TEW 2016 Save Converter (v 1.6 Updated 2nd May 2020)
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Uploaded by steev42
Last Updated May 2 2020
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Description:
This tool allows you to convert your save file in to a database file. This will allow you to share your in-game world with others, or even convert your database over to TEW 2020 once the game is released!

DISCLAIMER: This program is unofficial and is not supported by Adam Ryland or Grey Dog Software in any way. Use of this program to create a new database forfeits any support from Adam Ryland or Grey Dog Software for the created database.
For any issues arising from use of this program, please contact the creator of this program at steev@2d12.com.

SOME NOTES:
With TEW2020 Beta out, I have been playing with this. There appear to be some limitations in translating.
* It looks like there is a TEW2020 bug in translating gimmick ratings. TEW2016 had 8 categories of ratings; TEW2020 has only 6. So gimmicks rating Very Good in TEW2016 become Legendary in TEW2020; gimmicks rated Great or Legendary in 2016 become random in TEW2020.
* It looks like 'random' PPA contracts are shifted to ongoing handshake contracts.
* Any set wages traslate directly, without taking into account TEW2020's differing scale. I do recommend using the Editor's option to 'set wage to automatic' and 'set downside to automatic' before beginning your game.
* Belt prestige looks to be translated directly, without taking into account TEW2020's differing scale.
* I have noticed that with personality translations between games, some 'locker room leaders' for instance now even have a negative influence.

Usage:
1. Using TEW2016, create a new database.
2. Copy the 'TEW2016.mdb' file FROM the save game folder TO the new database folder, overwriting the file there.
3. Click the Open button below, and open the Database file.
4. Click the Convert button below.

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To Convert fed money:
1. Follow the instructions above to create a TEW2016 Database out of your game.
2. In TEW2020, follow the proper method if importing the converted TEW2016 game.
3. --RESTART THIS PROGRAM--
4. Open the original game (not the converted version) with the Open button
5. Open the imported TEW2020 database with the "Transfer" button. All balances should import automatically.


Version 1.6 (1 May 2020)
* Fixed issue with storyline merging that some users were seeing. Apparently the fields in this table are not consistent from game to game.

Version 1.5 (29 April 2020)
* Fixed issue that cropped up with removal of second game check. We had previously checked for a tables existence before using it; upon removal of that check, we were occasionally failing when the table didn't exist. We now handle that error.

Version 1.4 (25 April 2020)
* Updated fluency levels; workers were being set one level lower than they should be.

Version 1.3 (25 April 2020)
* Removed one "is this a game" check that was failing for some people.
* Updated logic for worker's home base. Before it wasn't taking into account that the editor save has Areas at the top instead of just regions, so workers based in (say) New England would find themselves based out of Japan instead.
* Fixed physical conditions -- some workers were having conditions set based on the wrong query, which was causing large variety in conditions (like a head of 190 and a body of 0).
* Fixed physical conditions -- workers that were away for reasons other than injury were being set with all conditions at -1. This didn't seem to affect creating a new game with it, but would not store the actual physical condition.
* Fixed worker contract length; workers were mostly ending up random, but could end up with contracts MUCH shorter (like 9 months instead of 4 years).
* ADDED FEATURE: Open a TEW2016 Game, then click on "Transfer Exact Company Balances." See instructions.

Version 1.2 (31 March 2020)
* Fixed an issue where a missing worker or fed could result in a failed conversion of various tables (like Halls of Fame). Those entries will now be silently deleted.
* Fixed improper ID being used to update worker health due to a injury. Previously, was updating the worker that shared the ID of the injury instead of the worker injured.
* Altered the database connection provider to an older driver to prevent 'Unable to connect to database' issues.

Version 1.1 (30 March 2020)
* Fixed the way database connections were made to prevent 'Too Many Tables' error.
* Added field clarifications to all queries to prevent keyword confusions.
Comments (30)

Jandres

March 29 2020

is this working right now? Or will it be after TEW 2020 is released?

steev42

March 29 2020

This works now -- it converts a TEW2016 Save Game to a TEW2016 Database. Theoretically, said database can then be converted into a TEW2020 database, but I haven't been able to test that yet for obvious reasons.

iruleall15

March 30 2020

This doesnt seem to work at all. When at step 3 where you open the file in the converter I get a "Unable to connect to game database"

steev42

March 30 2020

@iruleall15 - I'm on an email thread about a similar issue. As far as I can tell, this shouldn't be able to happen if the database is properly formatted, though it's possible I'm missing something. Could you send me a zipped copy of your game?

TheBookerman

April 2 2020

Really impressed with this. I had some issues with it at first, but it worked when I ran as administrator. Don't know if that may solve issues some people are having on their end. I'm waiting to convert the mod to 2020 before playing, but having had a look around the "new" database, this is brilliant and will save me so much time. Thank you.

steev42

April 2 2020

@Bookerman - Thanks, yeah. I've been copying files to my desktop to do the conversion, so I didn't even think of that. But yes, this WOULD be updating files in Windows' restricted areas if you follow my original instructions, so running as Administrator is a good idea.

ToddSackett

April 4 2020

Amazing work. However, I’ve run into one little problem, and that’s when I opened the database editor after converting and all the narratives from my original save game have now been erased? Is this something that still needs to be fixed or is it a problem on my end? Thanks.

steev42

April 5 2020

@Todd -- it *should* only erase narratives that have expired. For instance, if the game date is Sep 2021 and the narrative was set to occur in March of 2018, it would delete it. But if it was set to occur in Sep 2021 or later, the narrative should still be there.

The same date-specific removal happens for Agers as well.

If that's not what you're seeing, please let me know.

ToddSackett

April 5 2020

Oh no, I had narratives that were still yet to happen in my game save too. The agers are fine they’re still included in the database, but there are no narratives whatsoever in the database now. I’ll try converting again anyway & see if it makes a difference & I’ll let you know if it does the same thing.

error

April 13 2020

@steev42 hi, in my case all of where workers are based got wonky. Like Stone Cold, is suddenly based on Mexico while on the WWF, Stephanie McMahon based on Japan, etc.

WrestlingInfinity

April 20 2020

This is probably a stupid question, so please forgive me but where do I save/download the converter to? (i.e. which folder) If this works, I shall be very very happy to be able to continue my save in 2020.

steev42

April 21 2020

@Todd -- This shouldn't happen. Please do send me a zipped copy of your database, and I'll take a look.
@error -- Your error is confusing. My code doesn't actually even touch that data; it's something that can port between game and db easily. Please send me a copy of your database as well, and I'll see if I can't duplicate it and figure out what's going on.
@Wrestling -- You should be able to install it anywhere. You just need to make sure that you're able to access your save game folders from where it's installed -- my quick install sits on my desktop for quick access. And as noted earlier, you'll probably want to run in administrator mode.

WrestlingInfinity

April 23 2020

My Norton Firewall says the .exe file is unsafe automatically removes it.

Dane

April 23 2020

When i click open the converter button doesn't even show up

creepshow

April 23 2020

Hey Steev42, thank you so much for this! This is going to be a great help if we can get save games converted over to 2020.

Running into an issue after converting a 2016 save and then trying to use the in-game converter in TEW2020.

Someone else on the TEW board is getting the same error(at the same place during conversion), but I'm not sure if it's a 2020 thing or a converted database thing, as I expect folks on the board aren't going to be forthcoming about sharing a database they've gotten out of your converter.

Have you had a chance to test this yet?

From the other board (in case the post ends up deleted):
"An Error was found in the data while converting employment history. Error 94, Invalid use of Null. The conversion has been abandoned."

Ovisiado

April 23 2020

Same here, Error 94 converting Employment Histories

creepshow

April 23 2020

FYI - Looks like Adam fixed the error for tomorrows patch (though he typo'd the error in the "list of fixes" doc)

"RTE9 when converting TEW2016 employment histories if there was blank initials present"

steev42

April 24 2020

WrestlingInfinity: I suspect that's because it's not a registered program. I can't say for certain, however. But, I can guarantee that it would only affect the files you open with it, so if you can make Norton ignore it somehow, it should work.
Dane: Open should bring up a file open dialog, allowing you to choose the database file. Is that what you're saying isn't happening?

Everyone: Now that the TEW2020 Beta is out, I have attempted to import a database of my saved game but it failed. This will be my next big effort, but it might take a week or so to work through any issues. If anyone wants to share similar errors they have (screenshots of the errors should be enough), please feel free to email them to me. It'll help me track down everything.

creepshow

April 24 2020

Steev, for what it's worth...based on Adam's response to the error we were all seeing yesterday, I'd wait until after the next patch to do any real work on it :D

DubEditionW

April 24 2020

Maybe a stupid thought but what if you'd take out the employment histories completey of the database file?

OrfeasDourvas

April 24 2020

I was very hyped for this and almost seemed to work but the conversion stops with an Error for employment histories. Any help please?

creepshow

April 24 2020

Hey all! Today's Beta patch resolved the issue! Download it and give it another try.

Ovisiado

April 24 2020

Yeah, fixed, works good

Whatboy

April 25 2020

I've sent over a save and database data to demonstrate but I've since found another issue and the potential cause.

There seems to be an issue where data that would get added or changed in the course of a save doesn't carry over correctly into the database for some reason. People moving from one area to another seems to cause a lot of workers to suddenly be located in completely different areas (typically Japan or Mexico), workers picking up new language skills seems to set the entire worker database to downgrade one step (So fluent languages becomes passable, passable becomes basic etc) and characters who have had or currently have injuries seem to suffer the effects repeatedly, often dropping them to below 0% condition and forcing them to retire after the first day (This can actually cause a runtime error in TEW 2016 when viewing their physical condition).

I'm really excited by the program and after the latest patch, it coverts very well into 2020. Hopefully these problems can be fixed but honestly, just being able to take the majority of the data into 2020 is great.

FacemelterCris

April 27 2020

I keep getting "please load valid game database" despite following the directions.

FacemelterCris

April 27 2020

nvm i'm big time dumdum

FacemelterCris

April 27 2020

It's saying "Table tblTVTaping does not exist", and when I try to continue, it just gets stuck where it was.

Lowblow

May 16 2020

I can't seem to find the 'set wage to automatic' options. Any help?

DubEditionW

May 17 2020

I can't find the 'Set wage to automatic' function either.. Where can you find this?

steev42

May 23 2020

Lowblow and DubEdition -- the set wage to automatic is in the TEW2020 editor, part of the Mass Edit selection. Edit contracts, make sure you're in the new-style lists. Select all, and "Set Wage to Automatic" and "Set Downside to Automatic" are in the drop-down.

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