Missing Map & chat screens

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chuckman006
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Missing Map & chat screens

Postby chuckman006 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:22 pm

I'm experiencing a missing world map (v) and NPC chat screens. It looks like this:Image



Something similar happens if I try to talk to an NPC. I double check to make sure correct path for arena2 folder each time and have tried different options and resolution sizes to see if it was that but same thing. Using current Dragonbreak #92 but have also had this on Vengeance.
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Re: Missing Map & chat screens

Postby Jay_H » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:08 pm

Welcome to the forums! :)

What version did you install from? Bethesda, GOG, DaggerfallSetup, etc?

Are you running on Windows, Linux, or Mac?
Come give your feedback on the ideas in my general thread, and share your DFU characters in the character thread.
Quest-writing tutorial here. Guide for new Daggerfall players here. Daggerfall Mechanics thread here.
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Re: Missing Map & chat screens

Postby Interkarma » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:57 pm

Thank you for the report. In addition to Jay's question above, could you please reproduce then send me a copy of the output log. This will have more information about what's happening internally. You will find more information on this in the Bug Report Guidelines.

I'll move this back to bug reports once confirmed as a bug, opposed to a game data problem or some other issue.
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Re: Missing Map & chat screens

Postby Nystul » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:16 pm

did you install any graphical gui replacements?
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Re: Missing Map & chat screens

Postby chuckman006 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:31 am

I'm using the Bethesda website download version of daggerfall and Dragonbreak#92 of unity engine. I have no mods. Running on Windows 7. Attached is a save file for a new character created that has the issue with the map shown in pic.
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Also clicking (m) for local map causes an in-escapable black screen but I thought i read somewhere on here that local map isnt working yet so no worries so much on that.

Sorry about the late response. Hopefully its something simple.

[edit: attached output_log.zip]
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Re: Missing Map & chat screens

Postby Interkarma » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:05 am

Thank you for posting the save and output log, it's much appreciated! :)

Looking at your output log, here's the gist of the problem:

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Access to the path "C:\Program Files (x86)\Bethesda Softworks\Daggerfall\arena2\TRAV0I00.IMG" is denied.

For some reason, Daggerfall Unity is unable to open the required image files to display your interfaces correctly. This means your files possibly have NTFS permissions set, are missing, in a corrupt state, etc. This isn't a normal problem and is something on your end. Definitely a game-file problem.

Fortunately, it's very easy to resolve. The quickest resolution is just to download the DaggerfallGameFiles.zip from Live Builds and unzip it somewhere. Then point Daggerfall Unity to this set of game files instead. That should save you the hassle of troubleshooting the "access denied" problem to your current game files path if you're not comfortable doing that.

You could also try the DaggerfallSetup installer. There's a really good reason I recommend this one over the Bethesda download. The GOG version is also fantastic. :)
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Re: Missing Map & chat screens

Postby chuckman006 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:39 am

On a weird hunch I selected "run in administrator mode" for the unity app and now everything works fine.

<facepalm> Can't believe it was something so simple! Thank you for the assist!!
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Re: Missing Map & chat screens

Postby Interkarma » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:48 pm

Awesome, happy you were able to sort that. :)

I'll keep that outcome in mind in case someone else has a similar problem. Cheers!

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