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Offline Biggieboy

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Advanced autosave
« on: February 07, 2017, 12:45:54 am »
Hi all!

I use the save all steps, and i thinking how can be automated:

- Start the mission. (only 1 save, just the next mission overwrite)
- save after all step done with "Don't reselect unit". If can't select more unit (so you done all steps), do one autosave. (turn end).  Can change how many turn end save (only the last 1 or the last 2,3..)
- Turn start (i know have autosave this option, but save 1 slot). Can select how many turns start save.
- Autosave when see 1 alien (can select how many time save)
- Autosave when kill alien (can select how many time save)

And can use quickload with keycombination:

ctrl+F7: last turn end
ctrl+F8: last alien see
ctrl+F9: last kill allien

(sorry, my english is bad..)

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Re: Advanced autosave
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2017, 11:04:21 am »
Just replying, so that you know somebody reads these.

However, I don't have anything constructive to say... I've never seen a more ridiculous request; and I've seen a lot of requests.

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Re: Advanced autosave
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 03:28:26 pm »
The correct way to make  Groundmission, is not to safe at all.

If something really really goes bad, allowing your self to load the last geoscape safe, before attempting to fight the mission.
So you get something new each time. =)

If you allow Autosaving, the game will automatically create a Autosave, at the beginning of each groundmission and directly after it.
In Battlescape, you can also select enabling Autosave, which will create a automatic save for your new turn, depending on set intervalls.
If you really wanna play not ironman, just savy manually or use the quicksave slots.

If you step around the corner and get shot, then you approached this situation obviously wrong (your soldier dies) - thats x-com  :)

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Re: Advanced autosave
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2017, 11:26:45 pm »
Just replying, so that you know somebody reads these.

However, I don't have anything constructive to say... I've never seen a more ridiculous request; and I've seen a lot of requests.

Thanks you comment!

And what you think about this:
Hotkeys for save slot
ctrl+1 save 1st slot
ctrl+2 save 2nd slot
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Offline Meridian

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Re: Advanced autosave
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2017, 11:38:39 pm »
The idea of using hotkeys is good... and has been used already on other places... like here: https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,4747.msg69139.html#msg69139

It's the idea of frequent saving, which is disturbing for 99.8% of us.
Xcom is about saving as little as necessary for most of us... not the other way around.

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Re: Advanced autosave
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2017, 11:41:55 pm »
The idea of using hotkeys is good... and has been used already on other places... like here: https://openxcom.org/forum/index.php/topic,4747.msg69139.html#msg69139

It's the idea of frequent saving, which is disturbing for 99.8% of us.
Xcom is about saving as little as necessary for most of us... not the other way around.

Yes, i know, save is littlebit cheating at tis game, but..you know.. i love my soldiers :) And now i have some good guys, its really big trouble to loosing it. And if you have good guys, need just few reload.

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Re: Advanced autosave
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2017, 05:13:22 pm »
That is one approach (must of us probably did it once in our xcom life).

But if you want to enrich your gaming experience, try Meridians suggestion. Worst thing that can happen is a few rage quits. Most probable outcome is enjoying this game (and others) even more due to the added excitement and challenge.