AAAAAAAAAAAArghhh!

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Zephyr
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AAAAAAAAAAAArghhh!

Post by Zephyr » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:27 am

:shock:

I just loaded CM, and I got a message saying something like "The file rollofhonour.dat appears to have been copied from an earlier version, so it will have to be deleted", and I've lost all of my commanders!!!!! I wasn't fiddling with anything, I always play the game "properly" and don't cheat. Any idea why this happened? I assume that they're gone for good?
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Post by TheKangaroo » Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:40 pm

Hm, happened to me once or twice, too. Sorry, but I believe they are gone.

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Post by Sean OConnor » Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:07 pm

Zephyr wrote::shock:

I just loaded CM, and I got a message saying something like "The file rollofhonour.dat appears to have been copied from an earlier version, so it will have to be deleted", and I've lost all of my commanders!!!!! I wasn't fiddling with anything, I always play the game "properly" and don't cheat. Any idea why this happened? I assume that they're gone for good?


Did you log on to Windows as a different user?

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Post by Zephyr » Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:10 pm

No, my laptop only has "me" and "guest", and I'm always "me" :D
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Post by Im1985 » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:32 pm

This just happened to me for the second time, too. Again, no fiddling around, and no changing users... :(

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Post by pokeman7452 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 6:09 am

If you can upload a new blank rollofhonour.dat and a backup of the one with all your commanders in it, I can make it work.
After copying the blank ROH file, DO NOT OPEN CRITICAL MASS until I have sent you your fixed ROH file.

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Post by Im1985 » Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:14 pm

Thanks for the offer, but it's ok - kind of gave up and just carried on playing, but it's still a bit annoying. Anybody know of a prevention rather than cure fix?

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Post by pokeman7452 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:46 pm

Something changed the critical mass key in the registry or prevented CM from accessing/modifying it.
System restore? Registry cleaner? Antivirus/Antispyware?

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Post by Im1985 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 12:04 pm

pokeman7452 wrote:Something changed the critical mass key in the registry or prevented CM from accessing/modifying it.
System restore? Registry cleaner? Antivirus/Antispyware?


Haven't done a system restore/registry cleaner... I do have antivirus and antispyware software, but I use them quite a lot and the issue with the .dat file has only happened 3 times, so I don't see how it might be connected...

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Post by Im1985 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:23 pm

Just happened again :(

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Post by Kryzon » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:14 pm

Yeah happened to me too after I installed Service Pack 2.

I canceled CM when it said it would need to delete it, and then copied the rollofhonor to some place safe from its treacherous hands.

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