"Save Data loading failed" - How do I fix this?



  • BlindGuardianBlindGuardian Canada Join Date: 2016-05-27 Member: 217604Members Posts: 116 Advanced user
    I only save after standing completely still for about 10 seconds, if the "saving" icon stays on the top of the screen for a loooong time you have to try waiting it out, then saving again.

    I have had 0 issues with save files on game files I've had since day 1. My theory is that the game can't save properly while things are still loading and popping in. The only time I got the long save was when facing a long hallway into a moonpool and then into an observatory. I tried waiting for long save to go away and faced a wall, waited 10 seconds and saved again.

    Hope this helps, either I'm extremely lucky or I've found a loophole.
  • WizzyOfOzzyWizzyOfOzzy Join Date: 2017-03-15 Member: 228946Members Posts: 6
    Is there anyway to recover my save file? It seems to be corrupted to something to that degree.

    I try to load my game and it says this: "Save data loading failed (UnknownError) Try again No or Yes"

    I don't want to play a game that can't properly save my progress. Extremely frustrating and am regretting buying this game. I hope this issue is resolved soon.
  • WizzyOfOzzyWizzyOfOzzy Join Date: 2017-03-15 Member: 228946Members Posts: 6
  • Spooky626Spooky626 US Join Date: 2017-03-14 Member: 228922Members Posts: 24 Fully active user
    yeah, this issue usually happens to saves that are in the 3-18 hour range. sadly, my 13h save got attacked by it.i have no idea how to retrieve it, sadly.
  • Spooky626Spooky626 US Join Date: 2017-03-14 Member: 228922Members Posts: 24 Fully active user
    i do not regret buying the game, but i regret not playing it over 18h. and i don't wanna restart, since that save has 13h of my life in it. even if i can retrieve a previous save, maybe 3 hours back, i would be so happy.
  • Cat_Gamer33Cat_Gamer33 Australia Join Date: 2017-03-14 Member: 228912Members Posts: 18 Fully active user
    It happened to me too!! I played my survival for 12hr then exited then it says save load error!? And when you click yes it just loads for 2 secs then says save load error again! Very strange
  • TheMOHAAMasterTheMOHAAMaster Join Date: 2017-03-24 Member: 229152Members Posts: 1
    Yeah it happens to me when I use the developer menu or developer commands.
  • DJ_Slime1DJ_Slime1 Massachusetts Join Date: 2017-09-29 Member: 233309Members Posts: 1 Freshly registered user
    Hi I just wanted to say, I recently received this message, I have also reported it to the subnautica discord server
    A moderator told me the bug may get fixed in the next patch

    Thank you for your time
    Have a great day
  • VaathenVaathen Toronto Join Date: 2017-10-01 Member: 233331Members Posts: 2 Fully active user
    It seems to me that the way to avoid this error is to not interrupt or do much in your game while saving. When you hit save, only the immediate area you are in stays loaded; terrain after a certain distance will not load. You can continue to do things in your immediate area if you intend to keep playing, but if you are done your session, it is important to let your game save fully before powering down or doing much else on your Xbox. I only get this load error if I exit the game early or load other resource intensive apps on the dashboard.

    Ultimately, I feel there are two related issues: a) the saves are so long that people get impatient (not surprising when the saves last 10+ minutes on Xbox), and b) the game offers no way to recover/load the previous save should the most current save become corrupted.
  • nightm4renightm4re Join Date: 2018-12-27 Member: 247358Members Posts: 6 Fully active user
    I have a little over 36 hours in my save and this just happened to me I'm not starting a new world because now they have taken the dev console out so I cant spawn my stuff back in I have the seamoth and just finally crafted the prawn this will be a game breaker for me if it doesnt get fixed.
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