SOLVED (With NO THANKS TO KLEI)
Base game saves are marked as save game for space out dlc. I dont have spaced out dlc. I tried to play the game with the new breath of fresh air update but it somehow ruined the save game file too. Now i cant access the save game file created in the base game even with the use of "public_previous_version" of steam.
This seems like gross negligence on part of the developers or done with malicious intent to force the users of base game shift to spaced out. (Dont be like APPLE KLEI). Either way this has been worst update in the history particularly in the manner in which it is implemented.
No advanced heads-up to users, unwanted changed to the base game which should have been part of the dlc, no option to rollback. The developers are really ruining their reputation. LEAVE THE BASE GAME ALONE. We purchased it and we dont want anymore of your "updates"
Save game file attached.
Anyone else having this issue follow these steps
-convert files to local
- then go to
sort the files according the date and delete yesterday files created after releasing update..
there is also a directory RetiredColonies with your base name as its subdirectory where was .json file, I deleted this file too, I don't know or care if this extra step is necessary, because
it works and the game created a new one after you successfully load your good ol' base
Thanks to "Hal9000" on steam discussion (Go say thanks)
with one more step that is deleted your auto saves too that were created yesterday and thats it voila.
KLEI DO BETTER!!!
Start the game and try to load the above save game in public previous version