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Bitsy Game Maker

Make little games, worlds, and stories! (No coding required.) · By Adam Le Doux

Corrupted Bitsy Game? HELP!

A topic by John Vanderhoef created 13 days ago Views: 34 Replies: 3
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Hi!

I just worked for four hours on a Bitsy game. It has a lot of rooms and exits. Out of nowhere, some tools stopped working, so I saved/downloaded the game and reloaded the browser page. I've had to do this a few times when things get glitchy.

Only this time my game came back corrupted. My avatar had reverted back to the default, the default room had appeared, and all the names of my rooms were blank. There was also a room that had all of its exits deleted.

I tried loading the file I had just saved (which I replaced my earlier file with -- doh!), and it was the same situation. I tried to salvage it, but the file is pretty corrupted. The room name data is damaged and it's making it impossible to create new exits.

TLDR: How common is it for Bitsy game data to be corrupted? Is this because of the number of rooms I had? And are there ANY solutions? Do I really have to start an entirely new file and throw hours and hours of work out the door?

Thanks!

Hi! This happened to me as well recently, though in my case, all the sprites in my room (and its three duplicates) are gone and I had to put them back one by one in each room XD Oh but mine happened after I refreshed my browser though, so this might be a different kind of error- - ;A; 

This happened after I refreshed, too. But I refreshed because some of the tools stopped working first.

I managed to salvage the game (yay!), but the same thing has happened twice now. I download a backup every 10 to 15 minutes now, and when it glitches out, I reupload my latest build, delete the default room that appears, and everything seems to come back, after some fiddling. I wish I knew what the issue was, or how to prevent it, but I'm going to push through this project, finish it, and then hopefully have better luck in the future. One of my issues, maybe, is that the project is just so ambitious. I'm not sure what the limitations are for rooms, exits, variables, sprites, etc, in bitsy.

Thanks for the reply.

The same behavior for me as well. I wonder if the latest Chrome update did something to mess up Bitsy. Completely clearing Chrome's cache and cookies and then reuploading the game data only works temporarily, the problems still occur soon afterwards once again.