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Space Colony FAQs

Installation

Q. Every time I try to install the game I get an error at 97% complete.

Q. When I try to install the game I get the message 'Please login with administrator privileges and try again'.

Gameplay

Q. I can't work out how to build the Pharmaceutical Extractors?

Q. Is there anyway of getting more supplying robots in the warehouse? (Resource gathering is very slow)

Q. Can the objects be moved after their initial placement?

Q. I’m trying to make industrial bots, but I still can’t make them, I’ve trained colonists and I’ve got the advanced electronics, titanium and the factory, but the colonists won’t make them.

Campaign Editor

Q. Is there a way I can create my own mission descriptions (briefings)?

Q. I want to add messages to my campaign with sound.

Q. I'm trying to make a campaign and I can't get my people to do any training. When I click on the machine all the icons are blacked out except mining. I made sure about 5 different skills were available but most of them are not showing up.

Q. I need help with the editor.

Problems

Q. When saving in the Pili mission, the save game is named as "Batulli".

Q. Every time, I try to scan for MP3s the game crashes to desktop?

Q. Space Colony is crashing from time to time.

Q. My settings are not saving and I cannot make save games or new maps?

Q. I still don’t seem to be able to save a game.

Q. A Fatal Exception has occurred OE ….: …….. VXD + ……. the program will terminate.

Q. Space Colony will run for a bit and become slow and choppy.

Q. I get a feature: is_string_not_defined. Component: meshes. file: d:\disk1\data2.cab. error: data error (cyclic redundancy check)

General

Q. There doesn't seem to be a way to delete structures or furniture?

Q. Is there a Strategy Guide available?

Q. When will there be a forum or a place to share user created campaigns?

Q. I want to make a website. Are there any graphics available to help build it?

Q. I can't download the demo.

Q. Are there any cheats available?

Q. Does Space Colony work in windowed mode?

Q. My save game folder is full, how do I delete saved games?

Q. I'm playing the German edition of Space Colony. Is it possible to play maps in English?


Installation

Q. Q. Every time I try to install the game I get the following error at 97% complete.

Component Transfer Error
Componenet: Main App
File Group: Speech
File: Data2.cab
Error: Data Error (CRC error)

A. I would recommend getting in touch with Take 2 and asking for a replacement CD.

Q. When I try to install the game I get the message 'Please login with administrator privileges and try again'.

A. Space Colony needs to be installed in an account with administrator privileges. A useful guide to managing windows user accounts can be found here.

Gameplay

Q. I can't work out how to build the Pharmaceutical Extractors?

A.The Pharmaceutical Extractor needs to be built inside Bio Domes.

Q. Is there anyway of getting more supplying robots in the warehouse? (Resource gathering is very slow)

A. Placing more warehouses will give you extra warehouse droid’s to transport goods to and from your base.

Q. Can the objects be moved after their initial placement?

A. Yes, click on the object that you want to move and an interface panel will be shown, within this panel you will be able to see the move icon (four arrows in a circle), click on this to move your object around. Objects normally placed outside of Bio Domes (lasers, nutrient extractors etc..) cannot be moved after initial placement.

Q. I’m trying to make industrial bots, but I still can’t make them, I’ve trained colonists and I’ve got the advanced electronics, titanium and the factory, but the colonists won’t make them.

A. Industrial robots will only be constructed if there is need for a new one. This happens if one of your robots is destroyed. If you build for example a Nutrient Harvester, it consists of a fixed plant, and a robot that walks around harvesting nutrients. If this robot is destroyed, because it has been walking over lava, or has been attacked by raptors, only then a new robot can be constructed.

So if your plant is not constructing robots, there are a few possibilities:
- All robots are OK, no new ones needed
- Not enough resources available
- Staff not trained properly.

Resources will be sent to the plant when needed, by the Warehouse Bots. You can not (and need not) send them manually.

Campaign Editor

Q. Is there a way I can create my own mission descriptions (briefings)?

A. Yes, using the 1.1 patch, you can type in your own briefing.

Q. I want to add messages to my campaign with sound.

A. Using the version 1.1 patch, you can add popup messages with: Venus, Waterhouse, Stig, Computer and Tami.

- When I want to select the message the "play" button don't play the clip I've selected but the one before, no big deal as I can just check the wav files with another player if in doubt.

- But usually the messages don't play at all (when playing the mission), the only thing I've ever managed to get working is to make Stig complain when building a chicken farm, all other attempts have resulted in the person popping up in the message window but the message is not played. They just sit there for a short time and then disappear. I've tried messages related to other buildings and to the timer but no luck at all.

This is often caused by another sound effect playing at the same time, so one cancels the other out. Try moving the message up or down by x hours.

Q. I'm trying to make a campaign and I can't get my people to do any training. When I click on the machine all the icons are blacked out except mining. I made sure about 5 different skills were available but most of them are not showing up.

A. Have you set training for a specific person as an objective, if you have then that person have to get the proper training before anybody else is allowed to train anything?

Q. I need help with the editor.

A. A fantastic editor guide has been written here in PDF format by a fan:
http://www.spacecolonyfans.net/files/PDF/space_colony_editors.pdf

Problems

Q. When saving in the Pili mission, the save game is named as "Batulli".

A. This problem is fixed in version 1.1

Q. Every time, I try to scan for MP3s the game crashes to desktop?

A. You can copy your MP3s manually into the “Space Colony\fx\mp3” folder and when you reload Space Colony they will be shown again. The default location for MP3’s is “C:\Program Files\Firefly Studios\Space Colony\fx\mp3”.

Q. Space Colony is crashing from time to time.

A. Uninstall and then reinstall Space Colony then update to version 1.1 and this should help.

Q. My settings are not saving and I cannot make save games or new maps?

A. Space Colony needs to be played using an account with administrator privileges. Check this article to find out more about windows user accounts.

Q. I still don’t seem to be able to save a game.

A. Try creating a new user, creating a user with special characters, which Space Colony doesn’t recognise, could cause the problem. You should particularly avoid using ‘\’ (backslash), ‘/’ (slash), ‘*’ (asterisk), ‘ “ ‘ (quotes), ‘?’ (Question mark), ‘<’ (left angled bracket), ‘>’ (right angled bracket), ‘:’ (colon) and the “¦” (pipe).

Also, you may have created a ‘blank’ user name, try putting in a user name and see if that helps to solve the problem. You could also check whether the directory structure has been created in the user’s directory, as follows:
SPACE COLONY
USERS
<name>
campaigns / saves <both in the <name> folder>

Q. A Fatal Exception has occurred OE ….: …….. VXD + ……. the program will terminate.

A. The following web site may help to track down the cause. http://www.all-windows.com/win_exception.html

Q. Space Colony will run for a bit and become slow and choppy.

A. The following information may help you: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=815069

Q. I get a feature: is_string_not_defined. error: data error (cyclic redundancy check)

A. This error is usually caused by a damaged disk; you may want to try cleaning the disk first and then try to reinstall Space Colony. If this fails you could attempt to copy the disk to the hard drive. Using a program, such as this one to attempt to get the data from the damaged area of the disk: http://www.kvipu.com/CDCheck/

If all else fails return the game and get a replacement or contact Take 2 for a replacement: Click here.

You can get more information on this problem from here: http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/cyclic-redundancy.html

General

Q. There doesn't seem to be a way to delete structures or furniture?

A.You can delete buildings using the sell option. Just click on the dollar symbol on the left interface panel and then click on the object to sell. Click the right mouse button to clear the sell cursor. The cost drops over time, the quicker you sell it the more credits you will receive.

Q. Is there a Strategy Guide available?

A. The strategy guide is available from Bradygames.

Q. When will there be a forum or a place to share user created campaigns?

A. Links to fansites with downloadable maps and campaigns can be found by going to:
http://www.spacecolonyfans.net/
http://www.lordkor.com/downloads/space_colony/index.html
http://www.geocities.com/munkywhaymes/main.htm

Q. I want to make a website. Are there any graphics available to help build it?

A. Currently, you cannot download the kit.

Q. I can't download the demo.

A. The demo is available from numerous locations. Click on the link’s below to download the demo: http://browse.files.filefront.com/Space+Colony+Official+Demos/;149233;/browsefiles.html
http://www.gamershell.com/download_3285.shtml

Q. Are there any cheats available?

A. Yes. You can skip levels by going to the bridge screen while in-game, then clicking on the mothership. Then pressing Alt+Shift+Y you will see the mission success screen appear.

Q. Does Space Colony work in windowed mode?

A. No.

Q. My save game folder is full, how do I delete saved games?

A. Use windows explorer to delete files from your saves folder. You can't delete them from within the game.

Q. I'm playing the German edition of Space Colony. Is it possible to play maps in English?

A. You can change the text language of your game and maps by installing the patch and selecting the language, you wish to install in. The speech would still be in German though.

 

 
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