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  06:44:24  7 October 2019
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TM5000
The Zone is my campground.
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On forum: 02/11/2012
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Mono...

ByteMe,

I just saw you called Monolith 'Mononutz' on the Wiki in X18 comments.

Made me laugh out loud.

When going for X18, there was one yellow dot on my map. Found it was a Monolith sniper on the roof. I do believe this is the first time I have spoken to a Mono without high lead content. Creepy bastards.
  17:07:49  7 October 2019
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Skaraks
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BTW: I am still using the stash box in the old bar to hold resupply items. Will this become unavailable again at a later time?


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Disadvantage of using the stash box in the Bar is it isn't accessible from the time of the raid until after the helicopter mission is completed successfully.

Once it reopens it's still a long way to go when hauling or retrieving gear. Especially when there's a stash box in the hanger/garage area (where that ?thing? is hanging from the ceiling) which is the storage container closest to the gate. Have seen the occasional Flesh running around inside the gate, but can't remember ever seeing one in that garage.

If climbing up on the boxes to get close to it, you start taking Rads. It can be accessed from the floor level or standing on the couch.

There's a special can of gas nearby. Easily stashed in the box until needed, though if remembering correctly, there is another found late in the game.

Aside, exploring just beyond the stairway down into the Bar has proven beneficial from time to time, mainly early on.

If planning on using Petrenko for trading gear (using the Balanced Economy mod, he pays better than Sidorovich for weapons in good condition) don't break into his safe in his former office. Though dong so is as easy as 1 2 3.
  18:24:01  7 October 2019
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Byte Me
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On forum: 10/08/2014
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Mononutz


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Mono...

ByteMe,

I just saw you called Monolith 'Mononutz' on the Wiki in X18 comments.

Made me laugh out loud.

When going for X18, there was one yellow dot on my map. Found it was a Monolith sniper on the roof. I do believe this is the first time I have spoken to a Mono without high lead content. Creepy bastards.
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Just me venting my the sound of it.

I conclude from your yellow dot note that you DID pay 10000 to the contact.
It isn't obligatory but it keeps the Monos neutral. Makes it easier to see Mil from Mono.
Otherwise, if you steal the doc under the CO's nose, they go "hostile/neutral" and both factions are red.

But the red Monos will remain neutral if you don't shoot one.
You pretty much need to retire all Mils which you sound to have done.

But don't worry, the sniper will go full hostile when you fall out with the Bandits later on...
  12:40:10  8 October 2019
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100RadsBar
100RadsBar - Formerly known as LoboTheMan
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LA DC 1.4007 late start playthrough

TM5000

So where were those final Zombies hiding at?


TS

I had already completed that mission once and received it again, hoping to get paid again.

ByteMe mentioned that the mission can be offered again but will not resolve, which is what happened.
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I have not looked into the game files in Lost Alpha, but in the SOC files, there is a timer where you set the time limit on the task, and a timer when the task is available again. the last timer should be longer than the time to complete the task.

So if the task must be completed in 5 days, the other timer should be set to 6 or 7 days. I think that is how it is supposed to be.

Here is an example from the task_manager from Priboi Story Overhaul:

time = 259200
idle_time = 950400

Time is the the time to complete, and idle_time is the time before the task is available again.
  15:29:36  8 October 2019
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Byte Me
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LA DC 1.4007 late start playthrough

TM5000

So where were those final Zombies hiding at?


TS

I had already completed that mission once and received it again, hoping to get paid again.

ByteMe mentioned that the mission can be offered again but will not resolve, which is what happened.

I have not looked into the game files in Lost Alpha, but in the SOC files, there is a timer where you set the time limit on the task, and a timer when the task is available again. the last timer should be longer than the time to complete the task.

So if the task must be completed in 5 days, the other timer should be set to 6 or 7 days. I think that is how it is supposed to be.

Here is an example from the task_manager from Priboi Story Overhaul:

time = 259200
idle_time = 950400

Time is the the time to complete, and idle_time is the time before the task is available again.
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Looks like the deficiency is in not invoking 'idle_time' in the LA or LADC files.
This is the relevant task_manager entry for the task in query:

[yan_kill_radar_zombies]
type = eliminate_lager
community = actor
condlist = {!is_gulag_population_inactive(yan_zombie_terrain1) +yan_scientist_parts_start}
text = yan_kill_radar_zombies_text
description = yan_kill_radar_zombies_descr
parent = yan_professor
target = yan_zombie_terrain1
reward_reputation = 3
reward_rank = 1
reward_money = 3000
reward_item = medkit_scientic, item_battery, antirad
time = 604800
prior = 1

There's no repeat proviso by the look of it other than the "prior".

At least the reward is increased (I think)
  16:38:00  9 October 2019
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TM5000
The Zone is my campground.
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On forum: 02/11/2012
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Windows update bullshit

I should have known from past experiences not to allow an update but...

Anyway, Windows updated last night as I slept and now LA will not run.

The Configurator looks like it is starting, then vanishes. No message, nothing.

I have tried compatibility mode for 7, 8, 10, XP and it does the same thing.

Looking at undoing the update if possible.

Any other solutions?
  17:48:08  9 October 2019
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TM5000
The Zone is my campground.
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10/09/2019 17:52:11
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Windows update bullshit

LA 1.3 runs fine. The only other game I play, Neverwinter Nights, runs fine also.

My security update seems to have created a problem with the Configurator, which continues to vanish without explanation.

After uninstalling the Windows update, I get the same result: no Zone.

The icon has a little Windows Defender shield superimposed on it now.

Is there a way to command Windows to run it? It won't even run in Admin mode.
  20:18:01  9 October 2019
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TM5000
The Zone is my campground.
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On forum: 02/11/2012
 

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10/09/2019 20:29:28
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Solution

In case anyone else has this problem, I found the answer on the Steam Forums.

Go here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o3GUB5H64NhrPNMIxstvHjT_KSRilLsI/view

Download an older version of the Configurator which started for me.

However, I get a new notice when starting: "Windows protected your computer from an application from an unknown publisher." After a warning I have to click 'Run anyway'.

Seriously how do I spray pheromones on this program so the Windows Bloodsuckers don't attack?

PS: I found out I cannot post on Steam forums because I have a new account. That I created in 2015. Probably more related to my lack of spending money there.
  21:20:13  9 October 2019
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Byte Me
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On forum: 10/08/2014
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Solution

In case anyone else has this problem, I found the answer on the Steam Forums.

Go here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o3GUB5H64NhrPNMIxstvHjT_KSRilLsI/view

Download an older version of the Configurator which started for me.

However, I get a new notice when starting: "Windows protected your computer from an application from an unknown publisher." After a warning I have to click 'Run anyway'.

Seriously how do I spray pheromones on this program so the Windows Bloodsuckers don't attack?

PS: I found out I cannot post on Steam forums because I have a new account. That I created in 2015. Probably more related to my lack of spending money there.
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Probably, you go to Control Center - find WD there somewhere, and give it a good talking to.

Just a guess mind. I turned that abortion off years ago on XP on the basis that:

a) It's MY comp.
b) I do not take kindly to MSCorp's unsolicited "solutions".
c) I run an AV suite anyway and that should be sufficient.

HTH.
  05:22:44  10 October 2019
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TM5000
The Zone is my campground.
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On forum: 02/11/2012
 

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10/10/2019 5:28:01
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Windows update bullshit

I went back to the previous version which my computer came with and the game runs fine now.

HOWEVER, I have already gotten a message saying I need an update which will happen on the next reset.

I assume it is the one I just dumped.

W. the F.

I feel like I'm taking crazy pills.

How can I make MS accept Dezowave as a known publisher? Or at least keep them from 'saving' my computer?
 
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