From: Burlington, Ontario
OK, Matrix sent me the saved .pbm file directly from their server and it was completely different in size. I'm not sure yet what went wrong, and it may just be a 'once a year' glitch but I think I can get you going again.
1. Download the full FPC20.$$$ file from here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7ihtkpxiegycn40/FPC20.%24%24%24?dl=0
2. Copy it into the path where it was wanted before: “c:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Flashpoint Campaigns Red Storm\Modules\FPRS\Saved\FPC20.$$$” (I'm assuming this is the correct path but it comes from that other forum thread started by exsonic and this was his path, not yours, IIRC. You were able to find it on your computer though so I'm sure you can find it again.)
3. Load FPRS, go to PBEM++ again, select the proper game to continue and press Play again. It will download the pbm file, open it into a .hdr and .sav pair of files, and then try to unzip the .sav file into FPC20.$$$. This is the step that failed before but this time I'm hoping that our other version of FPC20.$$$ will be loaded up in place of the one that failed.
Even looking at the source code, I can't be sure if the game will not erase the FPC20.$$$ file just prior to all this, but let's give it a shot and see where it gets us.
cheers, Rob C