Can't save or stuck in Caer Lem? Switch to the beta branch!

rbarbare
Level 12
2 months ago (edited)

Thank you.

[edit]

Just finished the tutorial and got to Caer Cyflen the first time. The view has a haze over it and none of the controls work. The save file registers as corrupt.

Mike Donais
Level 6
Kickstarter Backer
2 months ago

Thanks, I switched. 90% chance I will forget to swap back if that is a thing.

rbarbare
Level 12
2 months ago

(update) Having fun - the frozen Caer Lem bug only seems to happen with the beta patch - that also creates a bad save. The 'can't save' bug only seems to happen with the main release. I have had to switch back and forth two full cycles now to keep playing.

2 months ago (edited)

I will try this.  I just fought the first battle in the caves and won. Got some decent stuff for my guys. Went to the rotating bridge and got the treasure but it was bugged and wouldn't save.  I would suggest adding auto save on quit or at least prompting to save.  I will grab the beta branch and give it a shot. 

While I'm here, the courtyard at Caer Lem is also glitchy. There is an invisible wall section right next to the top platform with the blue map change zone.  My guys all climbed up an invisible wall and walked across the air. The first time it happened, my rogue climbed up it and walked across a trap and fell to his death.  I guess on the bright side I got the Humpty Dumpty achievement... 

rbarbare
Level 12
2 months ago

(update) I am actually highly embarrassed by this - the 'frozen in Caer Lem' bug seems to be that, when you arrive, none of your characters are selected. So, of course, clicking to go somewhere doesn't work. Before this patch, having no characters selected at all has never happened before, but it still makes me feel like an idiot to find it's something simple like that.

Redglyph
Level 14
2 months ago (edited)

I'm on this beta branch (springhotfix - Hotfix for the Spring Update) but there seems to have other problems with the saved files, and more.

When I arrived in Caer Cyflen from Caer Lem,

- I couldn't move the camera, select characters or do anything, the map had loaded and the party was in the blue zone but no interaction possible, even after pressing ESC, trying other things

- I saved and tried to reload, and got this:

Error: Loading Failed

The game could not load properly. Please verify the integrity of your game files. More information [...] with link to here: https://forums.solasta-game.com/forum/data-corruption-what-to-do-if-youre-stuck-in-infinite-loading-screens


Same error with auto-saved files before, even after restarting the game, so in short since this beta branch all saved files were corrupted. => I would avoid this branch until things are more stable.

(I did check the installation integrity and it was fine)

EDIT: I don't see how to attach the corrupted saved game here unfortunately.

Zags150
Visitor
2 months ago

Omg thank you! I got the save bug and was worried I wouldn't be able to finish the game. Switching to the beta branch for springhotfix fixed it for me!

2 months ago (edited)

The spring hotfix has fixed my saving bug in the caves at Caer Lem.  I haven't seen any other issues yet but I have only been playing for half an hour or so.  Thanks for the hotfix!

Made it back to Caer Lem the 2nd time and now the courtyard map has the ladder and platform visible too.  

silverblade
Level 10
2 months ago

I'm on this beta branch (springhotfix - Hotfix for the Spring Update) but there seems to have other problems with the saved files, and more.

When I arrived in Caer Cyflen from Caer Lem,

- I couldn't move the camera, select characters or do anything, the map had loaded and the party was in the blue zone but no interaction possible, even after pressing ESC, trying other things

- I saved and tried to reload, and got this:

Error: Loading Failed

The game could not load properly. Please verify the integrity of your game files. More information [...] with link to here: https://forums.solasta-game.com/forum/data-corruption-what-to-do-if-youre-stuck-in-infinite-loading-screens


Same error with auto-saved files before, even after restarting the game, so in short since this beta branch all saved files were corrupted. => I would avoid this branch until things are more stable.

(I did check the installation integrity and it was fine)

I had the same bug. I switched to map mode and fast traveled and that fixed it. But there’s definitely something that needs to be fixed. 

silverblade
Level 10
2 months ago

While I'm here, the courtyard at Caer Lem is also glitchy. There is an invisible wall section right next to the top platform with the blue map change zone.  My guys all climbed up an invisible wall and walked across the air. The first time it happened, my rogue climbed up it and walked across a trap and fell to his death.  I guess on the bright side I got the Humpty Dumpty achievement... 

I also had similar bugs where my characters seemed to run across air. They are able to move across the obstacle course in some parts without jumping.

Also, it may have to do with the traps but when the winged dragons die and fall above a trap, the loot gets stuck in the air and I am unable to retrieve it. 

Decu
Visitor
2 months ago (edited)

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rbarbare
Level 12
2 months ago

Sort of a repeat of the above post to clarify/emphasize - if you have no characters selected, the following will not work:

  • The camera will not respond to any commands.
  • The characters will not move when clicking on the map.

If you have these symptoms, just try clicking the 'select all' button at the top left above the character icons. That turned everything back to normal for me - could move, save, select individual characters, etc.

Redglyph
Level 14
2 months ago (edited)

Sort of a repeat of the above post to clarify/emphasize - if you have no characters selected, the following will not work:

  • The camera will not respond to any commands.
  • The characters will not move when clicking on the map.

If you have these symptoms, just try clicking the 'select all' button at the top left above the character icons. That turned everything back to normal for me - could move, save, select individual characters, etc.

I think I tried to select the characters with the keyboard (individually or the whole party). I can't replicate it because the saved files are corrupted with the hotfix (0.5.42), that's why I couldn't test it properly, thanks for clarifying :)


EDIT: my problem is reproducible. And your solution worked, thanks!

I did some testing and posted the observations here: https://forums.solasta-game.com/forum/0542-control-lost-and-quick-saves-corrupted-when-coming-back-to-caer-lyflen-from-caer-lem