Help - unable to reset top score

Case number:845829-988633
Topic:Crash/Hang
Opened by:RyeSnake
Status:Closed
Type:Question
Opened on:Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 22:55
Last modified:Friday, November 7, 2014 - 16:25

Tried all to reset to best score and unable to do so - Now at 9602 on CASP 38 but it will only reset to present and above. Any suggestions - I've tried all resets.

(Thu, 10/07/2010 - 22:55  |  20 comments)


Joined: 05/09/2008
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are you sure you ever got a higher score than 9602?
According to the records that is the highest you have ever hit while playing online:
http://fold.it/portal/user/117403

Joined: 09/18/2009
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Normally, restore very best is for this.

Joined: 09/02/2009
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Thanks folks but I tried to restore to very best which is 9602. No higher just 9602. If I restore to very best now I get 7746 or what I am building up to. I have had to start totally over from scratch.
If I hit restore (A) I should be able to get back to 9602.

Joined: 09/02/2009
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Ok - I went to the menu and then restored best solution from there which was 100 off (better than restarting again then was able to pass my 9602 so........... Thanks all and a mimi2 whoi made the suggestion on chat. Forgot to look there in my panic ;>

Joined: 08/06/2010
Groups: Contenders

I too have noticed that sometime "restore very best" doesn't restore to the highest credited score. I've only been off by 1 to 10 points not 100. I've attributed it to the way the score and position is stored. If the position is saved but not the score and if the score is a running total then a fresh calculation from the position could yield different score. The deviation would be minor. 100 points on 10,000 is 1% error and that seems high for floating point calcuations on today's computers.

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This just happened to me also. Restore Very Best is not working all the time for sure.

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Can I reset this feedback to -> Ongoing, Priority 1, Bug ?

Joined: 05/09/2008
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yes steveB, if Restore Very Best is not working we will try to fix this ASAP

Joined: 09/18/2009
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I think Gary is right.

Example:
On all calculating machines using decimal numbers, if you divide 1 by 3, you get 0.3333333333... (number of 3s is depending on how many bits you use), but multiplying this decimal number with 3 again will never result 1.

The same happens to the the values storing sidechain and backbone positions.

The puzzle position (backbone and sidechains) can never be stored exactly (as the resolution of how numbers are stored are always limited), so loading it will result other score than it had on saving it internally before.

The only way to keep this rounding effect low (you can't prevent it completely if you store numbers as float values) is using more bits to store values.

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Also can't restore very best (10605) on puzzle 369. Only get my recent best of 10140...

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Don't know if this is relevant... There aren't any solution files in programdata/foldit between Wed 10/6 and yesterday, and I know I was running 369 nearly 24 hrs/day on Fri 10/8, & sat 10/9.

Joined: 05/03/2009
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Has happened now on 369 evo to me as well. My Restore Credit Best is currently -3604.

Maybe relevant - I have a first, primary client, logged in as CharlieFortsConscience running last minute solo moves. I opened a second client, logged in as CharlieFortsConscience again, to run evo shenannigans, and that's where the score problems have shown themselves.
Cheers
CFC

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FYI - I did not have multiple clients running. But I have had frequent crashes (Win7.) Also seem to be losing recent best (had a script running last night on killer toxin, and it crashed and/or Win7 rebooted. Recent best was very best from several weeks ago.)

Joined: 08/06/2010
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I opened a new thread with the same bug. No way to restore the credited best after a power failure.

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Wish I could vote for this again! Lost solutions to 2 puzzles (running on 2 different windows machines, one XP & the other Win 7.) I've been trying to save to avoid this but forgot :-(

Joined: 08/24/2010

The problem may be that score is saved on server but the pose is saved in local file which in turn has been corrupted. (Example "programData/Foldit/log" file contents: "autosave-creditbest-[database-entry].ir_solution file is corrupted or failed to load!")

Joined: 06/17/2010
Status: Open » Closed

Problem should not occur when we using tracks.
Closing as done.

Joined: 11/10/2007
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Marking as resolved.

Joined: 09/24/2012
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Type: Bug » Question

For puzzle 1007 (design), I'm credited 10037 on the server and rank on screen, but none of my recent best or recent credited go higher than 9978.

I opened all possible tracks, I verified in the quick saves, nothing.

I'm testing a recipe where it starts from lower score. Is it possible that a credited score on server would not be credited on local ?

Joined: 09/24/2012
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Status: Open » Closed

oops, I forgot 1 client. Sorry

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