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IDProjectCategoryLast Update
0019741AI War 2[All Projects] GUISep 18, 2018 3:21 pm
ReporterOvalcircleAssigned ToBadgerBadger 
Severityminor 
Status acknowledgedResolutionopen 
Product Version0.748 Macrophage Teeth 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0019741: Downloaded saves show a time of 20 Min 0 Sec in "Load Save" screen
DescriptionNot sure what category to report this under. Just wanted to put this out there.
The bottom save is 3 hr+ in
TagsNo tags attached.

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Ovalcircle

Jul 10, 2018 12:15 am

reporter  

x4000Bughunter

Jul 10, 2018 10:45 am

administrator   ~0047806

If you click into them, do they have the right time? Are you downloading just the save file, or also the save metadata file?

Ovalcircle

Jul 10, 2018 12:34 pm

reporter   ~0047807

They do have the right time. Is the save metadata the ".savemet" file? I always wondered what that was.

x4000Bughunter

Jul 10, 2018 1:13 pm

administrator   ~0047808

Yep, that's what it is. I'm guessing it is defaulting to 20 minutes when the metadata file is missing.

Ovalcircle

Jul 10, 2018 3:51 pm

reporter   ~0047809

It turns out that it was not defaulting to 20 min 0 sec. I looked in the files and Autosave.1200 was the only one with .savemet file. I then downloaded the .savemet for END OF GAME and now the other saves without a .savemet file show the 3hr time of END OF GAME. I believe that the lowest .savemet file in the actual File Explorer then affects any saves underneath it that don't have a .savemet file.

I'm planning to test this by starting a new campaign and naming a save A. I will then move the save without the .savemet file into the Mantis Saves campaign and see what happens.

Ovalcircle

Jul 10, 2018 4:48 pm

reporter   ~0047810

My hypothesis was correct. The lowest .savemet does affect any .save file below it that doesn't have a corresponding .savemet file. Any .save files above the top .savemet file that don't have a corresponding .savemet file default to a time of -1 in the Load Save screen. Proof in Screenshots.

BadgerBadger

Jul 10, 2018 11:48 pm

manager   ~0047811

It's worth noting that this scenario will never happen for the average player, only for people who have save games w/o the accompanying metadata file. Which is only crazy people who download saves off the internet, or developers ;-)

Ovalcircle

Jul 11, 2018 1:15 am

reporter   ~0047812

I do realize that I was "investigating" something that is ultimately inconsequential, but I really wanted to know why this was acting the way it was.

x4000Bughunter

Jul 11, 2018 11:36 am

administrator   ~0047813

And that is much appreciated. :)

BadgerBadger

Sep 18, 2018 3:21 pm

manager   ~0049336

If there isn't a savemeta file then the save game will show an inaccurate time in the Load screen

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
Jul 10, 2018 12:15 am Ovalcircle New Issue
Jul 10, 2018 12:15 am Ovalcircle File Added: Ai War 2 Downlaod Saves Wrong Time.jpg
Jul 10, 2018 12:15 am Ovalcircle Description Updated View Revisions
Jul 10, 2018 12:17 am Ovalcircle Summary Downloaded saves have a default time of 20 Min 0 Sec => Downloaded saves show a time of 20 Min 0 Sec in "Load Save" screen
Jul 10, 2018 10:45 am x4000Bughunter Note Added: 0047806
Jul 10, 2018 12:34 pm Ovalcircle Note Added: 0047807
Jul 10, 2018 1:13 pm x4000Bughunter Note Added: 0047808
Jul 10, 2018 3:51 pm Ovalcircle File Added: AI War 2 Download Save files.jpg
Jul 10, 2018 3:51 pm Ovalcircle File Added: AI War 2 Download Save time.jpg
Jul 10, 2018 3:51 pm Ovalcircle Note Added: 0047809
Jul 10, 2018 4:48 pm Ovalcircle File Added: AI War 2 Download Save files 2.jpg
Jul 10, 2018 4:48 pm Ovalcircle File Added: AI War 2 Download Save Time -1.jpg
Jul 10, 2018 4:48 pm Ovalcircle Note Added: 0047810
Jul 10, 2018 11:48 pm BadgerBadger Note Added: 0047811
Jul 11, 2018 1:15 am Ovalcircle Note Added: 0047812
Jul 11, 2018 11:36 am x4000Bughunter Note Added: 0047813
Sep 18, 2018 3:21 pm BadgerBadger Assigned To => BadgerBadger
Sep 18, 2018 3:21 pm BadgerBadger Status new => acknowledged
Sep 18, 2018 3:21 pm BadgerBadger Note Added: 0049336