The baloon cloth at the beginning disappears, so I can't hammer it for cloth for Pith hat. I tried to c_give the cloth, it is not found. I try to c_give the Pith Hat, and it is not found (nil value). This may be related to my bug that is crashing my previous two games, in which I have pith hats for both characters. Odds are that the updates break the existing installation files, particularly the LUA scripts. This might also exlplain my previously raised pugalisk bug in which it cannot find the /brains/Pugbrain_tailbrain.lua file.
create new game, missing the baloon cloth, try to c_give cloth and pithhat.