Surviving Mars – Finding and Reading Game Logs

Surviving Mars – Finding and Reading Game Logs 1 -
Surviving Mars – Finding and Reading Game Logs 1 -
This guide covers how to find your game logs for troubleshooting crashes and errors, as well as how to read the messages my mods output. It also includes the best way to contact me for help with my mods.

Here are the default file paths, see the rest of the guide for further information.

C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\Surviving Mars\logs (AppData is a hidden folder)

Xbox/Microsoft Store:
C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Local\Packages\ParadoxInteractive.SurvivingMars_zfnrdv2de78ny\LocalCache\Roaming\Surviving Mars\Save\

MacOS (OS X):
~/Library/Application Support/Surviving Mars/

~/.local/share/Surviving Mars/logs/


Finding Logs



%AppData%\Surviving Mars 
C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Roaming\Surviving Mars 
You can hit Win+R and paste in %AppData%\Surviving Mars 
Use your username instead of <user_name> 
AppData is a hidden folder 

Microsoft Store/Xbox:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\ParadoxInteractive.SurvivingMars_zfnrdv2de78ny\LocalCache\Roaming\Surviving Mars\Save\ 
C:\Users\<user_name>\AppData\Local\Packages\ParadoxInteractive.SurvivingMars_zfnrdv2de78ny\LocalCache\Roaming\Surviving Mars\Save\ 

MacOS (OS X):

~/Library/Application Support/Surviving Mars/ 


~/.local/share/Surviving Mars/logs 
$XDG_DATA_HOME/Surviving Mars/logs 
Remember to escape spaces in terminal 
$XDG_DATA_HOME may not be set on all systems 

Reading Logs


About the Logs

The name of the log files contain the date and time of when the game was launched. Be sure to select the right log file for review. You should also be able to set your system to sort them by date created to make this easier. 
The logs are in plain text, and you can look at them yourself. I try to list clear messages with helpful tips when possible, though you may need to enable the mod option to print extra warnings, a*suming it exists for the mod you’re troubleshooting. 

Messages From my Mods

All of my mods use the following logging format: 
[Mod Name] SEVERITY TYPE: Message 



Critical Error: 
[Tidy Depots] CRIT ERR: Could not log error message! 
This means the mod is so broken it can’t even log the error properly. Please report these types of errors to me. 
[Tidy Depots] STD WARN: Less than 1 Concrete available for depot. Try removing some extra depots. 
This means that there are not enough resources (Concrete in this case) to spread around all of the depots. I recommend reducing the number of depots being used. 

Asking for Help

If you need some help, feel free to come ask. Please ask politely, and understand that I’m very busy. I’ll do my best to help, but I can’t be available 24/7 for everyone. 
You should be able to send me logs directly, as they’re just text files. You can also use (no signup needed), or zip them up. 
When asking for help, please include the following information to make things easier to fix: 
✤ Name of the mod in question 
✤ Other mods in use at the same time 
✤ What’s happening 
✤ What you expect to be happening instead 
✤ Latest log file 
✤ Any relevant screenshots 
You can find me: 
Reddit: /u/fizzle_fuze (/r/SurvivingMars) 
Email: [email protected] 
General: Coding in an RC Safari 

Credits & Thanks

Thanks to ChoGGi for supplying the location of the logs for systems I don’t have, as well as some general information which acted as a template for this guide. 

Written by Fizzle Fuze

I hope you enjoy what we shared today about Surviving Mars – Finding and Reading Game Logs. If there is anything, you want us to add, please let us know via comment below! See you soon! And thanks!

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