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[Gameplay] can't continue my game, continue button is absent

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eliure    10

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  • Steam

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Issue title

can't continue my game, continue button is absent

Steps to reproduce

start game

play game

save game

quit game

close computer or steam

when next open don't starve

continue button absent

Describe your issue

version current as of 15dec

i can't continue from a save game

the option to continue is always absent

I start a game

I play the game

it saves fine as far as i can tell.

i quit the game

i close down my computer and or steam.

when I next open don't starve, I can't continue, the continue button is absent.

it has not been present for at least the last several updates that i've been playing.

i have the steam version

i do not want cloud.

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Delabeled    10

I am having the same problem and i couldn't help but notice for some unstated reason several of the previous topics that had the same problem was closed. Unfortunately for me this has been like this since i first bought the game. I would really like to get this fixed because its horribly redundant to continue restarting. I have yet to make it past day 16 cause i simply don't have the free time to set down and play that long on any given day. At this point the game is starting to feel like a waste of money due to this. (I love the gameplay its fun its entertaining but this unable to continue is just horrible. Its ruining the game for me). If i do not close out the game then theres no problem but as Soon as the game is closed out even opening the game back up immediately the continue option is no longer available. Please help.

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eliure    10

i tried turning it off still can't save

i do not want cloud!

so i sure am not turning the blooming thing on!

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Ali    10

I also have this issue but only when I am playing in offline mode.

I tried some suggestions I found (by googling) for copying save data but these haven't worked. I am unsure if this is because the save data is somehow getting removed or is simply in another location. (Files path: Program Files(x86), Steam, steamapps, common, dont_starve, bin)

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furin    10

I had this until I turned the Steam cloud ON. I would not even know where to look for the save file on my computer. I would really like the option for multiple save files and a clear location where to find them, so multiple people could play the game on my computer with different characters.

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Wade    309
I also have this issue but only when I am playing in offline mode.

I tried some suggestions I found (by googling) for copying save data but these haven't worked. I am unsure if this is because the save data is somehow getting removed or is simply in another location. (Files path: Program Files(x86), Steam, steamapps, common, dont_starve, bin)

The save data is indeed stored in a different location ("userdata" folder).

@eliure, I'm not sure why your saves would not be working...If you didn't have an active internet connection, or weren't closing your computer properly, it could be causing issues.

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eliure    10
Do you make sure to close steam fully before shutting down your computer?

i have both closed properly and not closed properly

and i get the same result.

i have played both connected to the internet and not connected again same result.

i have found the save file and it's there. it just isn't accessed by the game!

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Toaster Fu    101

The only thing left to try is turning on cloud. You never know, turning on cloud might not even work. In which case you can just turn it back off.

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DragonSpider    10

I have the same problem. I have had to restart the map a half dozen times while playing the steam version in offline mode. I tried making a copy of profile, latest, and restart before shutting down the computer but the backups don't work either. It happens even if i shut steam down first.

I noticed that when I delete these 3 files the game still has a continue option on start if it had it before. So the game must have another file somewhere that remembers there is a saved game? I tried clicking the continue option... It just makes the sound stop.

The problem could be in the file that remembers the continue option? Because it doesn't seem to check the folder for save files before giving you the continue option.

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dragontrap    10

Having the same exact issue, doesn't matter if I am online or offline mode, the game saves as if everything is fine, I close down steam and shut the computer down; and then when I come back to continue playing the next day, I have no way of doing so (no continue button). I've only been able to get to day 5 this way, and have lost a lot of the items I have collected or any progress I have made prior to saving.

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NewYears1978    10

Same issue here, just bought the game yesterday..played for a couple hours last night..saved and quit came on this morning..no continue..very frustrating.

Cloud was off, as I hate cloud..turned in on but made no difference (will try a new game and see if it saves..but not happy about having to restart)

Edit:

Turning on Cloud, closing steam and restarting steam solved my problem..save worked then.

Edited by NewYears1978

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Nexist    10

I been having the same issue since I bought the game, very disappointed to keep losing the save progress. Please try to push this up to Steam, because I'm starting to become sad every time I open the game with no continue button.

Tried Cloud on and off / shut off steam / restart steam... still don't have continue button.

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osadat    15

I have the same issue as the poster, I tried turning cloud on and off and nothing works, I don't even know how to close steam properly, and I don't wan't to have to do that every time I shut down or restart my computer, there must be another way

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Fotomik    10

I had the same problem. A Portuguese youtuber also had this problem and he had to restart the series he was making.

I turned on the cloud and even after the 3 warning messages of steam, it worked. But i have to say that it's a pain to have steam cloud on. Please fix this so we can have access to our saves without steam cloud.

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eliure    10

i do not want cloud

i never wanted cloud

i don't see why i should have to put on cloud.

so no i'm not "trying this".

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osadat    15

Do exactly this:

-Open Steam (by double clicking icon)

-Make sure Steam Cloud Synchronization is enabled (to do this click "steam" in upper left hand corner, -> settings -> Downloads+Cloud [tab] -> check box that says "enable Steam Cloud synchronization for applications which support it" Once enabled click "ok")

-Open Don't Starve (You can "x" out steam if you wish)

-Load new save (if you don't currently have one)

-When done playing "esc" -> "save & exit"

-Exit Don't Starve after saving game

-Go back to steam (Open if not already opened) Click "steam" in upper left hand corner, -> Exit

-Wait for cloud to sync.

Steam should then close and you will be safe to shut down your computer and Save should retain.

Only way I know so far

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eliure    10

as far as i can tell my save file is still there

the game just doesn't use it.

so enabling cloud would just be an extra aggravation for no result.

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Gradan    10

Your reproducing steps are incorrect.

Here is one working for me every time.

My Conditions with everthing working ok:

Steam condition: Cloud sync disabled for all games.

Steam is online when I play don't starve.

Steps to create the bug:

1. Disable your internet connection.

Start steam offline and play don't starve. Save and exit don't starve.

2. enable your internet and start steam online and play don't starve.

your continue button will not be there.

If you start everything in offline mode again your continue button will not be there aswell. Your savegame is lost.

So this bug is related to offline an online steam and perhaps cloud sync...

I hope this helps and the devs can reproduce it.

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Aboopityba    10

I would like to be able to save my game no matter what mode steam is in. Saves should be available whether one is online, offline, cloud synced or not. I consider this a major problem

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