The save file was found, but could not be opened. Wait a moment and try again. If this problem persists, reboot. If the file still can't be opened, you'll need to delete zc.sav.
Basically, the following passage above is worse to see than the black screen of death. And this happened to me many, many, many times, it's the reason why I refuse to play big quests anymore.
Is there a way to never cause this to never happen ever again? I heard about backing up your save files, but I'm not sure how to do it. If some one could tell me how to do that, that'll be much appreciated.
Also using 126.96.36.199 right now. Don't know if I should update yet...
What operating system are you using? Windows, Linux, or OSX; and what version/release/distro of that OS?
I also need to know if you use ZLaunch, or an alternative 'launcher', or if you run the Zelda binary file directly. Post a copy of your ag.cfg file too, just to be safe. You might have the force exit flag enabled, which could cause this.
I have not had a ZC.sav file eat itself since old 2.5 betas, or 2.50.0 RCs. It could indicate a hard drive (or flash card) issue, on your end, as well.
As DD said, just make a copy of the file every once in a while. If you are nervous, make a copy just before you start using ZC every day, and if it loads, delete the previous copy. I usually retain multiple save files merely because I want more quest slots.
As for updating, if you want to try using the 2.53.0 betas to play quests, you can do that. Just be sure to report any bugs or issues in the thread; and be sure to always use the latest beta, gamma, or release of 2.53. ( As of this post, Beta 2 is the latest. )
Edited by ZoriaRPG, 14 July 2017 - 06:09 PM.