I need help! Today I tried to open my game and it gave me the unable to open screen. I know the file exists, is created with G develop 5, and it’s my file. To make sure it wasn’t corruption, I used my most recent backup of the game, but it didn’t work.
Take a screenshot and show us something so we can try to help
As far as screenshots go, the only thing I think could be helpful is the specific message I got. I can’t really provide anything else because the message pops up and doesn’t let me open the project. I couldn’t find a pic, but I found the exact text.
The .json file has any content?
When was the last time you opened?
do you have any backup of the entire game?
I have backups of the game, the .json has content, and I last opened it two days from now.
Lets’s start with the basics checks
1 - Backup all your game files & folders.
2- Reinstall GDevelop
3 - Restart your computer
Plus make sure your game folder has the correct directory permissions
Alright I’ll try these, and I’ll get back if it worked or if it didn’t. I also grabbed a screenshot just in case it is useful. The screenshot is the name of my game, In case the name is problematic.
Ok, do this copy/paste BattleScene.json.autosave and remove .autosave just keep BattleScene.json then Open GDevelop → File → Open and search BattleScene.json
I’ve renamed battle scene and removed the .autosave, I’ve backed up my game, and restarted my computer, but no luck. I do have more details however. The folder that holds all my files is read only. I’m not sure if this is a problem mainly because it might have been that way for some time. The battle scene .json file in properties can be changed to be openable with g develop, but then the script icon changes to a g develop icon. Currently it says openable with visual studio, but when I changed it a copy of the .json to openable with g develop the same issue persisted. One more thing, the issue started when I tried to load my game, but my computer froze, so I powered it off and on, and now this issue is happening. Sorry for the paragraph, I want to provide as much info as possible.
I also haven’t reinstalled g develop as I started trying to download the newest version from the site but it hasn’t finished downloading and it’s been a while since the original download. I also have one more thing that could be of help, should my folder be in the g develop project folder? The only thing in there is a .Json bouncing ball and rope test level from g develop.
Try this copy My project to your Desktop and Open GDevelop → File → Open and select the .json of My project from the Desktop.
I did and it opened. What next? Oh I also was able to reinstall gdevelop but again, nothing changed.
It seems I was able to open the game! I misunderstood your copy paste message so I copied the .json and pasted it, removed the .autosave, and it opened! Thanks for the help! I do have a question, should I delete the other .json that still has the .autosave?
Sure GDevelop will autosave again even if you delete the old one.
Ok ok. Thanks again for the help!
Actually… I deleted the old .json.autosave seeing as I had the copy and tried to open it again. It didn’t work. I eventually found out that my game would only launch when I opened the other .json, closed it, and then opened mine. Trying to open my .json even when I redid the copy paste trick didn’t work. I would hope there is more tricks to try to help open my game, but as of now I haven’t seen anything else.
I have a contradiction here because in my case the .autosave file is not regenerated again if I delete it. I have made sure that the .autosave button in the preferences is checked.