Manual save? How do you manually save your game? I thought it saved progress in real time. Whenever I exit and log back in, my character is in the same spot I left it.
I copied the entire contents of the Save folder. Now when I first re-installed TL, I pasted the save folder back into the proper place. However each time I loaded the game, it did not show my character nor did it allow me to load it. So what I did was make a new character, then I tried the copy+paste again. This time it worked, but my character was the older version.
ok, bad wording of my part ;)
Whenever you quit to the main menu it is being saved. So no need to leave the game for saving and as you come back in the same spot I worded it manual save.
How many files did you zip? The three I mentioned?
And AFAIK those are the only files being used.
I sounds like that your save might be a bit corrupt and hence not recognising the 0.svt and reverting back to the backup. (check the zip for date and time and see if this matches with my theory). Had this once over a while as well, hence I always made manual (here we go again ;) ) zip backups while playing....
If you make your file available (rename the ending and place it here on GOG) I could give it a try.