@david-arthur, on 15 January 2012 - 01:54 PM, said in Some Mac EVC NPCs not in EVN port?:
Yes, I understand. I was just saying that there’s never any guarantee that you will see a certain përs at all , let alone within a given time period. I certainly never thought of them as making frequent appearances, even in the original game.
I just opened the EV Data file on my Mac (ResEdit) for the first time and saw many, MANY NPC's I have never encountered in both the Mac and EVC for Nova versions. I have never gone out of my way to try the Confed or Rebel storylines although I'm a few missions into Confed now. It may be that I will see more of those NPC's later on.
What you are saying is that it's possible, when I start a new pilot file or whatever, is that I may see certain NPCs from time to time, and may never encounter others at all? If so, and if albuminouslump remembers seeing Ambrosia NPC's in Guy's conversion, then my current pilot file may have had the bad luck to not show any Amborisa NPC's, or have it being an improbability at the very least?
I just counted 425 përs AND I assume none of them are mission-related? That is, I won't see them only by accepting a certain mission? I remember I had one recent mission in which I had to assassinate a pirate and his name isn't in the përs... his name was Star Raider I think? Anyway what I'm trying to say is that the way I'm understanding it now, when I create a new file, a certain percentage of përs will be available and others won't be seen at all. Is my thinking correct?
That would make sense. When I played the Mac original years ago, I always used Strict Play so I had many new pilot files as I got killed a lot. Right now for EVC-->EVN I'm using non-Strict Play as I'm too old now to start a brand new game every time I accidentally die, haha. That may explain why I have not been seeing the 6 Ambrosia/Burch NPCs at all (listing them to make sure I don't look anyone; all have unique Comm Greetings):
-"Cajun" David Richard
-Cap'n Hector (only if unregistered, I believe)
Thanks for your patience as I try to better understand how this classic game work(ed). :hector_bird:
EDIT: One more thinking I have is that if the original Mac game and EVN engine bring up përs differently, then Nova likely makes përs appear much less often because the Nova universe is sooo huge so it wouldn't make sense for you to see certain përs as often as, for example, the Ambrosia people in the original Mac game.
This post has been edited by BFB611 : 15 January 2012 - 04:36 PM