Broken Sword CORRUPTED Save Games *solved*

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Broken Sword CORRUPTED Save Games *solved*

Post by hannes84 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 6:45 pm

EDiT: Solved the problem myself, created save games for everyone else to use. Link below.

Original problem:

I bought the Sold Out UK DVD combo of Broken Sword 1 & 2. It came with an outdated version of ScummVM which kept removing my save games randomly on it's own, so I had to start all over again every time. Because of the save file index, which is different in ScummVM version from the original BS game, I was unable to find any save games for the game. When I updated to the latest version of ScummVM, the problem was resolved (it didn't remove the saves anymore) but none of the save games still worked.

After having enough of this, I decided to create my own save games and upload them online, so anyone with the ScummVM version of the game wouldn't have to go through the same problems as I did.
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Post by bobdevis » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:41 pm

What version of ScummVM are you using? The latest 0.13?

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Post by hannes84 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:49 pm

The version which came along with the game (0.7.00)- There was no scumm installation required, it opens on it automatically but also runs via other versions.

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Post by Longcat » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:53 pm

hannes84 wrote:The version which came along with the game (0.7.00)- There was no scumm installation required, it opens on it automatically but also runs via other versions.
Your ScummVM is too old. Update it.

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Post by hannes84 » Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:55 pm

Jonatan wrote:
hannes84 wrote:The version which came along with the game (0.7.00)- There was no scumm installation required, it opens on it automatically but also runs via other versions.
Your ScummVM is too old. Update it.
will it solve the problem with save games though? can I use the m? ty.

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Post by bobdevis » Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:26 pm

hannes84 wrote: will it solve the problem with save games though? can I use the m? ty.
There must be a billion bug fixes done since 0.7. Probably not even the devs here remember by heart how much has been fixed since then. You are just not likely to get any useful support for 0.7.
You can find out if your old savegames work with 0.13 by yourself (you don't have much to lose anyway :))

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Post by hannes84 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:30 am

Thanks. I updated but it was no help. Savegame.inf had been corrupted (not the save games themselves) and therefor all the save games are useless now and I have to start from 0. :(

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Post by eriktorbjorn » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:13 am

hannes84 wrote:Thanks. I updated but it was no help. Savegame.inf had been corrupted (not the save games themselves) and therefor all the save games are useless now and I have to start from 0. :(
If memory serves me, savegame.inf is (or was; I don't think it's created any longer) was just an index of the other save files, so it might be possible to rescue them by ...

1) Moving the save files to another folder for safekeeping.

2) Making new "dummy" savegames (e.g. saving over and over in the first room) to recreate savegame.inf.

3) Moving the old save files (except savegame.inf, obviously) back to their old place.

You'd probably have to use the old version to do that though since, as I said, I don't think newer versions create savegame.inf at all.

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Post by hannes84 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:14 am

hannes84 wrote:Thanks. I updated but it was no help. Savegame.inf had been corrupted (not the save games themselves) and therefor all the save games are useless now and I have to start from 0. :(
I tried the original saves I found from a fansite. They show up on the Restore game list but naturally the game crashes when you try to open them. I suppose the only way to use save games when using Scumm is to get the savegame.inf and the saves from someone else, but I haven't found any.

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Post by hannes84 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:18 am

eriktorbjorn wrote:
hannes84 wrote:Thanks. I updated but it was no help. Savegame.inf had been corrupted (not the save games themselves) and therefor all the save games are useless now and I have to start from 0. :(
If memory serves me, savegame.inf is (or was; I don't think it's created any longer) was just an index of the other save files, so it might be possible to rescue them by ...

1) Moving the save files to another folder for safekeeping.

2) Making new "dummy" savegames (e.g. saving over and over in the first room) to recreate savegame.inf.

3) Moving the old save files (except savegame.inf, obviously) back to their old place.

You'd probably have to use the old version to do that though since, as I said, I don't think newer versions create savegame.inf at all.
Yeah, I decided that if I'm going to start again I'll make a back up of everything every time I finish. I've tried just abouut everything but nothing works. Scumm creates a sword1-file now instead of savegame.inf but it's basically the same file with the same symbols in it lol

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Post by hannes84 » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:21 am

Oh well. If anyone has the save games files and the corresponding inf-file for them, I'd appreciate it. Or if someone knew how to edit either the inf-file or the new scumm version save index so my old saves would work, I'd be mega happy. If not, thanks anyway :)

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Post by hannes84 » Sat Apr 18, 2009 10:01 am

Just to bum everyone out; I started the game again and will post a save games package online for this version after I'm finished. :roll:

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Post by hannes84 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 7:21 am

As promised, here's the link to the saves that I created (works with ScummVM); http://www.revfans.com/media.php?sec=sa ... cc479c53b0

Currently working on BS2 saves.

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Post by wjp » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:37 am

In the future, please don't delete the description of the original problem. Having that in the archives would help the next person to encounter the same problem.

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Post by hannes84 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:36 am

wjp wrote:In the future, please don't delete the description of the original problem. Having that in the archives would help the next person to encounter the same problem.
I edited the post again with a description of the original problem.

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