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zwol
zwol
Posts: 40

4/22/2015
I'd been working for some time on picking up all the legacies, and I'd just gotten the last one (A Traveling Light) -- then I put the game aside for several weeks. When I started it up again just now, it was as if I had never played the game before! Not only were all my legacies gone, so were my mansion, heirlooms, and preserved Memento Mori. upset upset upset (Moreover, on the launch menu, there was no option to "continue", only "new game" and "load game", the latter of which indicated no saves available.)

Does anyone know what might have happened and whether it's possible to recover the lost qualities?
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NiteBrite
NiteBrite
Posts: 1016

4/23/2015
Sounds like a corrupted or lost save file. Maybe take a look at this guide on how to find your output file, and send that along with your save file to FBG in a bug report email: http://www.failbettergames.com/output-log/

Here is the bug report email address: sunlesssea@failbettergames.com

Your save file on a PC can usually be found at C:\Users\[your username]\AppData\LocalLow\Failbetter Games\Sunless Sea\saves

and is typically titled autosave.json
If you can't find autosave.json in your save files, it means your save was deleted somehow. If its there but not functional then it has been corrupted. A corrupted save might be recoverable, but a deleted save is just gone. Take a look and see what your situation may be. I hope this helps.

In a worst case scenario, I hear it is relatively simple to edit a save file and manually restore your qualities. Here is a save editing guide for example if you wish to pursue that: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=396108748
edited by NiteBrite on 4/23/2015

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Ginneon Thursday
Ginneon Thursday
Posts: 258

4/23/2015
There was also a heads up a while back about upgrading to Yosemite on Macs and its effects on saved files:

http://www.failbettergames.com/install-yosemite-read-me/

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zwol
zwol
Posts: 40

4/23/2015
Ginneon Thursday wrote:
There was also a heads up a while back about upgrading to Yosemite on Macs and its effects on saved files


... That'll be it then. I did upgrade my Mac to Yosemite in between there, and it didn't occur to me to check for such a problem.

Frustrating, but at least there's an explanation.
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Ginneon Thursday
Ginneon Thursday
Posts: 258

4/23/2015
This is outside my area of expertise, but if you have a Time Machine Backup from before the OS upgrade you might be able to access the old save files. Check that link for how to locate your save files.

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nauith
nauith
Posts: 2

4/23/2015
Another option if you can bear it is to simply consider it a chance to start fresh. Games like Sunless Sea are really more about the uhh... voyage rather than the destination. Once you get everything you could want, the game is kinda less fun rather than more smile

I'm reaching a point where I would consider this option (possibly via exaltation). Currently when I pass the baton to a scion, they could instantly buy a Dreadnaught, all of the best store-bought equipment (all while barely denting my empires funds), and within a few hours probably have the best story equipment... and it's just not as rich an experience as having to work for it.
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Gerald Edgerton
Gerald Edgerton
Posts: 127

7/27/2015
nauith wrote:
Another option if you can bear it is to simply consider it a chance to start fresh. Games like Sunless Sea are really more about the uhh... voyage rather than the destination. Once you get everything you could want, the game is kinda less fun rather than more smile

I'm reaching a point where I would consider this option (possibly via exaltation). Currently when I pass the baton to a scion, they could instantly buy a Dreadnaught, all of the best store-bought equipment (all while barely denting my empires funds), and within a few hours probably have the best story equipment... and it's just not as rich an experience as having to work for it.


Something about the idea of using your empire's funds to finance a primate-led blimp excursion, only to abscond with their blimp and your family's estate, never to be seen again, is absolutely hilarious. Your penniless descendants will have quite a bizarre story to tell.
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8/14/2015
No matter what' I'd backup the save/autosave files elsewhere in case the files ever do go corrupted again. I'll leave the discussion of save-scrumming good or not for another topic. This is just a backup suggestion.
edited by the truthseeker on 8/20/2015
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