jojo_the_joyful
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Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by jojo_the_joyful on Sep 12, 12 4:22 AM
Hi all.

Having played through the entire hour demo, popped in here, bought it, activated it & I have to start all over again as I had not saved it.

Just thought i'd share to save you the pain i am suffering LOL

 
Mr_Russ
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by Mr_Russ on Sep 12, 12 4:38 AM
jojo, this is a Large File Adventure Game. They never auto-save.
I hope you enjoyed the demo nevertheless and carry on playing.

 
Althena533
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by Althena533 on Sep 12, 12 5:10 AM

Edited on 09/12/2012 at 8:19:21 AM PST


 

Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by dobbiemijnboekje on Sep 12, 12 5:18 AM
Althena533 wrote:[Removed by Moderator]
That is not nice!!!

Edited on 09/12/2012 at 8:19:57 AM PST


 
bribling
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by bribling on Sep 12, 12 5:28 AM
I agree, it was NOT nice. I play mostly HOGS which auto-save. I have plaed very few LF Adventures in the past few years. So, although i know i must SAVE when I play, I would not have expected to do so with this game unless it was clearly stated. I would not buy a game that I had to replay one hour's worth after purchasing. This is why i seldom by the SE's of CE's I have Demo'd. I hate either replaying a whole hour's worth of a game (similar to just playing an old game) just to play maybe one more hour (sometimes less, sometimes more) that i have no seen yet.

I have DL'd this but have not played the Demo yet. I appreciate knowing that I need to save it before exiting.

 
prchalpn
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by prchalpn on Sep 12, 12 5:40 AM
Althena533 wrote:[Removed by Moderator]


That was completely uncalled for.

Thank you JoJo.

Edited on 09/12/2012 at 8:20:21 AM PST


 
Poof11
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by Poof11 on Sep 12, 12 5:53 AM
Great tip JoJo. Unless you are familiar with the Sherlock Holmes or Nancy Drew series for instance, you don't realize that the game does not automatically save your progress. It is a shame that when you go to exit that the game does not ask, "Would you like to save your progress?" Since these games are long and very involved, I know the heartache and/or frustration of losing all that progress.
For those who are unfamiliar, when in the save mode, click on the empty picture slot of what looks like a newspaper. The game will then ask, "Do you want to save this?" Then you will see a picture of where you left off. I would suggest, saving every half hour or particularly right after you have completed a complicated puzzle that you do not want to revisit (I learned that quickly in a previous Sherlock Holmes game being chased by the dogs/security...lol).
Have fun everyone!

 
Moto26261
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by Moto26261 on Sep 12, 12 5:56 AM
Althena533 wrote:[Removed by Moderator]
What an unpleasant and unnecessary comment. I for one, am glad to be forewarned so thank you JoJo.

Edited on 09/12/2012 at 8:20:39 AM PST


 
cathyok
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by cathyok on Sep 12, 12 6:35 AM
I too found out on another large file game that it did not save automatically so I know how it feels!! But, more then that I can not believe one of us could be so cold and rude. Another good thing to do in these games is save alot and you will be saved a lot of headache. Happy gaming guys!!!

 
Valdy
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by Valdy on Sep 12, 12 6:38 AM
I used the !, and reported to a moderator.

There are adventure games that automatically save a game when you exit it, especially nowadays. So it's only natural that you can forget to go to "save & exit" or whatever it says in this game, and save the game.


 
jojo_the_joyful
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by jojo_the_joyful on Sep 12, 12 6:46 AM
Thanks for your kind words all

It wasn't so much I exited with out saving, rather I was kicked out after the hour before I even thought about it.

But I suppose I was being lazy playing the game instead of doing housework LOL.

 

Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by dobbiemijnboekje on Sep 12, 12 6:48 AM
jojo_the_joyful wrote:Thanks for your kind words all

It wasn't so much I exited with out saving, rather I was kicked out after the hour before I even thought about it.

But I suppose I was being lazy playing the game instead of doing housework LOL.
Then we all lazy, Jojo. LOL

 
gingergal
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by gingergal on Sep 12, 12 6:51 AM
Jojo, I've done that as well, forgot to save then suddenly something happens. It's annoying!

I'm now conditioned to save LF games every 10 mins and in different areas, don't keep overwriting one area.

And I think it's a good thread to remind people not used to playing LF games that they are nearly all manual saves.

 
mary102696
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by mary102696 on Sep 12, 12 7:05 AM
I honestly had no idea JoJo. I've never tried one of these large file games and then they had us download Nvidia's PhysX so I was being lazy and thought I'd check the forums before I started the game to see what folks were saying first.

 
joyce2121
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by joyce2121 on Sep 12, 12 7:53 AM
Thank you all (except for the one who's post has disappeared)

I have never played a "large file adventure game" and am so
used to the fact that my HOPAs auto-save. Without this
thread, I would never have known I had to do my own
saves.

So thanks again from a very greatful fishie. Now off
to play.

 
crispypot
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by crispypot on Sep 12, 12 8:22 AM
downright rude althena533 that was a very useful post from jojo,
thanks from many of us jojo

 
joyce2121
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by joyce2121 on Sep 12, 12 9:15 AM
Oh, help, please.

Rec'd a phone call I had to take when I was about 10 min. in.
Tried to right click which I thought would give me option to
save. Nothing happened and had to ACD to task mgr.
Since only 10 min., I'm ok with replaying, but HOW do
I save?

 
jojo_the_joyful
Salmon
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by jojo_the_joyful on Sep 12, 12 9:19 AM
joyce2121 wrote:Oh, help, please.

Rec'd a phone call I had to take when I was about 10 min. in.
Tried to right click which I thought would give me option to
save. Nothing happened and had to ACD to task mgr.
Since only 10 min., I'm ok with replaying, but HOW do
I save?


Press the "esc" button for the save / load menu

 
chickenjools
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by chickenjools on Sep 12, 12 9:32 AM
I played about 40 mins and then exited to do something else. Came back to find I should have saved! Then I was booted off when the demo ended. Still not saved! I played the first bit 3 times! I was blooming quick by the 3rd time though. I just rolled my eyes and laughed.

 
joyce2121
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Re:Warning: this game does not auto save

[Post New]by joyce2121 on Sep 12, 12 10:02 AM
Thank you very much jojo

 
 
 
 
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