|Last Updated||May 2 2020|
is this working right now? Or will it be after TEW 2020 is released?
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.
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"
@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?
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.
@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.
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.
@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.
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.
@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.
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.
@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.
My Norton Firewall says the .exe file is unsafe automatically removes it.
When i click open the converter button doesn't even show up
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."
Same here, Error 94 converting Employment Histories
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"
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.
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
Maybe a stupid thought but what if you'd take out the employment histories completey of the database file?
I was very hyped for this and almost seemed to work but the conversion stops with an Error for employment histories. Any help please?
Hey all! Today's Beta patch resolved the issue! Download it and give it another try.
Yeah, fixed, works good
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.
I keep getting "please load valid game database" despite following the directions.
nvm i'm big time dumdum
It's saying "Table tblTVTaping does not exist", and when I try to continue, it just gets stuck where it was.
I can't seem to find the 'set wage to automatic' options. Any help?
I can't find the 'Set wage to automatic' function either.. Where can you find this?
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.