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Started 10/17/21 by Tennco (carlyMC); 31680 views.
Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

11/17/21

Be grateful! They stopped the update that made people loose their game.

hope you are well!

Billye (BillyeLH)

From: Billye (BillyeLH)

11/17/21

Thank you, Di!  I'm getting there! 

Di (amina046)

From: Di (amina046)

11/17/21

I still miss rooms of Memory!

Billye (BillyeLH)

From: Billye (BillyeLH)

11/17/21

LOL!  I guess it is still available on their site.

Hirento

From: Hirento

11/18/21

Billye (BillyeLH) said:

At least you can get in the game. For over a month I get a message that my version is out of date and I need to download new version. There isn't an update available either automatic or manual.

Hello Billye!

I had the same problem a couple of years ago. I solved it by uninstalling the game from the Game Manager. To be sure, I also uninstalled the Game Manager itself. I then re-downloaded the game (and game manager) and installed it again.

That "forced" the newest version, and I continued where I left off. I did not lose anything, my friend list was intact, and I could continue without problems. I was a bit nervous beforehand and copied the MC files and made screenshots of my items and achievements, but needen't have worried at all.

That was also around the time of a content update.

After that, I set my Game Manager to start in administrative mode, and have not had problems since.

Billye (BillyeLH)

From: Billye (BillyeLH)

11/18/21

Thank you, Hirento.  I have done that numerous times but I can try again.

Hirento

From: Hirento

11/18/21

Hi again Billye,

If you have already tried it and it didn't work, odds are it won't work now, either.

However, you could try (after the uninstall/re-install) to start the GM in administrative mode.

Then check for game updates

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Here is how (on PC, windows 10):

Your user account the the PC must have admin rights.

On the icon for the GM, right-click (instead of double-click to start).

That should open a menu with several choices, among them is "Start as administrator". In my menu it is the third choice from the top, with a little shield-icon on.

Click that, and a pop-up (the User Account Control) appears asking if you are sure. Click yes, and the GM will start as normal. but it now has administration rights, in case that setting needs to be "on".

After closing the GM, the "start as admin" is normally turned off, there is a way to make the program always start in admin mode if needed.

BFG help pages also has a how-to on doing this for individual games, but it can be set for all kinds of programs including the GM.

  • Edited November 18, 2021 3:06 pm  by  Hirento
Billye (BillyeLH)

From: Billye (BillyeLH)

11/18/21

Thank you, Hirento.  I will try that!

Dot (aussieDot1)

From: Dot (aussieDot1)

11/19/21

Hi NewbieOne,

As one of the original players, I can tell you it was a beta game December 2013.  It officially became a PC game mid January 2014 and then later/mid January when the game went to level 18, there were major, major problems!  Those of us that completed level 18 lost our games.  Those that stopped playing before they completed the last tasks for level 18 saved their games.  For the next 2 months, the developers worked on MC to find and correct the issue.  By mid March, those who still had a viable game were able to play - part of that 'fix' is still seen today in our game - updates finishing partway through a set of tasks for a character not at the end of a level.  However many of us that had lost of our games had to start again as in those days, there was no ability to restore games. 

Still here, still playing.  Though at the moment only playing my "baby" games as I really do not want to lose my main game again. 

Dot sunglasses  earth_asia

How well I remember that time when we were all locked out of our games.  So many of us started other games just to keep playing.  I was lucky that I didn't lose my first game, but I did start a couple of others to play.  I don't think the devs expected the game to be so popular.  John went from level 21 (if I remember correctly) to level 121 once we got back to our games.

I no longer play with the same intensity that I did back then, but the house has never recovered from the neglect of those days.

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