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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0005036Dwarf FortressTechnical -- Generalpublic2012-01-30 10:162015-07-06 17:54
Assigned Tolethosor 
PrioritynormalSeveritymajorReproducibilityhave not tried
StatusresolvedResolutionnot fixable 
PlatformOSWindows 7OS VersionUltimate
Product Version0.31.25 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0005036: Save file gets corrupted, doesn't show up in list
DescriptionI was playing Dwarf Fortress normally (in fortress mode) and then saved the game. When i got to the menu screen I just shut down the computer. Next time I ran DF my save wouldn't appear in the saved games screen (actually i couldn't get there because it didn't see the game). I did some testing and made another world/fortress. I could see this game in the saved games area but I couldn't see my old file. I looked at the world.SAV of both these games in a text viewer (I know it would just look like a jumbled mess) but in the corrupted game file it was void of all text. The corrupted world.SAV is still 10,618kb.
Steps To Reproduce1. Run dwarf fortress
2. Play an existing save
3. Save game
4. Shut down computer while DF is in menu screen. (Finished saving)
Additional InformationDon't have a way of viewing the SAV file in a readable way so no idea what it would look like then. Anyone have a program for that? or even better, an un-corrupter?
Tagssave game, saving, unplayable, world.SAV
Attached Files

- Relationships
related to 0002017acknowledgedLoci Using COMPRESSED_SAVES causes save corruption on some systems 

-  Notes
ninjanomnom (reporter)
2012-01-30 11:25

I attempted to open it with dfWorldTinker but I got the error:
"Could not read world name"

Will post link to download in a moment
Dwarfu (manager)
2012-01-30 11:26

Reminder sent to: ninjanomnom

Are you on 64bit system with compressed saves enabled?

Does it not show the region in either the "Start Playing" or "Continue Playing" screens?
ninjanomnom (reporter)
2012-01-30 11:30

Compressed saves is enabled, I read about that a few moments ago so i disabled it.
The world does not show at all in any screen,start playing and continue playing included.
ninjanomnom (reporter)
2012-01-30 11:31
edited on: 2012-01-30 11:32 [^]

Download link to world ^
I believe it is the world.SAV file that is corrupted

EDIT: I would like to save the world in any form possible, even if i have to abandom the fortress itself...

ninjanomnom (reporter)
2012-01-30 11:58

I would think this one is different than report 2017 because i cant even see my save in the loading screen.
Footkerchief (manager)
2012-01-30 12:42

Reminder sent to: ninjanomnom

Please edit existing notes instead of posting multiple notes in a row.

Your report is appreciated, but corrupted saves are not recoverable.

My guess is that your problem is the same as 0002017, and that the save may disappear entirely depending on what files get corrupted.
Footkerchief (manager)
2012-01-30 12:44

Also, please upload your save to [^] and post the link here. Mediafire takes files down quickly.
ninjanomnom (reporter)
2012-02-02 16:33
edited on: 2015-07-06 17:47

New upload for dffd

lethosor (manager)
2015-07-06 17:49
edited on: 2015-07-06 17:53

The save on DFFD is gone, but the Mediafire save is not compressed.

However, that save is unrepairable - world.sav consists of 10872032 bytes, all of which are 0x00.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-01-30 10:16 ninjanomnom New Issue
2012-01-30 10:18 ninjanomnom Tag Attached: world.SAV
2012-01-30 10:21 ninjanomnom Issue Monitored: ninjanomnom
2012-01-30 10:25 ninjanomnom Tag Attached: saving
2012-01-30 10:26 ninjanomnom Tag Attached: save game
2012-01-30 10:27 ninjanomnom Tag Attached: unplayable
2012-01-30 11:25 ninjanomnom Note Added: 0019431
2012-01-30 11:26 Dwarfu Note Added: 0019432
2012-01-30 11:30 ninjanomnom Note Added: 0019433
2012-01-30 11:31 ninjanomnom Note Added: 0019434
2012-01-30 11:32 ninjanomnom Note Edited: 0019434 View Revisions
2012-01-30 11:39 Dwarfu Relationship added related to 0002017
2012-01-30 11:58 ninjanomnom Note Added: 0019436
2012-01-30 12:42 Footkerchief Note Added: 0019438
2012-01-30 12:44 Footkerchief Note Added: 0019439
2012-01-30 12:44 Footkerchief Summary Not a bug, at least i dont think so. But not a feature either. Save file corrupted in an unusual circumstance => Save file gets corrupted, doesn't show up in list
2012-02-02 16:33 ninjanomnom Note Added: 0019457
2014-12-30 20:18 Footkerchief Relationship replaced duplicate of 0002017
2014-12-30 20:18 Footkerchief Status new => resolved
2014-12-30 20:18 Footkerchief Resolution open => duplicate
2014-12-30 20:18 Footkerchief Assigned To => Footkerchief
2015-07-06 17:47 lethosor Note Edited: 0019457 View Revisions
2015-07-06 17:49 lethosor Relationship deleted 0002017
2015-07-06 17:49 lethosor Note Added: 0032852
2015-07-06 17:49 lethosor Status resolved => needs feedback
2015-07-06 17:49 lethosor Resolution duplicate => reopened
2015-07-06 17:53 lethosor Note Edited: 0032852 View Revisions
2015-07-06 17:54 lethosor Status needs feedback => resolved
2015-07-06 17:54 lethosor Resolution reopened => not fixable
2015-07-06 17:54 lethosor Assigned To Footkerchief => lethosor
2015-07-06 17:54 lethosor Relationship added related to 0002017

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