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Old 02-06-2004, 07:11 PM   #1
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Nethack Save Problems


When i try to save in Nethack, it says "Saving ... Cannot open Save file". Is there a file that i have to create? did i install nethack badly (was, afterall, my first install.) Just trying to find an easy way to fix this great game.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 07:43 PM   #2
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You probably don't have write permissions to /usr/games/lib/nethackdir. Try giving yourself write permissions to that directory.
 
Old 02-06-2004, 08:00 PM   #3
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Sorry, forgot to mention, I'm playing as root, the game won't even start as any other user

Edit: Here's the ls -l command line for the /usr/games/lib/nethackdir
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Feb 6 18:10 nethackdir/

still to new to figure out EXACTLY what that means...hmm

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Old 10-31-2004, 12:22 AM   #4
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I too am having this problem

I am also having this problem. Net hack loads fine but for some reason it can't open the file to save. I have tried messing around with permissions. Currently I am operating out of a folder that the user owns and is 777 (a little redundant) so most likly it isn't the permissions. I have never seen a nethack save file so I don't know what to look for, but no new files are created anyway (they all have the same timestamp) this is incredibly annoying please help.

Code:
[manuel@localhost nethackdir]$ ls -l
total 2976
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel    2410 Dec  7  2003 dot.nethackrc
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel      86 Dec  7  2003 fonts.dir
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel  152347 Dec  7  2003 Guidebook.txt
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel   22584 Dec  7  2003 ibm.pcf
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel    4875 Dec  7  2003 license
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel       0 Dec  7  2003 logfile
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel 1787335 Dec  7  2003 nethack
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel    7329 Dec  7  2003 NetHack.ad
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel    9520 Dec  7  2003 nethack.txt
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel   28896 Dec  7  2003 nh10.pcf
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel  585477 Dec  7  2003 nhdat
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel       0 Dec  7  2003 perm
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel     296 Dec  7  2003 pet_mark.xbm
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel    4213 Dec  7  2003 README.linux
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel       0 Dec  7  2003 record
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel   13753 Dec  7  2003 recover
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel    4228 Dec  7  2003 recover.txt
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel   82274 Dec  7  2003 rip.xpm
-rwxrwxrwx  1 manuel manuel  278520 Dec  7  2003 x11tiles
yeah... not file permissions
 
  


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