[RESOLVED] How do I bring back a campaign from an old MT version?

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[RESOLVED] How do I bring back a campaign from an old MT version?

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A number of years ago I used to tinker with Maptools a-lot. This is back around 2008 at maptool-1.3.b56. I put it down for a number of years, but I'd like to take a look at these projects again as I am thinking of reviving one or more, but I am unable to open them.

I have the Maptool versions from maptool-1.3.b24. through maptool-1.3.b91. Maptools will run, but the campaigns will not load. There is no error message to go by. It just goes back tot he Maptools base screen. I guess there is some difference with Windows 10 vs Windows 7 or the newer java versions.

Can anyone offer some advice on how I might be able to open these campaigns to view them and possibly even bring them up to date with the latest MT?
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Re: How do I bring back a campaign from an old MT version?

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Usually you step the save file up through versions of maptool, by loading and saving a few versions up from the old version until you get to the latest.

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Re: How do I bring back a campaign from an old MT version?

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metatheurgist wrote:
Sun Sep 26, 2021 8:46 am
Usually you step the save file up through versions of maptool, by loading and saving a few versions up from the old version until you get to the latest.
I appreciate the reply. I am happy to say that I found a copy of the files I wanted to open from 1.3.b85 that I was able to open in 1.9.3. I've got access to all of the things I was hoping for.

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Re: How do I bring back a campaign from an old MT version?

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RedDog wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:39 am
I appreciate the reply. I am happy to say that I found a copy of the files I wanted to open from 1.3.b85 that I was able to open in 1.9.3. I've got access to all of the things I was hoping for.
Not bad. 1.3.b85 is a 10.5 year old release. ;)
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It is pretty impressive, isn't it?? :)

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