Save files?!

AuthorTopic: Save files?!
Apprentice
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Hi, i got this game and i want to transfert the save files to my laptop. But for some reason the save folder in Data are nulls.

Can anyone help?
Posts: 9 | Registered: Thursday, November 8 2007 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #1
Which operating system are you using since Windows and Mac store the information in different folders?

A saved game folder that hasn't had a game stored in it still has placeholding files. Checking creation dates is a quick way to spot files.
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
Apprentice
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Oh, right. I have micro****'s OS XD. So yeah i have PC.

Yeah i suposed it was so, cant find the folder, usualy its in my folders :S.

Any "point to" ?
Posts: 9 | Registered: Thursday, November 8 2007 08:00
Apprentice
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So no one knows de file directory?1
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Shock Trooper
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Try searching for the files: "Start->Search->For Files or Folders...", and then type the exact name of one saved game, .sav extension included.

I think Jeff's latest games usually save the games in My Documents, but I guess they could have been accidentally misplaced somewhere else.
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Apprentice
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I already tried that! :(
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Warrior
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On the Mac they are stored in folders called "Save0" through "Save19" with individual files called things like "data", "header", "items" and "journal".

These files reside in the "Avernum 4 Files" folder which is in the same place as the application.

Maybe that will help you with tracking it down on "the other platform".
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Law Bringer
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Windows version should have them in My Documents. It should be fairly obvious as a named folder with Avernum 4 and the 20 save folders inside it. The only other spot is with the application.
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Apprentice
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And in each folder the file is named temp and is 4 bytes. Those are in the installation folder... Am i missing something?

I know that there is a folder called Data with Save in it but the save games ain't there.
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Warrior
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Have you saved games within the game that work properly?
Posts: 148 | Registered: Tuesday, December 7 2004 08:00
Apprentice
Member # 11693
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Yes. My save file is named Nash. I tried running a search for it ... no resuslt.

Hmm well the only other thing i could think of is hidden file... But thats not that, so ...

Are YOUR save file effectively in the Data folder in the save01-save19 folder?

[ Friday, November 09, 2007 22:48: Message edited by: Kor ]
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Law Bringer
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The name you save under in game doesn't show up in the file name of the save game. All saved games are named sav0 to sav19 with sav19 being autosave and sav18 being quick save. The first in game save slot correspond to sav0 and so forth.

So look at the save file that corresponds to the position that you saved under. If you have only one saved game then the others will be the installation created temp files.
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Apprentice
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I've deleted all sav folder on both my computer. I even did a search to check if it was saved elsewhere. I still can load my saved game...

All my sav folder all had the temp file in it. Is there a other way the game save the progress?
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Warrior
Member # 6632
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Do you have windows vista? Vista thinks savegames in the installation directory are unsanitary, so it smoothly puts the files somewhere else. I dunno where. Haven't tried vista myself.

Doesn't apply if you used a different install directory.
Posts: 50 | Registered: Monday, January 2 2006 08:00
Apprentice
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Windows XP.
Default installation folder.

[ Saturday, November 17, 2007 20:21: Message edited by: Kor ]
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Apprentice
Member # 11981
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I have the same problem with Vista, I can't find my save files. Can't anyone from Spiderweb software help us????
Posts: 2 | Registered: Tuesday, November 20 2007 08:00
Shock Trooper
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Well, I installed A4 just to check the mysterious save game problem. I'm a Vista x64 user, and installed the game in the default folder.

After starting the game, I saved the game in the first available slot, and quit. After some searching, the saved game was found in "c:\program files (x86)\avernum 4\data\save0\", so the obvious folder. Since your folders were empty, the only guess I have is that you've installed the game twice. Are you running the game from the start menu, and if so, have you verified that it is in fact running the game from the directory that has the empty save folders?

Like I said, everything worked fine with me, so if the above doesn't help, then I'm all out of ideas.
Posts: 353 | Registered: Monday, January 9 2006 08:00
Apprentice
Member # 10453
Profile #17
I tried it on a win xp (prof.) machine.
It works as it should. Saved games are in
INSTALLATIONPATH/data/sav0 to sav19.

Maybe you should check where the softlink for
Avernum4 is pointing to.

p.s.: Even uninstalling keeps the used
sav-folders and preferences.

[ Wednesday, November 21, 2007 00:17: Message edited by: toelva ]
Posts: 2 | Registered: Thursday, September 13 2007 07:00
Apprentice
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Ok I solve the mystery of the lost save games files!!!!!

My system is Vista 32bit.

The saved game files for an unkown reason is at:
C:\Users\<User name>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Avernum 4\Data

The folder "AppData" is hidden.
Posts: 2 | Registered: Tuesday, November 20 2007 08:00