Option to Autosave after so many minutes

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Greendogo
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Option to Autosave after so many minutes

Post by Greendogo » 03 May 2014, 07:44

I suggest we put an option in the "Prefs" menu under "Grab Cursor" with an [enable]/[disable] toggle button with the text:
"[Enable/Disable] Autosave every [textbox] minutes."
Where the textbox would have something like 15 as a default, but could be edited by the user.

ezze
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Re: Option to Autosave after so many minutes

Post by ezze » 03 May 2014, 11:33

...and to keep the last <number> of autosaves. If after autosaving there is more than <number> autosaves the oldest is deleted.

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Lazaroth
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Re: Option to Autosave after so many minutes

Post by Lazaroth » 03 May 2014, 12:59

It should also keep the last couple of quick saves.

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Re: Option to Autosave after so many minutes

Post by wheybags » 03 May 2014, 14:03

Lazaroth wrote:It should also keep the last couple of quick saves.
thisssssss
Even just having two quicksave slots makes such a difference

TheMechanist
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Re: Option to Autosave after so many minutes

Post by TheMechanist » 03 May 2014, 23:58

Agree with all points noted here so much :D
This would be a really good addition!

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Markelius
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Re: Option to Autosave after so many minutes

Post by Markelius » 04 May 2014, 18:40

Also, option to Autosave when entering a cell, autosave when combat is initiated, ect. keep at least two autosaves as well as at least two quicksaves, perhaps an option to add extra auto/quicksaves?
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SGMonkey
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Re: Option to Autosave after so many minutes

Post by SGMonkey » 05 May 2014, 00:04

Autosaves for sleeping and doors could be separate. Would be very nice.

So long as there is an option for it, it would be very handy.

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Jyby
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Re: Option to Autosave after so many minutes

Post by Jyby » 05 May 2014, 01:32

What about an undo feature!!?! O.0'
You could just press control z and undo almost everything that happens in the game lol jk

I like this idea! But maybe have its own slot instead of wring over the quicksave or autosave slot?

Autosave - saving before sleeping
Quicksave - just a quick button press to save
Save - a full save/new slot
Timedsave - save based on the elapsed time

This way you could have the best of both worlds and it would be a bit easier to implement.

Markelius wrote:Also, option to Autosave when entering a cell, autosave when combat is initiated, ect. keep at least two autosaves as well as at least two quicksaves, perhaps an option to add extra auto/quicksaves?
Autosave when entering combat is an amazing idea! But kinds nooby :P
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Re: Option to Autosave after so many minutes

Post by Chris » 05 May 2014, 04:27

Autosave when entering combat sounds like a horrible idea. Such a save would then be for right when the enemy sees you, but if you died fighting them that usually means:
  • The fight is too tough for your current level, so you need to avoid it,
  • you were ill-prepared, so you need to take a bit of time preparing before combat,
  • and/or you approached the enemy poorly, so you need to find a new tactic.
In all those cases, having a save when battle has just/already started, you're in trouble.

corristo
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Re: Option to Autosave after so many minutes

Post by corristo » 05 May 2014, 07:16

@Chris
At least you can run away safely in this case :shock:

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