(Hopefully I'm posting this in the right place).
I've recently decided to play through Geneforge 5 again (starting from an old save file), and I've come across a small problem that I hope someone can help me with - the bandits in Thistlewood are just not appearing. From memory, they come to fight you when you're in their camp, right?
I've found their camp, I've gotten the cannister at the end, I've read the letter from Bennhold (in fact I have now gone on to kill Bennhold) but these bandits are just not coming to fight me. I don't know what to do because I can't complete the quest from Illayara now - meaning she won't give me the quest to kill Bennhold meaning I can't complete that either (even though he's already been vanquished).
I've come way to far in the game to load from another save file and start again - and I can't guarantee my other save files from this same play-through are from before I found the bandit hideout anyway.
I may or may not have used cheats in the beginning, it's an old save file so I can't be sure, but if I did it would have only been the XP and money cheats. And I've only found the hideout recently (yesterday) so the cheats definitely were used before I found it, if I used any. (The save file is called NoCheats, but I don't think I trust my past-self).
I may have stuffed up killing Bennhold before these guys appeared but at the time I didn't really realise I had a problem - I only just got the quest from Illayara (I had forgotten to tell Herzen in Haria-Kel about Bennhold, I was "cleaning up my quests" and told him, and then I was able to get the quest from Illayara).
Anyway, TIA if any of you can help.