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Problem with race file Fri, 09 March 2012 05:10 Go to next message
paulorton is currently offline paulorton

 
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I can create the file OK but my game host can't open it. If I try to open it myself with Notepad it's clearly a binary rather than a text file. Should it be binary or not? Any ideas what's gone wrong?

BTW I'm using 2.60j

Many thanks

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Re: Problem with race file Fri, 09 March 2012 06:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
nmid

 
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It's always a binary file, I thought?
I didn't even know that you could open it with notepad.

Just remember, if you are making the race file, Don't rename the file using windows. Make any renaming changes* only from the race creation wizard.

Also, if you are in the wizard, don't reduce the race name by more than one letter in each save.

It's best to create the race file from scratch and save it with the final race name and the file name.

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Re: Problem with race file Fri, 09 March 2012 07:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
paulorton is currently offline paulorton

 
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Thank you.

I'm pretty sure I'm creating the race file correctly so do you have any idea why it can't be read?

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Re: Problem with race file Fri, 09 March 2012 07:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BeeKeeper is currently offline BeeKeeper

 
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Do you both have the same version of Stars!?

If you both have then the race file should work.

If there is still a problem, as Nmid suggested, try starting the race file from scratch and when you save it do not change the name of the file.

I would not try opening the file with Notepad or any other program other than Stars! as this might leave it corrupt.

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Re: Problem with race file Fri, 09 March 2012 07:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
paulorton is currently offline paulorton

 
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And I can open it with the Stars! program itself.

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Re: Problem with race file Fri, 09 March 2012 07:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
paulorton is currently offline paulorton

 
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I have recreated the race file and I can open it with my version of Stars! so I'm going to send it again. I don't know which version the host has.

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Re: Problem with race file Fri, 09 March 2012 07:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ashlyn is currently offline Ashlyn

 
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works fine Nod

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Re: Problem with race file Fri, 09 March 2012 08:01 Go to previous message
paulorton is currently offline paulorton

 
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Success! The new file works OK - thanks for the help here!

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