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Imperior Oct 15, 2020 @ 9:48am
SOLVED: FATAL ERROR: loadsave_t::rdwr_xml_number() - expected "<i8>", got "</u>"
While booting up the new version of Simutrans after a while, I was getting the following error:

FATAL ERROR: loadsave_t::rdwr_xml_number() - expected "<i8>", got "</u>"

It was quite difficult finding a post with the *correct* solution to this issue, finally I found it in an edit which MHD made in reply to a post:
https://forum.simutrans.com/index.php/topic,19658.msg185857.html#msg185857

The cause: If you already installed the game before, or use One Drive and thus have your settings file from an older version, it will cause the game to crash on startup.

The solution: go to %user/documents/simutrans and delete the files default.sve and settings.xml. Deleting both files will make the game generate new default ones and it will work just fine.

Since those files have a version noted inside them, maybe the game could check for incompatible versions and backup/delete or even adjust them so the user keeps their settings?

Anyway, thought it might be helpful for other plays if added a straightforward and properly titled post.
Originally posted by Roboron:
This is helpful information. I will try to remember on the announcements that saves and config files are incompatible between versions and may be necessary to delete them for every new version, at least until this behaviour is implemented in-game.

Also, I pinned this post.
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Roboron  [developer] Oct 16, 2020 @ 5:35am 
This is helpful information. I will try to remember on the announcements that saves and config files are incompatible between versions and may be necessary to delete them for every new version, at least until this behaviour is implemented in-game.

Also, I pinned this post.
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