Problems with saving or loading statistics or high scores
If you get an error message related to saving or loading statistics, high
scores or other program-generated user-specific game data, you can do the
following to correct the problem.
The problem might be caused because statistics, high scores, etc. are saved
in a location where you do not have write privileges.
To change the location where user-specific game data is
- Choose Preferences on the File menu.
- Choose General under the User Interface section in the
category tree of the Preferences dialog box and click the
- Specify the paths for desired user files.
Note: You can use Auto Private button to specify the default user-specific folder (typically
C:\Documents and Settings\[User name]\[My Documents]\4Winds2 or
C:\[Users]\[User name]\[Documents]\4Winds2), and Auto Common button to specify the default
public folder (typically
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\[Shared Documents]\4Winds2 or
C:\[Users]\[Public]\[Documents]\4Winds2). (The folder names in brackets
indicate names that might be localized in different language versions of
Windows.) To revert to default values, click
Reset, and to specify a custom folder, click Modify.
If this does not resolve the problem, it is likely that the statistics or
high score file is corrupt. You can solve the problem by deleting the file.
To delete statistics, scores or favorites:
- Individual statistics files can be deleted by using the Statistics
tab of the Game Manager (choose the desired rules from the list and
then right click anywhere in the statistic and choose Clear Statistics
from the pop-up menu.
- Individual high scores files can be deleted by accessing the Scores
dialog box, clicking Best Hands, using the navigation buttons to
select the desired rule preset, and the clicking the Clear button.
Game-specific high scores and favorites can be In the similar way, clicking
first the Best Games or the Favorites button.
- If individual information cannot be delete in this way, you should
delete the files directly in the locations where they are saved. The current
locations can be checked by using the routine described above. The
hand-specific high scores are saved in 4WGSnn.dat files (where nn represents
the number of the rule preset), the game-specific high scores 4WHSnn.dat
files, the statistics in the 4WSSnn.dat files, and favorites in the
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