Stuck Dying Immediately After A Save

Talon 3 years ago updated by Tyler Owen (Lead Developer) 3 years ago 2

Ok I'm not quite sure if this is a bug or I'm being an idiot. Maybe both.


I am on Sol 5. I've powered up the habitat and repaired everything. All the habitat stats were nominal. On Sol 4 I went outside and repaired everything I could with supplies gained from one of the supply dumps around the map and I went to sleep to save at around 22:00 Mars time. Before going back into the Hab however I was very low on power in my EVA suit, about 5% I think. I woke up after 6 hours sleep, filled up on calories and then went outside to continue repairs. After exiting the air lock I get the message that the exterior battery hasn't got enough charge to recharge the EVA suit. Odd but I Check the Hab's power and it was indeed low due to it being dark outside still.

I went back inside to wait for daylight and check the Hab's power until it was at 100%. I went back outside and got the same message that the external battery couldn't recharge the suit. By this time the EVA suits battery was at 0%. I quickly went back inside trying to think what I could do.

I decided to kill myself and revert back to the save from the night before. I assume the game saves every time you sleep. So I went outside the suit battery failed and I died.

I loaded my save game and I'm back in the HAB and after 30 second I die. It took me a while to work out why. I loaded again and quickly checked the Had Stats.

O2, Nominal.

Power 50% and charging, so Nominal.

Temperature -60 Degrees and falling. Umm not nominal. :(

Checked my own health stats and sure enough my internal temperature was plummeting like a rock and I died again.

I loaded up one more time and this time as soon as I loaded I got into bed and slept. Woke up at seven in the morning and everything is fine. Or so I though.

I went outside and I get the same message that the External battery hasn't got enough power to charge my suit. So I'm stuck


So i figure this is what is happening. Because you start the game with only solar power and not enough RTGs to power the Hab systems through the night, by the middle of the night the HAB's temp has dropped to -60. This wasn't a problem before because I slept through the night and I assume the game doesn't check the internal temperature while you are asleep.

The second issue with the recharging the suit battery seems to be if you completely drain it the Hab can't recharge it. So I guess I'm stuck.

This might be a bit of an edge case but it could be very anoying with the fact yo only have one save so you cant go back and have to start again from scratch.

I have a copy of the save games both from the middle of the night with the ultra low temprature and from the morning when I cant recharge my suit. if you want them just let me know how to get them to you .

Under review

Thanks for the detailed description. I'm going to see what I can do to investigate this, but your save files would be useful. I believe there should be an option to upload attachments here in a reply.


I figured it out. This was a bug with the saving and loading where the suit reserve battery and the habitat internal temperatures were not being loaded properly and were instead being reset as if you had started a new game. I didn't catch it because in my testing both the internal temp and the reserve battery were able to recharge/reheat before I noticed that they hadn't loaded correctly. In your case you were immediately impacted by the problem. Thanks for the bug report and this should be fixed in the next update!