Hi all, I'm new here. I've recently gotten into looking into XML file encoding and such and was wondering if I could get a little help on this.
There are these two files for a game I was playing (They are Similar, not Identical), and one of the files messed up on me and doing so messed up the game.
I tried doing what I could to fix it, but I couldn't figure it out. Basically, what I tried was seeing if I could convert the messed up file from ASCII to UTF-8, but it didn't match the format of the correct file that looked like gibberish.
The first file isn't XML at all, so XML encoding can't possibly be an issue. As for the second file, it's certainly XML. But encoding in ASCII versus UTF-8 can't be an issue because the file doesn't contain any non-ASCII characters as far as I can see.
Anyway if your game is expecting something like the first file, it's not at all surprising that the second file doesn't work as a substitute.
Joined: Feb 24, 2014
Thanks for the welcome!
What kind of file could the first one be then? I mean, it had an XML file extension, and they both came from the same source. It's just that one somehow had converted to the other (I'm willing to bet my anti-virus software had something to do with it). It would be great if I could turn the second one back into the first.
I would post the files, but I'm not able to post them as attachments since the extension is .xml