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Offline Pinkycentric

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The problem that I'm having is immensely bothersome. Is there anyway to solve it without installing or reinstalling something? Can I do it without ruining my game?

O.O

Okay. It's like this:

In the 'Italian Dinner' level, the second area inside the mansion. I can descend into the first bit of the crypt, but when I run down those stairs that should activate the next area, nothing happens. I'm just faced with a bricked in dead end. I'm not really privy to much esoteric computer stuff, so I can only tell you the stuff that's happened in-game.
Whatever.
I don't have any of the necessary skills to infiltrate the mansion properly (not that I'm aware of) so I've been trying to take care of the guards outside, then sneaking in and through the secret passages into the library. I eat a few guards on the way, obviously. Should I just kill everyone? There are no guests around because I started the mansion on alert. Do I need to kill Bruno? Maybe the bloody option is bugged and I need to go back and rethink my character?

I'm too close to the end to just give up >_< to start again for this BS to happen all over again...

Please help me out!
It will be much appreciated!

**post script
Thanks to a guy named Signorthern for pointing me here. I never would have made it myself.

Offline Dom

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Re: Unable to activate next area and stuck >_< what the f**k
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2011, 04:29:14 pm »
It would be useful if you can post your character specs and the patch you're using. It's unusual to build a character with no social skills whatsoever.
Even then you should be able to sneak in through the back door. You can distract the guard by throwing a can. Obfuscate or even low level sneak should do the trick. Never did this myself but it should be a viable option.

If your level is still bugged after this, you can try some console commands. Veteran players on this board (not me) can help you with this. Good luck.

Offline VentrueIan

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Re: Unable to activate next area and stuck >_< what the f**k
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2011, 04:42:33 pm »
There is a couple by a fountain in front of the mansion, rather then a blood bath I would get one from them, its not hard. After you get in the normal way (with an invitation) there is a room with 3 mortal giovanni competing to be the next embraced. There is a map command you can use to make a jump, but I promise you thats not an option you want to take. You'll lose all your equipment/stats and have 300xp, basically it will be real hard to play the game normally at that point.

As stated earlier, what patch/mods are you using, and what versions,  that can literally make all the difference.
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Re: Unable to activate next area and stuck >_< what the f**k
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2011, 04:48:42 pm »
If I recall right, it doesn't mattter how you enter the mansion and get to the crypt. The only important thing is to kill all the zombies on the first level. Move up and down the corridor and into the side rooms until no more zombies spawn. When they're all done in, and you move up to the bricked up wall, one or two more should break through. Kill them and go on.
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Offline Pinkycentric

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Re: Unable to activate next area and stuck >_< what the f**k
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011, 08:19:01 pm »
Thanks guys, though none of your suggestions helped much :\

I've tried getting in a number of ways. I read up the walkthrough on this section to see what I was doing wrong. Nothing, apparently. I can't sneak in and throwing the can doesn't do anything to distract the guard. I'm convinced that it just a bug with taking the violent approach; the only route I seem to be able to take. Oh, and thank you Dom for criticizing my character -_-

I'm kidding.

The patch says version 1.2

You want my whole character sheet? This was my first playthrough and I'm not much of a 'roleplayer,' so she's got a pretty arbitrary collection of stats... I mean, works for me.

Seemingly, I did everything right the first time. I got to the library and entered into the next area no problem. I went down the secret not-so-secret passage and had no problem dispatching all the zombies. I grabbed the little trinket thing and the door brook on cue. But when I descend the stairs, nothing, I get faced with a brick corridor.

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Re: Unable to activate next area and stuck >_< what the f**k
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2011, 10:12:33 pm »
shit...you may have needed a more updated patch, it sounds like the only one your using was the only official one, before playing always use the newest patch, they take care of lots of bugs... (not ALL bugs)

First, press "C" in game, and write down your character sheet, its about to go bye bye....
go to the properties of your vamp link (right click on icon, left click on properties)
add -console to the end of the address ie    "c:\Program Files\Activision\Vampire - Bloodlines\Vampire" -console
when you start the game, if it loads, close out the console, load your game, then reopen it with the "~" key...
map <map name> 

for map name put sp_gio from there a drop down menu will come down, pick number 3 would be my guest. can't remember which map your in though....

after you get there, you will lose items and points used, you'll have a blank char sheet and 300 xp points, repair4 your sheet in then pull up console again, this time type in :  Giftxp 0\
continue your game.
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Offline Dom

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Re: Unable to activate next area and stuck >_< what the f**k
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2011, 01:55:20 am »
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Oh, and thank you Dom for criticizing my character -_-

LOL! Maybe I should have phrased it better. I'm sure that your character is a charmer and a scholar. My point was that even Domination and Dementation can be considered "social skills" in this game. Some form of influencing people is often useful.

You're absolutely right about sneaking option. I've loaded my nearby save and could not sneak in the back even with level 4 obfuscate. The guard would spot me when holding a can and he doesn't react when I throw it. Maybe there's a trick to it but I could not figure it out. I'm using Wesp's unofficial patch(+) v7.3

That being said, I don't think that "scorched earth" approach breaks that level. I did it that way on my previous Toreador playthrough. It should not matter if you schmoose your way to the Giovanni basement or paint the walls with their blood.

Where are you getting stuck exactly? I've gone through the library passage to the room with the lever and used it to get to the catacombs. Once I've killed the zombies and approached the door one of them burst from the other side (first two images).





After this, spiral stairs lead to the big area with torches and skulls. Is this the area that you can't reach?






Offline Pinkycentric

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Re: Unable to activate next area and stuck >_< what the f**k
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2011, 07:56:44 pm »
That mysterious whole in the wall of your second final screen shot. At the bottom of those stairs is just brick...

I think that I'm going to re-patch the game with something newer and start again >_< I think I'll try being Malkavian.

What patch would people suggest? That would be really helpful.

Thanks!

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Re: Unable to activate next area and stuck >_< what the f**k
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2011, 08:06:50 pm »
What patch would people suggest? That would be really helpful.

If you already almost solved the game with the official patch try the unofficial patch next in the plus version! The next release 7.4 should be out very soon...

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Re: Unable to activate next area and stuck >_< what the f**k
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2011, 09:09:03 pm »
Yup. There's a trigger on those spiral stairs (image 3) that loads the next segment. For some reason, your game doesn't do that. In normal game you can't even see that brick wall.

I'm guessing that there's no quick console command that can "push" you to the next segment. Wesp (Wesp5) is the guy who knows almost everything about this game. He would have suggested that if it was viable. You can still try running up and down those stairs or you can try loading an older save (before you even see the mansion).

Get Wesp's Unofficial patch. It was very solid on my last playthrough. I had a couple of crashes near the end but nothing serious. Managed to finish every single quest with no problems. Just make sure to apply resolution patcher to the game. This will enable you to play the game at the maximum resolution that your monitor can support (including widescreen). It's included in the patch.

Good luck.

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Re: Unable to activate next area and stuck >_< what the f**k
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2011, 08:08:33 pm »
ok so this might help. Provided it's not a loading point ie: from hub to haven, so forth, you can bring up the console and type in noclip 1 to pass through the bricked wall. Once you're passed it open the console and type noclip0 to disable clipping so you return to normal mode. If it's a loading point there's not much you can do. Also try to double back to make sure all the zombies on that part are dead. Then return to that wall and move as close to the wall as possible to see if you can get that zombie triggered.  If it's a proximity trigger that might be what's hanging you up.

 

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