Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 8 weeks ago

#12790 new defect

ULTIMA8: crash after intro when u8save.000 is missing

Reported by: Knuffibaer Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Ultima
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game: Ultima VIII: Pagan


If the game is installed fresh and has never been started before there is no "savegame" folder in the main directory. Also the file u8save.000 is not created in this folder.
When you start the game with ScummVM the intro is displayed and afterwards it crashes.
The ScummVM Status Windows Shows: "WARNING: Unable to load savegame/u8save.000".

A temporary solution is to start the game in a different emulator first to let it create the files or to copy the files from a different source.

Change History (5)

comment:1 by mduggan, 3 years ago

Thanks for the report. Yes, this file contains some important game startup details which could probably be reproduced, but for now it's required.

comment:2 by sev-, 3 years ago

@mduggan where this file could be taken from?

comment:3 by mduggan, 3 years ago

The file is included in the gog release, so most people will have it. Anyone else installing off CD or floppies would need to start the game once in DosBOX and it will get created. I'll update the wiki to note that it's required.

comment:4 by sev-, 2 years ago

Summary: ULTIMA 8: crash after intro when u8save.000 is missingULTIMA8: crash after intro when u8save.000 is missing

comment:5 by wjp, 8 weeks ago

Which installer is this?

As far as I can tell, the floppy, original cd, ultima collection cd, and gog versions all have this file (and directory) immediately after installation, without running anything. Haven't tried all international releases though, and I could be missing some.

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