View Full Version : Losing my careers. What gives?

10-08-2005, 08:55 PM
Happened once--a longtime career I've played with many campaigns just disappeared. I was back to the Finland menu when I toggled my pilot. Okay, maybe I screwed up, deleted it by mistake. Today, it happned again, two careers lost--but three more still there, okay.

Anybody else have this happen? And where are the career files in the program? Can't imagine what deleted them--all I use to clean the puter is defrag and C***cleaner.

Any advice? Thanks,

10-08-2005, 09:04 PM
Wierd...About 6 months ago I lost all 5 careers I had going at the time, but I think what I did was change my pilot name and didn't save the old name. Then just last night when I opened the sim and went to Pilot Careers, everything was gone just like last time. The only thing I did prior to that was go into the Campaign folder in the IL2 game files to check that a download was in the proper place. When I went into the game, my 6 Careers were gone.

Jungmann, did you mess with your campaign files by any chance?

10-08-2005, 09:51 PM
Negatory. I didn't touch anything--as a matter of fact, I've been gone for a couple of weeks--this was the first time I opened the game. Sounds similar to what happened to you.

What have we done to deserve this? I <span class="ev_code_RED">liked</span> those guys. And where are the careers anyway?

10-08-2005, 10:24 PM
Campaign stats/progress is stored in your pilot folder.
The missions are stored in the mission folder structure somewhere IIRC.

Not sure why it would suddenly disappear though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

10-09-2005, 06:57 AM
Weird. Some of mine have just evaporated too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif. Perhaps they have a time limit? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


10-09-2005, 07:04 AM

Guys, you're scaring me... I've got eleven on the go 3 of which are 100+ missions or close...

AAAAARGH! The mere thought of losing that lot http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Only time I've had that problem in the past is if I've been cleaning out the campaign folder in the FB/PF directory - doesn't like that at all! Or occasionally with patch changeovers. Don't know whats causing this mysterious deletion with yours tho guys...

10-09-2005, 07:49 AM
Burn your pilot folder to a CD, that way, if this keeps up, you can re-install it.

10-09-2005, 08:44 AM
I had it happen some time ago, I was flying the Two Ducs campaign, and was nearly done when I lost it to the boogie monster. I've never figured it out though.

10-09-2005, 09:21 AM
Hey guys, just so you know. IL-2 Sturmovik Stab (http://www.users.on.net/~mjtm/IL-2/) has an option to save all pilot careers when FB/PF launches and then you can restore them from Stab if something like this happens.