Testing of ancestral gxt progress..
So far tested all non-asset properties purchased-- ok (asset properties not needed since you have to do their missions which are on the list)
Assets without missions--- Pole position lap dance-- ok (list this as "pole position club" in ancestral recall-- this means you need to complete the pole postion asset by getting the lap dance)
Street races- have verified all except VC endurance.
Unique jumps-- just verified it with the last post edit-- was able to complete the last jump on a save missing one with ancestral loaded and it stopped scrolling "unique jumps"-- was on a save with just 4 things left to do.
Left to check...
Hidden packages found
Stolen car lists done
Now a slight problem... this is not biggie IMO but will need to decide how to sort this out...
The save files for the street races don't match what they say in the table-- found this when checking ancestral out...these were from looking at the stats not from looking at what ancestral was spitting out...
16307-- No races done
16305-- Terminal Velocity is done
16303-- Term, & Ocean drive done
16304-- Term, Ocean drive, & Border Run done
16308-- Term, Ocean drive, Border run, & Capital Cruise done
16309-- Term, Ocean drive, Border run, Capital Cruise, & Tour done
The saves all beyond those in the table don't show VC endurance done (as well as some other races and also none of them show the stolen car lists done although the table indicates they are done), which is why I was unable to verify ancestral works for VC endurance (I don't doubt it does)--
-- I don't think this is a much of a problem
IMO the database of saves is there for one of two things, someone to start a game with certain stuff done or to be able to go back grab a save so they can do any mission any time they want-- sort of what Demarest did with his Timetwister mod-- with the non linear way missions are set up in VC with the assets, there is no way to make a list of saves to suit what anyone would want "already done" at any point after shakedown.
So IMO, a save with SSA purchased and enough money to do any race is sufficient or better yet, one with SSA purchased, ALL stolen car lists complete (so you can use the hotring racer for any race).
Or even (for racing)-- a save with SSA purchased, stolen car lists complete, Malibu club purchased so "the driver is available) but saved at skumole shack with Alloy wheels of steel available to do so you can grab the super angel and use if for any race (I keep a PS2 save of this)-- a custom save like this is more valuable then our list of stuff done IMO...
We do need to fix what is listed as done in the table but I don't think we need to replace the saves in the table with saves that indicate what is in the table.
Opinions on this???
(so much for the database being done