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My single player character is gone

Discussion in 'Single Player Forum' started by JooK, May 8, 2008.

  1. JooK

    JooK IncGamers Member

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    My single player character is gone

    I like playing TC/IP with my friend. However, I had a level 27 Zealadin and now hes gone. All I did last night was turn off the game. I don't remember hitting "delete" or anything of the sort. Anyways, all my other characters are still present, but my paladin is still missing.

    I looked under the /save directory, and all my paladin's files are there (I think)

    .key
    .d2s
    .ma0
    .ma1
    .ma2
    .ma3
    .map

    So... whats wrong here?
     
  2. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Re: My single player character is gone

    .d2s is the save game.
     
  3. lionheartthebrave

    lionheartthebrave IncGamers Member

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    Re: My single player character is gone

    Having you tried scrolling down? (sorry if it's obvious)
    Tried restarting OS?
    Did you save and exit or shut it down manually?
     
  4. omgwtfbbqpwned

    omgwtfbbqpwned IncGamers Member

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    Re: My single player character is gone

    Did you patch anything?

    Try copying those files out into a seperate folder, remaking the character, and putting the files back in... maybe that'll work.
     
  5. silospen

    silospen IncGamers Member

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    Re: My single player character is gone

    It's almost always scrolling down.
     
  6. JooK

    JooK IncGamers Member

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    Re: My single player character is gone

    I've tried everything.

    I tried making a new char with the same name, and it said there was already one with that name.
     
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    silospen IncGamers Member

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    Re: My single player character is gone

    Try scrolling down again.
     
  8. Thyiad

    Thyiad Moderator Single Player, D2 Assassin, Barbarian

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    Re: My single player character is gone

    Use windows explorer to open the save directory. Do a screenshot of that, post it into paint and upload it to Imageshack.
     
  9. JooK

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    Re: My single player character is gone

    Did you *remove* the Zealadin files from the save folder before re-creating? I was talking about a overwriting procedure.



     
  11. JooK

    JooK IncGamers Member

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    Re: My single player character is gone

    Yeah, I created a new Zealadin (after removing the original files) and then replaced the new Zealdin files with the original ones.
     
  12. sirpoopsalot

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    Re: My single player character is gone

    you weren't - by chance - playing a different version of the game, were you? It doesn't look like it from those screenshots, but that's the first thing I can think of offhand.

    Another is: are you using ATMA (thread near the top of this forum). I'd be curious to see if ATMA can open the Zealadin.d2s file that D2 doesn't "see".
     
  13. neumein

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    Re: My single player character is gone

    I had this same problem when I first MP'ed, and it was indeed a version patch that was the culprit. I was playing 1.09, went to MP with a friend who had 1.10, updated, joined his game, and then went "WTF?!" when all my characters dissappeared from the character screen.
     
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    Re: My single player character is gone

    The alternative is that you somehow screwed up your registry.
    Check HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Blizzard Entertainment\Diablo II and HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Blizzard Entertainment\Diablo II to see if the "Save Path" is correct.
     
  15. silospen

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    Re: My single player character is gone

    If it isn't then the other chars wouldn't be loading, nubcakes :p

    Email a copy of the char (the .d2s file) to [email protected] and I can tell you all about what version it's from and whether or not it loads.



     
  16. JooK

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    Re: My single player character is gone

    Ok, I sent you the save file.

    Anyways, I have a feeling I'll have to restart.

    I'd still like to know HOW this would have happened though. Maybe its because I'm running Vista 64 bit edition, and its incompatible with nearly 30% of the games / software I use.
     
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    Re: My single player character is gone

    So, open her up in debug:

    Incorrect Character version: 0

    Interesting. Doesn't make much sense.

    Next error: Incorrect FileSize: 0

    Diablo stores the filesize and uses it when validating the D2s and so having a zero file size reported is pretty odd. It means that there is data there (because the actual file size is 2.5kb), but the data in the D2s says it's zero.

    So I whacked it into a hex editor:

    Code:
    0000000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
    *
    0000a00 0000 0000 0000 0000                    
    0000a07
    
    Your file is 2.5kb of zeros. This explains why the version/size was being read as zero. And also why Diablo can't open it - It looks at the version, it's zero, it ignores it.

    No idea why. External programs? D2 crash? Windows crash? Doubt it's vista incompatibility, but who knows.

    Sorry, but nothing else can be done unless you have a backup, there's no information in the file at all.
     
  18. JooK

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    Re: My single player character is gone

    blah I'll just start from scratch.

    Anyways, thanks a lot for everything, really helpful people here.
     
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    Re: My single player character is gone

    Hey, no probs. Sorry about the scrolling thing, you just wouldn't *believe* the number of "OMG MY CHAR IZZZ GONE!" people who haven't realised the char screen scrolls. Even some people who've been playing for years and years but never filled in their char screen :D



     

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