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I am in the middle of a playthrough , enjoying it thoroughly by the way, took about a week off , came back to the game and i cant save . I get a message that reads " Save Error: Couldn't open the header file."  When I quit it reads " Couldn't write preferences file." If some one could please help me as I am in the middle of  play through I am really enjoying , I would be very grateful. And before any one asks yes I did verify and repair already.

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If the game is still open from where you left it, can you leave the zone you're in?  The game should auto save at that point.

 

If not, can you load an earlier/auto save?  Have you completely closed the game & restarted?  Have you rebooted the computer?

 

Thus ends the extent of any tech help I might give...alas.  Thankfully though there are people much brighter about such things than me who will probably be along shortly.

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Another question is where did you buy the game? If from Spiderweb site then the problem is with the game or the computer. If from a third party site like Steam, then they add their own layer of software that can sometimes cause problems.

 

Writing to the preference file sounds like a game problem. I've seen that once, but restarting the game fixed it even though lot the save.

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1 hour ago, Randomizer said:

Another question is where did you buy the game? If from Spiderweb site then the problem is with the game or the computer. If from a third party site like Steam, then they add their own layer of software that can sometimes cause problems.

 

Writing to the preference file sounds like a game problem. I've seen that once, but restarting the game fixed it even though lot the save.

 

Wait what? I have it from steam!!! Will I lose my saves too? It loads fine for me so far, but I don't want to lose my saves regardless

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To answer , Yes I reloaded ,restarted went to another zone and prayed to gods of video games and whiskey . It did not help. And I bought the game from GOG.

Well, the whiskey helped a little . 

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You only lose the information that you were trying to save when you had the problem. I don't think it will ruin any of your other saved games, however file corruption can still occur.

 

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1 hour ago, CafeSpy said:

Well, the whiskey helped a little . 

 

I didn't notice earlier that that was your initial post...reading further down though I've come to the conclusion that you'll fit in well with us reprobates... (hoists my rum & coke off in your general direction)

 

Post 2 is helpful.  Is it a specific save location that's the problem (can you save in a different save slot & it works or are 'all' saves corrupted?).  As you got it from GOG, try downloading it again & reinstalling.  Doing so 'shouldn't' overwrite your saved game files...but before doing so, copy that whole folder elsewhere/rename it so that you have a backup (with a Windows system it's in your 'Documents' folder under Spiderweb Software.  Apple I'm not sure but a search in this subforum should find it)

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Has anything else on your system changed in that week between playing? I'm not a smart person, but it sounds either like file corruption, or something with the  write/read permissions on the files/folders.

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Ok I tried deleting and reloading the game . Didn't work . I've noticed I'm able to save and overwrite in other save slots . The first save slot , Quick save and Autosave slots are all giving me those error messages when I try to overwrite them . However , the mystery is  I can load the game from either of those spots so this makes absolutely no sense. The only change to my computer in the last week was a nvidia graphics driver update.

Also when i quit the game from the Title screen so, no save necessary it gives me the " Couldn't write preference file " error message before exiting.

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