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I clicked "save", it deleted the whole game!!

KjakaKjaka Posts: 11Member, BASIC

I was playing and testing and stuff, then i saved my game and quit game salad, then about 10 mins later i tried to open the game, there was nothing! an empty project named after my lost game. what is going on? Pls help.

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  • KjakaKjaka Posts: 11Member, BASIC

    P.S. I got no backup :(

  • RabidParrotRabidParrot Formally RabidParrot. Posts: 956Member

    Where did you save it? Desktop, Documents?

  • tatiangtatiang Posts: 11,699Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Senior Sous-Chef
    edited September 2015

    @Kjaka said:
    P.S. I got no backup :(

    Nobody likes to lose data but you also need to realize that not having a backup is a serious risk. Moving forward, consider having not just one backup but multiple versions of a project file. For example, when I'm working on something in GameSalad, I save a unique copy of the file each time I make a change. By the time I'm done with a project, I have files named FlappyMineCraft 1, FlappyMineCraft 2, FlappyMineCraft 3, ... FlappyMineCraft 148. That way if anything goes wrong, I just open the previous version that I saved, oh, eight minutes before that and I'm back in business.

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  • grishlockgrishlock Posts: 32Member, PRO

    I'm with tatiang. Many copies, a new one each time I change a few things. A backup every 10-15 minutes at least.

  • izamizam Posts: 484Member, PRO

    Most likely what you did was a "save as" instead of a direct "save".
    This happened to me too. From then on, if I wanted to save as a different name or version, I would "save" first. Close GS and then duplicate the GS project file with a different name.

    You should file a bug with this problem.

  • RossmanBrothersGamesRossmanBrothersGames Posts: 653Member, PRO

    have you ever uploading your game to the game salad publishing portal? If so you can get it back

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,389Member
    edited September 2015

    @grishlock and @izam You don't need to close GS. Just close the project and duplicate the file on the desktop, or whatever folder you keep them in, and rename the copy.

  • izamizam Posts: 484Member, PRO

    @PhilipCC oh yes I must remember that. I keep closing GS whenever I want to duplicate the GS project.
    Oh another thing about duplicating the project file is this: Occasionally some images with the GS project will get corrupted. I have no idea why. This affected me badly few months back because the game just won't be able to to generated by the server. Good thing that now the publishing server can detect and lets you know which of these images are corrupted.

  • KjakaKjaka Posts: 11Member, BASIC

    @tatiang said:
    Nobody likes to lose data but you also need to realize that not having a backup is a serious risk. Moving forward, consider having not just one backup but multiple versions of a project file. For example, when I'm working on something in GameSalad, I save a unique copy of the file each time I make a change. By the time I'm done with a project, I have files named FlappyMineCraft 1, FlappyMineCraft 2, FlappyMineCraft 3, ... FlappyMineCraft 148. That way if anything goes wrong, I just open the previous version that I saved, oh, eight minutes before that and I'm back in business.

    thanks that was really helpful..

  • KjakaKjaka Posts: 11Member, BASIC

    @izam said:
    Most likely what you did was a "save as" instead of a direct "save".
    This happened to me too. From then on, if I wanted to save as a different name or version, I would "save" first. Close GS and then duplicate the GS project file with a different name.

    You should file a bug with this problem.

    I certainly didn't do that, I am sure because when you close a project it doesn't suggest a save as option, that's why I am trying to talk about this topic here. I don't expect to recover my files, I am trying to say that GS may have a really huge bug that may cause many people serious problems(like mine). And also was wondering if anyone else had the same problem.

  • izamizam Posts: 484Member, PRO

    @Kjaka ok that means this bug is more serious than I thought.
    Going forward, best thing to do is this:
    The moment you start a fresh new project, save it first before you add any graphics or codes.

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