SEE EDIT 3 I THINK I MAY HAVE FIGURED OUT THE ISSUE, STILL A BUG THOUGH
Really enjoying the game but I cannot load saved game files. I apologize if this has been previously reported, but I could not find it in a search of the forums.
The game starts up fine, I can see and select saved games. But in the loading process a popup with “Assertion failure:…\src\SIM_LoadGame.cpp 2116” appears, and when I click OK, the game crashes.
This happens for any save game file, including the autosave and _backup_autosave. The link below has the save game files and the error/debug text files.
EDIT: I wanted to add one more detail. When I saved the games I am now trying to load, they all saved normally and I was able to exit the game normally via the menu. There was no game crash at the time of the save.
EDIT 2: This bug still persists in version 1.53, except the error message is now “Assertion failure:…\src\SIM_LoadGame.cpp 2153”
EDIT 3: OK I did some snooping in the save file XML and I think I may have found the problem. I had a comma in one of my vehicle names, and I think that messes up the XML read in. I did a test with a new game where I didn’t make any cars with commas in the name for awhile and saved/loaded it just fine. Then I produced a few cars with commas in the name and the game wasn’t able to load after that. In short… recommended fix next version update: don’t allow players to put commas (or any other special characters that might mess with the XML structure) in their car names.