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Just lost my save game with a bluescreen

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:50 pm
by Litcube
Upon saving, my system blue screened (first in 6 years).

My save of my long running campaign is now gone. My .zip file is corrupt with only one file in it: world1.twn at 0 bytes.

You guys need to institute incremental auto saving so this doesn't happen, in multuple slots. Do you know how frustrating it is to lose a game you've been working on for weeks?

Re: Just lost my save game with a bluescreen

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:05 pm
by tom k.
While we can only apologise for the loss of your gameplay, can I ask if you were using the autosave feature in the game?

Re: Just lost my save game with a bluescreen

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:07 pm
by Litcube
No I wasn't. Does that automatically save in a different slot?

Re: Just lost my save game with a bluescreen

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:09 pm
by caprontos
Litcube wrote:No I wasn't. Does that automatically save in a different slot?


No.. saves only use 1 slot - you could of backed up the save manually but there is no built in function to back up saves.. though it has been suggested..

Re: Just lost my save game with a bluescreen

PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:56 pm
by johanwanderer
If you have Windows Backup turned on, you should be able to recover a version of the file.

Having said that, the Blue Screen indicates something a lot more serious going on with your PC. Did you updated any of the drivers? (Sometimes Windows update will do that for you -- I hate that.) At the very least least, you should right click on the disk, go to properties, then the tools tab, and run "check for errors".

Re: Just lost my save game with a bluescreen

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:43 pm
by Litcube
Good advice. Thanks bud.

Re: Just lost my save game with a bluescreen

PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:25 pm
by tom k.
Try graphics drivers. I used to have terrible problems on windows with my HD 6850. It would bluescreen once or twice a week. After a few weeks it started to get on my nerves, so i started disabling things and playing. After updating my graphics card drivers I don't think I've ever had another BSOD :)