The latest (unofficial) version of Dwarf Therapist only supports Dwarf Fortress versions lower than or equal to v0.43.03, while I'm playing v0.43.05, so I tried to downgrade my DF. However, after copying the whole
data/save/ directory from
df_43_03_osx/, I didn't see the Continue Playing option, which means save files for v0.43.05 aren't even compatible with v0.43.03!
Sometimes Dwarf Fortress updates very frequently, at a pace of several releases a month, making the compatibility issue more painful. I want to know is there any guideline which I can follow to resolve the compatibility problems? For example:
- Are there versions which are guaranteed to be compatible with each other?
- Should I always play the latest released version?
- If two versions are incompatible, can I somehow "update" the save files?
PS: I would also appreciate it if somebody can tell me how to "update" Dwarf Therapist to match it with the latest version of DF. This answer seems to have provided a solution, but I don't know how to do with that code.
This isn't a duplicate of Can I keep my world between Dwarf Fortress versions?, which is about a specific version of DF.