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Kovalski after X8 bug - A Quiet Word

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  21:44:43  5 January 2011
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Raswan
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Kovalski after X8 bug - A Quiet Word - partial fix

After returning to Kovalsky from the X8 lab, message says quest "a quiet word" completed, then screen goes black and freeze. Cannot get Radio interference quest.
This is probably problem with missions order, i came to pripyat with gauss gun from zaton. Quest with Mercs finished before X8.

After some investigation in scripts and some modding,i can bypass whole animation sequence and get mission Radio Interference.

Looks like problem is in scripts pri_a16_kovalski_start.ltx and
pri_a22_give_task_kam.ltx . Im not familiar with stalker scripting, so i dont know how fix this bug, only found way to bypass animation and get quest Radio Interference.

If have this bug, try this fix, but maybe this problem could reappear in similar circumstances later in game .

http://www.rapidshare.com/files/440983163/gamedata.rar

BTW
Missing animation is possible view here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3ZZtHl3hC4 around 6 min.

Sorry for crappy english

Ok, ended up game with this "fix" without problem.Looks like everything works fine.

Maybe this is clue where is problem:
Almost at end,after finished Interference, Kovalski again have normal responding, his first topic is related to reporting about early finished quest Missing Sentry.
  03:56:38  28 March 2011
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ZebCorpse
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Thank you! That "fix" works for me And I finally finished the game
  06:55:29  22 December 2012
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lessavini
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Bumping this as the link in the OP is broken, and Im having that same problem with col. Kovalsky.

Hopefully someone have the file or knows how to edit the ltx files to fix it.
  13:19:36  22 December 2012
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nashathedog
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It's worth going to the mod section and seeing if the PRP mod (Pripyat reclamation project) contains this fix.
EDIT
I looked and moved the thread to the top as it was several pages back, Go to mod discussions and ask there if prp contains what you need or just download the prp and see for yourself. Goodluck
  16:21:44  22 December 2012
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Steelyglint
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Not sure if this is the same point, but there is a meeting with Kowalski where, if you stand directly in front of him for dialogue, the game will freeze you.

This can be gotten past by standing off to one side of him when you open dialogue. The freeze doesn't happen.

Try loading an earlier save - if you have one close enough - and give it another go.

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  17:43:05  22 December 2012
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lessavini
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Thanks, David.

Steely, now you talked about it, It think it may hapenning too. I noticed Kovalsky was already acting strange before I went to X8: he didnt talked to me anymore, just standed there, in front of his desk, like an empty shell (zombified? ).

I m already redoing the X8 labd through a pre-X8 save , to see what happens. But Im confident the bug will stay because of this behaviour on Kovalsky part. If thats so, I will go back even further (maybe immediately at Pripyat arrival ? ) to see what happens.

Thanks for the help guys.

EDIT

I just came back from the X8 lab (got out after getting the first doc) and, as I suspected, the bug persisted. So I think I will have to reload an earlier save and see what happens. I will be paying special atention to Kovalsky behavior and trying to keep him "alive" and talking to me.
  19:58:45  22 December 2012
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lessavini
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Ok, Ive returned to the beginning of Pripyat through an old save. I just took out the monolyth squad and got the damaged gauss rifle.

Now is the important question: What should I do now ?

As I understand, it seems the game logic has a "hole" in regard to Kovalski missions. I suspect its related to the order you do the missions.

So, should I go direct to the X8 lab ?

Should I do everything possible before the X8 lab ?

Also, should I do 1 mission each, and avoid getting/doing 2 or more in parallel ?

Any tips appreciated, guys. Dont know if Ill manage to keep playing if the "Kovalski bug" happens again. This wil be my last try. And thats sad because Im really loving the game (first time playing it).
  21:02:00  22 December 2012
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nashathedog
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To be honest I've never had problems with this Kovalski stuff (although plenty of people do) regardless of the order and I've done 20 plus playthroughs easily. I think you should add the logik file from PRP for Kovalski.

..gamedata/configs/scripts/pripyat/pri_a16_kovalski_start.ltx

It may or may not help but I'd try it. Then try doing the all possible tasks first especially the one shot sniper task.
After getting the gauss rifle I normally do not go to Kovalski until after I've been to Zaton to get it fixed.

You may be best off starting from the very beginning of Pripyat when you go up the ladder and meet the military guys.
  05:24:41  23 December 2012
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lessavini
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It worked!

I know exactly what I did differently this time:

1. avoided talking to Col. Kovalski looking him directly from front (I looked to his side or diagonal);

2. didnt return to Zaton until all Kovalski missions were done. I suspect think this may have been the crux of the problem - see, I already had the gauss cannon with me when arrived in Pripyat, so I just needed to talk about it to the Col. and finish all missions. I just went back to Zaton when all was done, except the X8 lab, to give Cardan the Calibration tools and upgrade all my gear. But in my previous try I went back to Zaton in the mid of the Kovalski missions, what - I think - occasioned the glitch.

Thanks again, guys. Im really happy now, because Im in the way to finish one of the most immersive and atmospheric games Ive ever played.

(Oh, and Im using the "Misery" mod and reccomend it highly).
  10:26:59  9 November 2013
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giovaniprodan
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HEY can you please please please give me a link to download that bug fix? the one you posted is dead

HEY can you please please please give me a link to download that bug fix? the one you posted is dead!!!
 
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