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can't save game?!

Post by saschaMunch »

Everytime I try to save my game in Broken Sword 1, a window pops up saying:

Can't create SAVEGAME.INI ()

What should I do? Please, please help. :(
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Re: can't save game?!

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saschaMunch wrote:Everytime I try to save my game in Broken Sword 1, a window pops up saying:

Can't create SAVEGAME.INI ()

What should I do? Please, please help. :(
Have you checked that the Save Path setting (look at the Paths tab on the Options dialog) points to an existing folder, and that you have permission to create files there?
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Post by saschaMunch »

hi eriktorbjorn. Thank you thank you thank you so much for helping me...it worked! yehey :D you're a genius! muchas gracias, senor!
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My brother has the same problem on his laptop. I've tried the Paths Tab suggestion, and pointed it to the Saves folder, but still no luck. And i'm not sure about the 'having permission to create files there' suggestion that eriktorbjorn mentioned. It hasn't come up with any messages asking for it. It usually asks for permission when just copying data files.

My brother's using Vista Home Basic, Service Pack 1. I'm not 100% clued up with Vista so i'm not sure if there's anything i need to enable/disable. Plus, we installed Broken Sword 1 & 2 using the double pack version, which has ScummVM with it anyway. I've had no problems like this on my computer and saving/loading on Broken Sword 2, on my brother's laptop, seems to work fine.
Also, i've copied that SAVEGAME.ini file off my machine and pasted it into his Saves folder. It's able to save, but only in slot 1 and it still comes up with that message.

Could this be a bug?
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Tim20 wrote:i'm not sure about the 'having permission to create files there' suggestion that eriktorbjorn mentioned. It hasn't come up with any messages asking for it. It usually asks for permission when just copying data files.
Which is a completely different situation.
Tim20 wrote:Could this be a bug?
This rather sounds like a case of, yes, wrong/missing permissions.
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Post by Tim20 »

Ok. So do you want me to file a bug report or is there something else that can be done?
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Post by DrMcCoy »

I want you to check whether you have permissions to write and create files in the save-directory.
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Post by Tim20 »

Ok then. How do i go about doing that exactly?
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Post by md5 »

Which folder contains the save games?
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Post by Tim20 »

Saves.
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Post by Collector »

What is the location of this Saves folder?
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It's on his hard disk.
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C:\Program Files\Broken Sword\Saves
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Post by Collector »

Do you have Vista?
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Post by md5 »

Go to start->run and paste the following:

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cmd /c echo Y | cacls "C:\Program Files\Broken Sword\saves" /P "%username%":F /T
This will grant the logged on user full permissions for the folder C:\Program Files\Broken Sword\saves, including subfolders
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