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Offline Requiem014

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Stuck at Giovanni Mansion (Sarcophagus Cutscene)
« on: November 15, 2018, 03:02:23 AM »
I'm playing through the game for the first time, using the unofficial patch (v10.1 with all the extras), and I cannot progress anymore. I've reached the Giovanni Mansion and killed the brothers defending the sarcophagus and now whenever I "use" the sarcophagus it sends me to a loading screen. After loading I am standing on the road out of bounds in the map of the mansion exterior. (screenshot to show you where I am, cursor would be where the loading screen spawns me https://imgur.com/a/4vx51zI) According to the internet I'm supposed to see a cutscene of me loading the sarcophagus into a truck and then it will transport me directly to LaCroix and continue from there... but I cannot get that to happen.

I have tried using killedChangs() and then gio5_changDefeated() to get the quest progress and then start the cutscene. This just causes the same problem. I've tried using changelevel2 to go to another map and it crashes every time. I've tried other things like noclipping back into bounds and running back to the sarcophagus room, but I cannot activate it anymore. I have also tried loading in earlier saves within the mansion, but I have not yet tried an earlier save before the mansion as it was at least an hour or two before the mansion when I made it.

Someone on reddit mentioned that 10.0 should be more stable, but I cannot find a way to change patches and keep my save data.

I love the game and have been enjoying it a lot, but I really don't want to start a new character after playing this far in just a few days. I'm sure if I can't fix it I will eventually come back to it, but I would much rather finish the game at once before starting over.

Offline Malkav

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Re: Stuck at Giovanni Mansion (Sarcophagus Cutscene)
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 09:08:47 AM »
It seems you have patch 10.1 rc2. This bug is fixed in the latest release (rc3).
What you can do to continue your game is: install either patch 10.0 or 10.1 rc3 into any empty directory, but not in your bloodlines directory. Then go into the /maps subdirctory and copy all maps sp_giovanni_#.bsp from the new install to /unofficial_patch/maps in your bloodlines directory. Now you can continue from the last save before the Giovanni mansion. Sorry there is no way to avoid doing the Giovanni quest again.
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Offline Wesp5

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Re: Stuck at Giovanni Mansion (Sarcophagus Cutscene)
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2018, 09:33:03 AM »
Yes, this sadly is the most critical bug in 10.1 RC2 and it was fixed only a few days later in RC3. I suggest to just install RC3 on top of your game, get your old saves out of the subfolder the installer moves them into, and then continue from a save before you went to the Giovannis... (copied from my answer on the ModDB)

Offline Requiem014

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Re: Stuck at Giovanni Mansion (Sarcophagus Cutscene)
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 09:26:24 PM »
Thanks to both of you! I'll attempt these fixes when I get home tonight and give a quick update about my success! I really appreciate the help.

Fortunately I don't mind doing the mansion, plus whatever else I missed between saves, again. At least now I know how to do the things quickly and what I can ignore. :)

EDIT: I went for Wesp's suggestion first as it seemed a little simpler, and it works! I'm onto the next part of the story. Thanks again, you guys are great. :)
« Last Edit: November 16, 2018, 12:48:29 AM by Requiem014 »