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[Solved] can't save in syberia 2

Postby jsteiner » Fri 7 Nov 2008 15:28

When I select the save button it doesn't save. Please help
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Re: can't save in syberia 2

Postby Pifou » Sat 8 Nov 2008 12:41

Hi jsteiner,

Are you playing under Windows Vista ?...
Because normally for w2k/xp the program writes the savegames into :
C:\Documents and Settings\Your_Profile\My documents\Syberia 2 Saves

In Vista, this folder becomes a symbolic link :
C:\Users\Your_Profile\My documents which is not accessible even with Super Administrator rights... (thank you Vista... :roll: )

As a result, when the program tries to save, it could not have access to the proper directory...
I tried to find out how to modify the savegame path (into registry for example) but couldn't find something suitable for the moment...
If i find a solution --> i will post it here asap...

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Re: can't save in syberia 2

Postby starkrial » Sat 8 Nov 2008 17:32

Hi!
I am a newbie at this game...but I had trouble saving Syberia I. I had to keep starting from the beginning and was really frustrated. I ended up un-installing completely, checking that I was indeed the Login Administrator and other users were also Login Admin and then I reinstalled and it actually worked. I hope this helps!
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Re: can't save in syberia 2

Postby Pifou » Tue 2 Dec 2008 21:00

ok,

Here is a solution that should work :
It's quite technical but you can succeed... :wink:

1) Making the Super Administrator account available in Vista :
- Start > in search area of start menu type cmd
- right click on command shortcut and select Run as administrator. A console command should appear.
- In this window, type net users Administrator /active:yes then Enter
(normally you must have a confirmation the command is ok)
- Click Start button and type regedit in the search area then Enter
- Search for registry key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
- double click on the value FilterAdministratorToken in the right panel and modify to 0.
- just start again your computer --> you should see the Super Admin account...

2) Change the rights of vista directories :
- Log as Admin
- open win explorer
- Computer > C:
- right click on Doc&Settings > Properties > Security > Advanced
(normally everybody/all? is denied)
- Modify > check box Total control > OK OK OK OK
- Do the same for directory C:/Doc&Settings/Your_User/My documents
(Normally, you now have access to both Doc&Settings and My documents)

Now change user > your user account and launch the game

As you now have full rights (/access) to the previous directories, i think the program of Syberia (or other non-vista game programs) could now save into the proper directory...

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Re: can't save in syberia 2

Postby Wet Dog » Fri 2 Jan 2009 02:18

My computer is running Windows XP. Syberia 2 will not save. I tried uninstalling and re-installing the game, but that does not work. The solution offered for Vista does not seem to apply to XP. Any suggestions would be appreciated, as I do not have the time to play the game non-stop from beginning to end.

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Re: can't save in syberia 2

Postby doomer » Fri 2 Jan 2009 04:57

Are you sure you have installed the game properly?

One possible culprit could be that your save folder is set with a read-only permission. You should right click the Syberia 2 directory, and also locate the save folder. After that make sure you have logged on with an administrative account, then right-click and un-check the read-only attribute. After that try running Syberia 2 and saving.

I have finished Syberia 2 on Windows XP, but I do not recall experiencing and save problems with it.

Good luck. :)
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Re: can't save in syberia 2

Postby Wet Dog » Fri 2 Jan 2009 23:00

I tried as you suggested.

Logged on as an administrator, then changed the Save file so it was not Read Only. The game still will not save.

I tried changing the setting a number of times, both for the folder only and the folder and subfiles, each time clicking Apply before closing the dialogue box. I also went into the folder to change the setting on a Config DAT file inside it. Each time I re-opened the properties on the folder or file it had changed itself back to Read Only. I'm not a computer genius, but this doesn't sound right. Am I missing something obvious?

I plan to run the usual virus and spyware scans, but any other suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: can't save in syberia 2

Postby Pifou » Sat 3 Jan 2009 15:53

Hi Wet Dog,

for sure your problem is very rare... :shock:
and of course, vista solution is not suitable for windows xp...
All doomer said is correct...

Do you have any folder like this in your computer ?
C:\Documents and Settings\Your_Profile\My documents\Syberia 2 Saves\

if not, try to create it by yourself and let us know... (respect case and blanks pls...)

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Re: can't save in syberia 2

Postby Wet Dog » Tue 6 Jan 2009 03:47

I finally managed to get Syberia 2 to save.

I un-installed the game and then re-installed it with my anti-virus program disabled. It is now saving without any problems.

I'm not sure if it was the anti-virus program causing the problem or if I neglected to click on the black box on the save page above where it says "Save Game". I think that I did, but then again, I may have missed the obvious.

Thanks for the suggestions.
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Re: can't save in syberia 2

Postby Pifou » Tue 6 Jan 2009 20:40

Goood... Image

Enjoy your game Wet Dog and let us know what you feel...

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Postby Mypepopmeft » Tue 21 Aug 2012 11:49

+1. this is very interesting
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