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OPEN  Bug report #1643  -  Disappearing short swords after Troll Idol quest
Posted Aug 25, 2022 - updated Aug 27, 2022   Shortlink:
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Issue description
After completing the Troll Idol quest, when I proceed to go back to Arx, I get a black screen with an audio voice, then after I change the level, both of my short swords disappear (one equipped and one in inventory).

I am running Arx Libertatis on Linux in Steam, through Luxtorpeda compatibility tool. The engine version is Arx Libertatis 1.2.1 +b054123 "Mega Mega Mega".

I found the same bug being reported 10 years ago in a GoG forum thread, but it doesn't seem to have a fix:

I have save games, but I'm not sure how to upload them here.
Steps to reproduce this issue
Right after the Troll Idol quest, whichever exit I choose, I always loose both of my short swords (equipped and inventory).

Comment posted by
 Daniel Scharrer
Aug 25, 16:54

please provide that save file, ideally from right before the swords disappear. You can upload files here if you create and account (there will be an "Attach file" button on the top right) or you can upload it elsewhere and link it.
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Aug 25, 18:15
A file was uploaded. Save game before & after weapon disappearicon_open_new.png This comment was attached:

I've archived two save games right before going up the stairs (with short swords still in inventory and equipped), and another save game right after loading the new level (weapons have disappeared).
Comment posted by
 Daniel Scharrer
Aug 26, 21:55
So it seems that some of the swords lying around the human outpost (area 12) are scripted to destroy themselves on level change after advancing the troll quest. Specifically, this affects short_sword_0004, short_sword_0009, short_sword_0010 and short_sword_0011.

This is probably meant to simulate the area being cleaned up after the trolls clear the tunnels but of course makes no sense if the player already collected those swords. It would make more sense to only destroy those swords if they are still at their initial position, e.g. ^ininitpos == 1.

This will need to be fixed by patching the scripts which AL does not do yet.
Comment posted by
Aug 27, 00:06
That actually makes complete sense. Thank you for looking into it, Daniel! My biggest worry was that this might happen again later in the game. It's okay to lose those swords as they are very easily replaceable.

Also, thank you for all of the hard work that went into developing AL. It's such a joy to be able to replay this game on a modern OS!