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How to roll back your save

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  • icmnfrshicmnfrsh Posts: 17,602 Member
    RacerPQR wrote: »
    Hello,
    So, not sure if anyone's mentioned but after installing the latest September 24 patch my game was kind of reseted. My library was empty and absolutely no saved games (You know, the button was missing). I don't remember checking my save files at the time, so I don't know if it was completely empty. After the reset I created a new sim and started a new game so there should be some files now. However, they seem to be quite a lot to me and with different dates. I was wandering if there was a way to recover my previous games. I tried what you mention in the original post for most dates with my game open, nothing seemed to work. Here's a picture of my saves folder:
    k4z6v4.jpg

    They are about 57 saves, not all shown in the picture.
    Any help appreciated. :)

    I'm not sure about that. I haven't played the game since February so I'm not aware of the save issue with the patches. Have you tried bringing it up to a SimGuru?
    Don't manhandle the urchin. He's not for sale. FIND YOUR OWN! - Xenon the Antiquarian, Dragon Age II
  • RacerPQRRacerPQR Posts: 1,566 Member
    No, that's a good idea. Do you have a link where I would do that?
  • luthienrisingluthienrising Posts: 32,727 Member
    edited October 2015
    @RacerPQR Try deleting the autosave - that's Slot_0000001.save.
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  • RacerPQRRacerPQR Posts: 1,566 Member
    Nothing changed.
  • luthienrisingluthienrising Posts: 32,727 Member
    Okay, try this:

    1. Move (not copy) Saves, Tray, Mods, Screenshots, and Custom Music folders and the Options.ini file to your desktop. Delete the Scratch subfolder from inside Saves.
    2. Delete the rest of the The Sims 4 folder from your Documents > Electronic Arts folder.
    3. Start the game, and exit the game. Now you have a fresh Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 folder.
    4. Copy only an older Save file back in. (We'll save Tray etc. for later. Tray is your Library.)
    5. Test to see if it shows in-game now.
    6. If it does, keep adding saves until you narrow down which save is corrupt.
    7. Now add Tray etc. back.
    FAQ: culling relationship decay
    #freethebabies #TeamToasters #TeamPlayableGnomes #TeamFarms #FarmTeam #BouncyCastle!!
  • RacerPQRRacerPQR Posts: 1,566 Member
    No new folder, saved game there as previous( the new one). That must mean nothing reseted, right?
  • luthienrisingluthienrising Posts: 32,727 Member
    RacerPQR wrote: »
    No new folder, saved game there as previous( the new one). That must mean nothing reseted, right?

    Can you access saves from in the game, using the file-folder icon in the top right corner of the Main Menu? What do you mean by "no new folder"?
    FAQ: culling relationship decay
    #freethebabies #TeamToasters #TeamPlayableGnomes #TeamFarms #FarmTeam #BouncyCastle!!
  • RacerPQRRacerPQR Posts: 1,566 Member
    edited October 2015
    I can access saves. No the Sims 4 folder after deleting it. Game seems to work like before moving or deleting anything.
  • BeckithaBeckitha Posts: 101 New Member
    I tried changing the name of my file and it said it "may become unstable"? Is this normal? I have 1 chance to get my game back. It got stuck trying to load an APB screen and unfortunately I saved right as she was doing it, so it automatically goes straight to the same screen and gets stuck.
  • icmnfrshicmnfrsh Posts: 17,602 Member
    Beckitha wrote: »
    I tried changing the name of my file and it said it "may become unstable"? Is this normal? I have 1 chance to get my game back. It got stuck trying to load an APB screen and unfortunately I saved right as she was doing it, so it automatically goes straight to the same screen and gets stuck.

    I've never gotten that, but you can always back up your saves in case anything goes wrong.
    Don't manhandle the urchin. He's not for sale. FIND YOUR OWN! - Xenon the Antiquarian, Dragon Age II
  • Katrina4Katrina4 Posts: 32 Member
    Its weird. Ive tried this just now and my saved game just didnt come back. It does suck because I had such a great game going, I wish EA would fix this problem.
  • icmnfrshicmnfrsh Posts: 17,602 Member
    Katrina4 wrote: »
    Its weird. Ive tried this just now and my saved game just didnt come back. It does suck because I had such a great game going, I wish EA would fix this problem.

    Maybe the format has changed since last year? I could check later.
    Don't manhandle the urchin. He's not for sale. FIND YOUR OWN! - Xenon the Antiquarian, Dragon Age II
  • Katrina4Katrina4 Posts: 32 Member
    It probably has changed somehow.
  • luthienrisingluthienrising Posts: 32,727 Member
    No, there's been no change in the format. Make sure that when you change the name of a .varX file you're leaving .save at the end of the filename with no dot after that. Also, consider deleting the Autosave files (beginning Slot_00000001).
    FAQ: culling relationship decay
    #freethebabies #TeamToasters #TeamPlayableGnomes #TeamFarms #FarmTeam #BouncyCastle!!
  • Lindsmd113Lindsmd113 Posts: 192 Member
    I deleted a save in game by accident, is there a way to get it back?
  • luthienrisingluthienrising Posts: 32,727 Member
    Lindsmd113 wrote: »
    I deleted a save in game by accident, is there a way to get it back?

    I see you solved it in another thread :)
    FAQ: culling relationship decay
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  • BBQPenguinWingsBBQPenguinWings Posts: 3,773 Member
    Omg thank goodness for this thread. I thought I lost everything!
  • icmnfrshicmnfrsh Posts: 17,602 Member
    Omg thank goodness for this thread. I thought I lost everything!

    Good to see that it still helps people after all these months. :)
    Don't manhandle the urchin. He's not for sale. FIND YOUR OWN! - Xenon the Antiquarian, Dragon Age II
  • BBQPenguinWingsBBQPenguinWings Posts: 3,773 Member
    icmnfrsh wrote: »
    Omg thank goodness for this thread. I thought I lost everything!

    Good to see that it still helps people after all these months. :)

    Lifesaver.
  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,895 Member
    well, i saved my game but i regret it, i want to delete the save of today without loosing my Family (EX: i played yesterday and saved then i played today (the same family) and saved, but i want to go back to the save of yesterday without deleting the Family.
    TS4_x64_2019-06-08_14-58-15_copy.png?width=400&height=203
    Everywhere i go
    I feel the hearts beating
  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,895 Member
    ^^^^ help please
    TS4_x64_2019-06-08_14-58-15_copy.png?width=400&height=203
    Everywhere i go
    I feel the hearts beating
  • luthienrisingluthienrising Posts: 32,727 Member
    well, i saved my game but i regret it, i want to delete the save of today without loosing my Family (EX: i played yesterday and saved then i played today (the same family) and saved, but i want to go back to the save of yesterday without deleting the Family.

    In your Saves folder, you will find something like this:

    Slot_00000001.save
    Slot_00000001.save.ver0
    Slot_00000001.save.ver1
    Slot_00000001.save.ver2
    Slot_00000001.save.ver3
    Slot_00000001.save.ver4
    Slot_00000002.save
    Slot_00000002.save.ver0
    Slot_00000002.save.ver1
    Slot_00000002.save.ver2
    Slot_00000002.save.ver3
    Slot_00000002.save.ver4

    The files with "1" are the Autosave; you can ignore those.
    The files with "2" are probably your current save - if not, look at the dates and pick the fileset (say, 3 or 4) that has the most recent date.

    Now: For that fileset, you're going to do some renaming.

    Old filename ---> new filename
    Slot_00000002.save.ver0 ---> Slot_0000000a.save
    Slot_00000002.save.ver1 ---> Slot_0000000b.save
    Slot_00000002.save.ver2 ---> Slot_0000000c.save
    Slot_00000002.save.ver3 ---> Slot_0000000d.save
    Slot_00000002.save.ver4 ---> Slot_0000000e.save

    Now start the game and go to the little disc icon in the upper right:

    ts4-loading-screen.png

    You can use that to load those newly renamed save files to find one that has the state you need. When you find it, use Save As and give it a name you'll recognize, say "Recovered Save" or "March 20". Then you'll know that that's the one to load now.
    FAQ: culling relationship decay
    #freethebabies #TeamToasters #TeamPlayableGnomes #TeamFarms #FarmTeam #BouncyCastle!!
  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,895 Member
    should i edit only the files of today or all the files with that name?
    TS4_x64_2019-06-08_14-58-15_copy.png?width=400&height=203
    Everywhere i go
    I feel the hearts beating
  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,895 Member
    names*****
    TS4_x64_2019-06-08_14-58-15_copy.png?width=400&height=203
    Everywhere i go
    I feel the hearts beating
  • gameplay9098gameplay9098 Posts: 7,895 Member
    > @luthienrising said:
    > gameplay9098 wrote: »
    >
    > well, i saved my game but i regret it, i want to delete the save of today without loosing my Family (EX: i played yesterday and saved then i played today (the same family) and saved, but i want to go back to the save of yesterday without deleting the Family.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > In your Saves folder, you will find something like this:
    >
    > Slot_00000001.save
    > Slot_00000001.save.ver0
    > Slot_00000001.save.ver1
    > Slot_00000001.save.ver2
    > Slot_00000001.save.ver3
    > Slot_00000001.save.ver4
    > Slot_00000002.save
    > Slot_00000002.save.ver0
    > Slot_00000002.save.ver1
    > Slot_00000002.save.ver2
    > Slot_00000002.save.ver3
    > Slot_00000002.save.ver4
    >
    > The files with "1" are the Autosave; you can ignore those.
    > The files with "2" are probably your current save - if not, look at the dates and pick the fileset (say, 3 or 4) that has the most recent date.
    >
    > Now: For that fileset, you're going to do some renaming.
    >
    > Old filename ---> new filename
    > Slot_00000002.save.ver0 ---> Slot_0000000a.save
    > Slot_00000002.save.ver1 ---> Slot_0000000b.save
    > Slot_00000002.save.ver2 ---> Slot_0000000c.save
    > Slot_00000002.save.ver3 ---> Slot_0000000d.save
    > Slot_00000002.save.ver4 ---> Slot_0000000e.save
    >
    > Now start the game and go to the little disc icon in the upper right:
    >
    >
    >
    > You can use that to load those newly renamed save files to find one that has the state you need. When you find it, use Save As and give it a name you'll recognize, say "Recovered Save" or "March 20". Then you'll know that that's the one to load now.
    when i tried to do it it said that already existed a "Slot_0000000a.save"
    TS4_x64_2019-06-08_14-58-15_copy.png?width=400&height=203
    Everywhere i go
    I feel the hearts beating
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