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[Gameplay] Game progress lost on re-opening of game

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kikikitten    10

Having this same issue and tried all the suggestions in two threads, save game is working only on one computer.I play this on home computer and occasionally work, play in steam, had the Cloud enabled. Home computer is having no troubles at all with the continue, but work computer has lost all games. Basically, if I do not exit from steam, my games are intact. The moment I exit from steam, they are completely gone. I launch my game via steam at work computer in offline mode. I have a truly saved game at home and one I have to restart every time I come on at work.Run down of what I tried: 1. Tried verification and reinstall.2. Someone said finding C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\dont_starve\save and then unchecking read-only helped, I do not even have that folder anywhere. If I uncheck read-only from the entire Don't Starve folder, it rechecks itself (I am admin of my computer).3. Cloud Sync on AND off, both in steam and the game individually, multiple times with the combinations. When I turned on Cloud for both Steam and game, I was given a notification about files not synching (did not happen before), I clicked to download, and found I had a continue game. This game ended up being the save game at my home computer, and not the save game I had at work. However, this only happened once, and messing with the settings again after trying to keep another saved game did not result in the prompt again.4. DID try multiple times the 'follow steps to resolve', it worked sometimes for a few days and then my continue was gone, yet again.Basically, what I gather from my constant fiddling, opening the game in offline mode breaks the continued, even if it was working fine a few days before. I can't tell why it won't retain the saved game and why it does sometimes, all I know is that I've restarted the work computer game about ten times now and that's the problem I see everyone has but isn't fixed still. I haven't played it at home for a while, most of my downtime where I actually want to play is at work.

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MrSkaeje    10

help please. am a new User, and I can not create topic.I just dont buy starve, and when I play dontstarve_steam.exe appears the problem has encountered a problem and needs to close.

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Toaster Fu    101

Did you try this?1 -) Open the folder C: \ Program Files \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ dont_starve \ VCRedist and install vcredist_86x (or other name) (*86x for me but my pc is 64x*).2 -) Open the folder C: \ Program Files \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ dont_starve \ DXRedist and install DXSETUP.

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MrSkaeje    10

Did you try this?1 -) Open the folder C: \ Program Files \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ dont_starve \ VCRedist and install vcredist_86x (or other name) (*86x for me but my pc is 64x*).2 -) Open the folder C: \ Program Files \ Steam \ steamapps \ common \ dont_starve \ DXRedist and install DXSETUP.

Thanks for replying and thanks for the effort.I had seen this process did not work.I uninstalled and then installed again VCRedist and did not work.I do not know what to do, I bought the game to pass the time, and I'm really hanging out, just not playing = /Maybe there is some clerical error, it's because I'm using google translator, sry.

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MrSkaeje    10

I use Ccleaner and cleaned the hard drive.Perhaps the information from my pc help.Windows xp160GB HD2GB DDR2 RAMDUAL CORE E2200From what I've been researching this error is not just me.

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MrSkaeje    10

Thanks, when will the next update?hopefully resolve this error on the next.edit: on which topic is for me to post?

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MrSkaeje    10

the topic is closed.I've been looking at the report of the windows and it tells me something about msvcr90.dll dll, this dll downloaded and installed.Apparently I have to format the pc.

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same thing has been happening to me. its a shame because i love this game, but am getting frustrated only playing to like day 8 due to lack of time(i have 2 children lol). wish they would fix this quick. pretty much stopped playing for now until this is fixed.

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Snob    1,272

Also on the chrome ): this has been happening all the time

PLZ ON THE CHROME OR ILL CONSIDER QUITTING THE GAME

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Tarani    10

I've had the same problem with saves disappearing on Steam, I usually keep the cloud disabled because it tends to go a bit wacky with most of my games.

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Tefeiri    10

Hi there!I've been having the same issue, and the solutions in the posts above didn't solve the problem.So I ran a few tests to help out.If i run Steam, I get a new game, but no continue option, my savegame seems lost.So I play a few, then exit Don't Starve.If I exit Steam, I'll get this bug again, which means no savegame, and the obligation to restart the whole thing.If I do NOT exit Steam, it seems I can continue to play on my save.So I guess it's a problem with steam maybe.But still, it's annoying to not be able to make a progression in this game...

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Toaster Fu    101

Welcome, welcome and welcome!:) The Devs said it seems to be a problem with steam cloud (it seems to happen to other games too). They are going to put in a different way to save in an update on January the 15th that should fix the problem.Chrome on the other hand I'm not sure. Up until a few days ago chrome saves were just fine.

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bigj    10

The Devs said it seems to be a problem with steam cloud (it seems to happen to other games too).

I don't use cloud and it still doesn't let me continue from where I left off.

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_jas    10

Try disabling Steam Cloud for Don't Starve. I have heard that it fixes it, but I have not tested it myself since I do not want to lose my save file. If you need instructions finding that option, then:1. Open Steam2. Click on the "Games" tab3. Click on View Games Library4. Find and Rightclick Don't Starve5. Click Properties6.Click the "Updates" tab7. Uncheck "Enable Steam Cloud synchronization for Don't Starve"Hope this helped you! :)

thnx ! it helped me to save , at least once ...nevertheless , next time i shut down PC the progress was lost ...to solve this , before shutting down the PC, close steam so it syncs.after that you should be able to continue the game if you restart.hope it helps ;Dedit: anyway it will be cool that it autosyncs on exit or something like that :p Edited by _jas
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Toaster Fu    101

I don't use cloud and it still doesn't let me continue from where I left off.

The Devs know about this too and sadly, you're going to have to wait until the 15th.

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Truffles    10

This just happened to me sadly, I had the Cloud Save already turned off because I hate the Syncing it has to do. Does Chrome have the same problem, if not I'll just play no Chrome till the 15th.

Sincerely,

Truffles

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multiplayer would SUCK there would be like no items after a d!$k took them all the you would have an overpowered player with 500 meat effiges and a noob with just a flint axe

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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.

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