Opened 20 years ago

Closed 20 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#1699 closed defect (invalid)

saved games don't work in 0.6.0 and 0.6.1

Reported by: SF/gameman007 Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Engine: Sky
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game: Beneath a Steel Sky


I've been playing BASS in 6.0 to a point that I'm 1/2 way into the game. I formatted my HD saving all saves and the game files before hand. When I reinstalled everything I downloaded 6.01 and moved back the game folder and saves. When I went to play the saves wouldn't work (set the path en extra as well as saved games). They all show when I click on the restore button but nothing else. I read in the FAQ that saves from older versions wouldn't work so I reinstalled 6.00 but the saves still won't work (in fact they aren't even listed when I click on restore).. Installed in Windows 98 SE. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,


Ticket imported from: #1002340. Ticket imported from: bugs/1699.

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Sky-vm.004 (54.5 KB ) - added by SF/gameman007 20 years ago.
saved game

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by SF/gameman007, 20 years ago

Attachment: Sky-vm.004 added

saved game

comment:1 by fingolfin, 20 years ago

I really have to wonder... why do so many people think "0.6.0" = "6.0" or even "6.00" and "0.6.1" = "6.01" ? These are totally different version numbers :-). Do you also treat $0.10 and $10.0 dollar as the same? :-)

Anyway, if your saves aren't even listed, that would hint that your savepath is messed up. If you look at the homepage, we have a news item there about a bug in 0.6.1, and also tell you a workaround for that bug...

comment:2 by fingolfin, 20 years ago

Summary: saved games don't work in 6.00or 6.01saved games don't work in 0.6.0 and 0.6.1

comment:3 by SF/gameman007, 20 years ago

I can see the saves in 0.6.1 they just won't open. I can save and open new ones. This is my problem. I'd like to continue my game from where I left off. Was playing in 0.6.0 Now my saves don't even show up in that version. Is there any way to access the saves I had in 0.6.0? Wish I had that extra save path there that's in 0.6.1. he bug you referenced Fingolfin doesn't apply as I've as stated always been able to see my saves they just won't open.

comment:4 by SF/gameman007, 20 years ago

What is the status of this item?

comment:5 by fingolfin, 20 years ago

Yes. the bug does apply. You stated that you can no longer see your games, right? Well, using 0.6.1 probably caused a bad savepath value to be set in your config file. Which means you can't even use 0.6.0 to access your savegames at this point. You can solve this by manually editing your config file, for example.

comment:6 by SF/gameman007, 20 years ago

So how do I edit a config file in 0.6.0 so that they will work there again? I can see them now when I press the f5 key they won't open though. by the way control and the number keys don't work either. Thanks for your help Fingolfin hopefully we can get this resolved. Bill

comment:7 by SF/gameman007, 20 years ago

Problem solved Fingolfin. The game works fine and all saves open in version 0.5.0.

comment:8 by joostp, 20 years ago

By "seeing them" do you mean they get listed in the Save/Load menu, but for some reason you can't open them? are there any messages on the console?

You say it works now, but in 0.5.0? (btw, you should really be using 0.6.1b now, as 0.5.* and especially 0.5.0 had some annoying bugs in BASS)

Have you found the actual cause of the problem when using 0.6.*?
Maybe a problem with permissions or, as Fingolfin already suggested, the SavePath?

Please elaborate, so this report can be closed.

comment:9 by eriktorbjorn, 20 years ago

I remember that the BASS savegame code was rewritten between 0.5.0 and 0.5.1, "eliminating several situations where ScummVM 0.5.0 would produce unusable 'frozen' saved games", though supposedly 0.5.0 savegames could still be loaded by 0.5.1.

Does anyone remember if compatibility with 0.5.0 was kept for 0.6.0?

comment:10 by joostp, 20 years ago

Nothing was changed since the 0.5.1 changes so all savegames should still work. I'd appreciate it if the bug reporter could answer my questions.

comment:11 by joostp, 20 years ago

I just attempted to load the attached savegame and it, unless it got corrupted somehow, is NOT created with 0.6.0.

comment:12 by SF/gameman007, 20 years ago

Hi Joostb, As I stated before the only version that works for me is 5.0.0. With 0.6.1 and 0.6.0 the saves show but won't load.
There are no messages of any sort. I guess the 0.5.0 saves aren't compatable with the other versions, as you saw yourself when you tried to load the file I sent with my initial message. Thanks for your attempts to solve the problem anyway.


comment:13 by joostp, 20 years ago

It should explicitly say the version is too old, which is what it did for me. If they work fine with 0.5.0 that's a further indication that they weren't created with 0.6.0, as you initially claimed, but with 0.5.0 or an even earlier CVS version. If you are lucky you can load them in 0.5.1 and save them in the new format.

I'm closing this item.

comment:14 by joostp, 20 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

comment:15 by fingolfin, 19 years ago

Component: Engine: Sky
Game: Beneath a Steel Sky

comment:16 by Le Philousophe <lephilousophe@…>, 5 years ago

In 3cca7f93:

CRYOMNI3D: Fix warnings (#1699)

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