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Problem with saved games
« on: September 24, 2007, 06:44:28 PM »

I've got this very strange problem here. When people are sending me savegames from my game, I can't load them here. I place them in the correct folder, and they don't even show up in the list. What the heck can be the reason for this?

Thanks for any help!

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Re: Problem with saved games
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2007, 06:59:16 PM »

Perhaps the customized "reversed order" save/load window is to blame? Try moving all the other saved games elsewhere and name the new one "save001.dsv" so that is appears at the top of the list.
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Re: Problem with saved games
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2007, 07:56:07 PM »

That's exactly what I have done. The savegames simply won't show up.
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Re: Problem with saved games
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2007, 08:01:27 PM »

are you sure you copy them in the right folder? don't forget that vista has savegames in the Documents folder.
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Re: Problem with saved games
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2007, 08:34:27 PM »

Oh yes. I'm absolutely positive since there other savegames are stored there. It's in My Documents\game folder since I use personal savegames.
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Re: Problem with saved games
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2007, 08:36:34 PM »

Can you send me the invisible saved game?
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Re: Problem with saved games
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2007, 09:41:10 PM »

I think I found the problem. It seems like we were playing from different versions of the game. The save was sent by a (very thorough) beta tester, and I tried to load it from the final version. I don't have the beta version easily accessible at the moment, but I guess that (slight) differences between two versions can make the saves incompatible? However, something tells me that this  shouldn't happen since I constantly use the same saves in my working directory during production throughout numerous changes, without problems. But maybe this is not possible with compiled games?
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Re: Problem with saved games
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2007, 09:46:22 PM »

It can happen if you change the name of the game in ProjectMan (the "Name" property in project settings). The engine checks if the name in the saved game matches the name of the game being executed so that you can't attempt to load a saved game from a completely different game.

It also checks the version of the engine which saved the game, but it shouldn't be an issue in this case.
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