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Posted by Gatewaysysop   (14 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Sun 09 Jun 2002 03:14 AM (UTC)
Hey again everyone,

Well, I was reading a post about saving problems (not about corpses specifically) and I noticed an excerpt in which it listed the directories SMAUG uses. Among these was a /corpses sub-directory which apparently never created itself on un-zipping the archive. Who knew?

I checked the 1.4a archive (pre-compiled) that had I downloaded, and sure enough there is no "smaug/corpses" folder created when you unzip it.

Out of further curiosity (it was this or vector calculus homework) I went ahead and added a /corpses sub-directory to the smaug directory. Sure enough, corpses work and save across reboots now! No **BUG** when I immolate my test players! Woo Hoo!

I'm sure most people figured this out themselves already, but since nobody responded with the solution in my previous post, I assume at least SOMEONE might benefit from this info.
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Posted by Jarin   (3 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Tue 25 Jun 2002 03:30 PM (UTC)
Yeah i figured that out as well, there is a few folders that you have to add. but *hoping your reading this* you know when you save you char it only works once!!!!! any ideas???? ove tryed everything so ****NEW BUG*** for ya!!

plz help!
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Posted by Neves   USA  (78 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Wed 26 Jun 2002 10:05 PM (UTC)
What do you mean that you can only save once?

-Mark Calloway
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,607 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #3 on Fri 28 Jun 2002 06:10 AM (UTC)
The saving problem seems to just keep appearing. There is a problem with missing folders (because of the way Winzip doesn't create empty folders), see the FAQ, and some versions don't seem to rename properly, so you get a single save but not subsequent ones.

Please be more specific about which version has the bug - ie. exact name of the file you downloaded, and which operating system you are using.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Terebi   (2 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #4 on Thu 22 Aug 2002 02:24 AM (UTC)
I had that very annoying NO save bug as well.
Compiling and running under a win98 system,
I can only save characters once!...

The problem seems to reside in the fact SMAUG has difficulty
in overwriting the old pfiles. I did manage to get saves to work by adding a extra line that removes the old pfile before dear old SMAUG tries to overwrite an already existing file.

This is how i got it working! btw someone should update that FAQ so that ppl know exactly what folders are missing..
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Posted by Festerhead   USA  (8 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #5 on Sat 24 Aug 2002 02:42 AM (UTC)

Scroll down and look for the section titled...
1.6 How do I set up SMAUG on a Win95 system?

A little Google goes a long way.

FesterHead Radio - Maui's premier Indie, Modern, Progressive, and Classic Rock station.
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