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Discussion in 'Starbound Support' started by Paxxylicious, Jul 6, 2016.

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  1. Paxxylicious

    Paxxylicious Intergalactic Tourist

    I'm sorta new with this whole forum thing and ive tried everywhere / anything so hopefully I can get some help here?
    sorry if I make any mistakes!

    so it all started when I got some rad new instruments and I wanted to download some songs to play. When I tried though, I noticed that I was missing the "assets" folder. I compared my "Starbound" folder and everything in it with a friends and found out that I was missing a lot of the folders he had. So I decided to uninstall the game from steam and re-download. I did back up my player files (.shipworld , .player , .metadata) and my universe files on my desktop.
    So I searched up how to restore them. youtube videos and such told me to just copy and paste those files into the player/ universe folders. but I only find myself with giraffe_storage and koala_storage. the koala_storage has all the files I backed up?? how does it do that? I saved it on my desktop not there. and pasting the player files in giraffe_storage doesn't work! my character doesn't even show up in the menu...

    Ive spent a long time getting to where I was in the game and I hoped I took the right steps but it seems I didn't... please! if anyone knows anything or has a video/thread/anything that might help me restore my backed files,, please reply??

    thank you for your time!!

    here are some things I used to gain more knowledge on my problem:
    (<- showed me how to back up files)
    (<- also showed me how to back up)

    https://www.reddit.com/r/starbound/...er_randomly_restarting_and_character_deleted/ (<- tried what they said and didn't work :c )
    http://steamcommunity.com/app/211820/discussions/0/630800443426865811/ (<- learned that giraffe_storage is where saves are maybe?)

    there are more but these where the significant ones!
  2. Iris Blanche

    Iris Blanche Pudding Paradox Forum Moderator

    If i read it right you placed the player files inside the giraffe_storage folder. But you have to place the files in giraffe_storage/player folder. Same goes for universe.
    So following structure is necessary:
    giraffe_storage/player <- there must be the player files
    giraffe_storage/universe <- there must be the universe files
    Don't rely on videos on youtube because most of them are outdated.

    ~ Iris ~

    edit: typo ^^'
  3. Paxxylicious

    Paxxylicious Intergalactic Tourist

    yeah, I noticed that too..
    although I did try to put all of my information in the right folders but it didn't work :c
    I see no sign of crashing or my character in the character select screen...
    thanks tho!
  4. Iris Blanche

    Iris Blanche Pudding Paradox Forum Moderator

    Can you post your starbound.log? Maybe starbound is trying to load them but can't due to file corrupttion or sth like this.

    ~ Iris ~
  5. Paxxylicious

    Paxxylicious Intergalactic Tourist

    im not sure how to...
    is it the starbound.log in the files?
    if so I have five of them??
    which one do I pick?
    wait I think I found the most recent one
    this is the one when I try to put my backed up files in the player/universe files:

    Start logging at: 2016-07-07 20:32:37.367

    [20:32:37.369] Info: Star::Root using bootstrap file 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Starbound\win64\sbboot.config'

    [20:32:37.369] Info: Star::Root using storage directory 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Starbound\giraffe_storage\'

    [20:32:37.369] Info: Preparing Star::Root...

    [20:32:37.369] Info: No modding directory found.

    [20:32:37.369] Info: Loading Configuration with config file: 'starbound.config'

    [20:32:37.369] Info: Loading Star::Configuration from 'Just (.\..\giraffe_storage\starbound.config)'

    [20:32:37.372] Info: Writing Star::Configuration to '.\..\giraffe_storage\starbound.config'

    [20:32:37.382] Info: Initializing Star::Root with 2 assets sources

    [20:32:37.383] Info: Done preparing Star::Root.

    [20:32:37.383] Info: Client Version 'Beta v. Glad Giraffe - Update 3' Revision: 30555b17a491c2a97ab0afbff3b848a1fd937dbd Protocol: 711

    [20:32:37.383] Info: Initialized SDL

    [20:32:37.427] Info: Initialized SDL Video

    [20:32:37.438] Info: Initialized SDL Joystick

    [20:32:37.441] Info: Initialized SDL Sound

    [20:32:37.459] Info: Opened default audio device with 44khz / 16 bit stereo audio, 2048 sample size buffer

    [20:32:37.459] Info: Loading Assets

    [20:32:37.459] Info: Loading assets from: '../assets/packed.pak'

    [20:32:37.460] Info: Loading assets from: '../assets/user'

    [20:32:38.178] Info: Done loading Assets in 0.719 seconds

    [20:32:38.190] Info: Loading NameGenerator

    [20:32:38.192] Info: Initializing SDL Window

    [20:32:38.200] Info: Done loading NameGenerator in 0.00999999 seconds

    [20:32:38.200] Info: Loading ObjectDatabase

    [20:32:38.379] Info: Created initial window 1000x600

    [20:32:38.396] Info: Renderer initialized

    [20:32:38.420] Info: Renderer destroyed

    [20:32:38.420] Info: Initializing SDL Window

    [20:32:38.578] Info: Re-created window 2560x1537

    [20:32:38.604] Info: Renderer initialized

    [20:32:38.604] Info: Loading ImageMetadataDatabase

    [20:32:38.604] Info: Done loading ImageMetadataDatabase in 0 seconds

    [20:32:39.632] Info: Done loading ObjectDatabase in 1.432 seconds

    [20:32:39.639] Info: Loading PlantDatabase

    [20:32:39.867] Info: Done loading PlantDatabase in 0.228 seconds

    [20:32:39.867] Info: Loading ProjectileDatabase

    [20:32:41.047] Info: Done loading ProjectileDatabase in 1.18 seconds

    [20:32:41.047] Info: Loading MonsterDatabase

    [20:32:41.699] Info: Done loading MonsterDatabase in 0.652 seconds

    [20:32:41.699] Info: Loading NpcDatabase

    [20:32:41.861] Info: Done loading NpcDatabase in 0.162 seconds

    [20:32:41.861] Info: Loading StagehandDatabase

    [20:32:41.863] Info: Done loading StagehandDatabase in 0.00199986 seconds

    [20:32:41.863] Info: Loading VehicleDatabase

    [20:32:41.874] Info: Done loading VehicleDatabase in 0.0110002 seconds

    [20:32:41.874] Info: Loading PlayerFactory

    [20:32:41.881] Info: Done loading PlayerFactory in 0.00699997 seconds

    [20:32:41.881] Info: Loading EntityFactory

    [20:32:41.882] Info: Loading VersioningDatabase

    [20:32:41.884] Info: Done loading VersioningDatabase in 0.00200009 seconds

    [20:32:41.884] Info: Done loading EntityFactory in 0.00300002 seconds

    [20:32:41.884] Info: Loading ItemDatabase

    [20:32:42.384] Info: Writing Star::Configuration to '.\..\giraffe_storage\starbound.config'

    [20:32:51.850] Info: Loading FunctionDatabase

    [20:32:51.891] Info: Done loading FunctionDatabase in 0.0409999 seconds

    [20:32:51.895] Info: Loading ParticleDatabase

    [20:32:52.089] Info: Done loading ParticleDatabase in 0.194 seconds

    [20:32:58.711] Info: Done loading ItemDatabase in 16.827 seconds

    [20:32:58.711] Info: Loading MaterialDatabase

    [20:32:58.933] Info: Done loading MaterialDatabase in 0.222 seconds

    [20:32:58.933] Info: Loading TerrainDatabase

    [20:32:59.041] Info: Done loading TerrainDatabase in 0.108 seconds

    [20:32:59.041] Info: Loading BiomeDatabase

    [20:32:59.198] Info: Done loading BiomeDatabase in 0.157 seconds

    [20:32:59.199] Info: Loading LiquidsDatabase

    [20:32:59.202] Info: Done loading LiquidsDatabase in 0.00199986 seconds

    [20:32:59.202] Info: Loading StatusEffectDatabase

    [20:32:59.249] Info: Done loading StatusEffectDatabase in 0.0469999 seconds

    [20:32:59.249] Info: Loading DamageDatabase

    [20:32:59.543] Info: Done loading DamageDatabase in 0.294 seconds

    [20:32:59.543] Info: Loading EffectSourceDatabase

    [20:32:59.581] Info: Done loading EffectSourceDatabase in 0.027 seconds

    [20:32:59.581] Info: Loading TreasureDatabase

    [20:32:59.662] Info: Done loading TreasureDatabase in 0.0809999 seconds

    [20:32:59.663] Info: Loading DungeonDefinitions

    [20:33:00.368] Info: Done loading DungeonDefinitions in 0.705 seconds

    [20:33:00.368] Info: Loading TilesetDatabase

    [20:33:00.368] Info: Done loading TilesetDatabase in 0 seconds

    [20:33:00.368] Info: Loading EmoteProcessor

    [20:33:00.369] Info: Done loading EmoteProcessor in 0.000999928 seconds

    [20:33:00.369] Info: Loading SpeciesDatabase

    [20:33:00.389] Info: Done loading SpeciesDatabase in 0.02 seconds

    [20:33:00.390] Info: Loading QuestTemplateDatabase

    [20:33:00.435] Info: Done loading QuestTemplateDatabase in 0.0449998 seconds

    [20:33:00.435] Info: Loading AiDatabase

    [20:33:00.468] Info: Done loading AiDatabase in 0.033 seconds

    [20:33:00.469] Info: Loading TechDatabase

    [20:33:00.475] Info: Done loading TechDatabase in 0.00600004 seconds

    [20:33:00.475] Info: Loading CodexDatabase

    [20:33:00.791] Info: Done loading CodexDatabase in 0.316 seconds

    [20:33:00.791] Info: Loading BehaviorDatabase

    [20:33:00.913] Info: Done loading BehaviorDatabase in 0.122 seconds

    [20:33:00.913] Info: Loading DanceDatabase

    [20:33:00.918] Info: Done loading DanceDatabase in 0.00499988 seconds

    [20:33:00.919] Info: Loading SpawnTypeDatabase

    [20:33:00.936] Info: Done loading SpawnTypeDatabase in 0.017 seconds

    [20:33:00.939] Info: Done fully loading Star::Root

    [20:33:00.943] Info: Renderer destroyed

    [20:33:00.950] Error: Error loading player file, ignoring! .\..\giraffe_storage\player\80b747b08520867eb3004a01207657a2.player : (IOException) Wrong magic bytes at start of versioned json file, expected 'SBVJ01'

    [20:33:00.956] Error: Error loading player file, ignoring! .\..\giraffe_storage\player\b9c6f2769b9a251341ba58d0b2dee71d.player : (IOException) Wrong magic bytes at start of versioned json file, expected 'SBVJ01'

    [20:33:00.961] Error: Error loading player file, ignoring! .\..\giraffe_storage\player\d88658c5cb738d953b9ffd995f786958.player : (IOException) Wrong magic bytes at start of versioned json file, expected 'SBVJ01'

    [20:33:02.940] Info: Renderer initialized

    [20:33:09.820] Info: Renderer destroyed

    [20:33:09.825] Info: Application quitting!

    [20:33:09.825] Info: Client shutdown gracefully

    [20:33:10.007] Info: Shutting down Star::Root
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2016
  6. Iris Blanche

    Iris Blanche Pudding Paradox Forum Moderator

    Looks like your player files are corrupted or outdated and can't be loaded. Did you transfer unstable or nightly characters to stable? That could explain why they won't load.

    ~ Iris ~
  7. Paxxylicious

    Paxxylicious Intergalactic Tourist

    I don't think I did? I'm not even sure what those are? all I know is that the character files I have were from a corrupted version of starbound that I originally had. it didn't have most of the files that my other friend had so I decided to uninstall and reinstall. do you think steam had something to do with it?
    maybe the only way I can play with those characters is if I get the corrupted version back?
    (also I really appreciate you taking time to respond and try to help me out! thank you!)
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