strange and unnatural bedbugs plague my innocent tc...
I have been playing Ev for years. My favorite was the original, and I remember well the switch to EVO, the brief addiction, and the sense of dissapointment at leaving behind my hot-rodded Defender... I picked up Nova a year or two ago, and am now in the midst of a largish project that I've had planned for a very long time.
Back in my EVO days, I planned a TC based on a set of novels I have written. The place is unique for EV; it is a scifi setting that doe not have postlight travel, set entirely within our solar system. This obviously requires a number of basic changes to the game, but so far I havent had too many troubles with this.
Anyway, I recently got my hands on mission computer, and set off on a journey to actually create this scifi universe. I am currently getting to a reasonably advanced stage, but I have at last encountered a bug that I cant seem to figure my way through.
I've been loading one of my primary ship files regularly into Nova, and starting it up to see the ships in the actual game environment. This also lets me pinpoint glitches pretty early. Unfortunately, a file I've never had trouble with before has suddenly begun to give me trouble.
I will put my ship file in the plugins folder, start up the game, and once the second screen comes up, I get this error message;
"trouble loading spin resource from pict, Resource 141 not found" Then it gives me; "Assertion failure, sprite 1583 N/A"
Ok; so, I checked through my file in 'duped', and I couldnt find duplicates that werent intended to be there to replace existing nova ships. I looked through the nova files and I cant find what spin it is trying to load from a pic. As far as I know, Nova seems to load everything from RLE8 and D resources except for menus, title pages, and status bar stuff... I cant seem to find a resource 141 that would be problematic here, and why should it say something is missing if I am only adding things with a plugin?
I have tried making a copy of my plug and deleting files that I have added since last time I sucessfully loaded it, and it doesnt seem to be working. I figure the program must be having some trouble with the menu screen graphic or something, but I havent touched that in this file; it's just a ships file...
Any suggestions from you more experienced "pluggers" would be appreciated,
-Capt. Zil (aging piratical menace)