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bradf69
Pleb
posted 01-18-16 14:31 ET (US)         
I have the Pharaoh/Cleo game.
I have been trying to reset the map but all it does is wipe the map clean, no cities just blank map.

Can't figure out how to get the map to show all cities.

Any clue?
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Brugle
HG Alumnus
posted 01-18-16 16:47 ET (US)     1 / 5       
Hi bradf69, welcome to Pharaoh Heaven.

This is heavily edited: my original response wasn't very good.

Apparently in the GOG.com version of Pharaoh/Cleopatra, the Reset command clears the Kingdom map instead of putting all the cities on it. If you start with the Default map, all of the cities will be on the Kingdom map. If you've cleared the Kingdom map (using Reset), you may need to add each city that you want.

I highly recommend reading all of the Mission Editor Guide, which is available under "Help", but note that the Reset command on the Kingdom map clears it.

[This message has been edited by Brugle (edited 01-18-2016 @ 07:57 PM).]

Sajuuk
Pleb
posted 01-19-16 07:13 ET (US)     2 / 5       
Apparently in the GOG.com version of Pharaoh/Cleopatra, the Reset command clears the Kingdom map instead of putting all the cities on it.
That is completely incorrect: if you have some evidence proving your claims, please post screenshots or a video showcasing it.

I just tested the GOG.com version on the Sandbox map and clicking Reset placed all cities on the map, like it did in the original releases back in 2000, and did not clear it of everything. That has been the behaviour I have seen in the many years I have had the GOG.com version and has not changed since.

If the Reset button is removing all cities from the map, then it is more likely that your installation is corrupted in some way, as that is not intended behaviour.

Here is a quick 1 minute video I made with the GOG.com version showing how to reset the map, and you can see exactly what happens when I use the button: <video deleted>

[This message has been edited by Sajuuk (edited 01-19-2016 @ 03:45 PM).]

Brugle
HG Alumnus
posted 01-19-16 12:52 ET (US)     3 / 5       
Apparently in the GOG.com version of Pharaoh/Cleopatra, the Reset command clears the Kingdom map instead of putting all the cities on it.
That is completely incorrect: if you have some evidence proving your claims, please post screenshots or a video showcasing it.
Don't be silly. I know how to hit the Reset button in the Kingdom map and describe what happens, and so does bradf69.

It turns out that it doesn't completely wipe the map clear: it leaves one object: Abu. The maps I used to test showed the top part of the kingdom map, and I didn't scroll down to see Abu.

I suggested (using the word "Apparently") that the problem was with the GOG.com version, since the problem occurred with that version (on my main computer) and didn't on my old CD version (on an old computer). However, this morning, trying a different GOG.com Pharaoh (installed in a different directory) on my main computer, I found that the Reset button worked properly.
Here is a quick 1 minute video I made with the GOG.com version showing how to reset the map,
That nice, but you didn't need to make a video. I expect that you can press a few buttons and describe what happens.

However, your suggestion (in the video) that someone who sees the map cleared (in other words, bradf69 and I) actually hit the delete button many times is also silly.
it is more likely that your installation is corrupted
That is a reasonable suggestion. I downloaded a new version from GOG.com, moved it to a third (newer) computer, and checked the Reset button. It worked properly on the first map, but when I loaded another map it cleared the map (except for Abu), and from that point on it always cleared the map (except for Abu). I tried installations into different directories and always had this problem.

Then I went back to my main computer, tried putting a shortcut on the installation of the Pharaoh that worked properly, and created the problem. (I think that I tried this multiple times before, but I'm not sure--maybe I only tried it once.) Now none of my GOG.com Pharaohs work properly. Oh, well...

I don't have time right now to continue trying to figure this out. I will try some more today or tomorrow. I'm sorry, bradf69, that I haven't been able to help.

Has any other player seen this problem?
maydayp
Pleb
posted 01-22-16 02:40 ET (US)     4 / 5       
I've played and edited maps with GOG's version on xp, win7, win8 and win10, haven't faced this problem yet. (can only access xp and win10 anymore though.)

Idk what the cause is. but I hope someone else can figure it out.
Brugle
HG Alumnus
posted 01-25-16 12:57 ET (US)     5 / 5       
bradf69,
I haven't been able to figure out how to prevent the problem, and don't have time to investigate further right now.
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