Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#13272 closed defect (duplicate)

Ultima 8 inventory disappeared

Reported by: GotchaCC Owned by: mduggan
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Ultima
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game: Ultima VIII: Pagan


ScummVM 2.5.1 (Dec 25 2021 07:00:52)

I was at Mythran's house, used the recall device to go to Tenebrae, still kept hearing those spike balls from Mythran's house rolling: Sound was stuck.
Dropped off some items in my temporary home, quick saved, and loaded the game so to remove that stuck sound.

The sound's gone, and I resumed my play. I get to the Necromancer and wanted to give him the dagger. The dialogue option for that is missing.
I then notice my WHOLE INVENTORY is missing. My backpack doesn't open anymore, and all armour and my weapon are gone from the paperdoll.
Trying to put things into my backpack leads to crashes.

Reloading an older save brings back my inventory, reloading my last two saves does not. Both the quicksave and "Necromancer" saves are broken.

As a sidenote: The game was frequently telling me that I was overwriting saves with longer playtimes on them. This is very odd.

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Change History (6)

by GotchaCC, 2 years ago

Attachment: U8_saves.rar added

comment:1 by mduggan, 2 years ago

Component: --Unset--Engine: Ultima

This seems like the same issue as #13176 which I fixed a while back, but after the most recent release.

If you are using 2.5.x could you try a daily build from and see if it's fixed there?

If that doesn't fix then I'll take a deeper look at it, but it will probably be next week at the earliest.

comment:2 by GotchaCC, 2 years ago

I've tried a new build: The saves are still broken, but expected I guess. (I can get a potion from Mythran to get my backpack back, but yeah, there was important stuff in there.)

I'll load an older save and try playing again in the following days to see if it's still happening.

Thank you for looking into this.

comment:3 by mduggan, 2 years ago

Thanks for checking, and sorry for the trouble - it's a pretty nasty bug. Unfortunately if a save was made after the bug already lost your inventory it won't come back :(

The initial problem actually happens before that though, so if you have a save in an only semi-inconsistent state the fix I made should at least clean that up.

comment:4 by GotchaCC, 2 years ago

It seems going well so far, the bug hasn't reappeared. Although the framerate has tanked in certain areas, but I guess that's because I'm not using a stable release now.

I have encountered a minor bug, but will open a new ticket for it.

comment:5 by mduggan, 2 years ago

Owner: set to mduggan
Resolution: duplicate
Status: newclosed

I'll close this one for now, but feel free to reopen or file another bug if it reappears.

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