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#1 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 7:17:36 AM(UTC)
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Hey everyone,
I am playing the deluxe edition on Mac.
I have encountered a problem on the final mission of the gens challenge, regardless of what general I am playing as. I am playing on Hard so haven't checked on other difficulties yet.
Any time I try to load a saved point in this mission the whole application crashes. Games saved in the 1st few minutes will load but once I reach about 4 minutes from the 1st superweapon countdown, I can no longer save as the saved game will not load.
I emailed Aspyr and they said they have seen the problem before but could offer no fix.
Has anyone encountered this issue before and is there any fix?
Many thanks in advance
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#2 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 9:12:25 AM(UTC)
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Are you running any mods?
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#3 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 9:18:41 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for the reply KlingonDragon.
No I am not using any mods at all
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#4 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 9:42:53 AM(UTC)
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Are you using Origin or discs (or any other method)?
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#5 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:20:52 AM(UTC)
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I downloaded it from the App Store. It is the Generals Deluxe Edition for Mac.
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#6 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:46:25 AM(UTC)
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Is any [I]game reapir[I] sort of function available for the app? (Not many people her use a mac and hence I expect answers to be pretty generic)

The problem probably comes from a mismatch between the map and save data. Any number of things could cause problems.

If it comes to it you could reinstall the game (if you backup the data folder in your documents and replace it after the install, you should be able to keep your saves, maps, and campaign progress).
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#7 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:46:30 AM(UTC)
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I should include here that I got this response from Aspyr. While I appreciate that they were fairly good in keeping me updated, the solution leaves a lot to be desired:

"We have seen similar instances of this issue before and it appears to be a save file corruption.

We tried the save on several machines and the crash occurred. From what I can gather the mission itself does not crash when loading. It sounds like a problem with creating the save before certain scripted events in the mission have played out. From what the QA lead told me, the opponent of the mission is supposed to nuke the player; saving before this event will create a corrupt save. Attempting to create a save after this event should create a viable save.

If playing thru the scripted event and then saving doesn't do the trick, then I would advise going to an earlier save until you find one that works."
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#8 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:48:57 AM(UTC)
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Sounds like there's nothing we could do here either.

All we could do was provide a modded version of the map without the nuke script. It may or may not fix the issue.
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#9 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:50:46 AM(UTC)
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Thanks very much for the responses. That's no problem, I thought maybe it was primarily a PC forum.
If you could send on a link for that modded map it would be great! Really appreciate it
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#10 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:55:40 AM(UTC)
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I can make it for you now.

I'll attach it here when I've finished it.
(I can't guarantee this will work)
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#11 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:57:54 AM(UTC)
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That's fantastic! Thanks so much.
One small thing..There is a file called GC_ChinaBoss.map in the 'save' folder, which updates every time I try to load these saved games.
Is that where I should place the file when you send it or does it go in a separate maps folder?
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#12 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 11:06:13 AM(UTC)
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No. What I am doing is opening the game's maps file and extracting the GC_ChinaBoss.map file (the version the game loads when you do the campaign). Then opening that in WB and editing the scripts. Finally I'll package the new map in my own custom file the game will read and it should overwrite the default map.

What you then need to do is copy the file to your game directory (the one where the game files are). That should be all.
When you load the game you should load the game's mission start save not any custom saves of your's (this is to ensure it loads the new map and not a save game map).


These instructions are for a PC version and I'm not sure how the mac version works.
You can probably find instructions for installing a mod on a mac somewhere else on the forums.
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#13 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 11:13:24 AM(UTC)
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Here's the file:
File Attachment(s):
`GC_ChinaBoss.big (470kb) downloaded 21 time(s).
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#14 Posted : Sunday, January 15, 2017 11:17:07 AM(UTC)
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Thanks so much.
I will try that tonight and let you know how I get on.
Either way, I appreciate the kind help you've offered a lot.
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#15 Posted : Tuesday, January 17, 2017 5:26:06 PM(UTC)
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Hey I just thought I'd let you know how I got on.
With your mod, I was able to save further into the game. Saves after the 1st superweapon timer event worked for a while and then the same old problem arose.
I wonder does you fix need to be applied to all 3 countdown timers?
Anyway, thanks very much again. Impressive!
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#16 Posted : Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:46:18 PM(UTC)
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I can mod it again if you want (in the morning).
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#17 Posted : Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:53:51 PM(UTC)
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That would be fantastic if it's no trouble. Thanks very much indeed
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#18 Posted : Saturday, August 12, 2017 7:13:25 AM(UTC)
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Hi Zeroscour,

Where did you install the file that klingondragon created? Thank you very much for doing that!
I have the exact same problem, I cannot save after the first super weapons count down.

Thank you!
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