faulty playfield - not a reasonable error message

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  1. LoOni3r

    LoOni3r Ensign

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    Why don't the developers manage to incorporate reasonable error messages? "Internal error" can be anything. Even from the log I cannot see which playfield is faulty.

    in the solar system [G] class there is probably something wrong with a template with me. How the fuck am I supposed to find out which one it is !?
     

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    he actually created the folder locally. No folder was created on the server. I've been troubleshooting for 4 hours. It is ridiculous that important error messages are not displayed
     
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    Errors are usually easier to find when starting to look from the end of the log file, since usually at that point the game crashes and tries to unload everything, and stops writing the log.

    Near the end I see this :

    Exception: Playfield Rimmeg has unknown playfield type Undefined

    So here is your pointer, easy to check at the start of the playfield_static.yaml in your Playfields\Rimmeg folder.
     
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    you cannot find an error if the error is not displayed on the server. I haven't seen a game that has such a bad error output. Empyrion developer takes you an example at Bohemia (Arma 3)!
     
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    Most of the time they are written in red in the game's console. Some of these have no consequences, but obviously some crash the game before we can access the console.
     
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    In the console [Ö] (German Keyboard) there was no indication of which template it could be
     
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    There are still a few error messages that unfortunately don't show the file or playfield name.

    If you posted some more information such as is this during local testing or in a live game, etc, maybe we can find the problem. What kind of scenario is it? When does the error occur? New game or an existing save?
    I'll look at the log when I get a chance.

    I have a lot of experience tracking down errors (Eleon please add the playfield or file name whenever possible!)
     
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    From the log:

    Survival\Client/../Saves/Games/NeuesSpiel/Templates/Rimmeg/playfield.yaml: the game will not start correctly.
    Exception: Playfield Rimmeg has unknown playfield type Undefined

    So it's likely (but not sure) the problem is this playfield. It also tells you the exact line and column in the log where the problem may be.
     
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