Zash Mar 7, 2014 @ 10:03am
Game crashes on saving
When I try to save the game, I get an error: "Cannot create file E:\<PathToSteamFiles>\SpaceEmpiresV\se5\temp\temp_1.dat" The temp directory exists, and all users have full control of the folder. The game appears to save, but the game crashes. It isn't a critical problem, but it would be nice to be able to save without restarting the program. Any suggestions?
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Eternal-spark Mar 8, 2014 @ 12:42pm 
Go here C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\SpaceEmpiresV\SE5 (or wherever your install is located). You should have these folders, if any are missing create them.

Data
Docs
Empires
Fonts
GameSetups
Gametypes
History
Maps
Music
Pictures
SaveEmpires
Savegame
Scenarios
Sounds
Temp
Utilities

Make sure they are spelled and capitalized the way the are here. Any other problems just ask :D

It's generaly from my experience the temp folder that causes the problems.
Last edited by Eternal-spark; May 13, 2014 @ 10:14am
Azuru Mar 9, 2014 @ 2:30pm 
For me it was the missing Temp Folder, and judging by the error message its the same with you , just make a folder called 'temp' in the main directory in space empires 5
Moonlit Malice Apr 6, 2014 @ 11:00pm 
Thank you Eternal-speark and Azuru adding the folders fix my game for me xD
Eternal-spark Apr 7, 2014 @ 2:04am 
No problem hope you enjoy :D
Uri May 9, 2014 @ 9:44am 
Thanks mate, for me working "Savegame" not Savedgame once again thx.
pharaoh May 12, 2014 @ 4:26am 
Thanks for the list. Creating manualy the missing folders is a pain... I used batch command to create the missing folders:

md Data
md Docs
md Empires
md Fonts
md GameSetups
md Gametypes
md History
md Maps
md Music
md Pictures
md SavedEmpires
md Savegame
md Scenarios
md Sounds
md Temp
md Utilities
Eternal-spark May 13, 2014 @ 10:15am 
Glad to see this is still helping everyone out. Good luck to you all on your conquest of the galaxy :P
Cap'n Retchbeard May 21, 2014 @ 10:34pm 
It seems that when Steam downloads the game it neglects to download some of the folders, namely:

GameSetups
History
Maps
Savegame
SaveEmpires
Temp

Savegame, I imagine, is created when you first save a game. The rest, however... Without them, the game will crash if it tries to interact with them. Be sure to double-check that you have all the required folders. :)
tjsupernova Jan 9 @ 6:44pm 
Oh hell yeah! I have been looking for a fix for this game for a while now. Thank you so much! It finally works for the most part at least without crashing that is.
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