v0.34 Talk:Saved game folder

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The Continue Playing menu isn't showing many of the saved game folders that I have. Now, some of those folders are not showing up because I Abandoned the fortress, but I copied those files out and then pasted them back into the save game folder after abandoning them, so shouldn't they show up now? --Romeofalling 01:21, 27 September 2010 (UTC)

Um... in order to safely savescum, you need to copy the ENTIRE region folder as a unit. Copying bits and pieces out of that folder, and then pasting them back in, won't necessarily create a valid savegame. --DeMatt 06:43, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
I was copying the region folders entirely. What I wasn't doing was deleting the old folder before copying the backup back to save/. Thank you, whoever updated with that info. --Romeofalling 21:32, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Upgrading to a new version[edit]

Do we need to do anything special when upgrading to a newer version of DF2010? Specifically, I'm upgrading from vr0.31.12 to vr0.31.14, but the page should be updated for all DF2010 versions. --Romeofalling 21:33, 28 September 2010 (UTC)


So, let's say I need to restore not from my latest save, but my season save that was made a few minutes earlier. How do I do so without it going all sideways? For example, when I restore that save most things seem okay, except the military seems to be doing whatever I'd told it to do after the save (say a move command) and while everyone is in uniform the military screen shows all squads empty. The article doesn't seem clear on how one restores that save without everything being broken.-- 02:40, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Save Game Anatomy[edit]

Is there any text on this wiki or somewhere else that describes the actual anatomy of the dat files in the save folder? -Slitherrr

Windows 7 data files[edit]

I'm on Windows 7 64-bit and the data files (including save and init) are all here: C:\Program Files (x86)\df_31_25_win\data\

Windows 7 data files (also)[edit]

...I'm also on Windows 7 64-bit, and was running with files in the same Program Files folder. This worked, because the user account that I ran DF as had ownership of and full permissions on the DF directory. I just updated my install to be owned by Administrator instead, to be a little more, err, "proper". It hasn't worked yet, instead giving me the:

Main index file missing/corrupted. The file "index" must be in the "data" folder. Make sure DF decompressed into its folders properly.

Most places on the wiki suggest not installing it in Program Files for this reason. But now I've found this wiki page. It sounds like somebody got it working, installed in Program Files and using the VirtualStore. Is that right? How is it done? Or how does the data folder end up in the VirtualStore? --Yak (talk) 06:06, 20 August 2013 (UTC)