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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0003117The Dark ModCodingpublic20.08.2012 12:03
ReporterSpringheel Assigned Totaaaki  
PrioritynormalSeveritymajorReproducibilityhave not tried
Status resolvedResolutionfixed 
Product VersionTDM 1.08 
Target VersionTDM 1.08 
Summary0003117: Need release plan for old gamex86.dlls
Players who have previously played missions will have a doom3/[fm name] folder with a gamex86.dll in it. If they try and load that mission under 1.08 it will crash or have serious problems.

We need some method for dealing with that, or we're going to be overrun with complaints from users who won't know why missions don't work.
TagsNo tags attached.


related to 0003035 resolvedgrayman delete dmargs.txt, tdmlauncher etc 
related to 0003057 resolvedtaaaki Deleting FM folder of installed mission causes DarkMod to break/crash 
related to 0003125 resolvedtaaaki Revising Framework/FileSystem for clarity 




11.05.2012 14:34

reporter   ~0004570

The GAME_API_VERSION define was increased from 8 to 108 so if you try to load an outdated DLL with the new exe, you get something along these lines (the error message is inside the old DLL; so the new, better error message is not shown to the user. This cannot be changed!)

found DLL in pak file: /home/te/.doom3/darkmod/tdm_game02.pk4/, extracting to darkmod path
copy to /home/te/.doom3/darkmod/
FATAL: Incorrect game version: required 8, got 108
Ensure the correct Doom 3 patches are installed.

On Windows, it might be that the user does not even see this message, instead TDM just closes. However, this is still better than loading the old DLL, and then later crashing during map load, or just not-really-working in a map.

We still need to come up with some plan on how users can easily and safely upgrade. They probably need to manually remove all "doom3/FMNAME" directories in their d3 path.


11.05.2012 14:45

reporter   ~0004571

Just a afterthought: The support for loading things from "D3BASEDIR/FMNAME" (e.g. /home/te/.doom3/builders_influence/) should probably be removed completely.

That way old things that are left over in this path cannot disturb the game anymore.


11.05.2012 14:59

administrator   ~0004572

Yeah, that's what I was going to do anyway. After looking at the FS stuff, I think it will be problematic supporting missions in both doom3/darkmod/fms/ as well as doom3/


16.06.2012 19:04

administrator   ~0004665

Are the FM searchpath changes sufficient to mark this as resolved?


20.08.2012 12:03

administrator   ~0004770

I think this can be resolved.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
06.05.2012 18:35 Springheel New Issue
06.05.2012 19:04 tels Relationship added related to 0003035
11.05.2012 14:34 tels Note Added: 0004570
11.05.2012 14:45 tels Note Added: 0004571
11.05.2012 14:45 tels Relationship added related to 0003057
11.05.2012 14:46 tels Assigned To => taaaki
11.05.2012 14:46 tels Status new => assigned
11.05.2012 14:46 tels Relationship added related to 0003125
11.05.2012 14:59 taaaki Note Added: 0004572
16.06.2012 19:04 taaaki Note Added: 0004665
20.08.2012 12:03 Springheel Note Added: 0004770
20.08.2012 12:03 Springheel Status assigned => resolved
20.08.2012 12:03 Springheel Resolution open => fixed