Mardek RPG: Chapter 2 deleted your savegame? Here's the fix.

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I couldn’t confirm wether this only works for me,
because nobody wanted to send me their savegame files for Mardek
but here’s what works for me and should theoretically work for you, too.

All savegames below a corrupted savegame disappear
and since the autosave is on top, all your savegames are “gone”.

What you need is a hex editor. For example HxD

Locate your Mardek savegames at
C:\Documents and settings\[Windows account]\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\F96E8QBY\chat.kongregate.com
Look for files starting with MARDEK.
MARDEK__sg_0.sol for the autosave, etc.

All you have to do is change the fourth value from 00 to 07.
That was the value from my non-corrupted savegames and
it makes the saves reappear.
You have to do it in every file except MARDEK__sg_MASTER.sol.
And everytime, you save…
Turning off autosave might be helpful in that case.

This is obviously just a workaround and no final solution,
since I’m neither the developer of the game nor am I working for Adobe
but it at least restores your savegames for now.

Below two screenshots if my description was too cryptic.

Location of your savegames:

The red 07 is the value, you have to change.
Your savegame will have a 00 instead, which somehow turns that savegame
and any savegame below that invisible.

Hope, I could help.

- krad

 
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I can’t find the save game files, I’ve tried in the past as well too. I use Vista any idea how to find them? Much apreciated.

 
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Okay if you have vista it’s:

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\BG3RKG58\chat.kongregate.com

still didn’t work for me though opened the hxd and changed the values yet no save files.

 
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Too bad.
Probably will stop working for me, too, as soon as I leave that area or level up or anything else major happens.
And I won’t be able to find the right values if that happens either. :\

 
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cannot found my save files

 
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Use Flash player version 9 so your mardek 2 save files won’t corrupt upon saving.

 
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I changed it to 07, but it’s still not working.. humm..

 
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forget this in Mardek 1 when you ending it save 5 slots (whit autosave) and in mardek 2 load the savefile 5 (on pag 2) and it loads and saves perfectly. it works for me. SO FORGET THIS PAGE!note:whitouht reinstall flash player 9

 
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Well, it also erased my game…
And i got flash player 10

 
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The error exists with flash player 10, the save file corrupts. Use flash player 9 to play that game.

 
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There is a problem with Flash Player 9, at least when used in conjunction with Fire Fox 3. I cant find the last update to version 9, so I use 9.016. As a result, Firefox continually crashes for me.

 
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Old versions of flash player are located here.

 
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you need a new flash player.

 
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This worked, thanks.

To all you people complaining about flash you’re just afraid to edit stuff in hex. It’s no biggie.

Thanks for the fix!

 
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Hello, I am having the problem discussed in this thread (save games disappear). I’ve tried modifying the fourth byte in all my save files to a ‘07’ and it does not fix the problem. I’m using Flash Player 10.0.22.87. I am not willing to downgrade to a less secure version of Flash in order to play this game, someone please help me fix my files! I have about 2-3 hours invested in this game, and was quite enjoying it.

 
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There is nothing you can do to fix this problem permanently.

Flash Player 10 causes the problem and the developer of Mardek doesn’t seem to care to fix the game :(

 
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I don’t need a permanent fix, I’d settle for restoring my lost work in less time than it takes to re-play it. :( No way to get a save game back with Flash 10?

 
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Well, you can download a program called .sol Editor

And as far as I remember, you just need to load one of your save files into the editor and then save the file without changing anything.

Then your saves should appear in Mardek 2 once – and you can continue from your last save point.

When saving your new progress, every save game has disappeared the next time you want to load a game.

And then you will have to load one of your save files into the editor again – and so on…

 
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I have now saved my Mardek Chapter 1 profile at the end, I have loaded it on Chapter 2 and I was in the Mines level and I died and I tried to load my profile but suddenly my profile is gone! Now I have to start over! At least Mardek RPG is fun to play anyway…

 
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It also works if you Downgrade to Flash 9.All the save files(Unless they have been overwritten(they overwritten by date not completion)) will reappear once you downgrade.

 
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Using the .sol editor worked for me.

 
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I dont know how to use the .sol editor, I downloaded it but how do I put my save files onto it?

 
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I thank you for your kindly written tutorial on fixing this common problem.
I, however, was unable to fix my problem using the exact steps mentioned,
but I manage to find a way to get around it, while still using the method stated.

Before I give the solution which I had found, I must correct you on one thing.
Each computer has a different file in #SharedObjects. So in case anyone is
trying to locate the file “F96E8QBY”, it is a useless attempt. Each computer
has a different file name.

Now as for the solution, I found that many of you had an unsuccessful try at
restoring your save files. This is the solution I found, and is one that I am
most definitely confident will work for anyone else. The number given by krad
to replace the fourth value is “07”. This may of had worked for some people,
but it didn’t for many others.

The reason it didn’t work is that the values that needs to be there varies
between each Mardek 2 save file. Example, my fourth value needed to be
change to 02 instead. This change in value managed to restore my Mardek 2
save file.

So simply put, in your hex editor, try changing the fourth value with numbers
starting from 01, and if that dosen’t work, change it to 02 and 03 and so on.
But by the small chance that this didn’t work, try checking your other save files.
All save files, including the autosave file, needs to be changed. Attempting to
restore just one save file will just cause the game to restore a selectable
load, but with empty files inside.

Also, the tutorial is different for those who play Mardek 2 on a different site, or
on their desktop. The folder with the save file varies between which site is played
on. The folder would usually contain the site name/address and be located in

C:\Documents and settings\[Windows account]\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash Player\#SharedObjects\[Random letters & numbers]\[Site name/addresss]

An example of the site name/address would be Kongregate, who’s folder name
would be chat.kongregate.com. As for those who play Mardek 2 on their desktop,
the folder name would usually be “localhost” or “localWithNet”.

I am sorry if I was not descriptive enough, but I hope this helped.