My Construct File Crashed!

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Post » Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:59 am

I cannot access this game I've been working on forever, it was working when I made it before, but then I pulled out my flash drive, tried again, and now I get an error with the .cap...


Error Loading: Expecting CEditorParam() but received ().


And the .exe throws "Error loading application, reinstalling may fix this."

But my other .cap files work!!!

Any help? :)
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Post » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:12 am

Did you keep backups? Construct can't really protect you against yanking out your flash drive while it's saving to it - you might have simply cut off the file from being written half way through the save, corrupting the file. I hope you kept backups!
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Post » Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:22 pm

No, I didn't keep backups....

...but the thing is, I ejected the flash drive before I took it out, so corruption shouldn't happen, right?
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Post » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:49 pm

Hmm, you're right, it shouldn't have cut off the write. Can you send me the .cap then?

I'm afraid you're currently learning the hard way that you should keep backups!
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Post » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:34 am

You can never be too paranoid about backing up things. I have Construct's auto-backup, I copy my game folder to a hard drive on my home network, and also copy it to a USB memory I keep in my keychain.

I also carved out a cave by the beach where I etch into the wall the binary that makes up all the game files.
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Post » Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:16 am

[quote="konjak":22leq3p0]I also carved out a cave by the beach where I etch into the wall the binary that makes up all the game files.[/quote:22leq3p0]

But what about erosion? Personally I transmit the data into space, so that if something crashes I can just get into my FTL spaceship and catch up with the transmissions.
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Post » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:55 am

[quote:2yv8mtsu]
But what about erosion? Personally I transmit the data into space, so that if something crashes I can just get into my FTL spaceship and catch up with the transmissions.[/quote:2yv8mtsu]

What about meteorites and asteroids? No data is safe anywhere. Just stick it in you head. But personally I keep it all in the internet (Mediafire/Rapidshare) because internet cannot be broken. If it does, then internet gone = world destruction.

But on to the topic, it should be a lesson that we back up our files almost every time we are done working on it on a daily basis, like keep it in 3 different folders or upload it somewhere.
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Post » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:00 pm

I always just use my time machine and stop the corrupting of my project. Yeah... you all don't go far enough.
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Post » Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:32 pm

[quote="ShadeKirby500":3hl5mfty]I always just use my time machine and stop the corrupting of my project. Yeah... you all don't go far enough.[/quote:3hl5mfty]
Me too. It's called SVN.
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