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Here is a bit of hilarity: I had installed Divinity 2 but not played it yet, so I just started to play that instead, and it will not let me save games either. I tried a few other random GOG titles that I have installed, and they worked fine. I quit.
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sbjork: Here is a bit of hilarity: I had installed Divinity 2 but not played it yet, so I just started to play that instead, and it will not let me save games either. I tried a few other random GOG titles that I have installed, and they worked fine. I quit.
Oh dear, that's not good :( The last thing I can suggest is to contact GOG support;

http://support.gog.com/hc/en-us

and hopefully they'll have the answer.

Good luck and hope you get it fixed.
What happens if you try to create a file in the save directory with a different program?
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dtgreene: What happens if you try to create a file in the save directory with a different program?
I can save anything into those folders that I want to. Same for the Avernum games & Divinity 2. It is just the programs that cannot do so.
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sbjork: Here is a bit of hilarity: I had installed Divinity 2 but not played it yet, so I just started to play that instead, and it will not let me save games either. I tried a few other random GOG titles that I have installed, and they worked fine. I quit.
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Pajama: Oh dear, that's not good :( The last thing I can suggest is to contact GOG support;

http://support.gog.com/hc/en-us

and hopefully they'll have the answer.

Good luck and hope you get it fixed.
Just did so. We shall see. Funny thing is that I had started replaying the Avernum games to tide me over until Divinity 2 came out, and I just got hooked again so I was going to keep going. But now not only can I not keep going, but I cannot switch to Divinity, either!
Post edited October 18, 2017 by sbjork
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sbjork: Here is a bit of hilarity: I had installed Divinity 2 but not played it yet, so I just started to play that instead, and it will not let me save games either. I tried a few other random GOG titles that I have installed, and they worked fine. I quit.
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Pajama: Oh dear, that's not good :( The last thing I can suggest is to contact GOG support;

http://support.gog.com/hc/en-us

and hopefully they'll have the answer.

Good luck and hope you get it fixed.
Well, sunovabeyoch. They got back to me with a list of suggestions, and one of them was to check antivirus software to make sure that the programs are on the exception/trusted list. So I checked my Bitdefender logs, and sure enough it listed itself as having blocked both Avernum 5 & Divinity 2. So I whitelisted them, and bang, problem solved. The weird thing is, I have used Bitdefender for years and never had that happen before, so it did not occur to me that it may be causing the problem now. However, I did just renew my subscription, and it downloaded a new version, so it must be something that Bitdefender changed. Why, I have no idea. Preventing any newly installed software -- that the user has chosen to install, and clicked all appropriate acknowledgments -- from writing anything AFTER the program itself has already been "written" to the computer? But that was it.

A whole helluva lot of work that I just put into adjusting Administrator & program/file privileges, and it was all for nothing. D'oh. Thanks for your help!
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sbjork: A whole helluva lot of work that I just put into adjusting Administrator & program/file privileges, and it was all for nothing. D'oh. Thanks for your help!
You're welcome, and thanks for posting the solution that worked for you!
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sbjork: A whole helluva lot of work that I just put into adjusting Administrator & program/file privileges, and it was all for nothing. D'oh. Thanks for your help!
Great news - I'm so glad you've got it sorted. At last you can enjoy Avernum and Divinity 2 :)
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sbjork: A whole helluva lot of work that I just put into adjusting Administrator & program/file privileges, and it was all for nothing. D'oh. Thanks for your help!
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dtgreene: You're welcome, and thanks for posting the solution that worked for you!
Well, sometimes the obvious things are not so obvious. You just end up having to run the table of troubleshooting options before it hits you in the face. Never assume that just because something did not cause issues in the past, that it is not the culprit this time!