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0005536WHDLoad[All Projects] Generalpublic2022-03-17 19:542023-10-14 23:27
Assigned ToWepl 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version18.7 
Target Version18.8Fixed in Version18.8beta 
ChipMem2 MB
FastMem8 MB
WorkbenchOS 3.1
KickROM40 - Kick 3.1
KickSoft40 - Kick 3.1
Summary0005536: 7 games that give error message while trying to save a new character
DescriptionGreetings, instead of opening 7 separate tickets, I wanted to consolidate the problems of 7 games I've tested. In all these 7 games, after creating a new character and pressing the Save button at the end of the creation process, I get an error message at the bottom of the screen. I've listed the exact error messages below:

Title - Error Message
Curse Of The Azure Bonds - save write error
Champions Of Krynn - put save disk on df0:
Death Knights Of Krynn - put save disk on df0:
The Dark Queen Of Krynn - disk write error
Pool Of Radiance - error in save, check your path to save
Pools Of Darkness - disk write error
Secret Of The Silver Blades - disk write error

My setup:
Classic WB FULL, WinUAE 4.2.1 . A1200, 68020, 14 CPUSpeed ( 4x(A1200) ), 2 + 8 MB RAM, OS 3.1 , Kick 3.1 , WHDLoad 18.7 .

Some notes:
In addition to many other games, similar games like Hillsfar and EoB series do not have a saving problem, so my setup is pretty stable in this regard. I've observed that most of these 7 games create a file under their Save folders with the name of the character I tried to create, but their size is 0 KB. It looks like it is able to access the folder and create the file but somehow can't fill it. At first I tried to do it while the game files in external windows folder, then I tried again after moving them inside ClassicWB -> System -> Games folder. Got the same errors in both cases.

Is there a setting I'm missing or are the game versions simply too outdated? Looking forward to any updates. Best regards!
Steps To ReproduceEnter "Create a new character" and press Save button at the end of that process.
TagsNo tags attached.
related to 0005525closed Wepl Saving doesn't work on WHDLoad 18.7 
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2022-03-18 07:13   
I tried another 2 games similar to these, and they also threw save error at the same place: Treasures Of The Savage Frontier and Gateway To The Savage Frontier. That means a total of 9 games are having this problem :(
I'm writing WHDLOAD links below for convenience:
Curse Of The Azure Bonds (SSI): http://whdload.de/games/CurseOfTheAzureBonds.html
Champions Of Krynn (TSR/SSI): http://whdload.de/games/ChampionsOfKrynn.html
Death Knights Of Krynn (SSI): http://whdload.de/games/DeathKnightsOfKrynn.html
The Dark Queen Of Krynn (SSI): http://whdload.de/games/DarkQueenOfKrynn.html
Pool Of Radiance (SSI): http://whdload.de/games/PoolOfRadiance.html
Pools Of Darkness (SSI): http://whdload.de/games/PoolsOfDarkness.html
Secret Of The Silver Blades (SSI): http://whdload.de/games/SecretOfTheSilverBlades.html
Treasures Of The Savage Frontier (SSI): http://whdload.de/games/TreasuresSavageFrontier.html
Gateway To The Savage Frontier (SSI): http://whdload.de/games/GatewaySavageFrontier.html

Any suggestions are appreciated.
2022-03-19 02:06   
All the games (installs) are OK. WHDLoad 18.7 destroyed them. The games (saving) work correctly with WHDLoad 18.6. That means WHDLoad problem, not game problem.
Probably the same problem is also game "TheClue" ID 0005525
2022-03-19 09:17   
Once again, thanks for your valuable input Velociraptor5. In your opinion, which is safer: Downgrade to WHDLOAD 18.6 or wait for a (possible) update to WHDLOAD?
I would not want to break something else by downgrading, but if the permanent fix would take a long time then downgrading seems more alluring :)
I checked 18.7 changelog, some of the entries give the vibe of importance but I can't be sure.
2022-03-19 16:46   
Just replace the WHDLoad file in C: with 18.6. it's not going to break anything.
2022-03-20 01:53   
Hard to say. As aardvark82 said, if you want to test something, you can temporarily replace WHDLoad file (18.7) in "C" folder with WHDLoad file (18.6) without fear.
But don't worry, I think, comrade Wepl could repair it as soon as (im)possible, because this is fatal bug that makes lot of games unusable.
2022-04-26 01:09   
The problems should be fixed with the latest beta http://whdload.de/whdload/whd188.lha. Please try.
2022-04-26 09:52   
I tried all the 9 games one by one and they successfully create characters and save them now. Good job!

Issue History
2022-03-17 19:54ExcolionNew Issue
2022-03-18 07:13ExcolionNote Added: 0011021
2022-03-19 02:06Velociraptor5Note Added: 0011027
2022-03-19 09:17ExcolionNote Added: 0011028
2022-03-19 16:46aardvark82Note Added: 0011029
2022-03-20 01:53Velociraptor5Note Added: 0011030
2022-03-20 22:21WeplProjectWHDLoad Installs Games => WHDLoad
2022-03-20 22:21WeplAssigned To => Wepl
2022-03-20 22:21WeplStatusnew => assigned
2022-03-20 22:22WeplRelationship addedrelated to 0005525
2022-04-26 01:09administratorNote Added: 0011215
2022-04-26 01:10administratorStatusassigned => resolved
2022-04-26 01:10administratorResolutionopen => fixed
2022-04-26 01:10administratorProduct Version => 18.7
2022-04-26 01:10administratorFixed in Version => 18.8beta
2022-04-26 09:52ExcolionNote Added: 0011217
2022-05-28 20:00WeplTarget Version => 18.8
2023-10-14 23:27WeplStatusresolved => closed