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Offline zorgz

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Won't save, "file size mismatch"
« on: December 14, 2009, 11:29:26 pm »
Well I use my mac book pro with leopard and whenever I try and save the game it says " Error saving game.  Size mistmatch- failed to save the game"

Don't know why. looks like it's version 2.2.1. i386

i just want to continue dominating the aliens.

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Re: Won't save, "file size mismatch"
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2009, 11:37:28 pm »
Well I use my mac book pro with leopard and whenever I try and save the game it says " Error saving game.  Size mistmatch- failed to save the game"

Don't know why. looks like it's version 2.2.1. i386

i just want to continue dominating the aliens.

Just a guess: Do you have (enough) free space on the disk?

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Re: Won't save, "file size mismatch"
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2009, 12:27:27 am »
yes definitely

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Re: Won't save, "file size mismatch"
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2009, 05:31:53 am »
When I used a Mac 20 years ago, I noticed it couldn't detect or handle bad sectors. One common practice was to put a file on the bad sector and never move or delete it. I have no idea if the Mac has changed much in 20 years, so maybe it's a bad sector?

Well, I'll post this message anyways. If nothing else it can be laughed at or bring back fond memories, or something...

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Re: Won't save, "file size mismatch"
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2009, 03:36:31 pm »
When I used a Mac 20 years ago, I noticed it couldn't detect or handle bad sectors. One common practice was to put a file on the bad sector and never move or delete it. I have no idea if the Mac has changed much in 20 years, so maybe it's a bad sector?

Well, I'll post this message anyways. If nothing else it can be laughed at or bring back fond memories, or something...

well i dont really know what this means, but I tried reinstalling the program but nothin, still doesn't save :(

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Re: Won't save, "file size mismatch"
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2010, 08:25:44 pm »
Size mismatch is usually an installer issue.  Is it trying to save to a non-existent directory?  An if you try to reinstall you will need to go to the library and make sure everything is cleaned out.

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Re: Won't save, "file size mismatch"
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2010, 04:07:50 pm »
I just wanna be able to save my games.. please someone help me. feel free to email me at fallforlife@gmail.com if you wanna help because i always forget that I even posted on this board and I dont come back til its too late.

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Re: Won't save, "file size mismatch"
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2010, 07:22:54 pm »
more info please - ufoconsole.log maybe or detailed error message.

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Re: Won't save, "file size mismatch"
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2010, 07:27:01 pm »
" Error saving game.  Size mistmatch- failed to save the game"  is the only message it gives. The game works fine and everything until i try to save.

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Re: Won't save, "file size mismatch"
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2010, 07:32:05 pm »
there is no such error message reported from the game. either post the "exact" error message and attach the ufoconsole.log or i can't really be of any help for you

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Re: Won't save, "file size mismatch"
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2010, 08:03:44 pm »
http://yfrog.com/08picture1zgp (that's a screen shot of the message)
i don't know how to "attach the ufoconsole.log or i would. I'm not very good with computers.

let me just clarify.
when I download this it'll open the my harddrive, and the game is in the other "drive", so I just copy and paste all the game files(there's only four-five) into another folder of my desire (because that's what I've been doing) or do I need to do something different.

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Re: Won't save, "file size mismatch"
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2010, 08:22:35 pm »
sorry - but without the ufoconsole.log the error message doesn't tell me enough. you should maybe try one of the beta installers lurking around for mac and tell me whether the issue is fixed there.

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Re: Won't save, "file size mismatch"
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2010, 09:41:08 pm »
Can you give me a hint as to how to find ufoconsole.log i can't find it on my computer. The only "beta" related things I could find were for Windows, which is no help to me because I'm using a Mac. Do I need to do compiling and all that junk when i first install.
What gets me is that it works, it just won't save.


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Re: Won't save, "file size mismatch"
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2010, 09:55:51 pm »
Can you give me a hint as to how to find ufoconsole.log i can't find it on my computer. The only "beta" related things I could find were for Windows, which is no help to me because I'm using a Mac. Do I need to do compiling and all that junk when i first install.
What gets me is that it works, it just won't save.

RTFF

-geever

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Re: Won't save, "file size mismatch"
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2010, 09:57:56 pm »
you dont think I've looked at that? It hasn't provided me with any answers. Maybe something has gone wrong in the beginning, is there anything special i neeed to do after downloading the game?

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this shits blowin my mind.
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