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Broken map
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Butyi Offline
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Broken map

So I was working on a map.It was saved but while I was working on the map a power outage came.Since that I can't open the map.
I mean when I open it, the editor opens a full blank map.The script (hps) file is still there, the map's weight is still the same as before the power outage (1 mb).

Any ideas how can I fix it?


P.S:The game cannot open it either.
(This post was last modified: 04-14-2014 06:03 PM by Butyi.)
04-14-2014 05:58 PM
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Radical Batz Offline
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RE: Broken map

Probably the map corrupted, that same thing happened to me I even made a thread about it http://www.frictionalgames.com/forum/thread-24397.html and if the weight of the map still shows and the hps file and everything still works and the map just comes blank in the level editor just like what happened to me, then that means it's corrupted! you can't use that map anymore, it has been deleted, so unfortunately you have to make a new one now Sad You should always keep a backup file of your maps, that's what I do

(This post was last modified: 04-14-2014 06:05 PM by Radical Batz.)
04-14-2014 06:02 PM
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RE: Broken map

Try opening the .map file in a text editor (notepad or geany) check if there's anything salvageable before you scrap it though c: The same thing happened to me with one of my maps (laptop was dying, so I decided to save the map and it shut off in the middle of saving :c) and the file saved all the static objects, but didn't make it to saving the entities - so at least part of it was restoreable :D

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04-14-2014 06:37 PM
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Butyi Offline
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RE: Broken map

(04-14-2014 06:37 PM)Kia Wrote:  Try opening the .map file in a text editor (notepad or geany) check if there's anything salvageable before you scrap it though c: The same thing happened to me with one of my maps (laptop was dying, so I decided to save the map and it shut off in the middle of saving :c) and the file saved all the static objects, but didn't make it to saving the entities - so at least part of it was restoreable Big Grin

I think that's not normal if I open the map with Notapad++ and the entire text file is "null"...
04-14-2014 07:17 PM
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CarnivorousJelly Offline
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RE: Broken map

Darn, so I guess none of it's recoverable that way :c I'm sorry (it shouldn't have "null" anywhere - so it's probably all corrupted).

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04-14-2014 07:22 PM
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Daemian Offline
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RE: Broken map

(04-14-2014 06:37 PM)Kia Wrote:  Try opening the .map file in a text editor (notepad or geany) check if there's anything salvageable before you scrap it though c: The same thing happened to me with one of my maps (laptop was dying, so I decided to save the map and it shut off in the middle of saving :c) and the file saved all the static objects, but didn't make it to saving the entities - so at least part of it was restoreable Big Grin
woo, so unlucky.

If any of you want, I can try to save it. I crash mines all the time.
Skype me: AmnLemoore@gmail.com

04-14-2014 08:18 PM
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