Cave Story (2004) Crashes when Started Up with Error Message

Nov 23, 2015 at 1:16 AM
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Title says it all. It is notable that this happened after I moved my Cave Story file through Google Drive to my new computer (Windows 7 Laptop to Windows 10 2-in-1 laptop). The new computer can run the downloadable Cave Story file just fine but it won't run my old one. And I need this with the save state because I am doing a current walkthrough of the game on my YouTube.

A picture of the error :

upload_2015-11-22_19-14-42.png

^ This is the error. Japanese text with a black screen surrounding. After I hit OK it closes. Anyone know the solution?

The error.log is :

C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Loading.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\MyChar.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Title.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\ArmsImage.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Arms.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\ItemImage.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\StageImage.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Npc\NpcSym.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Npc\NpcRegu.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\TextBox.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Caret.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Bullet.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Face.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Fade.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Loading.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\MyChar.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Title.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\ArmsImage.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Arms.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\ItemImage.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\StageImage.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Npc\NpcSym.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Npc\NpcRegu.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\TextBox.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Caret.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Bullet.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Face.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\Doukutsu-2015-11-22\Doukutsu\data\Fade.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Loading.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\MyChar.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Title.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\ArmsImage.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Arms.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\ItemImage.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\StageImage.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Npc\NpcSym.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Npc\NpcRegu.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\TextBox.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Caret.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Bullet.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Face.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Fade.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Loading.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\MyChar.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Title.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\ArmsImage.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Arms.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\ItemImage.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\StageImage.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Npc\NpcSym.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Npc\NpcRegu.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\TextBox.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Caret.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Bullet.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Face.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Fade.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Loading.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\MyChar.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Title.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\ArmsImage.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Arms.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\ItemImage.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\StageImage.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Npc\NpcSym.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Npc\NpcRegu.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\TextBox.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Caret.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Bullet.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Face.pbm,0
C:\Users\acmck\doukutsu\Doukutsu\data\Fade.pbm,0
 
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Nov 23, 2015 at 1:25 AM
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why not just copy profile.dat, that's your savefile
 
Nov 23, 2015 at 5:11 AM
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You probably forgot to copy the data folder.
 
Nov 23, 2015 at 10:46 PM
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Yeah that error log is basically saying "I can't find/load these files" (looks like almost all of them), so check that you copied over the data folder.
 
Nov 29, 2015 at 7:02 PM
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why not just copy profile.dat, that's your savefile

Thanks. This works!

Yeah that error log is basically saying "I can't find/load these files" (looks like almost all of them), so check that you copied over the data folder.

I am pretty sure the data file is there. Maybe Google Drive just corrupted it?

Aka something is wrong with the game sprites

well, I have seen this error message many times when downloading mods, etc. So it's good that I know what that translates over to now.

Thank you all for the support! :D
 
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