“The Save Game Could Not Be Loaded”By: Daryl | December 28th, 2008
This had never happened to me before. And I’ll be honest, I freaked out a bit.
First things first, who’s to blame? I’m blaming two things:
1) The new patch: 9.2.0. I hadn’t had any problems before that point.
2) Steam. When a new patch comes out, best policy is always to wait until you start a new game. Basically, installing a patch and continuing with a game started pre-patch is asking for trouble. Computers are rubbish like that. But Steam downloaded and installed the new patch automatically. Grrr.
So I panicked for a bit.
But after reading a few forums – this one was the best – I found a solution.
Apparently if you have “3 file rolling autosave” selected in your preferences, then the game will save backup copies as you go. A quick look revealed two files titled: Newcastle (backup) and
Newcastle (v02), both of which loaded. Phew.
So bit of advice based on what I read. Under “Options” and “Preferences” make sure “3 file rolling autosave” is selected, and also make sure “Compress save games” is NOT selected, as apparently this increases the chances of your save file being corrupted.
I know this also happened to David Appleton who left a few comments here (and is doing better than me with his Newcastle team). Did you get yours fixed David?