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scewed-up saved games - 4/21/2012 12:43:16 AM   
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The saved game system in this game is driving me nuts. A number of times when I continue a campaign that I had interrupted in the middle of a battle, i am brought back to the operational map BEFORE that battle started, and more than once I have lost hours of game time.

Why the heck can't the game be saved as for every other game, that is by pressing a save button and giving the file a name? In addition to this hassle, if one makes a mistake, it is generally not possible to come back to an earlier situation, except to quickly quit the game and hope that when one reloads, it will restart at something close to a previous situation.

This game is not getting the attention it deserves because of its arcane interface, but c'mon guys, implementing a normal saved game is not really that difficult is it? I will have to give up my AAR in the AAR section because my game is now screwed up due to this "bug".

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 4/21/2012 2:30:31 AM   
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I feel your pain. A couple of nights ago I tried to save and got a "critical error" crash to desktop and nothing was saved. For that matter, I've gotten these crashes in the middle of the game serveral times, usually right when my forces are starting to win the battle. An AI cheat perhaps?

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 4/21/2012 1:07:18 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: shrek

I feel your pain. A couple of nights ago I tried to save and got a "critical error" crash to desktop and nothing was saved. For that matter, I've gotten these crashes in the middle of the game serveral times, usually right when my forces are starting to win the battle. An AI cheat perhaps?


I haven't had any crashes at all in my games, in many hours of play, but this saved game behavior bothers me almost as much. The two are related I guess, because not being able to save and coming back at any point means that if you get a crash, you could be up the creek.

Henri

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 4/22/2012 5:20:45 PM   
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You have to create a new profile for each saved game, then it works.

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 4/23/2012 12:36:48 AM   
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You have to create a new profile for each saved game, then it works.


Since your profile keeps a record of your achievements, creating a new profile for each saved game ensures that one will have no record, and makes it difficult if not impossible to retrace the progress of the game.

Henri

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 4/23/2012 8:48:30 PM   
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I should have said a new profile for each scenario or campaign. It is weird I know, and should be
designed better than this. Also be aware that even if you go into game options just to have a look at your settings, the saved game disappears.

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 4/30/2012 4:00:43 PM   
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Is there any way to save the ...er...save files? Has anyone figured out what and where these files might exist?

Also, is there a way to save ingame without the save and exit?

How does one create another profile?

I do love this game though, warts and all.

Thanks,
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RE: scewed-up saved games - 5/1/2012 2:11:10 AM   
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This Save game silliness is really too bad. Such a terrific game, but the inability to do *basic* things like, say, Save your game and then keep playing without having to restart -- or being able to access more than just the most recent save game -- just baffling.

Also, is Graviteam aware of the bug by which your save games disappear if you access the Options in the menu - ?!? THat would be nice to fix.

From what i can tell, saved games seem to be saved in:
APOS\users\profiles\[random folders with crazy names -- one of mine is literally "717569636B626174746C652070726F66696C652072656B" -again, ?!?]

...no idea how one might use this as a workaround for accessing 'lost' saved games --

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 5/1/2012 10:59:16 PM   
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There I was just about ready to take the plunge... It's back to the deckchairs for me!

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 5/2/2012 12:50:46 AM   
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I don't know Nick. Sure the water is a tad cold and the fat lady with the arm floatation rings, shower cap, and over sized raft keeps getting in everyone's way, but sitting poolside looking at family photos of the retired couples trip to Wicker Chair Land while the bleached yellow hair Cabana Boy pushes fruity drinks for tips aint exactly fun either.

It is a good game despite some glaring problems.

Plus, 4 out of 5 Canucks approve of APOS, which is quite a lot, even for our good friends up North.

mo

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 5/2/2012 11:00:15 PM   
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Well, the price looks pretty reasonable so I can put up with a few floaters. ...and it looks like chubby chops has a couple of fine bikini clad nieces dipping in their toes over by the skimmer. Geronimo!!!!

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 5/3/2012 2:25:45 AM   
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You'll be Michael Phelps before you know it, without the bong of course.

Seriously, it takes a bit to get used to but well worth it in the long run. Some of the visuals are worth the price of admission alone.

Good luck and let me know if I can help in any way.

mo reb

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 5/3/2012 2:46:52 AM   
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No bong???? That's it, I'm out...

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 5/3/2012 4:22:04 AM   
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Aw, he was just cutting back on ciggies I'll put some time aside this weekend and give it a few laps. I dug up a 78 page tactics manual that might help me get started. The fat lady has left the pool, but the babes are coming back - and bringing beer!

Thanks, there is a helpful crowd here

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 5/3/2012 7:40:48 AM   
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The lack of a save feature in the previous iteration, "Achtung Panzer - Kharkov 1943" was driving me crazy, and I never managed to finish a single campaign. So it appears that the Graviteam people still do not know how to save a game? If I cannot interrupt a mission without having to restart it, recover from a misclick or, silly notion, try different ways to play around the same situation for fun - no sale. Thank you thread for saving me money and frustration :).

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 5/3/2012 11:05:32 AM   
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Having played 2 campaigns so far, no problems at all with the savegames. Maybe there is a bug in the savegame process that triggers under some circumstances.

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 5/4/2012 4:22:30 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: neofit

The lack of a save feature in the previous iteration, "Achtung Panzer - Kharkov 1943" was driving me crazy, and I never managed to finish a single campaign. So it appears that the Graviteam people still do not know how to save a game? If I cannot interrupt a mission without having to restart it, recover from a misclick or, silly notion, try different ways to play around the same situation for fun - no sale. Thank you thread for saving me money and frustration :).



I can't disagree with your reservations and concerns. I haven't had any problems, yet I do wish they would do something with the saved games.

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 4/4/2013 4:31:42 PM   
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i bought the game, not installed yet.

so, has the "save game" be solved ?
may I save the game and restart from the last save ?
otherwise i will think twice before "investing" my time in it

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 4/8/2013 8:32:34 AM   
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Yes,you can save games.This issue was resolved about 8 months ago.

Just make sure that after every update you change your profile name and delete the old one,otherwise you may have problems with older campaigns still in progress that don't work well with the new updates.

Also some mods do not work well during campaign games and may effect the save game also(the uniform mod doesn't work well with campaigns and will effect your ability to save games)If you start a campaign disable all mods in the updater.

There are still some bugs in the save game that may in some instances be a minor issue,but I find that after I complete a campaign and change my profile name and delete the old one that I never have an issue saving a game in the middle of a campaign.

I've had a couple crashes to desktop,but I think mostly that stems from power surges or windows 7 updates that don't like this game for some reason.

But all in all save games isn't really an issue for me anymore.

< Message edited by Dane49 -- 4/8/2013 10:53:21 PM >

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 4/8/2013 8:37:39 AM   
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[Repost sorry

< Message edited by Dane49 -- 4/8/2013 10:11:32 PM >

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RE: scewed-up saved games - 7/27/2013 9:09:46 AM   
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I save no problem, selected esc, save game and exit.
I also custom installed the game into my own folder named C:\Graviteam\Achtung Panzer Operation Star, as I heard (under win 7 anyways) installing into the default C:\Program Files (x86)\etc\etc causes problems for things like patches. Maybe that's it.

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