1.0D Colonist memories and journal include INSTANTIATION ERROR

Discussion in 'Bugs' started by KROB5492, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. KROB5492

    KROB5492 Member

    Roster Pendle is having unauthorized thoughts and participating in religious activites that are not approved by The Empire.

    Some of the memories/journal entries involved in these activities state "RECEIVING INSTRUCTION/INSTANTIATION ERROR/QUERY ARCHITECT RETRY".

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  2. Sathra

    Sathra Member

    Its meant to be like that. Its one of the clues you have about what kind of cult influence is present.
  3. Naffarin

    Naffarin Bureaucrat-Inspector Exemplar of The Empire

    Given that every other entry in histories.edb consists of a meaningful description with placeholders in capital letters i consider it highly unlikely that it is meant to be like that ;)
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  4. Sathra

    Sathra Member

    Except that the memory name is also in all-caps. Considering the 'painting description' part about being a diagram for...something, I'm assuming its meant to be something like machine-code inject.

    Then there's a reference earlier in the file to the 'Idiot-Constructor'. A reference to an Azathoth analogue, and also making the Obeliskians seem more like divine machines.
  5. KROB5492

    KROB5492 Member

    That's an interesting thought about the Obeliskians being "divine machines".

    It did seem, at least at the time, that it was definitely a case of a debug message (related to the memory not displaying properly) especially because the memory in the list extends beyond the right hand bound of the colonist window.