Nothing loads whatsoever

So i have the latest exp when i saved and closed the game, and when i started it up again, it didnt say i had any savegames and my options were default!

Which version are you using? Did you download that version from the official website?

Can you see a save directory in your game directory? Can you see a config directory in your game directory?

I am using 0.C-8340-gba984ee, supposedly but this only happens on my computer, ive downloaded on it on my friends computer and its fine. Also, where would i find those?

If you downloaded the game from the official website, you should get zip file. The location where you uncompressed the zip file should be the game directory. When the game save its config or the save game, it does so in the game directory.