SOLUTION - Missions won't trigger after update (steam)
People on this forum have been so helpful with issues I have been having, I thought I would share something back which I discovered this week.
After the latest 2020 update I found that once I had installed all my mods (bits of redux, WOV, better chases+ etc), suddenly the missions in single player would not trigger. In fact they were triggering (*the game thought a mission under way), but the cut-scenes didn't trigger and therefore I could not continue with story mode.
Anyway. I used WinMerge to compare the gameconfig.xml file I was using (both WOV 8.0 and later on WOV more vehicles) to the gameconfig.xml in the official update and found some variable values which were higher in the new official game config than in the custom ones from WOV. Low and behold I tweaked those WOV values to match and single player worked again!
I think some of those values may relate to online (I've not tested obvs), but can confirm at least on my system this solved the issue in singleplayer. Ultimately it seems the mission stack was not large enough (? maybe someone with better programming knowledge than me can explain?)
Below is a snapshot of the variables I tweaked. ln the LEFT panel are the values from the updated game config (the working values). In the RIGHT panel are the original WOV values that won't allow mission triggers for me .
If you are having the same problem maybe try replacing these variables in your game config (after making a backup!).
Here is the text version of the working lines:
Hope this helps someone!