Author Topic: [7.008] Unable to load savegames from previous versions. (RESOLVED)  (Read 1125 times)

Offline Zair

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(I seem to have lost my mantis bugtracker account - either that or I never had one and only filed anonymously. I'm in the middle of registering a new one now and will file this there once I'm able.)

AI War (all expansions installed) just notified me about the 7.008 update, which I grabbed because I love the bleeding edge. In this case, woe is me - 7.008 seems to be unable to read savegames from 7.007.

Symptoms:
On loading a save from 7.007, the game takes an excessively long time to get through 'parsing encoded lines' during LoadSavegame. On a modern i5 processor, this is normally pretty quick, but instead it gets through about 4500 lines (of 41,000+ in my most recent save) every ten seconds or so. On reaching the last line it just dumps me back to the title screen again with no error notifications. I tried another save from the very beginning of the same game - same issues, just less lines to parse.

Starting a NEW game with the same map seed, settings and homeworld worked fine. I was even able to save THAT game and reload it as normal.

If attaching one of the 'unloadable' saves would help, I can do that.

System specs, in case they matter:
Self-built PC from parts.
OS: Windows 7 Professional (64 bit)
CPU: Intel Core i5 3570 (3.40GHz, running at stock speed)
RAM: 16GB DDR3 memory at DDR3-1600MHz speed (stock clock and timings)
Boot drive is an SSD, AI War runs from a conventional spinning hard drive
Video: nVidia GeForce GTX 460 manufactured by Asus (stock clock)

edit: Adding RESOLVED tag to post title.
« Last Edit: July 22, 2013, 04:20:24 PM by Zair »

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Re: [7.008] Unable to load savegames from previous versions.
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 03:50:43 PM »
Odd, seemed fine in my tests.  Will take a look, thanks :)
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Re: [7.008] Unable to load savegames from previous versions.
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 03:52:18 PM »
Ok, yea, I'll need a save as it's not triggering in the general case; I'll try some more old saves I have to see if I find one with the problem.
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Re: [7.008] Unable to load savegames from previous versions.
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2013, 03:59:31 PM »
Okay, here goes!

...Yeah, I know, it's a 6/6 AI game ... I've been away for a while! I'm getting to know everything that's come out since Ancient Shadows.

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Re: [7.008] Unable to load savegames from previous versions.
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2013, 04:16:11 PM »
Thanks :)  Fixed for 7.009, which is out now.  Please let me know if you run into any other problems.
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Re: [7.008] Unable to load savegames from previous versions.
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2013, 04:19:15 PM »
Wow. I caused a version update.

Also, that was really fast turnaround. Thanks!

The game is loading in fine now. :)

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Re: [7.008] Unable to load savegames from previous versions.
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2013, 04:21:21 PM »
Glad we could help :)

Generally if we literally break the game we fix it quickly ;)  Sort of a tradeoff for having much of what is usually internal QA handled by the community.  We do test stuff before we release it (and indeed I tried a ton of saves before finding one with the problem, this time) but we certainly don't do full regression tests of everything, so something like this is bound to happen sometimes.
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