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Darth Payne
12-17-2007, 01:33 PM
Exactly what is this file?

It keeps popping up, and i have no idea what it is?

stoffe
12-17-2007, 02:48 PM
Exactly what is this file?

It keeps popping up, and i have no idea what it is?

Error logfile generated by the game engine, usually when there is a name mismatch between the name of a model file and the internal name of the model inside the file. It's a plain text file containing the error message.

Darth Payne
12-17-2007, 02:52 PM
Oh, how do i correct error?

stoffe
12-17-2007, 02:55 PM
Oh, how do i correct error?

Open the file with notepad, see what the error message says and correct it. :) Hard to say more exactly without knowing what the problem in your case is.

Usually you don't need to bother though since in many cases a filename/modelname mismatch don't result in any visible problems in the game.

Some of the errors may be caused by mods, though there are a few of them with some of the standard models as well.

Darth Payne
12-17-2007, 03:24 PM
Huh.

Usually i get a message like this current on:
Names Differ: I_Mask_013 i_mask_030

It keeps changing though, an hour ago it was a different one.

Do i just change the number so they match?

RedHawke
12-18-2007, 01:33 AM
Your best bet is to ignore the file... it seems to be a debugging function left over in the game. With mods installed it becomes a rather permanent fixture in your game folder anyway.

stoffe
12-19-2007, 08:57 AM
Huh.

Usually i get a message like this current on:
Names Differ: I_Mask_013 i_mask_030

It keeps changing though, an hour ago it was a different one.

Do i just change the number so they match?

I think the error log gets written whenever the game attempts to load a model it finds a problem with, and the log will be continually overwritten at later loads, so you'll only see the most recently reported problem in it. Thus the content may vary depending on what you do in the game.

In this case I suspect it comes from a mod you have. Check if there is a file called i_mask_030.mdl in your game's override folder. The problem is likely that whoever made this based it on an existing model (i_mask_013.mdl) and only renamed the MDL file to i_mask_030.mdl without changing the name of the model inside the file. The easiest way to fix that would be to use a hex editor and change the 013 to 030 in the model name.

But, like Redhawke said, you can safely ignore those errors in most cases since you won't notice any difference in game (except in rare cases).

Darth Payne
12-19-2007, 09:48 AM
OK.

I'll post again here if run into trouble.

Thanks for the help, Stoffe and Redhawke.