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For the last few months, I've been working on a BoE scenario called "Spires of Energy", and I'm almost done making it.


Just today, though, when I tried to load it up, I got the "This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down" message.


I've tried restarting, shutting down and restarting, EVERYTHING! And no matter what I do, it won't load up and the editor quits when I try to load it!


BTW, it's just this scenario that makes the editor quit. Every other scenario I've loaded loaded fine. I've tried copying it, and loading the copy of SoE, but that doesn't work.


I REALLY need some help!

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Did you back up the scenario? All I can say is I hope so.


I think a likely cause of this is having the scenario open in the editor, renaming it and/or changing the directory, and then pressing simply "Save Game" instead of "Save As". This may not be exactly what you did though.


At any rate, is looks like a corrupt .exs file.

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Unfortunately, I didn't frown


For the record, here's how I think it happened:


*I downloaded AC3, and worked on my scenario while I was waiting.

*Finally, I was informed that AC3 was ready to be unzipped.

*One of the files in the AC3 download was corrupt, and I got an error message.

*My scenario was open when this happened, so it it possible that the corruption spread to my scenario. However, AC3 is still totally playable.

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I've tried that, to no avail.


There's still hope left, though. I've ordered a Norton Utilites software that should contain an Unerase program, where I can retrieve one of the versions of the scenario I've wrote over.


However, to ensure it will work, I have to stay off my BoE computer until it arrives, which may not be for at least a week.

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