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I was playing the last mission on XCOM: Enemy Unknown. During the play the game started acting weird, so I saved and closed the game. Then I restarted it and went to load the file just to find out that all the saves of the last mission were missing (about 2 hours of play).

Is this a bug or a feature? Because it really made me sad, they could at least warn that is not possible so save the game during the last mission.

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Sounds like a bug. At least on Ironman it definitely resumes the save game where you left off. –  TheShiftExchange Nov 1 '12 at 0:33
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Your games are still there, there is a sorting bug.

You need to delete some older save games and you'll find the missing ones again - I just found mine. Be careful not to delete your latest though, they're not sorted too well.

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experienced the same, sorting of saves is awful in 2K games. E.g. it took a year to add by-date sorting to civ5 :) –  Sergey Grinev Nov 1 '12 at 14:55
    
Same happened to me. Sorting seemed fine, with the latest at the top, until I hit ~100 (Ok, ok, I saved a lot during my first game). Once I got to about 100, the order got all screwed up, and the latest save was 7-8 down the list. –  RibsNGibs Nov 2 '12 at 17:57
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This sounds like a bug - in my games, I've been able to create multiple save files in the final mission, and load them as I see fit. My autosaves also persisted after I'd cleared the final mission. I tend to keep the last save from every game I've played, so I've got 2-3 games worth of saves on the final mission.

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Save files are sorted alphabetically. I.e. in a dictionary save100 will come before save99. When that happened to my saves, I just went into the folder and packed everything before 100 into an archive. So now it is expected to break at 1000th save which shouldn't happen soon.

Just in case, X-Com keeps save files in Documents/my games/XCOM - Enemy Unknown\XComGame\SaveData

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