I cannot enter the following areas in Kuldahar:
- Oswald's Laboratory
- Temple of Ilmater
- Townsperson's home next to the tiny bridge to the East
- Townsperson's home to the right of the Root Cellar tavern
When I click the entrance for one of those areas, and when my party reaches the moment where they would normally enter the area, all ambient sound and sound effects get muted, and my party continues to shuffle and move about the entrance as though I had clicked just off the correct point (even though I had not). Opening and closing the map restores the sounds.
If I use the cheat console to instant-travel to the above areas, they're empty of NPCs, and all exits are disabled, meaning the cursor doesn't change when I hover it above where an exit should be.
It's like the areas are somehow disabled.
I have a save for when I entered Kuldahar, and in that everything works fine and I can enter the areas normally. Sadly, I played quite a bit after that before noticing this issue. My next save, chronologically, is from when I entered the Vale of Shadows, and in that one Kuldahar is already broken.
Any ideas how I could maybe fix this?
I've tried setting and unsetting various global variables (e.g., "AR2107_VISITED", "KNOW_OSWALD") in EE Keeper, but, alas, to no avail. I also had a friend try one my broken-Kuldahar saves in his IWDEE installation, and he got the same inaccessibility issue, so I'm pretty sure this has nothing to do with my specific software or hardware setup.