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Offline Colin

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Map rotation problems
« on: September 01, 2008, 03:41:44 AM »
I think this may be a major bug. After rotating the map and then rotating it back to it's normal position, I get a message, "Map not saveable in 'Rotation'. (Wording may be a bit different)

After closing game and trying to restart I get the following message.

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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2008, 07:59:52 AM »
Can you provide a savegame where that can be reproduced? If not, then simu.log may give us some more information.
Which ST revision do you use?

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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2008, 08:27:43 AM »
Can you provide a savegame where that can be reproduced? If not, then simu.log may give us some more information.
Which ST revision do you use?


I could send you a save game but all you'll get is what I've put on the screen below. If I go to an earlier save, before the rotation problem it will work ok. All the save games are only 1kb so there is no information in them. I lost about 5 hours work.  :( :(

I don't appear to have a log file, I've looked in all the usual places where it used to be but unless the title has changed I don't have one.


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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008, 09:47:43 AM »
The savegames are broken, so the error that shows up is not the original one. A rotation bug may be the root cause for this, but there can also be other reasons.

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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2008, 10:05:34 AM »
What version did it happen with?

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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2008, 11:13:54 AM »
I lost about 5 hours work.  :( :(

Didn't you set the autosave option? That would prevent such a loss.

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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2008, 08:23:09 PM »
Well the old fish_swarm is know to cause this.

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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008, 11:30:41 PM »
Well the old fish_swarm is know to cause this.

@Prissi This may well be the problem. I have 4 Fish Swarms linked together. I'll remove them and see what happens.

@wipi35 Yes I do, it saves every month.

@DirrtyDirk PAK64-100 r1956-r1986

@Whoami The only log file I have is the svn.log. I didn't see it before because the .log was hidden. There's only one line it anyway, because there is no 'save' to give info about.

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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2008, 11:48:05 PM »
About the missing log-file..

I almost don't dare to ask... but did you remember to start with "-log 1 -debug" for that?

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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2008, 12:31:04 AM »
About the missing log-file..

I almost don't dare to ask... but did you remember to start with "-log 1 -debug" for that?

I almost don't dare answer.

Hey listen!! You're talking to an altziemer ridden, going on senile, old coot here, what the H@*% are you talking about? ;D ;D
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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2008, 12:40:58 AM »
Prissi, You were right mate. I tried to save with several 'Rotations' and I got the same results. I took out the 'Fish Swarms' did several more rotations tried a save and it worked fine. So it seems that the old problem with the 'Fish Swarms has returned.

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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2008, 08:42:36 AM »
I twas never fixed, respective I think I did not released the fixed pak64 fish swarm as Artistic licence yet.

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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2008, 08:59:16 AM »
I twas never fixed, respective I think I did not released the fixed pak64 fish swarm as Artistic licence yet.

Playing on. It seems that it occurs when a number of Fish Swarms are linked together. I replaced my four linked ones with four seperate ones and, touch wood, it seems to be ok.

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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2008, 09:46:22 AM »
Hey listen!! You're talking to an altziemer ridden, going on senile, old coot here, what the H@*% are you talking about? ;D ;D

Come on Colin, don't flirt with your old-age problems. You're not nearly as old as I am!!  ;D

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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2008, 05:22:07 PM »
Apart from that - it can easily happen, to all of us - regardless of age. Let's just say you changed the .bat file or the windows shortcut and simply forgot to include it...

I know that you are neither stupid nor a newbie - that's why I made such a show of hesitating to ask. But you are still a human being - that's what made me ask nevertheless :D

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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2008, 12:02:47 AM »
Come on Colin, don't flirt with your old-age problems. You're not nearly as old as I am!!  ;D

I bow to your superior wisdom. I've always respected my elders.


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Re: Map rotation problems
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2008, 12:11:14 AM »
Apart from that - it can easily happen, to all of us - regardless of age. Let's just say you changed the .bat file or the windows shortcut and simply forgot to include it...

I know that you are neither stupid nor a newbie - that's why I made such a show of hesitating to ask. But you are still a human being - that's what made me ask nevertheless :D

That's ok Dirk, I understand, truly I do. :-*

I must find out why the extensions aren't being shown. I only have the one batch file (svn) the extension is not shown, but the contents consist of just one line. I've seen the troubleshooting log before, so I know it contains a lot of information.

Anyhow the problem solved, at least to my satisfaction. If Prissi wants to bring out a fix well that's ok too.