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WotL Outfitter Bug

Started by Nyzer, October 06, 2020, 02:24:43 pm

Nyzer

This bug was discovered courtesy of Zeke on the Discord, and I figured I'd just document the path to fixing it here.

Apparently, it is possible to encounter a bug in which the Outfitter tells you "I'm afraid you can't hold any more of that item. Might I interest you in something else?" despite having plenty of space.

Zeke took video clips showing his depleted inventory and the bug in action.

https://i.gyazo.com/9907a479bd4bdcaea7545475e8eccf4e.mp4

https://i.gyazo.com/f21ab6e61d3476d67db8a010c5bedbaa.mp4

Zeke used the slowdown fix patch, but it was still bugged in his vanilla ISO, and apparently this is a very rare issue even in vanilla:

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/638808-final-fantasy-tactics-the-war-of-the-lions/62492805

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/937312-final-fantasy-tactics-the-war-of-the-lions/48101886

https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/937312-final-fantasy-tactics-the-war-of-the-lions/4219876

Dakitty on Discord also mentioned that they'd had the same issue once, but had suspected it was the result of using the US slowdown fix on a PAL ISO. They'd had to scrap their entire save file in order to restart on a US ISO.

Zeke, however, WAS using a US ISO.

We ended up suggesting to him to go get the Lion Editor and see if any inventory slots were borked up in the save file. He didn't find anything. But I kept trying different Google searches and finally found something that shed some light on the issue, even if the trigger for the cause was unrelated:

https://code.google.com/archive/p/lioneditor/issues/4

I suggested that given this, there might be a bug with the Nothing slot in Zeke's game - but he might not see it now that the Lion Editor automatically compensates for this bug after having previously caused it itself. I told him to save the file and try again.

And it worked!

So if anyone in the future ever comes across this rare and apparently purely vanilla bug, try a quick fix with the Lion Editor to see if your problem is that you have too much of Nothing.
  • Modding version: PSX & WotL
  • Discord username: Nyzer