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Loot not showing up?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Faerunner, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. Faerunner

    Faerunner Lore Master
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    This issue started after I upgraded to SA... 2 weeks ago sent in a bug report online, got no response yet.

    My characters are getting incorrect counts on mob corpses. Usually when you kill, say, a skeleton and open the corpse, it'll pop up a notification in the lower corner of the screen that says "Container holds 1 item" (or 2, if there's gold plus bone armor). Nothing special, and usually what you see is what you get. After the latest upgrade however I've been getting messages like "Container holds 3 items", and all I can see is 1-2. Something's not showing up.

    Chicken lizards drop 2-3 items. I never see any of them on the corpse, but the container when opened assures me it holds 2 or 3. Someone said they drop eggs, and that yes the egg graphic is supposed to be there in the 2D client, so it's not an issue of a missing graphic (that I know of). I'm also missing pottery fragments (so I assume - can't see so I don't know for sure!) when my character is on a quest to get them for the museum curator in Ter Mur. It's not my screen brightness/contrast, as that's turned all the way up on a brand new flatscreen monitor and I've moused over every part of the loot container to see if things are 'hiding' - nothing highlights; nothing can be clicked and dragged to my pack unless I can see it (and gold/armor is pretty much all I see on corpses).

    Anyone else (not) seeing this? This is a really annoying "bug" and I'd love to get a fix, or even dev acknowledgment that it exists!

    Edit: Picture.

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    This is in Ter Mur, on Chesapeake. As you see - it says 2 items, but shows 1 (the gold). I couldn't even find a chicken lizard when I went looking, but trust me - this has happened with their corpses, too.
     
  2. Storm

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    the next time you notice this try putting your pack into list view (little tab upper left corner of the pack) then any items should be in the top of the list!
     
  3. GreywolfUK

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    I have been having this problem now and then, not only in Ter Mur area, but in all facets, either an empty corpse or sometimes the word corpse appearing. Sometimes closing and opening the corpse fixes the problem, just hope this gets fixed before it starts effecting player corpses.
     
  4. GreywolfUK

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    I have been having this problem now and then, not only in Ter Mur area, but in all facets, either an empty corpse or sometimes the word corpse appearing. Sometimes closing and opening the corpse fixes the problem, just hope this gets fixed before it starts effecting player corpses.
     
  5. Faerunner

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    2d doesn't support "list view" in packs, and the Enhanced Client doesn't run well on my (very old) computer - it lags badly enough that I refuse to use it for gardening or crafting, let alone hunting. And it's not my pack that's showing invisible items. It's monster corpses. The coffin-looking container that shows when you open a corpse says it has items in it, yet none appear.

    GreyWolf: I haven't had any luck with opening and closing the corpse. It still says "a skeletal corpse", "a chicken lizard corpse" but won't show loot other than gold (and bone armor, on skeletons). I suspect it has something to do with the "new" loot drops, rather than older items (since I can still see some items on corpses), and skinning the animals also works to produce visible meat/hides/feathers in corpses, with a properly adjusted item count (but still invisible items - ie if I open a corpse with 2 invis items on it, and then skin it, it'll show the hide/meat and say 4 items on corpse... 2 items still invisible/not there).

    I'll try to get a few screenshots up.
     
  6. GreywolfUK

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    I think you might be right, but I have had this problem mainly in Ilsh facet, as well as Ter Mur. I use mainly the 2d client, mainly because of personal preference, I am not sure about the EC client, I just hope as I said earlier, they fix this before it gets worse.

    Everytime they change something, they seem to break other things, maybe one day we will have something changed with nothing broken, hey we can all dream cant we :D
     
  7. Faerunner

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    Well, my fiance brought to my attention that the container count is actually a UOA script (I do use UOA, and had forgotten that UO doesn't apparently show container count on its own... d'oh!), and that the count might be "off" because UOA isn't interfacing correctly with the client.

    This is a possible explanation, but it doesn't answer why I'm still not getting drops on stuff like Chicken Lizards (which are supposed to drop eggs, right?) and why the count is -usually- right, but not always. Caught another screen of my Gargoyle in Yew, with the same 'bug', but most of the skeleton corpses seem to have correct counts; it took a while before I found one that was wrong.

    Yup, the day they make a change without breaking anything, I think we'll have to throw a game-wide celebration! :D (And then we'll find out the fireworks wands are broken! :p )
     
  8. Tina Small

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    That container count message is being generated by UO Assist, as you suspected. Also, it's very very rare to find eggs on chicken lizard corpses. You may have to kill 100 or more before you get one.
     
  9. R Traveler

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    I had 5 hidden items on pack horse corpse yesterday. Tried EC to find them without any result.
     
  10. GreywolfUK

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    You are correct about the Chicken Lizards, from my experience and from what I have read about them, they do not drop anything except a very very rare egg, I have killed a few of them, while killing toxic sliths and normal sliths, an not once had anything drop on a Chicken Lizard, unless you count carving it up with a blade.
     
  11. GreywolfUK

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    UOA I have not used in years, so not sure of how well it is working to be honest these days, plus I have expersienced this problem not only one a gargoyle but human and elf chars as well.
     
  12. Mitzlplik_SP

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    I only use the EC but I have noticed things like this happening. Except for me it is a blank box (grid view) with a lil number in it,showing items stacked but no items showing,just the amount of them. I hover over the phantom item and get a description but it is invisible.
     
  13. Faerunner

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    Glad it's not just me. Also glad to hear that chicken lizards aren't dropping eggs all that often... although that still leaves me curious to know if UOA is just freaking out over new spawn or if it's something else... since UO client by itself doesn't give item counts in 2D, I have no way of double-checking. I'm now not using UOA because of a computer issue (had to switch desktops and am currently running Linux), so the "problem" is "solved" because I can't see container counts...

    Wish someone would take a look at the code for this though. It's not a high-priority bug, but it does get really annoying wondering what you're missing.