Synfig broken file

I’ve read the post about how to repair those files and managed to find the error in the code… but I don’t know how to fix it.
The error message I get:
Unable to load “D:\Program Files\Synfig\bin\lib\file.sifz”:

  • D:\Program Files\Synfig\bin\lib\file.sifz::3973: error: is missing link 0 (item0000)

The part with the error:

<-- line 3973


I tried removing everything but:


since there are some vectors in the code written like that but it didn’t help.

Weird thing is I created 3 files, 2 are broken and the last one works flawless…

Can you guys help me with this?


We have two ways to fix this:

  1. Easy way. You can remove the whole layer with the problem. Above ‘’ tag locate the tag called ‘<layer…>’ and remove everything between it and the ending ‘’ tag, including the said tags. It’ll fix the problem, but layer will be gone.

  2. Hard way. Try to fix the problem, but it maybe tricky. Do the following:

  • Rename to
  • Rename to
  • Rename to
  • Remove and
    In the end, you should come up with something like this:

    (if doesn’t work, try replacing “vector” with “bline_point”)


    Not sure it’ll work, because bline structure can be screwed deeper after , but it worth a try.

I think some combinations of converters have to be reviewed.
It is strange to have the possibility to set up an “average” directly to a “vector” as it is a composite type by nature. :confused: