Unknown Ship Style error message

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Good morning,

A couple of weeks ago, around the time 3.02 came about as an opt-in, my custom civ began getting the Incompatible Faction Detected - Unknown Ship Style error message. This is still happening today, so whatever caused it has not been reversed for 3.03. I looked in the debug file after another unsuccessful load of my faction and there was a string showing that one of the ships (a freighter type) had failed to validate. I have tried re-validating files many times, usually it starts with 5 and then progresses to 1 over the course of 2-4 attempts, then it changes nothing as to what factions load or fail. All of my ship set designs are downloaded from the workshop, and this one in particular I know I had been using as my base freighter for a very long time. I have 2 questions about this:

What would cause a previously sound design to become incompatible? And can I fix this outside of the game so I don't have to rebuild my ship set again? I liked all of the names and descriptions and I doubt I will be able to put everything back the way it was exactly.