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LoopZoop
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Re: Can't Load Save Games

Post by LoopZoop » 11 Jan 2017, 17:21

Naugrim wrote:Apologies, we are digressing from the topic and I feel it is my fault ^^'
Haha, no problem. Hey, you aren't the same FROST Naugrim are you?

Anyways, ok, I'll do that and see what happens.

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Re: Can't Load Save Games

Post by psi29a » 11 Jan 2017, 20:31

If you guys would like a simple hashcheck, that is certainly do-able. Either at the end of the file or in savegame.sha1 (or md5). This can be used to validate the file's integrity.

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Re: Can't Load Save Games

Post by LoopZoop » 12 Jan 2017, 02:04

psi29a wrote:If you guys would like a simple hashcheck, that is certainly do-able. Either at the end of the file or in savegame.sha1 (or md5). This can be used to validate the file's integrity.
So I ran both /verify and /scannow and both! came back error-less.

What now I guess?

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Re: Can't Load Save Games

Post by AnyOldName3 » 12 Jan 2017, 03:07

All sfc tells you is that your operating system is intact. I think the command he was thinking of is chkdsk. However, that still doesn't actually check if the contents of files is bad. If it comes back with a lot of errors, then it means your drive is definitely dead, but it coming back fine isn't evidence of health - I once helped fix a friend's machine when the drive was making scraping and rattling noises as it ran, yet the filesystem was still intact.
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Re: Can't Load Save Games

Post by cc9cii » 12 Jan 2017, 04:19

What happens if you simply delete the nulls? I've attached a modified savegame (I can't test as I don't have a recent version of OpenMW) Note you have to expand using 7zip first
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Re: Can't Load Save Games

Post by LoopZoop » 12 Jan 2017, 05:19

AnyOldName3 wrote:All sfc tells you is that your operating system is intact. I think the command he was thinking of is chkdsk. However, that still doesn't actually check if the contents of files is bad. If it comes back with a lot of errors, then it means your drive is definitely dead, but it coming back fine isn't evidence of health - I once helped fix a friend's machine when the drive was making scraping and rattling noises as it ran, yet the filesystem was still intact.
Jeez. I don't think my drive is dead, besides this save error, I haven't had any issues. I'm on a laptop btw. Not sure if there would be a real difference in how a dying HD operates among the PC vs Laptop.

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Re: Can't Load Save Games

Post by LoopZoop » 12 Jan 2017, 05:30

cc9cii wrote:What happens if you simply delete the nulls? I've attached a modified savegame (I can't test as I don't have a recent version of OpenMW) Note you have to expand using 7zip first
Unfortunately that won't work either, however that produces a different error log

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Failed to load saved game: ESM Error: Record size is larger than rest of file
  File: C:\Users\zakk1_000\Documents\My Games\OpenMW/saves\Garus_Mesk\Garus_6.omwsave
  Record: CSTA
  Subrecord: WLVL
  Offset: 0x23f9dfa
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Failed to load saved game: ESM Error: Previous record contains unread bytes
  File: C:\Users\zakk1_000\Documents\My Games\OpenMW/saves\Garus_Mesk\Garus_6.omwsave
  Record: 
  Subrecord: I
  Offset: 0x2400007
Quitting peacefully.
Not sure if that is significant in any way.

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Re: Can't Load Save Games

Post by Naugrim » 12 Jan 2017, 07:56

AnyOldName3 wrote:All sfc tells you is that your operating system is intact. I think the command he was thinking of is chkdsk. However, that still doesn't actually check if the contents of files is bad. If it comes back with a lot of errors, then it means your drive is definitely dead, but it coming back fine isn't evidence of health - I once helped fix a friend's machine when the drive was making scraping and rattling noises as it ran, yet the filesystem was still intact.
Exactly, i run a google search and assumed that the name had changed in recent versions. Still not 100% reliable, but if it shows a bad sector pointing to the file, at least we get some possible cause for the error.

Btw, haven't been able to test the safe file yet (...late night production issues ><).
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Re: Can't Load Save Games

Post by Naugrim » 13 Jan 2017, 00:03

Just tested the original save with v 0.40 and 0.41 and both failed :/
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Re: Can't Load Save Games

Post by Capostrophic » 13 Jan 2017, 16:10

That's OK, the save is corrupted. *shrug*

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