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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0002056Mac OS X Inform application[IDEs] User Interfacepublic2018-03-04 16:522018-03-09 01:17
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PlatformMacOSMacOSOS Version10.12.6
Product Version6M62 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0002056: Runtime error loading external preference file -- I7 build 6M62
DescriptionExample "Alien Invasion Part 23" blows up with runtime error: Error handling external file (P48). This used to work. Cannot find any discussion of this problem at
Minimal Source Text To Reproduce
"Alien Invasion Part 23"
A difficulty is a kind of value. The difficulties are easy, moderate, hard, and fiendish.
Understand "use [difficulty] puzzles" as selecting difficulty. Selecting difficulty is an action 
out of world, applying to one difficulty.
Carry out selecting difficulty: 
    choose row 1 in the Table of Preference Settings; 
    now challenge level entry is difficulty understood; 
    say "Puzzles will be [challenge level entry] from now on."
The File of Preferences is called "prefs".
When play begins: 
    if File of Preferences exists: 
        read File of Preferences into the Table of Preference Settings; 
        choose row 1 in the Table of Preference Settings; 
        say "(The current puzzle difficulty is set to [challenge level entry].)"
Check quitting the game: 
    write File of Preferences from the Table of Preference Settings.
Table of Preference Settings 
challenge level 
The Sewer Junction is a room.
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DavidK (developer)
2018-03-09 01:17

Not reproducible on Windows, so most likely an OSX specific bug.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-03-04 16:52 skaufman New Issue
2018-03-09 01:15 DavidK Project IDEs => Mac OS X Inform application
2018-03-09 01:16 DavidK Severity critical => serious
2018-03-09 01:16 DavidK Category Editing => User Interface
2018-03-09 01:16 DavidK Product Version => 6M62
2018-03-09 01:17 DavidK Note Added: 0004764

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