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[Gameplay] Lost ALL of my progress.


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#1 Oddberry126

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

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Version Number

71621


Issue title

Lost ALL of my progress.


Steps to reproduce

Frequently switching between Steam online and off-line modus(?)


Describe your issue

Hello everyone,

I have been playing Don't Starve (the Steam version) for quite some weeks now and am really enjoying it. I had recently unlocked all characters up to Wolfgang and almost unlocked all recipes through the two science machines. Yesterday I was playing as Wolfgang and had a base with about eight Turbo Speed Farm Plots, the two Science Machines, two Crock Pots and two Ice Boxes. I had also collected a fair amount of resources, mainly Stone, as the Rock Field is quite far away from my base.

Today, I start up the game and notice that ALL of my progress is gone. I'm back to Wilson again and have no other characters unlocked. My previous game is totally gone, even though Wolfgang didn't die. All my unlocked recipes are gone. What is the meaning of this? I managed to survive up till day 40 until now, which is a lot for me, and even when not dying for the 700th time, I still lose all of my progress. It's really aggravating, frustrating and annoying to put a lot of hours into a game trying to achieve a certain goal and then lose pretty much everything.

Does this issue have to do with the CloudSave system? I'm a technical n00b, so I don't know where Steam stores the Don't Starve save game files. Do I need to stay online while playing Don't Starve? It's annoying that there isn't a Load Game option in-game, but I do understand the intent behind this concept. Yet, it doesn't excuse me losing all of my progress when I finally had set up a good camp and was ready to take on some tougher enemies.

Don't Starve is a lovely game. I like it very much. But if issues like these keep popping up, erasing all of my data... I'm afraid I don't see any point in playing it anymore, beta stage or no beta stage.

Any help would be appreciated.

Kind regards,

Oddberry126



#2 Oddberry126

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

Btw, if it is necessary, I can give a list of all the recipes I had thus far unlocked. If the devs were to fix this and manually restore my game's data, I'd want to play fair and indicate which recipes I already had unlocked and which not, so that they don't go unlocking all recipes for me yet. I like the current researching system. :p

But for a fix, I only want to have my characters unlocked till Wolfgang again. He's thus far the best character, especially for a n00bie like me. I wouldn't mind unlocking all recipes again myself. :)

#3 BarovSoap

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

I'm sorry to break this to you...they can't restore your game for you :p

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#4 Oddberry126

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:43 AM

[MENTION=6809]BarovSoap[/MENTION]: Well, they can at least EXPLAIN to me what the hell went wrong with my game, so that I can avoid making the same mistake in the future. If it's just something random, a risk I have to take while playing...Well, sorry, but bye bye Don't Starve. :\

Look, I might have received this game as a gift, but there are just as well people who PAID for this game. I think it would be much more unfair to them to have their game data erased like that. It certainly wouldn't raise Don't Starve's popularity, unfortunately.

#5 Oddberry126

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:49 AM

Well damn. I just opened up Don't Starve and everything is restored again. I'm back to my previous game. Awesome! I don't know who or what fixed this, but I'm very grateful. I'm sorry for all of my whining. I'm more annoyed at not knowing WHAT exactly I did wrong, than at the devs. A game's supposed to have bugs, I know. It's just that I got really annoyed when seeing all of my effort gone, as I really like this game. So yeah, still, if anyone could explain what exactly went wrong, please tell me, so I can keep it in mind while playing and warn others with the same problem.

In any case, thanks to whoever saved my game! :)

This topic can be closed now. Thanks again!

Kind regards,

Oddberry126

#6 Wade

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

It's very likely that Steam Cloud is what caused you to encounter the save/load issue, especially if you were switching between online and offline mode.

If you view this thread http://forums.kleien...(Jan-15-Update), there is steps to disable Steam Cloud, which should hopefully prevent the issue from occurring again.

Thanks!

#7 snowdew

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:05 AM

It's very likely that Steam Cloud is what caused you to encounter the save/load issue, especially if you were switching between online and offline mode.

If you view this thread http://forums.kleien...(Jan-15-Update), there is steps to disable Steam Cloud, which should hopefully prevent the issue from occurring again.

Thanks!


Hi, I have the same problem of being reverted to new game Wilson with no unlocked characters
But I am playing via Chrome and I don't have Steam on my PC

Could someone help/advise?
Thx

#8 Toaster Fu

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:39 PM

Hi, I have the same problem of being reverted to new game Wilson with no unlocked characters
But I am playing via Chrome and I don't have Steam on my PC

Could someone help/advise?
Thx


Welcome!:) Did you change profiles (not accounts, profiles)? Delete the cache?
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#9 snowdew

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:33 AM

nope to both questions.

#10 snowdew

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 03:36 AM

Sorry, does this mean i can't play the game until this is resolved?[ if i want my old game back]

#11 Wade

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 10:45 AM

Hmm...I'm not sure why you would be having the issue. Chrome is generally solid with save/load functionality....

If the cache and app data is not being deleted, and you are using the right account, the save file should be there and loading correctly.

Was this just a one-time thing, or is the progress lost every time you play?

#12 Harlem

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

Hi,
Im with snowdew. Playing through chrome, died at level 40. Went to start again and have lost all progress, everything. Thought I would just suck it up today - died at day 9 and lost all progress again. No profile changes or anything.
I really enjoy the game and would love to be able to progress.

Thx

#13 snowdew

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

I've played since late dec'12 ,for at least two 100+ days without any problems. I was around day 79? when i encountered this problem.

*Can I check what do you meant by the right account? i only redeemed one key so i only have one account right?

Though my PC had problem at start up before this happened but nothing else was affected. I checked and my Chrome history is still all here.

dun know if i can Not play it anymore.....guess have to restart from zero just when i thought i can get the robot character....:crushed:

Hope this is a one time problem.

#14 Harlem

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

Considering I had already lost all my progress, I went and deleted my cache, removed and reloaded don't starve onto chrome.
Seems to have solved my problem of not saving my progress.
Still don't know what happened to create the problem in the first place - other than that I had a startup problem with windows updates same as snowdew. Maybe there is a glitch here?
Thx for a great game