- Dec 23, 2016
I am able to confirm that savegames which are mapseed dependent from 0.7.6 stable and prior may experience problems similar to what was experienced during the community core of 2nd August 2017 when @Jamie & @Zeena Loaded my creative savegame file!
Therefore, I Strongly Urge Everyone interested in preserving their progress within 0.7.6 stable prior to upgrading to 0.7.6.1 Unstable to store most of their ingame assets in SCU storage and return to map coordinates 0,0 and anchor all techs (initial grassland spawn location) BEFORE upgrading to 0.7.6.1 Unstable!
Edit: It has also been discovered that any location based quests may be no longer be able to completed and are incorrectly displayed until within close proximity on the minimap. As always with unstable versions of Terratech it is a good idea to begin an entirely new campaign save as @Adriano advises within his reply to this thread which is quoted below:
Edit #2: Per @Django in the most recent post (quoted below) to this thread (as of this second edit) it is also important to anchor all player assets in order to avoid this type of error from occurring to a savegame created in 0.7.6 stable before upgrading to 0.7.6.1 unstable.Always a good idea to start a fresh save game if you're playing the Unstable version of the game. Reduces the chance of things going bad if you're particularly attached to your main save
After lots of investigation we've found the issue and will be fixing it for a next unstable. As long as a save file hasn't been re-saved after it was found to load up incorrectly it will fix itself after we've made the change. The problem with saving after it's been seen to go wrong is that any block or unanchored tech underground will fall under the effects of gravity, and subsequently end up too far under the terrain - even the original terrain it was placed on.
The reason we've not spotted it before, and it only seems to happen sometimes is that it does not affect all biomes. More precicely it's focussed around ice biome placement, and most other biomes remain unchanged.