Things have been quiet on the site for the past week, as I’ve had my nose to the grindstone attempting to squash an annoying bug with the new Misc slots. It turns out that the new slots don’t want to play nice with some of the transparent functions that clear the preview before showing a new item. The result was that any item in the new Misc 1, 2, or 3 slot was “sticking” when changing categories in the wardrobe or store and not clearing from the character like they should.
After a week of banging my head against the problem, I finally got it all working (mostly.) I ended up having to remove all of Volition’s debug statements from the clothing scripts and add about 50 of my own. Once I figured which actual functions and threads were running, I was able to flowchart out the whole thing and figure it out. The biggest hurdle was that certain functions were running transparently that I couldn’t get to. I ended up getting a bit creative and found some different slot functions to adapt though. There are a couple of minor issues left to iron out, but it’s 99% there.
I also made a decision to start releasing a separate build of Gentlemen of the Row starting with v1.8 called “Gentlemen of the Row Open“. The open version will have everything unlocked right from the start and available for purchase. All weapons, vehicles, music, cribs, upgrades, outfits, etc will only cost $1. , so you can cause chaos to your heart’s content right after you break out of prison. All cheats will also be non-flagging so you don’t have to worry about that stupid asterik, except for the low gravity cheat. Low Gravity will remain a flagging cheat as a warning that it will permanently screw up your save if you use it since it messes up your no fall damage unlock.
NOTE: This new open version is not replacing the current version of GotR. It will merely be an alternate choice for all the lazies and cheaters (and people who want to just mess around with everything from the get go.)