Solved

Interstate 76 savegame.dir  backup Help!

Posted on 1997-09-07
3
288 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-26
Hello,
I made a mistake and it is driving me crazy!
I uninstalled Interstate76 in order to patch it for the D3D thang, saving  all of my SAVE###.CMP files to
another temp directory. What they forgot to tell me was that I also needed to save my SAVEGAME.DIR
as well. Like a bonehead I deleted the old files, and now I can't load my old bookmarks.
I believe that the only thing missing now is the proper Savegame.dir, which contains markers telling the program what is saved...On a NG I posted for help and your company responded. Somebody who has I76 and has saved several games may be able to send me a copy of theirs and I could get an idea of how my savegame.dir is supposed to look.
The problem is that I was almost finished, on level 16 or so, and I'd hate to have to play the whole game over.

Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Raevyn
0
Comment
Question by:raevyn
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
johnt082197 earned 50 total points
ID: 1100744
You probably can get it back through undelete. I assume it's a DOS based game. go to the directory it was in and type: "undelete savegame.dir" If it finds the file, it will ask you for the first letter. Type "s" and you got it.
If that doesn't work, try to start a new game and same a game. That file will be re created and you'll be able to see how it looks like.

0
 

Author Comment

by:raevyn
ID: 1100745
Thanks John,
Thanks for your prompt help. Unfortunately, I've tried those two things already and no dice...
The new savegame.dir for a brand new game only lists those that you have saved (of course) and there is no way to import outside files. I was hoping that if I could see a file that was full of saved games, it might give me a clue.
It was too far gone for Undelete to help, but thanks for the suggestion..

Raevyn
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:johnt082197
ID: 1100746
Here's my Email address. I don't have the game, so I can't promise anything, but send me the saved games and a savegame.dir file

johnt@mail.club-internet.fr
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Mass Effect not running on PC 19 1,431
League Of Legends login issue 8 640
Skyrim 30 Fps-58 FPS?! 12 493
where is software market online? 7 108
If you are interested in the gaming world and want to try World of Warcraft, I'd recommend this basic set of add-ons to get you started.  All add-ons are available either by Google search or on Curse.com. For the person who doesn't want to get in…
Programming  of  forecasting lottery numbers for self use  on Turbo C++ is done by use of random number generator code by a program algorithm logic. Random numbers usually generates numbers between definite interval. Therefore, when entering the c…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/28997919/Pagination-in-Adobe-Acrobat.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to add page numbers to a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. This short video Micro Tutorial sh…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question