I appologize in advance if this stuff has been covered elsewhere. If so, please point me in the right direction.
Here's my problem. My ship designs from DA got mangled moving them to TA. Some of them were easy to fix, a missing piece here or there, or a piece twisted the wrong way for no apparent reason. Some were caused by parts changing in size or shape between DA and TA. One I can't explain very well, it just looks like it went through a transporter accident. It's a ball of random stuff, and doesn't even resemble the original. And one, my huge battleship, was stripped of ALL parts. It's just the basic hull, as if I'd never designed anything.
So okay, I went through and fixed em. I'm in the process of totally reconstructing that battleship I mentioned. I go in and make some changes, then save it as test[shipname][number]. I just put the finishing touches on it and saved it one last time. But when I look in the ship list to find it, it's not there. User error? I saw the screen where it asked me to save it, I incremented the number by one (actually I wiped the text field and retyped it) and then hit okay. It didn't say "do you want to overwrite that design?" as if I hadn't incremented the number, and it didn't say "are you sure? all changes will be lost" as if I'd tried to leave without saving. One final test I performed was to go back and try saving a ship as the exact same name. It saved without asking me to overwrite.
So to recap: ships are mangled, some very mysteriously, and I saved a ship and it didn't actually get saved at all. This is EXTREMELY frustrating. My ships are very intricate and involved, and it drives me nuts to have to create them over and over again. Can anyone help me out here? What's the deal? FYI, I'm using Vista Home Premium 64 bit.
While I'm on the subject: why do I have to save the game to have my new ship designs persist? Why when I save a ship am I kicked out of the ship design area back to ship selection? Have the bugs with deleting ship designs and overwriting templates been fixed? I've been doing that manually at the file level.