delta Ari (1148) to Ancha (1141)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Delta Ari (1148) to Tarazed (1142)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Delta Ari (1148) to Iota Car (1139)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Canes Venatici (1149) to Tarazed (1142)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Canes Venatici (1149) to Al Thalimain (1143)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Canes Venatici (1149) to Aries (1145)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Herculis (1150) to Al Thalimain (1143)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Herculis (1150) to Canes Venatici (1149)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Epsilon Leo (1151) to Herculis (1150)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Epsilon Leo (1151) to Al Thalimain (1143)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Epsilon Leo (1151) to Ara (1144)
warning: assuming implicit reciprocal link from Calvin and Hobbes (1152) to Gecht (358)
warning: outfit item 446 grants ammo to weapon 244, which doesn't use its own ammo
warning: Striker (262) has a trade-in value of 1163000 but costs only 1000000
warning: Striker (271) has a trade-in value of 1230500 but costs only 1050000
warning: ITS Manticore (415) lacks hiring description
warning: Soc. Un. Marauder (421) lacks purchase description
warning: weapon ID 242 on ship type 421 lacks corresponding oŸtf resource
warning: weapon ID 243 on ship type 421 lacks corresponding oŸtf resource
warning: weapon ID 245 on ship type 421 lacks corresponding oŸtf resource
warning: Soc. Un. Marauder (421) lacks hiring description
warning: Soc. Un. Battleship (425) lacks purchase description
warning: weapon ID 243 on ship type 425 lacks corresponding oŸtf resource
warning: weapon ID 245 on ship type 425 lacks corresponding oŸtf resource
warning: Soc. Un. Battleship (425) lacks hiring description
warning: ITS Argosy (427) lacks hiring description
warning: (429) lacks purchase description
warning: weapon ID 246 on ship type 429 lacks corresponding oŸtf resource
warning: (429) lacks hiring description
warning: Mars (158) has a trade center but trades no goods
loading mission data
propagating mission bit effects
showing splash screen
loading sprites
checking memory
loading ship sprites
warning: (429) lacks target picture
configuring sprites
initializing player
initializing main screen
opening last pilot file
load pilot data 1
load pilot data 2
load pilot data 3
load pilot data 4
load pilot data 5
load pilot data 6
load pilot data 7
load pilot data 8
load pilot data 9
making alias
dumping pilot log
exploring nebula 129
exploring nebula 128
exploring nebula 130
exploring nebula 131
exploring nebula 132
propagating mission bit effects
---
preparing main screen
setting up world
setting up main screen graphics
doing main screen
---
entering game
adjusting sounds
showing intro screen
drawing stuff
drawing more stuff
changing window attributes
playing game
paused
resetting window attributes
restoring stuff
showing main screen again
---
main screen disposed
doing cleanup
disposing sounds
disposing buttons
disposing sprites
disposing particles
disposing patterns & picts
disposing sprite layers
disposing sprite world
disposing offscreen buffers
disposing array pointers
disposing dialog buffer
disposing window
closing QuickTime
carbon cleanup
closing MT
closing other tools
showing control strip
clean exit

- end of log -

The aliens attack enemy govt's just fine but they won't attack civilians like I want. I just can't figure out how to make this work.

Hmm, I knowticed on my gov't as well that the only attack you. I changed my gov't class to the mauraders class. I also knowticed that their maximum odds is 175, which might be why they always attack everything. So check your gov'ts maximum odds and see if that might be the problems. If it isn't i might have a few more ideas soon... 😄

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