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Old 02-02-2013, 07:39 AM   #1
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Rolling Autosave

Football Manager has this function and I think it could be useful in OOTP.

I don't backup my game all the time as it's time consuming but I do auto save daily. However it would be good if the game did an option for say 3 or so seperate save files incase the unthinkable happens & the save that hours upon hours have been poured into gets destroyed if your PC crashes or there's a power cut etc etc in the middle of saving it. Game is gone forever then.

Would imagine it'd be fairly easy to implement? I could do it manually if the game allowed me to Save as and give each save a different filename but this isn't possible either.
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I'm surprised this didn't get more attention, and even more surprised, thinking about it, that we've actually gone through 13 OOTPs without a 'Save As' option. I can't imagine this being all that hard to code, and it would take care of by far my biggest problem with this franchise.

My post history on this board goes through a repeated cycle: Some enthusiastic sounding posts about gameplay, followed by a couple of borderline abusive posts after yet another league self-destructs on me, followed by 8 months of silence as I go off to play something else.

This process can't be good for my blood pressure; I'd probably buy OOTP 14 if this were added even if there were no other improvements.
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Old 02-14-2013, 03:55 PM   #3
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Football Manager has this function and I think it could be useful in OOTP.

I don't backup my game all the time as it's time consuming but I do auto save daily. However it would be good if the game did an option for say 3 or so seperate save files incase the unthinkable happens & the save that hours upon hours have been poured into gets destroyed if your PC crashes or there's a power cut etc etc in the middle of saving it. Game is gone forever then.

Would imagine it'd be fairly easy to implement? I could do it manually if the game allowed me to Save as and give each save a different filename but this isn't possible either.
Having a 'save as' option would be nice to create some redundancy. I also backup my OOTP folder to an external hard drive on a regular basis. This ensures that even if my computer crashes and I have to re-install my operating system that my franchise will not be harmed. To make it truly redundant you should back-up to an external source, which having a 'save as' option would help make easier by allowing you to choose a save location on that external hard drive.
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The rolling auto save feature in FM has saved me countless times from crashes, corruption, power outages, child emergencies and the game locking up.
I usually set it to a three file weekly rolling auto save. If one of the above happens then I lose very little progress.
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This would be a top feature request for me too, either Save As... or the rolling save. It would also be immensely helpful for when I'm changing a league structure and I'm not sure it is what I want.
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This would be very nice, but backing up your files really doesn't take too long. It takes a very long time to create a backup, but if you consistently back up the game every in-game week or so, it doesn't take too much longer than a regular save.

Just saying. A rolling save feature would still be fantastic.
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