Crashed and Vanished

  • #1, by littleledsTuesday, 04. June 2013, 21:15 7 years ago
    On the wiki about the VS says that crash and vanish can occur. Ok, this just happen and a I just lost a month of work. What now?

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  • #2, by littleledsTuesday, 04. June 2013, 21:34 7 years ago
    Man, why on earth did you guys didn't put a giant warning right on the first screen at the first use? "CAUTION - some instability may occur, so save backups of your project twice a day".

    I have a .VIS file, can it help me?

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  • #3, by afrlmeTuesday, 04. June 2013, 22:07 7 years ago
    oh dear, sorry man but no...
    creating backups should be standard practice considering there are always lots of possibilities that can occur such as VS crashing or your computer crashing or turning off while it's saving or whatever.

    You really should copy/paste your ved files before & after any major changes or at least once a day. Or you could use some kind of program that automatically creates backups of recently modified files or something - one of the other members on here mentioned such a program in a thread a few months or so back - I don't recall the name of the thread mind.

    the editor gets more stable with each release but there is always some risk like with pretty much all programs!

    If it makes you feel any happier: I will ask David if he can include the warning on the start-up menu thing that pops up when you open the editor.

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  • #4, by littleledsTuesday, 04. June 2013, 23:05 7 years ago
    At least 2 weeks to rebuild everything.


    Does anyone have some cianide pills?







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  • #5, by NovelTuesday, 04. June 2013, 23:40 7 years ago
    Suicide is not the solution! After you have rebuilt your game it will be better then before! Trust me. I did it twice (using different engines though).

    I have my whole project in Dropbox and run an additional backup to another partition every night using Puresync, which works very well for me.

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  • #6, by SimonSWednesday, 05. June 2013, 01:17 7 years ago
    Vis-files can be decoded. Is the ved-file corrupted or what is the problem with that?

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  • #7, by littleledsWednesday, 05. June 2013, 01:58 7 years ago
    Yes, the .VIS file is ok, the .VED file is corrupted and now has 0kb, can you help me? I was ready to work trough the night for the next days to redo everything.

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  • #8, by PykeWednesday, 05. June 2013, 08:53 7 years ago
    Backup Backup Backup!

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  • #9, by littleledsWednesday, 05. June 2013, 14:15 7 years ago
    Problems solved and lesson learned.


    Thanks to Mr SiomnS. This guy is some kind of sorcerer i guess.

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  • #10, by SimonSWednesday, 05. June 2013, 14:31 7 years ago
    you're welcome, and no, it's just knowledge wink

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  • #11, by BigStansFriday, 07. June 2013, 01:46 7 years ago
    And a sorcerer ^^

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