Avernum 5: No items?

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Apprentice
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I have Avernum 5 for the Macintosh, v1.0. I've been enjoying the game immensely, until until all of a sudden, on my second playthrough, disaster struck! All the items seem to have disappeared. I'm in The Dark River, and having just completed two of Melanchion's Tribute quests, I returned to Goro, got my two Dragon Keys, and opened one of the reward rooms. To my surprise, there's nothing in there! Thinking it a fluke, I tried another one, still no items. I opened a few boxes which I knew had items in them, and still nothing! I tried loading another save game, and it works fine. Can someone please help me out?

[ Wednesday, December 26, 2007 05:24: Message edited by: Cheeseball-Seven ]

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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This happened to me once with Avernum 4, as a result of my using the "backtostart" cheat as a timesaving measure -- apparently it can somehow screw up the loading of items into memory. I had to go back to a save previous to using that; they were gone for good otherwise.

Did you use anything like that recently?

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Apprentice
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Yeah, backtostart is the one cheat I use, most of the time. I guess I should probably stop, huh?

Does anyone know if there's a remedy for this?

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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My post about the Avernum 4 error is here.

There doesn't seem to be any solution other than restarting from before the items disappeared.

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Apprentice
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Well, thanks for the help! I hope Jeff fixes it in the next patch...

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Warrior
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There's a good chance he'd keep it to demonstrate cause-and-effect lol.

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