Hadean Lands

Hadean Lands

WesselB Jul 10, 2020 @ 7:20am
Transfer a savegame between platforms
Hello all,

Recently bought the game on iOS and on Steam. I find playing on desktop more comfortable, but sometimes when I am not at home I would like to continue playing on my phone or tablet.

Now, I can share the .glksave files between iOS and desktop. But, when I try importing the save from iOS it fails ("Restore failed"), and when opening a .glksave from my desktop in the iOS app it tells me "Another app offered a save file, but it was not for this game".

So, are the interpreters different which causes the savegames to be incompatible between platforms, or am I doing something wrong here? The fact that both have the same extension (.glksave) makes me think the latter.

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zarf_home  [developer] Jul 10, 2020 @ 10:36am 
I'm afraid the games are different. If you type VERSION, you'll see that the iOS version is release 4, whereas the Steam one is release 5. The save files are not compatible between those versions.

(The differences are minor -- bug fixes only -- but the Inform 7 IF system doesn't support save file compatibility even for minor game changes.)

I wish I could update the iOS game to release 5, but the save file situation makes that difficult. If I just update the iOS app, then the autosave file would *also* break and every iOS user would have to start the game from scratch! This is obviously terrible. So I'm stuck in this awkward corner where you just can't do what you're trying to do.

I apologize for this.
WesselB Jul 10, 2020 @ 10:52pm 
No problem, thanks for a great game and I fully understand!
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