Problem: Collisions (Cloth included) don’t work in Blender 2.49b

This was a lucky break. I don’t think it would have been easy to figure this out even if I had posted on the forums. I made a simple scene and for some reason collisions just refused to work no matter what I did. Turns out the problem was that I had used Layers extensively and the cloth object and the table object were in different layers. So, no matter what I did, the cloth kept falling right through the object. After a lot of trouble, I finally fixed it by moving them both to the same layer. That was a weird problem. You’d think the collisions would work based on what’s in the scene and not with what’s in the layer 😐