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#1128732 - 10/18/17 09:06 PM nostradamus : the last prophecy
deleterman Offline
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hi guys i just got a save game for this and when i clicked on the saved game i got a star force copy protectiom system. message...what is this all about ?and i still haven't been able to down load my save game. headscratch can you tell me how i can down load the save game ? thanks


Edited by deleterman (10/18/17 09:09 PM)

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#1128736 - 10/18/17 09:26 PM Re: nostradamus : the last prophecy [Re: deleterman]
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Just to provide more information for the Glitches folks, deleterman wishes to download a saved game from here. The discussion over in Hints was getting technical, and I was also confused by his mention of Starforce copy protection, so I suggested that he post his questions in the Glitches forum.

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#1128741 - 10/18/17 09:46 PM Re: nostradamus : the last prophecy [Re: deleterman]
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What does the message say, deleterman? I just downloaded one of the saves with no problem.
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#1128745 - 10/18/17 10:10 PM Re: nostradamus : the last prophecy [Re: deleterman]
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Never attempt to open a save by double-clicking it. You have zero chance of the game opening and loading the save. Your computer will attempt to open the save with whatever the extension of the file is linked to, which usually has nothing whatever to do with the contents of the save or the game it's for.

You need to put the save in the game's save folder, start the game, and load the save from there. If you don't see the save, it may not be compatible with your operating system.

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and i still haven't been able to down load my save game. headscratch can you tell me how i can down load the save game ?

You aren't making sense. First you say you tried to open the save by double-clicking it. Then you say you haven't even managed to download it yet. Download means get it off the Internet. If you have it on your desktop or in your Downloads folder and double-clicked it, you've already downloaded it. The saves on the nicouzouf website are zip files, so I don't see how you'd get any message at all by double-clicking a link in your web browser.

If you need to copy the save to your save folder,
first find out where the game's saves are.

Despite that certain websites claim the Nostradamus saves are in
C:\Program Files (x86)\Nostradamus\Users\Profile1\

that doesn't look like a Vista/7/8/10 location to me. It looks like an XP location, and I'd look elsewhere if you don't see anything the Program Files location.

Save folders are most likely in one of the subfolders of
C:\Users\your-username\AppData\Local\
C:\Users\your-username\AppData\LocalLow\
or
C:\Users\your-username\AppData\Roaming\

Occasionally I've seen save folders in
C:\Users\your-username\Saved Games

The subfolder can be named after the game, but more often is inside another subfolder that's named after the publisher or developer.

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#1128747 - 10/18/17 10:40 PM Re: nostradamus : the last prophecy [Re: Jenny100]
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thanks for the info.so i should click on save game i want at :here" 1 time and then what do i do ?

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#1128749 - 10/18/17 11:21 PM Re: nostradamus : the last prophecy [Re: deleterman]
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You should drag the save to the game's save folder, then start the game and load the game from the game's Load Game Menu.

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#1128751 - 10/19/17 12:59 AM Re: nostradamus : the last prophecy [Re: Jenny100]
deleterman Offline
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cool,got the saved game i wanted on my desk top , it said -saves 20.png what is png ? any way can i drag it to c:\program files(x86)\nostradamus\users\profile1\ ? or is there a better place ? headscratch

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#1128764 - 10/19/17 08:50 AM Re: nostradamus : the last prophecy [Re: deleterman]
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Can I assume you unzipped the file too, deleterman? The file I downloaded was a zipped file.
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#1128789 - 10/19/17 12:20 PM Re: nostradamus : the last prophecy [Re: Draclvr]
deleterman Offline
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yikes thanks for that info, its been years and years the last time i downloaded a saved game.so how do i unzipped it ? btw i do have 7 zip to unzip if that helps . like i said its been a long time . duh thanks for your patience. praise


Edited by deleterman (10/19/17 12:55 PM)

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#1128794 - 10/19/17 01:52 PM Re: nostradamus : the last prophecy [Re: deleterman]
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Originally Posted By: deleterman
got the saved game i wanted on my desk top , it said -saves 20.png what is png

png is a picture file -- like a jpg or bmp.
It sounds like you downloaded the little picture of the floppy on the nicouzouf website instead of the saved game.

The name of the save you download should be
nostradamusthelastprophecy_savegames_part_020.zip

and it should unzip to
Save.020
readme.txt

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#1128797 - 10/19/17 02:11 PM Re: nostradamus : the last prophecy [Re: Jenny100]
deleterman Offline
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thanks ,haveing a hard time down loading winzip 7 i fingered out that saves 20 was , going back to that save here on this site and see if there is a save .020 .zip nada. i'm spending to much time on this so i'm going to move on to a more fun game . thanks for all your time and help on this game. praise


Edited by deleterman (10/19/17 02:38 PM)

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#1128800 - 10/19/17 03:27 PM Re: nostradamus : the last prophecy [Re: deleterman]
Jenny100 Offline
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If you can't figure out how to download a zipped save from nicouzouf, you won't be able to use any saves from that website for any game -- not just this particular game. So you're better off either solving the download issue or giving up on using saved games.

We could try emailing you the save as an attachment, but there's no proof your email provider wouldn't strip off of attachment or entirely block the email. It's better if you can download the save directly yourself.

I have no idea what web browser you're using or why it downloaded the png of the save icon instead of the zip file.

When I left-click the save icon for
"20: Waiting for my key at the blacksmith"
in my web browser, a pop-up window appears with the option to "Open with" or "Save file" with "Save File" selected -- and I can either OK or Cancel that Window.

Double-clicking the save icon simply opens two separate download windows for the same file. I would have to right-click the icon and choose "Save Image As" to download the picture of the save icon -- which is not what you said you did. Maybe your web browser is having issues. I don't know why else it would act so strangely.

Right-clicking the save icon and choosing "Save Link As" will open a pop-up window pointing to the zip file, so is an alternative to a left-click -- at least with my web browser.

You don't need Winzip or 7zip or any other external utility to unzip a .zip file.
Windows has had that capability built into it ever since XP.

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#1128805 - 10/19/17 05:43 PM Re: nostradamus : the last prophecy [Re: Jenny100]
deleterman Offline
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yes i remember years ago that i never had any problems at all down loading save games from you guys.that was before i got windows 7 i think. headscratch like i said i haven't use a saved game in a long time ..and the last time i played this one i just worked it out .i don't know if any one else had any problems with this game or not...this is not a fun game to play.i have much better and fun game to play. thank you so much trying to help me on this urock

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#1128806 - 10/19/17 06:11 PM Re: nostradamus : the last prophecy [Re: deleterman]
Jenny100 Offline
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If you're not enjoying the game, that's reason enough not to continue playing, save or no save.

I agree it's more difficult to download files than it used to be -- at least it is with Windows. Sending files by email can be even worse, where someone's email to you can be deleted by your ISP or antivirus because of a benign attachment, without your ever knowing the person sent you anything. They assume every attachment is a virus.

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#1128811 - 10/19/17 06:49 PM Re: nostradamus : the last prophecy [Re: Jenny100]
deleterman Offline
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Loc: San Diego
thanks -i use webroot secure any where.

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