I'm playing the very buggy Shadows Over Soubar for the first time, and while I've been able to navigate my way around a lot of the pitfalls I've encountered so far, I think I outsmarted myself with this one.
When I get to Soubar, and talk to Winthrop at his inn, his initial dialogue is supposed to end with him opening his store so I can see his wares. Instead, it crashes the game. I checked in Near Infinity, and the last line is supposed to trigger the action:
Except, according to NI, there IS no store Inn2616, which I think is why it crashes. I don't know whether it was a bad install, or another mod had a conflict with it, or whatever. In any case, I attempted to fix it by just removing that action, which worked...to a point. Now, the dialogue ends without opening the store or crashing the game, but Winthrop also is now stuck with his original line of dialogue every time I talk to him, instead of jumping to his next talk and advancing his plot. I can live without his store, but I need him to move on. So, I decided to replicate his original dialogue-ending action with a store that already exists in the game. I attempted to add:
But while NI allows me to save this update and save the dlg file, it doesn't really update: when I exit NI and go back into the dlg file, there is no action.
I don't know whether it's because I'm trying to use a non-unique store, or because I missed something in the edit/update process. What step am I missing, and, more importantly, what's the simple fix that I SHOULD have done instead of trying to play mad modder like I knew what the hell I was doing?