A couple of days ago I picked up the September sparkly for my off-line DI game.
Then in a subsequent session the game crashed with an access violation. On restart would crash again as it tried to launch to relto. I restored an earlier copy of the vault.dat file into my avatar's \sav\xxxxxxxxx\current\ folder. After the restore, the avatar & relto are otherwise OK, but I no longer have the September sparkly on the tusk-bridge island on my relto.
So I went back to the Age with the September sparkly to pick it up again. But I can't get it! I can walk through the floating sparkly all day long, and it will not trigger the relto book's reaction. I tried deactivating/reactivating the sparkly relto page, and still the sparkly does not appear on the island. (Other sparklies that I already had from before are all there.)
I suppose there must be some file where the sparkly has been logged as "already picked up", so it won't allow itself to be harvested again. And now that setting is out of sync with my relto sparkly island. I hunted through the .sav files looking for something obvious to try to tweak, but I don't see "relto" or "sparkly" in any of the filenames in the sav folder. Is the pertinent .sav file the one for the Age itself? Or maybe Personal_xxxxx.sav?
Please, can anybody tell me the name and location of that file, so I can go take an older version off a backup? Or tell me whether the file can be edited to reset the status or flag or whatever it is that tells the game that I haven't collected that sparkly yet?
It won't kill me not to have that sparkly, but the not knowing what the obstacle is WILL gnaw away at my psyche.
Thanks for any light you can shed!
Earlier this summer, my offline DI crashed with an access violation and I lost my avatar. I didn't want to have to add a new avatar and replay everything, so searched for a solution on GOW. I found a thread about a similar issue, viewtopic.php?f=111&t=6616&hilit=+access+start
, where dendwater said to restore the sav files. So I did, and DI worked fine.
Then the same crash happened again, more than once, and somehow I decided that I only needed to restore the vault.dat file, not all the rest of the Age files. Which is why I only restored the vault.dat file today. But I'm clearly missing something else essential!