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Old 06-24-2018, 02:16 AM   #1
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All players and schedules missing

I've had something occur which is very puzzling, and I've got no idea how to resolve it.

Last night, I exited the game and it saved as per normal after having played some games. Today, I've loaded the game and it seems huge chunks of the game are just gone.

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The two things I've noticed are missing straight away - firstly, the schedule is completely gone. I'm currently sitting at 83-52 as you will see in the screenshot, but the schedule part is now completely blank.

Secondly, all of the players are gone. You will also see in the same screenshot that I've hovered the mouse over Bumgarner, but a completely different player's details appear. This has happened with every single player, thus basically rendering the game unplayable.

Has anyone got any idea what's happened, and how to fix the issue?

If I need to supply league files please let me know - I'm very new to this game so I might need a little help!
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:23 AM   #2
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Hi, I got your message about this, and I'm really sorry we missed this when you first posted!

From looking at what you're describing, it looks to me as if the save was corrupted somehow. The first step to try to fix this would be to attempt to restore from the game's autosave function.

Here are the instructions on how to do that.

1) Open the game and on the start screen, click on Settings (or Preferences in OOTP 11-14).

2) Now click on the tab "Troubleshooting".

3) Click "Open folder containing saved games".

4) Now open up the league folder you're wanting to restore.

5) Then select all of the .dat files in the folder and back them up (just in case) by copying them to a temporary folder or creating a zipped file with them

6) Open the folder called "auto-save".

7) In there, select all of the ".dat" files and copy them to the league folder (the parent of the current folder) overwriting all of the ".dat" files in the league folder.

8) Then restart OOTP and load the game again. If it works, you should see a save that back to normal and without the issues, though you may have lost some progress.

Just to provide you with some info that might help prevent a reoccurance in the future, there are a few things that can cause corruption. This potentially includes unexpected system shutdowns or crashes especially while a league is saving, bad sectors on the hard drive the game is saved to, memory glitches on your computer (especially possible if the league is left open for very long periods of time without the game being shut down or restarted) or occasionally interference from other programs.

Some of what you might do to prevent that from coming up again would be to regularly defrag your hard drive as well as check it for errors, make sure to occasionally shut your computer off or at least restart it and also run as few other programs in the background at the same time as OOTP as possible. For programs that need to be running at the same time, like an anti-virus or firewall, it's a good idea to add OOTP to their whitelist.

Hope that helps. If you still have trouble after that, send me an email or PM and I'll do what I can to help further.
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