I changed it back, I tell you!
This morning while working on a mod purely for my own enjoyment, I made a mistake and added two light sources I decided that I did not want. Since there is no in-editor way to delete them (that I know of), I quit Darwinia and went into the map_garden.txt file (my first level is Garden, not the normal game level of the same name). I deleted the two light sources from the file, making sure to first copy them into another file (just in case). I also changed the landscape_default.bmp to another file, then saved map_garden.txt. I opened Darwinia, only to have it crash before showing the world screen. The error message I recieved read, more or less, as follows:
Application Darwinia has unexpectedly quit. (gives some irrelevant Finder info and the location of blackbox.txt)
Darwinia has recieved a fatal error (10). ScriptTrigger UniqueId in map_garden.txt is not unique.
At the moment, I forget what else it said, but that was the important part. Slightly confused about what it meant, I checked the file and, finding nothing wrong, tried again. Darwinia gave me the same message. I remembered the changes I had made and, just to be sure, undid them, copying the filename and light source data back in. I restarted Darwinia, but to no avail. Same error message again. I was starting to get a little worried that I may have permanently screwed something up, as this made the second false-alarm Darwinia glitch in under three days (the first one was just my own stupidity).
I then removed the entire mod folder from the Application Support folder (but did not delete it) and restarted the game. It opened, showing me only the blinking Garden level from the normal game. I checked the mod settings, and learned that it still thought I was in my mod. I unloaded it and checked the profile settings. It had set my profile to "none." No surprise there, it does that pretty much every time I change something major.
I changed back to my profile and everything appears to be working more or less right. I started rebuilding what little I had in the mod from scratch, and so far I have had no tremendous problems with it. Still, however, I would like to know if anyone has any insight as to what happened and how to fix it, just in case I (or anyone else) encounter this problem again in the future. Thank you.
EDIT: Oh yeah, and I'm also having a really stupid problem with my trees. It's doubtless a user error (or an eye-dee-ten-tee problem), but for some reason the tree branches I tried to set to a nice deep green came out a vibrant, rather eye-paining shade of purple. Note that in the Tree Editor window the color appears fine, but in testing the aforementioned color glitch takes effect. Any ideas?
DOUBLE EDIT/FLAME DETERRENT: By the way, I already went back to day 1 of this forum looking for similar problems and could not see any that matched the description. However, I have not looked at any of the other Darwinia sites or forums for the problem as yet. So don't flame me.
This post has been edited by mrxak : 15 February 2007 - 03:18 AM