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Save files not appearing in launcher

Posted: 05 Jan 2020, 10:17
by Mardrax
Hello everyone. I apologize if this issue has been posted before, but I need a little help loading my saves in the OpenMW launcher. I recently had a new desktop built for me and due to a mess up on my part I had my Steam install of morrowind and OpenMW installed in separate drives. On my previous computer I had a long playthrough using only OpenMW and I copied all my saves from that playthrough in a folder. I know the saves are also in the path Users\Documents\MyGames\OpenMW but when I open the launcher my save files don't appear. Can anyone offer any help please?

Re: Save files not appearing in launcher

Posted: 10 Jan 2020, 12:07
by akortunov
openmw-launcher does not handle saves at all.

Re: Save files not appearing in launcher

Posted: 10 Jan 2020, 20:28
by Loriel
I think you are using different definitions of "launcher" - from the player perspective the launcher is the process through which the game is enter the game world, so choosing which save to play is part of it, but from the coder perspective the launcher (omw-launcher) is the preliminary program allowing various initial actions before launching the game program itself, and selection of which savegame to load lies within the game program (openmw).

Please check that you have the savegames in the right place - according to the documents, on Windows it should be in "Documents\My Games\OpenMW\saves", which would typically be something like "C:\Users\Username\Documents\My Games\OpenMW\saves". This appears to be correct on my old Windows partition.
The quoted path used may just be a typo, but appears to exclude the Username. You may also now have the saves on the "wrong" drive.

However, the documents appear to be wrong regarding Linux, indicating "$HOME/.config/openmw/saves" when it appears mine are in "$HOME/.local/share/openmw/saves"

Loriel

Re: Save files not appearing in launcher

Posted: 10 Jan 2020, 22:49
by AnyOldName3
I don't think it's ever correct to call a game's main menu a launcher, and I think most people would know it as a main menu even if they'd never programmed before. Sometimes it's acceptable for a specialist community to use different terminology to laypeople or for words to mean different things in different contexts, but other times people are just wrong about things.

Re: Save files not appearing in launcher

Posted: 11 Jan 2020, 09:45
by akortunov
Loriel wrote:
10 Jan 2020, 20:28
Please check that you have the savegames in the right place - according to the documents, on Windows it should be in "Documents\My Games\OpenMW\saves", which would typically be something like "C:\Users\Username\Documents\My Games\OpenMW\saves".
Make sure that you copied the whole character folder, not just savegames themselves.
So *.omwsave files should be in the "C:\Users\[Username]\Documents\My Games\OpenMW\saves\[character name]" folder.

Re: Save files not appearing in launcher

Posted: 22 Jan 2020, 08:34
by Mardrax
AnyOldName3 wrote:
10 Jan 2020, 22:49
I don't think it's ever correct to call a game's main menu a launcher, and I think most people would know it as a main menu even if they'd never programmed before. Sometimes it's acceptable for a specialist community to use different terminology to laypeople or for words to mean different things in different contexts, but other times people are just wrong about things.
Apologies for the confusion. When I said launcher, I didn't mean the morrowind main menu, but the openmw-launcher.exe that appears in my OpenMW install folder.

Re: Save files not appearing in launcher

Posted: 22 Jan 2020, 22:01
by AnyOldName3
Yeah, then the first answer you got is accurate - the launcher doesn't do anything with saves.