– November 26 '06: Patch 1.19 solves this issue –
I had a feeling something in the format would change between the two patches, and I was right!
I try loading my old 1.18 savegame into 1.18a and get the following error:
Interest type not found:.\SIM_Interest.cpp
After digging around a new 1.18a save file I found that the interest cardgames has changed to card games, so I go back and update all instances. Still won’t load, get the same message. Deleted all blocks that look like this:gambling card games Card games # gambling Gambling
The old save game loads fine after that. I triple checked my changes against the new format… did I still miss something?
Notes for the curious:
By deleting those blocks, any friends that used to play poker will no longer have the Poker interest.