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AnubisGoddess

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Constant Map Load Error when loading saves...
« on: November 13, 2020, 01:11:17 PM »

I'm gonna have to assume this is a mod issue since I play the game modded, but it feels like it's crossing into base game territory.

So for the last couple of weeks, I've been getting these "error while loading a map" pop-ups, and I lost about 6 colonies to this (they're early-game, so I didn't lose much). They start out okay, then about three to four IRL days later, that error comes up. The first time I saw this, I thought something broke or something went wrong with Steam (there were a few instances where Steam had cloud-syncing issues, but I dealt with that...I think). Updated all of my drivers (especially when my laptop decides to restart on me. It's 7-8 years old and getting close to becoming a potato when playing games), and made sure everything was connected. The error still comes up. I checked around to see if anyone else had the same problem, and found some topics that were one to few years old... One mentioned about a line of text in their log stating:

'Could not resolve reference to object with (can't remember this part). Was it compressed away, destroyed, had no ID number, or not saved/loaded right?'

I saw in one of my older logs on another file that it mentioned Giddy-up, so I checked and saw that it had updated at one point, thus I removed all of the Giddy-up mods just in case, and thought it was the end of this. The error came back.

I never had this many instances of this error come up this many times, and it never came up when mods updated or I switch them out before. I think at one point, I even reinstalled Rimworld and cleared out as much Rimworld stuff as I could, even the old saves. Like I said, I play RW heavily modded (I hit 400, but removed a few), and made sure nothing's conflicted, save for the yellow and white errors and one single red one. I have an error log of my recent attempts at loading my current file:

https://textbin.net/90vWaVAP3l

All I was doing recently was starting to play around with the Biomes! Islands mod to see what I could build on the islands and atolls. Not that I'm saying there's anything wrong with the Biomes! mods, no errors came up for them. I'm just wondering if something happened recently, like a missed bug that got activated or I did something really dumb without realizing it. -__-;; It might be the latter...

EDIT: Currently testing out a fix for Faction Blender and removed a mod. I do have a lot of mods I've been holding on to from 1.1 and 1.0 that I'm waiting for version updates for, and got some (Continued) versions of said mods as well as inactive ones, so I'm not sure if that affects anything. Just in case anyone's wondering.
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Re: Constant Map Load Error when loading saves...
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2020, 04:32:46 PM »

So the Faction Blender fix worked, and removing the Wa! Skeleton (Continued) mod seemed to have unlocked my saves from this error. But considering how I removed the Giddy-up mods before and the error returned after a few days, I'm highly skeptical that this has completely solved the issue. I'm going to keep an eye on my game and see if it returns or not.
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Re: Constant Map Load Error when loading saves...
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2020, 04:35:19 PM »

Hi,
before you even should think about to start a new colony, you allways should look to minimize the amount of errors you got after rimworld startup/mod activation.
Better don't use a mod that give out error, then to risk later a critical because of that mod.

Some of these error are resultung of missing mods. One or more mods need another mod to be loaded before them.
At example you got an Alienrace Xenoorca, but you miss the Humanoid Alienrace framework or didn't loaded before that race.

Other XML error's could be the result of missings mod too, but if you can't resolve that error, you better don't use that mod, check the mod discussion about these errors and maybe leave a comment about it so the author maybe can fix it.

But mosttimes when you encounter during gameplay it is too late. It is hard to identify which mod cause the error. Many mod's you can't remove during gameplay.
So you need to live with that errors for that colony. except it is a game breaking error.
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Re: Constant Map Load Error when loading saves...
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2020, 08:39:24 PM »

Hi,
before you even should think about to start a new colony, you allways should look to minimize the amount of errors you got after rimworld startup/mod activation.
Better don't use a mod that give out error, then to risk later a critical because of that mod.

Some of these error are resultung of missing mods. One or more mods need another mod to be loaded before them.
At example you got an Alienrace Xenoorca, but you miss the Humanoid Alienrace framework or didn't loaded before that race.

Other XML error's could be the result of missings mod too, but if you can't resolve that error, you better don't use that mod, check the mod discussion about these errors and maybe leave a comment about it so the author maybe can fix it.

But mosttimes when you encounter during gameplay it is too late. It is hard to identify which mod cause the error. Many mod's you can't remove during gameplay.
So you need to live with that errors for that colony. except it is a game breaking error.
Yeah, that's how I usually deal with mod issues (and sometimes end up sticking with error-filled colonies until a new set of mods catch my interest and I make a new one anyway). But this was the first time I was forced to start up new colonies because I had no idea what caused the map load error at a rapid rate when normally, updating mods during the game and switching them out don't cause that. Unless the constant Steam "Update Required" that's happening recently is doing something... And I do check to make sure I didn't take out mods that could break my saves mid-game as per the warnings from the modders.

I may have to do a mod cleanup again and see if I can find a way to clear up the missing stuff that pops up. I do try to stay on top of any errors that comes up.

Hmm, I feel like I didn't do my response well enough...
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