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Post by tonycro » Sat Nov 27, 2010 12:55 am

I think I've done something rather daft - having been recently re-introduced to the cobra by a friend of mine and happy racked up several hours building up my ship equipment I installed the new version (only really to fix the sticking text bug)

...................... but didn't think to back up my game save and now I can't find it !

Did the upgrade simply overwrite it ............. could it be reterived ?

help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


ps - great forum and what a great game :o)

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Post by snork » Sat Nov 27, 2010 4:56 am

hej, welcome around!

How did you "upgrade" ? What is your OS ?

Well, anyways, easiest way should be to use the search and look for any .oolite-save files.
(In WinXP : Start -> Search -> Files or Folders)


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Myself I "install" new versions (in WinXP) into separate directories and just copy the GNUStepDefaults into the new "installation".
The new Oolite then knows my old (used last) savegame directory.

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Post by tonycro » Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:15 am

hi snork,

thanks for the reply;

Running vista, and upgraded in a very lazy way - just next clicking !

I hada look around the directory structure but my save aint there :o(

oh well, back to Lave :o)
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Post by Svengali » Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:57 am

Hello tonycro.

Where is Oolite installed on your machine?

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Post by tonycro » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:20 pm

hi Svengali,

Its installed in C:\oolite\

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Post by another_commander » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:29 pm

Have you tried searching your C: drive for files ending in oolite-save? The older versions used to be installed by default inside C:\Program Files\Oolite, while the new ones are installed in C:\Oolite. My guess is that you will probably find your saves inside C:\Program Files\Oolite\oolite.app\oolite-saves.

In any case, all of the Oolite installer versions I can think of do not overwrite existing saved files, so I am reasonably confident that your savefile is still somewhere in your hard disk. Best thing would be to locate it manually and then copy it over to the new oolite-saves folder.

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Post by Kaks » Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:30 pm

another_commander wrote:My guess is that you will probably find your saves inside C:\Program Files\Oolite\oolite.app\oolite-saves.
Since we're talking vista here, there's the always 'entertaining' vista (and win7) program files hide & seek problem, as explained on this page:

http://www.clipboardextender.com/off-to ... e-and-seek

The condensed version, adapted to Oolite:

# If you save anything in the Program Files directory in vista/win7, you’re asking for trouble. Be sure to check the VirtualStore cache.
# The Virtual Store for older Oolite versions should be in: C:\Users\<userid>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Oolite
Hey, free OXPs: farsun v1.05 & tty v0.5! :0)

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Post by tonycro » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:48 pm

another_commander wrote:Have you tried searching your C: drive for files ending in oolite-save? The older versions used to be installed by default inside C:\Program Files\Oolite, while the new ones are installed in C:\Oolite. My guess is that you will probably find your saves inside C:\Program Files\Oolite\oolite.app\oolite-saves.

In any case, all of the Oolite installer versions I can think of do not overwrite existing saved files, so I am reasonably confident that your savefile is still somewhere in your hard disk. Best thing would be to locate it manually and then copy it over to the new oolite-saves folder.
spot on :D

found the old installation in program flies (x86) - i had looked in the 'normal' prog files :oops:

anyway the old installation still finds my last save :D

onto find some pirates - thanks for all the help chaps :D

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