Star Fleet I - File Read Error

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Star Fleet I - File Read Error

Postby gumpy » 2011-7-13 @ 07:33

I'm trying to Play Star Fleet I by Interstel in DOSBOX 0.74.

My problem is when I try to log back into the game after quitting by entering in my commander's name - I get the message "FILE READ ERROR. You must log in as MANAGER to work on or reset data files". Meaning that the commander log files are corrupted. So the commander log files are not saving right apparently. I tried resetting the data files and starting a new game - but I got the same problem when I tried to log in.
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Re: Star Fleet I - File Read Error

Postby ripsaw8080 » 2011-7-13 @ 09:28

I can reproduce the problem in 0.74, but not in SVN. The game uses FCBs for most file operations, and I suspect that improvements in DOSBox regarding FCBs have fixed the problem, but haven't really analyzed it.

I checked if files saved in 0.74 could be read with an SVN build, but got the same error; so it seems the save files are damaged, and starting from the beginning with an SVN build is necessary to get it working.
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Re: Star Fleet I - File Read Error

Postby gumpy » 2011-7-14 @ 02:06

Thanks for the info.

Where can I get the latest SVN build for Windows?
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Re: Star Fleet I - File Read Error

Postby gumpy » 2011-7-14 @ 18:03

Thanks - I'll try it and see if it works.
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Re: Star Fleet I - File Read Error

Postby awwwdrat » 2018-2-09 @ 12:54

I'm having the same issue. has anything worked for this game yet?
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Re: Star Fleet I - File Read Error

Postby awwwdrat » 2018-2-09 @ 20:01

I am using a laptop with windows 10. I have tried using the game in the C: location and I have an external A: drive but it does the same thing there too. I have noticed while starting a game, the SEQ.NUM file disappears. Somewhere along the way, the SF.PER file disappears too. Sometimes when you go to start the next game, it kicks yo out with a message saying line 1520 is missing. I checked the file folder properties and the read only box is checked. I unchecked it, applied it to all folders and sub folders, click apply and ok, but when I reopen the folder the read only box is checked again. I have used a copy of these files on an old laptop that only has DOS on it and it works perfectly on that. Thoughts? Help?
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