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11th December, 2008 at 18:49:17 -

Okay, I JUST posted my latest game in the project section. So, I go to work on it, and then everything on the screen locks up. I closed MMF2 down, and then re-opened it, and I get THIS message:

An error occured while loading screen#1. Do you want to continue loading this application anyway? If you answer yes, the frame will be deleted.

I CAN'T OPEN MY FRICKIN' PROJECT. What the hell? I'm so pissed. This is the reason why I left clicking for two years, because all sorts of shitty errors would happen, and I'd lose something I've been working on for months. Help me.

 
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11th December, 2008 at 18:54:20 -

Copy the .mfa to another directory, open the duplicate, and see what happens. I've often found that errors such as this are liars. >_O And can sometimes be recovered from.

 

  		
  		

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11th December, 2008 at 18:55:16 -

It's still blowed up.

I want to do everything I can to revive the old file. Restarting the project will be a last resort...

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11th December, 2008 at 19:23:15 -

Unfortunate. :| No backups?

 

  		
  		

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11th December, 2008 at 19:30:35 -


Originally Posted by OldManClayton
Unfortunate. :| No backups?



I have a file with most of the graphics. But no, no game backups. I started it a few days ago, and I was GOING to make backups... Is there anything else I can do to fix it?

 
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11th December, 2008 at 19:38:29 -

I wonder if you sent the file to someone else if they would be able to open it...

 
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11th December, 2008 at 20:06:28 -

Did you delete any old versions of the game? Cause then you could try using TuneUp undelete to restore that file (if you're lucky). Btw do you have autobackup selected in MMF2?

 
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11th December, 2008 at 20:21:26 -

I'll turn on auto-back up. I'm restarting the project. Hopefully, it'll turn out better this time. Thanks for the advice, everybody.

 
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11th December, 2008 at 20:47:31 -

Don't loose heart, god knows how many times this has happened to me.

Just restart the project and it will be better than it was before.

 
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11th December, 2008 at 20:54:59 -

If you need moral support in having to recode it all, we're here. I've had this happen to me more than once on one project alone! I know how annoying it is to restart something you've been working on.

 

  		
  		

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11th December, 2008 at 21:14:28 -

Ouch...

I've heard that the guys at Clickteam can sometimes salvage a damaged file, but I've never seen it happen first-hand.

 
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11th December, 2008 at 22:42:52 -

1.6 gigabytes of backed up click games here!

 
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11th December, 2008 at 22:50:46 -

I don't know my exact amount, they're all over the place! I've got my old laptop's HDD from years ago backed up onto my old desktop, which in turn was backed up onto my new external hard drive. My family's laptop had the games on them for awhile, but when I reformatted the drive, I backed it up to the external drive. It has them on there again, so another backup. My computer right now has the originals, one backup per day I work on it, and a backup of the backup in another folder. Then, I image my entire drive occasionally to my external drive. Now, my newly reformatted ancient laptop also has them on there, along with my sister's old laptop that never gets used. Plus, my OLD OLD desktop (These are all donated, I move up to the "fastest" one.) also has some of my first click games, which have been copied all over each computer. And my brother's desktop had them on there before I knew he was going to take it from me. :| They're probably lurking on other forgotten computers and drives from eons of copying and computer hacking and whatnot. Ah, nostalgia... Needless to say, the .gam file is a very prevalent extension in my house.



Most of them except for my daily backups and drive image are old, though. And when I can finally afford a new laptop, they'll be on there too. In fact, any and every machine, whether it ends up getting used or not, gets the whole GFactory folder copied to its drive.

 

  		
  		

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11th December, 2008 at 23:12:42 -

It's crappy but a good way to force you into backing up games. I've got mine spread all over external drives, discs, pen drives, girlfriends computer

 
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11th December, 2008 at 23:14:06 -

There's something wrong with that. "It's crappy but a good way to force you into backing up games." And we back up our games because...?

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11th December, 2008 at 23:58:07 -

So far I have 131 backups of my game(each increment being more updated then the last) I back it up pretty religiously, like every hour or 2. Also I make sure to email myself a copy every few days in case of some freak HDD accident.

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12th December, 2008 at 00:44:44 -

If we're playing the backup game I has collected 84 versions of my game, each with 8 autobackups starting at 5mb each to 190mb. I need a frickin terrabyte drive. It's totally excessive but the nosalgia of seeing the game in nappies is awesome

 
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12th December, 2008 at 02:01:17 -


Originally Posted by Dr. James
.. seeing the game in nappies ..





 
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13th December, 2008 at 11:34:30 -

I have 5 game files and each time I save after a period of work, i take the next one. After the last one, the first will be saved again.
And each month i burn a copy on a cd, just to make sure a total pc crash cannot harm me THAT much.
Over a year of daily work would be gone, not just a few days......

I do this because once my pc crashed WHILE saving an older project and of course, the file was destroyed........

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13th December, 2008 at 16:22:41 -

I have around 100 backups of Lil' pirate, with strange names all over the place, so i cant really count them. But actually during working on it, the worst i ever got was one or two bad objects.

 
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13th December, 2008 at 21:08:44 -


Originally Posted by AndyUK
I have around 100 backups of Lil' pirate, with strange names all over the place, so i cant really count them. But actually during working on it, the worst i ever got was one or two bad objects.



And all over the ectoprods uploads folder.

 
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14th December, 2008 at 01:18:23 -

Send your file to Jeff or Yves on clickteam forums. Like someone else said, they are sometimes able to recover files, and it also helps them to find bugs in MMF2.

 
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15th December, 2008 at 06:16:00 -

Yeah, sorry to hear that, man. It's the reason why most of us old-time klikers keep at least an auto-backup. KNP ruined 3 months of work on my first game. I got so pissed at it, I bought MMF

 
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16th December, 2008 at 20:20:26 -

I don't know if anyone mentioned this before, I didn't read the rest of the thread, But if you running windows vista try right clicking on the .mfa select properties from the drop down menu and then selecting the previous versions tab, if you've had the file long enough vista might have made a shadow copy of an older version. Just a last resort.

 
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16th December, 2008 at 20:37:53 -

Had to check it... 3.17 Gb of back-ups for Malayalam - Island of Mysteries (on three hard drives).

And what's funny is that all those hundreds of mfa's, except one, were competely useless (good sign of MMF2 general stability). But you never know when you're going to need them, and without that very special one, the game might have even ended up abandoned.

Anyway, regarding your case here, I'd also recommend to post at the CT forums; maybe CT staff are able to recover the corrupted file.

 
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16th December, 2008 at 23:03:53 -

Well, I got the game back up to 50%. And I have about 20 backups, because I'm going to be extremely anal retentive now.

 
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17th December, 2008 at 00:09:27 -

I really need to remember to make back-ups of my mfa documents. I should put one on each of my thumb drives, otherwise one of these days I'm going to get utterly screwed. Like if my Harddrive got totaled. Owch. X('|

 
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