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Tracker Issues - 5/2/2010 6:53:20 PM   
Icedawg


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I just posted this question over in the Tracker subforum, but figured I'd get quicker responses here.

I'm having some trouble getting Tracker working properly and was wondering if anyone could offer some input.

Initially, I couldn't get the program downloaded successfully and running, so I took my computer in to a repair shop to see if the technicians there could fare any better at it. They got it to install properly and it at least runs, but there seems to be some kind of problem with the program confusing WiTP and AE.

We modified the WiTP tracker properties file according to the instructions from the download's website. We changed the game directory to AE's directory (from WiTP), set game and side to "0" (Japan vs AI), deleted the password, changed the file name to the name of my AE saved game and set the save mode to "0" (look in WiTP tracker folder). We then copied the save game file from the AE save folder to the WiTP tracker folder. We then ran the WiTP tracker program and the program started up fine (aside from some error message indicating that the program was unable to open some art files related to LCU's).

However, I noticed that some things seemed kind of fishy/WiTP-like (rather than AE-like). First of all, I noticed some Nissan engine factories in Tokyo and Shimuzu. This is an engine that shows up in WiTP but not in AE. In addition, the program did not distinguish between the different types of Nakajima engines, Mitsubishi engines, etc. They were all lumped together simply as Nakajima engines and Mitsubishi engines. Again, this is more like WiTP than AE. I then noticed that many TF's from AE are completely missing. I also noticed destinations for some TF's were set to bases that no longer exist in AE (ie Songklia - in AE this is Patani/Singora).

Can anyone tell me what is going on here?

By the way, I tried deleting and redownloading the program. When I did so, I used the same changes to the WiTP Tracker properties file and when I tried starting up, I got a huge string of errror messages and the program wouldn't open properly. I then restored the initial download of the tracker program from the recycle bin and everything ran as it did above. Any ideas here?


Follow-up post -

I just checked my idea that the tracker program is looking at WiTP data and found some very convincing evidence in support of my hypothesis. I opened tracker using what should be an AE file, checked the commnader of the sub in TF 78. What did I find? I found that tracker is giving the name and stats of the commander from WiTP, not the one from AE. What could be causing this problem where tracker is given an AE file, yet it insists on looking at WiTP data?
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