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Old May 21, 2010, 07:23   #1
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can't load save file. anti-save scumming feature?

Hello everyone,

I've a half-elf mage named Prestolist, but his save file won't load. Instead it sits there in a forlorn, grayer font than usual.

My Macbook's hard drive recently quit on me (absolutely not my fault and not the result of violence), and in the course of restoring the system, I copied up-to-date backups of my Angband files over to the new drive. It's occurred to me that reloading a file from a backup probably looks very like reloading a file from a dead character.

Can anyone tell me how to make the file load? He's not dead (yet), and he just found a staff of *Destruction*, somewhere before level 5, even, so you know the RNG likes him.
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Old May 21, 2010, 09:08   #2
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It may be that the file has somehow become the wrong type - the OSX port requires a specific file type. I use a utility called Quick Change; the file needs to be Type SAVE and Creator A271.

Or it may be another problem...
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Old May 21, 2010, 09:32   #3
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You can open untyped files with "Import" rather than "Open"
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Thanks Pete - 6 months and I'm still an OSX n00b...
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I feel like I should have thought to try Importing it. Thanks for replying first Nick

Thanks both of you. It looks like the type information did get lost when I moved it to the other system.
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