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#1 schisnell

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 05:44 PM

I've moved the folders for my own characters and my current film projects to the new MS folder on the new PC.  But when I open MS, the program doesn't see them.  

 

I can go to the Folders for each film. MS shows them when I navigate there. But under File Type it says, "Select a Movie to Load."  And everything there is a folder of the movie project, but no movie files that I can see in any of the subfolders. And it doesn't find them automatically. In other words, there is nothing to click on that MS accepts as a Movie.

 

The same is true of old stock characters and sets. 

 

Any ideas? Thanks in advance!

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#2 primaveranz

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 08:22 PM

The movies should be in your user files e.g. "C:\Users\[YOURUSERNAME]\Moviestorm\Movies" not the installation folder of the program.


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#3 schisnell

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 08:46 PM

Thanks!  I wish I had seen that!

 

However, 

  1. It loads only the unfinished old movies (not the ones that I produced). Any way to see them recognized, too?
  2. I still don't find sets and characters, even though I moved the Stock folder to the same new location.  Am I missing something there?

 



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Posted 27 December 2017 - 10:51 PM

They should be in "C:\Users\[USERNAME\Moviestorm\Stock\", if they are not showing have you tried restarting Moviestorm?


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#5 schisnell

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 10:57 PM

Yup. I have these in the correct place and have restarted MS a few times now.

 

 

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 11:11 PM

Try saving a set and/or charcter to stock from inside MS and see where it ends up. Then look inside the folder and check what files it has inside it, and that your other sets etc have the same ones.


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#7 schisnell

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 11:20 PM

Yup, something's definitely amiss here.

 

The characters and sets are saving correctly to the folder, but my old files are not being recognized.  Same thing with many of my old movies--the "finished" ones are not being recognized.

 

Befuddled.

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 11:34 PM

Silly question but your are looking in the "My Sets" Tab for you own ones? 

Also how old are these old ones? Is it possible they were made with a previous version of the software? 

 


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Posted 27 December 2017 - 11:38 PM

Yes, looking at My Sets, and looking for My Movies, and looking for extra characters from Stock.

 

Some of the older movies were definitely from an earlier version (two years old?), but one was made and finished in between the incomplete projects.  That is, Chapters 6 and 8 are unfinished (and appear in the My Movies section now that I've moved the folders), but Chapter 7 (which was completed with the same newest version) does not appear.  

 

 



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Posted 27 December 2017 - 11:55 PM

Do you want to upload the three sets to Dropbox or similar so I can download them and take a look?


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#11 schisnell

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:02 AM

Here are the two folders:

 

https://drive.google...hIa?usp=sharing

 

None of the Stock folder is recognized.

Movies Ch 6 & 8 (of all flavors) are recognized; none of the others are.

 

Thanks!



#12 primaveranz

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:56 AM

Your problem seems to be that all the file names inside your set folder have dates appended in brackets e.g.

 

metadata  (2017_07_30 02_12_11 UTC).xml

 

instead of (if you check the test versions)

 

metadata.xml

 

I think that is your problem, as when I remove the dates I do see the sets as options. 

 

 

 

 


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#13 schisnell

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 03:29 AM

That's most of it, for sure!  

 

(Of course, now I find that I'm missing a bunch of AddOns that never got saved, but that's just a matter of tracking down everything I bought over the past couple of years. . . . )

 

1. Movies, check

2. Stock characters, check

 

3. Sets . .. . wait a minute.  Removing the date tags doesn't seem to change the status of these. . . 

 

Thanks for your help, so far!  Any idea what the snag might be on the sets?

 

 



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 08:19 AM

I could see your "Academy Garden Fall" set in the picker but I couldn't open it because of missing textures. If you are still not seeing them in the picker make sure you haven't left any spaces in the names that shouldn't be there.


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#15 schisnell

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 02:10 AM

That was the issue.  This will be a slow process, but thanks so much!



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Posted 30 December 2017 - 03:35 AM

Glad I could help (a bit) ;)


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