Opened 4 months ago

Last modified 2 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

Description

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 (4)

comment:1 by mduggan, 4 months 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-, 4 months ago

@mduggan where this file could be taken from?

comment:3 by mduggan, 4 months 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 weeks ago

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