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Save file won't erase?
« on: December 04, 2016, 15:53 »

Hey, been playing this game for a while but now I seem to have a bug where I have a save at Deimos Level 6 on I'm Too Young To Die. I played it through to a partial win and it's still there. Now I loaded it and quit with Q a few times but that didn't wipe it either. I also got a rather strange weapon drop, but I dunno if that's relevant.

I'm using Windows 10, I'm playing the latest version and I copied over from my previous computer, not sure what other details are needed.
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Re: Save file won't erase?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2016, 05:23 »

Have you tried to save another game and did it work?  If it didn't, then it is probable that the file permissions/ownership isn't right.

I don't have Windows 10, so I cannot test this for you, nor can I tell you how to unset the read-only attribute and reclaim the ownership of the files.
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Re: Save file won't erase?
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2016, 06:01 »

I can't really, as the new game option is greyed out when there's a save file.
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Re: Save file won't erase?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2016, 06:06 »

Okay... can you manually delete the save file?
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Re: Save file won't erase?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2016, 07:13 »

I haven't tried. Not sure what to try deleting, and I'm worried about wiping out other data like the records and such.
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Re: Save file won't erase?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 08:07 »

Not sure what to try deleting, and I'm worried about wiping out other data like the records and such.
After saving the game, there should be a file named simply "save" (no extension) in your DoomRL folder (the one with the executable, not any of the subfolders). Deleting this single file should allow you to start a new game.
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Re: Save file won't erase?
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2016, 22:13 »

Am I the only one curious to know what the "rather strange weapon drop" is?  :)
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Re: Save file won't erase?
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2016, 22:13 »

I was actually wondering about that, too...
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Re: Save file won't erase?
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2016, 08:21 »

Deleted "save" and now everything seems fine! Did a quick couple of starts (immediately quit one and saved on the first exit the second time) and both times it seemed to clear properly, thanks! Will admit I'm curious how this could've sprung up but it's no big deal.

For those curious about the strange drop:
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Re: Save file won't erase?
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2016, 12:57 »

Will admit I'm curious how this could've sprung up but it's no big deal.

It does seem like an odd problem to come up, but at least it's easy to fix.  :)

For those curious about the strange drop:
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Re: Save file won't erase?
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2016, 17:24 »

Can't remember which version was being play tested at the time, but this happened to me once. Think that I ended up deleting the save file, but don't remember for sure.
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Re: Save file won't erase?
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2016, 22:21 »


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