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Help: "deserialize file" wtf?

Discussion in 'Groups & Dedicated Servers' started by TulliusT, Oct 11, 2018.

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  1. TulliusT

    TulliusT Trainee Engineer

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    Yesterday, after the patch it seemed to work normal ..
    but then after a restart the server is complaining :
    2018-10-11 02:26:30.511|Main thread> Failed to deserialize file 'C:\gameservers\xxxxxxx\MedievalEngineers\DedicatedServer64\Saves\TheOldWorld\Sandbox.sbc'
    2018-10-11 02:26:30.512|Main thread> This world cannot be loaded. It has been created in a newer version of the game or in a different branch of the game. You can change the branch, before launching the game, in game properties.

    What does it mean by "Game branch"?
     
  2. CptTwinkie

    CptTwinkie Master Engineer

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    I'm guessing from the path information that this is a rented server. It's possible they had a problem with their update. We haven't had any similar complaints from players in general so I would check with your server provider's support.
     
  3. TulliusT

    TulliusT Trainee Engineer

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    I did. And it turned out, the MedievalEngineersDedicated.exe when running as a service in backround (which seems to be a normal procedure in game-provodin' Data-centres) did save the game with a wrong version entry in the Sandbox file. For reasons beyond my comprehension, it doesn't do that, when running in a separate process-window.
     
  4. CptTwinkie

    CptTwinkie Master Engineer

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    Updating the service can fail. Usually all that is needed is to remove and add the service again.
     
  5. ibisgrunk

    ibisgrunk Apprentice Engineer

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    cant one always edit the sandbox file and manually change the version number to match current? this of course could be horrible if it skips a necessary update, but would allow the world to be loadable? open sandbox.sbc and search for Version number and change?
     
  6. CptTwinkie

    CptTwinkie Master Engineer

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    Well, if the service is messed up, I don't recommend using it. It could corrupt your save.

    If the save file is the problem then change it but it would be really weird for this number to be wrong.
     
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