"damaged save game"
NuclearTesting Join Date: 2017-07-27 Member: 232082Members
I was playing Subnautica yesterday when one of my cats jumped on the computer and turned it off. I turned SN back on and went to load my save. The save showed a placeholder picture and said that it was "damaged save game". It was dated to 1st of January 2015, 12:00 AM. I loaded the save and it worked just fine, no problems asides from the fact that the date was messed up and said it had been created when I tried to open it back up. Weird bug, probably a 1/100,000 chance of happening.
You would have to have manually backed up previous saves. Or you could use the built in Windows file history tool here (point it at your \Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Subnautica\SNAppData\SavedGames )
I played, saved the game in my prawn suit in front of a very tasty wreck, and quit the game. My computer froze during quitting and I had to do a hard reset - the first time this happened playing Subnautica.
Now, when I load the "damaged save file", it puts me back without equipment near my lifepod, and apparently the entire game is reset.
I do not want to spend another 30 hours replaying everything just to have it corrupt again. Is there any way of restoring the save file?
I am utterly gutted.
No, I do not have File History enabled.
chkdsk c: /f
Replace c: with whatever drive Subnautica is on.
This will only work if there was only save file corruption - if it was never completely written, there's nothing you can do.
All files in the save game folder are perfectly accessible. I would estimate the issue being linked to the save process.
I would also greatly prefer if the game would keep several save slots, to prevent this kind of catastrophic failure.
And now it says damaged saved game, and when i click on it. it is all the way from the start, with nothing, and the arora hasnt even exploded!!!! MY GAME! I NEED IT BACK! I had played for 2 whole days with it!
Yeah i didnt have issue yet with save but like we never know what could happen i always make a backup , atleast once a day.
Not sure exactly how this works, but you may be able to do something with filesystem journalling to achieve the same effect.
Anyways, sorry for the layman's mangling of the procedure, but something to this effect should be able to be written (heck if Unity accepted Windows batch files I could scratch something together using that to achieve the result, so I'm sure it's able to be done using other more polished tools).
EDIT: Unless of course you guys already have something like this and this is one of those awful save corrupting bugs from the deeps of coding horror. If that's the case, please forgive my hubris.
I've tried using chkdsk, nothing is wrong with the drive or partition itself, and I had no backup solution set up. I'm trying Recuva right now, and I may try temporarily moving some of the cache files, but those are unlikely to work. Is there any possibility of recovering this save?
Also, what the heck Unknown Worlds. A save-destroying bug after 3 years in early access, that can occur even while not saving? Like @Vex and @0x6A7232 have both said, there are several ways to lessen this risk, but they've taken none of them. Games have done this for years! I'm certainly not putting another 48 hours into the game, and I'll just play something more stable.
No, just deleted the save. R.I.P. 20 hours of my life.
Subnautica Save Backup - a mod to back up your saved game. Yes, it's down to resorting to mods if you're still having problems. There's also a couple other mods, QuickSave (press F5 to save) and Safe AutoSave (saves when entering a Base or Cyclops, with some configurability). You'll need the pre-requisite mod enabler QModManager to use these.
I guess this means kissing 20 hours of progress goodbye
My guess is that the 2015 January save is what's left of your original save. After doing the chkdsk, you can try running the save, but no guarantee that there are no later issues.