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Terrorix

Unable to save a game

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Hey everyone.I just experienced a very unusual thing(I believe). I cannot create new saved games. Everytime I try to save a game(either via a mod or via the game's normal meals of saving) nothing happens. In the load screen the last saved game is always the one I am running at the time I try to save. Tried the game's autosave system,it doesn't work either. I cannot advance without being able to save the progress,I will never finish the game. I tried load a different-old saved game a couple of levels before the last one, waste of time and effort. The game just do not respond when I am trying to save a game. I am not sure if it is connected, by while I was trying to delete some spells from this saved game via Wrye Bash,I accidentaly clicked the next option which was saying "Update NPC levels". Please tell me I didn't ruin my game. Other than that, I deleted some spells. I didn't touch anything else. 

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How many saved game files do you have in the directory? The game can really get bogged down if there are a lot of saved game files. I would try moving the files to another directory (as a backup) and just keeping a few files in the saved game directory. Also, don't use the Autosave. Disable all the Autosave options in the ini. There are three of them, I believe. Autosaves and Quicksaves get corrupted quite easily.

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2 hours ago, AndalayBay said:

How many saved game files do you have in the directory? The game can really get bogged down if there are a lot of saved game files. I would try moving the files to another directory (as a backup) and just keeping a few files in the saved game directory. Also, don't use the Autosave. Disable all the Autosave options in the ini. There are three of them, I believe. Autosaves and Quicksaves get corrupted quite easily.

As a number,I have reached over 4.500 saves in a total of two different characters. Currently,I have around 2K+ in my laptop(one character) and the rest on the pc I use now(2nd character). In essense,I have deleted several for both characters so I count existing saves to be around 50 or so saves in saves file atm for one character. I will try creating a new saves file and see if it solves my problem. I have the autosaves disabled via options in-game,should I disable it from the .ini,too?

 

2 hours ago, Malonn said:

Back up all saves and remove them from the "saves" directory.  Try to create a new save after that.

Yep,I am about to try it now and see if it works. Is there any chance that deleting existing spells or using the "update NPC levels" option in WB could corrupt or any way harm my saved games? Is there any "rule" or sth I must know before using these options?

 

 

Edit: Nope,that didn't work. I have kept 5 saves in the saves file yet I cannot save again. However,when I tried to load one of the saves I have via the quick load( Anda, I know you said that quick saves can be easily corrupted,this way I use both the quick saves and saves created manually by me) the game said there is no valid save file(although one of the ones I have kept was the last quick saved game) and once I pressed the quick load button I received infinite exp(like a couple of millions just like that) and in the console point where you can see what you type there is always the message of a script that fails to do sth-I do not understand what exactly- which is inside Maskar Overhaul.ini and I wonder if the Update NPC level option I used accidentaly corrupted my saved games. Is there any way to fix this?Also tried to start a new game and see if the saves work. I cannot save even after starting a new game. 

 

Edit No2: I do not know if it matters or not, but in google I read that a possible cause for this problem is when the saves file is marked "read only". I am trying to change this but even when I apply the changes,as soon as I close the properties window for the file,the "read only" is marked again if I reopen the properties. Could this be the issue?

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1 hour ago, Terrorix said:

I am trying to change this but even when I apply the changes,as soon as I close the properties window for the file,the "read only" is marked again if I reopen the properties. Could this be the issue?

Yes, it could be what is causing your "not being able to create a save" issue.

Where is Oblivion installed?

Also, check how much diskspace you have left as that can sometimes prevent you from saving your game.  Maybe your diskdrive are too fragmented and to correct that you need to defragment the diskdrive.

I use Auslogic's Disk Defrag (freeware) and I haven't got a single issue for years.

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1 hour ago, Leonardo said:

Yes, it could be what is causing your "not being able to create a save" issue.

Where is Oblivion installed?

Also, check how much diskspace you have left as that can sometimes prevent you from saving your game.  Maybe your diskdrive are too fragmented and to correct that you need to defragment the diskdrive.

I use Auslogic's Disk Defrag (freeware) and I haven't got a single issue for years.

I have 1.3 TB of free space currently so free space shouldn't be an issue.  Also,it has been less than 3 months I have built this pc with new pieces so I doubt it is a matter of defragmentation,however I will download that tool and use it from time to time,thank you! I will try to reinstall the game and see if this fixes the issue. But in the case of the read only file,why I am unable to change it??? I have never experienced an issue like this before.

 

Edit: Ok,I found the source of the problem. Turns out the Windows Wall wasn't allowing Oblivion to add files in the saves file. Everything works fine now. Nevertheless,it is good that I cleared the saves file a bit. Game loads/saves faster now. Thanks for your help guys!

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