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0006187Dwarf FortressTechnical -- Saving/Loadingpublic2012-09-02 17:502012-09-11 20:48
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PlatformLinuxOSDebian x86_64OS VersionSid
Product Version0.34.11 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0006187: Linux version fails to read raw files with uppercase characters in filename
DescriptionThe following three saves load fine in the Windows version of Dwarf Fortress.
When trying to load them in the Linux version they crash with

Missing Shape Definition [^] [^] [^]

Other saves load fine in both the Windows and Linux version.
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arclance (reporter)
2012-09-05 19:21

I just tested this on a 32-bit Linux OS and the same thing happens.
arclance (reporter)
2012-09-07 14:16
edited on: 2012-09-07 14:17

Here is a link to what I have been told is the same fortress as the original save before embark. [^]
It also crashes for me when I pick fortress mode from the menu using the Linux version.

arclance (reporter)
2012-09-11 13:06

It turns out this was due to Windows using the case insensitive NTFS file system.
There were some raw files with upper case characters in their filenames in the save.

When opened from a case insensitive file system like NTFS this does not cause a problem.

When opened from a case sensitive file system like EXT4 Dwarf Fortress tries to open the raw files with all lower case filenames and fails since the filename is wrong.

This was discovered by NCommander, you can find his post here. [^]

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-09-02 17:50 arclance New Issue
2012-09-02 17:50 arclance Issue Monitored: arclance
2012-09-05 19:21 arclance Note Added: 0023531
2012-09-07 14:16 arclance Note Added: 0023541
2012-09-07 14:17 arclance Note Edited: 0023541 View Revisions
2012-09-07 16:42 Deathsword Issue Monitored: Deathsword
2012-09-07 16:42 Deathsword Issue End Monitor: Deathsword
2012-09-11 13:06 arclance Note Added: 0023554
2012-09-11 20:48 Footkerchief Summary Save loads in Windows version but crashes in Linux => Linux version fails to read raw files with uppercase characters in filename

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