Saved Simulation Recovery: April

Author Brant    Category All, Saved Simulation Recovery     Tags

For the month of April, I am willing to manually recover and/or restore up to 50 saved seasons that meet one of the following three criteria:
1. The season was removed by the BrantSteele auto-deletion function.
2. The season uses BrantSteele images that no longer work due to a different URL caused by a server change.
3. The season uses images hosted off-site that no longer display. If this is the case, be specific, and upload your replacement images to a hosting service like imgur so that they last longer and they’re not stealing bandwidth from other sites.

Every newly requested seasons for March was recovered. Additionally, many Big Brother 1 saved seasons were repaired that were unable to load due to a bug with saving custom events with special characters. This bug was fixed and should not affect future seasons. Any seasons impacted by this bug can be manually repaired if reported.

Keep reading for more details.

Because storage is limited, an auto-deletion function runs that deletes any season that hasn’t been viewed after 1 month if “Kept Longer” is not selected. If “Kept Longer” is selected for that season, it will last 6 months from the latest view. A new storage structure was implemented for BrantSteele.net last week that may allow for better long-term storage options in the future, but it’s still being evaluated.

Even though saved seasons are auto-deleted, backups are still kept. If you remember the season code of your season and approximately when you first saved the simulation, it is usually possible to locate and recover the season even after it has been deleted.

If more than 50 seasons are requested, I’ll limit the number that can be recovered to 10 per person, and the other ones can be requested in an upcoming month. Since it takes time to get into the backups and recover a season, I’d like to recover them all at the same time for greater efficiency. This will probably be around May 1st. The more recent the saved season was deleted, the more likely it is to be recoverable.

Please send a message over the Contact Form with the subject Saved Season Recovery if you have a season or seasons in mind. You can also post here in the comments if you don’t mind publicly sharing your season code and information. You must indicate which simulator the saved season code is for.

3 Comments to “Saved Simulation Recovery: April”

  • tman [Guest] April 7, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Hey man any chance you know about when all the survivor seasons will be updated will be happening? I’m a huge fan of the simulators and just super excited

  • tman [Guest] April 7, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Hey man any chance you know about when all the survivor seasons will be updated? I’m a huge fan of the simulators and just super excited

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    Seb [Member] April 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Not sure about where to comment this, so sorry if it’s in the wrong spot. But I think I just noticed a bug in the Big Brother Canada S3 Sim?

    The HOH of the week won the Veto, and saved one of his Nominees, putting someone else up in their place. After the veto ceremony, a houseguest used the Secret Veto and removed both nominees, and nominated the person the HOH had saved with the veto.

    Is this correct? I didn’t save the season but if i see it again I will send it your way!

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