Many old projects refuse to load in 2.31

Sat May 29, 2021 4:35 am

Hey Eric et al,

Been out of the loop for a long time. Just installed 2.31 and a bunch of my old project files won't load. These projects go back to 2018 and earlier, so can't remember which version they were created with. Most crash when 0% is parsed on loading. :-(

Example file:
ABSTRACTS.magic
(37.26 KiB) Downloaded 15 times


Folder full of them, created around the same time: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11YElIWg5klQQe1ZuDJb7uOC9xoa0QcHE?usp=sharing
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Re: Many old projects refuse to load in 2.31

Sat May 29, 2021 9:12 am

Hey Nik, welcome back.

I could open these in 32bit Magic. This project 'disappeared' Magic in 64bit for me also. Not much interesting in the Event log but the crash was in there. I couldn't see anything obvious that would cause a crash but didn't go through everything.

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Re: Many old projects refuse to load in 2.31

Sat May 29, 2021 3:54 pm

Thanks, I will look into this.
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Re: Many old projects refuse to load in 2.31

Sat May 29, 2021 4:34 pm

The ABSTRACTS project loads fine for me, but there are a lot of missing third party modules and asset files.

Same with a couple others I tried.

Otherwise no problems/crashes on Windows or macOS.

As a first step, you might try emptying your Additional Module Folders in case there's something in there causing problems.
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Re: Many old projects refuse to load in 2.31

Sun May 30, 2021 4:47 am

Thanks Eric, Sadler,

I found a workaround. I copied the files to my desktop, where they were able to open. Interestingly, copying the original enclosing folder to the desktop did not work, as they refused to open from it.

Tried saving them (the ones individually copied to desktop) to another folder, and they would open from their new location as well.

All very strange, but at least the work is recoverable. That's all that matters. :-)
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