[0.17.4] Space in game path or save name causes problems with mods

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[0.17.4] Space in game path or save name causes problems with mods

Post by Vatharian » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:21 pm

I have found this issue that may indicate some fault in path resolution logic:
Factorio suddenly doesn't like spaces, neither in game path, nor in save names.

How I got this, is really confusing, so I am posting this in whole:

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I have these folders:
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Notice, that there is both Factorio and Factorio 0.17 folders - the former is 0.16.51 install, 0.17 is separate one for testing.

This is what I thought was the issue at first!

Next, I add some random mod, let the game restart, and sync a save with the mods...
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After restart I am greeted with following message:
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Notice the path!

Then I land in the main menu.

After few tries I usually end up in the game, and everything looks to be working, though.

Then I rename the folders with other installations:
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Try to sync save with this mod again, and...:
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removing and readding the mod still gives me the last message.

Finally I change the folder name to include underscore instead of space:
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And while synchronizing I get this:
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But wait, the name of the save... yes, it has a space!
So I quickly loaded the save (without sync), and resaved it:
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And presto:
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Conclusion: don't use spaces.
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Re: [0.17.4] Space in game path or save name causes problems with mods

Post by posila » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:14 pm

Thanks for the report.
Fixed for 0.17.5 ... again

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Re: [0.17.4] Space in game path or save name causes problems with mods

Post by Vatharian » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:09 pm

Thank you!
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