This is a repost of something I wrote in response to something asked during the 20th Feb Jackbox Games stream. The Ride engine is the most complicated of all the available YDKJ games, and as far as I can tell is the only one with a resource issue.
So, for the benefit of those who care, here’s the problem:
Floors on The Ride are built in individual folders, containing all the questions they need and a header file that says which questions should play, all with appropriate unique IDs. The game engine is built to read all game folders if a file is missing from where it should be.
For some reason, the Games floor folder (hGA) is missing its Jack Attack, and the header states the file should be JBT. JBT is used as an ID for the Jack attack on the literature floor (hLI), so the game works, albeit with the wrong attack. The correct file must exist somewhere at JackBox, but doesn’t appear in the released resources, and looks like it would have been a gamebreaker if it wasn’t for the ability to read files outside of the designated area.
So, in summary, the correct file is missing, it’s dumb luck that it works at all, and I can’t fix it.