Questions tagged [savegame]

Questions about saving and loading (resuming, restoring) state of the game, allowing player stop and continue playing game at arbitrary moments of real and game time.

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Serializing nested ScriptableObjects with runtime changes

I'm making an effort to use ScriptableObjects more in my game architecture, after watching a fantastic Unity Unite talk on the subject. The central idea is to use ScriptableObjects, during runtime, as ...
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Tilemaps are loading differently each time

Tilemap data is stored in a 2D array. It is saved using the following code ...
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When updating app from Google Play will the app data be deleted? [closed]

My question is pretty simple. I developed a game, uploaded it on the store. In order to keep player level record and UI prefs it writes an ini file. When the next update is up on the store and the ...
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When PlayerRemoving event is fired, for loop does not work properly

while I was implementing the Backback save feature in my Roblox Game (using game.Players.PlayerRemoving:Connect(), I found that when I used a loop of any form (<...
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Is it safe to save data OnApplicationFocus and OnApplicationPause on mobile?

Unity has messages called OnApplicationPause and OnApplicationFocus. They are called on each ...
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How can I store game metadata in a .png file?

Spore allows player-created creatures to be shared by exporting a .png file. That .png is a photo of the creature, but if it's ...
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How can I save game “professionally”?

I am a novice programmer and just learned about the concept of saving and loading games. The way I am doing it is to write data into a text file and read it afterward. However, I realize how insecure ...
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Good way to establish an inventory system?

Fairly new to Unity as a whole, and while making a prototype game I came across the issue of setting up an inventory system. So far, I've been stuck on what sort of structure it should have, given: ...
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Why does every client that joins my server use my save data when loading their character stats? Unity / Mirror

I'm working on a dungeons and dragons first person game and I've been finishing up the character creation section. I've gotten to the point that you can choose your character's stats / ability scores ...
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Serializing object members within unordered_map and storing into binary file (C++)

I'm making a multiplayer game, the Server stores it's game world state as various std::unordered_map in a class called ServerWorldState. The server is composed by a single class called Game, which ...
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Persisting unlocked characters in Player Prefs

I am working on a character selection menu in Unity. If you have enough coins, you can buy your desired character. Once player buys one, that character must not be locked on game restart, the number ...
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using Playerprefs on Android Mobile Platform

I have a question about playerprefs on my android mobile game not initializing properly. I have already pre-set my playerprefs data on a variable with a value of 3. In my play mode on unity the value ...
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Unreal - Where should I put my 'Save System Controller'

Making a save game system for a single player platformer game in Unreal. Needs to be accessible from the Main Menu Cannot be a component on the player. Where is the best place to put/store this ...
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Is there a practical reason for saving game data in %UserProfile%\Documents instead of %AppData%?

My documents folder is flooded with subfolders of various games, including those of some very recent AAA titles. As a professional application developer with no experience in the gaming industry this ...
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Cocos2d savegame cctmxtiledmap

my game features several tilemaps that are initially loaded from a tmx file and modified during gameplay. How can I save the changed tilemaps in a save game? Will NSCoding do the trick here or is the ...
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How to encode a save game / game state as a string?

I'm building an HTML game. For this game I want to implement a save-feature that should work like in some already existing games: The user can chose export, this ...
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How do you save game state?

What is the procedure followed by game programmers for saving and resuming game state? like files/mappings. I want to save it for tower defense game and I am using unity3D game engine.
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Multiplatform game, save game state and resume it on other platform

This is for a personal and knowledge acquiring project. I want to create a little TIC-TAC-TOE multiplatform game, app & web. The choosen technology for the app will be Android or Flutter and for ...
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Best way to retrieve const data

My game uses big const data which i need to retrieve it to use data used on each level when its needed data security is important I got two options in my head which one is better? Note the data is ...
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What Situations is Saving a Game to Main Memory for?

I've been reading through Unreal's 'Saving and Loading' guide: Link Within, they present a capability to save a game to main memory rather than secondary storage: I haven't found any information on ...
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How should I resolve saved game(cloud saved progress) conflict with local game progress?

I am using play game services and decided to create a small progress manager which will protect user progress. Now consider this, Player launches the game and sign in to cloud service (play game ...
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Unity - Save/load in a sandbox game, how to instantiate saved objects

I have a game where a player can place GameObjects. I can save/load this GameObjects data with using JSON, for example its position, but I cannot think of a good way to tell my save-file (and my ...
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Codify user progress [duplicate]

I want to generate a string-code for the user that represents his progress in the game (so he can load this state somewhere else). I don't want him to be able to guess the system and thus load a state ...
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Modifying Brackeys Unity Inventory Tutorial for Stackable Items?

I followed this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6_fetj9PIw and the one after it, and it works fine, but now I'm in a situation where I want to be able to stack my items up. I saw there was ...
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What is the reason that people avoid PlayerPrefs to store character data and coins etc?

PlayerPrefs are easy to implement and i think it can be used to store important game data like selected character and coins and completed quests for small games, but i have read too much to make me ...
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How can I implement versioning into a save system?

I currently have a crude save system in my game. When my game is first launched after download, it checks for three directories in a certain location on the client computer, ...
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Is this a reasonable method of detecting JS memory hacks?

I'm working on a single-player browser-based RPG in my free time. I do allow for saving the user's game on the server, but the game is largely going to run locally and I therefore acknowledge that it ...
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How to store the progress of multiple users

When I start my game, it displays a level menu, and When I select a level, it's gonna create a game corresponding to the level and I can play. Now I'd like to store the progress of each user, ...
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What method could I use to avoid using a lookup table for each item when loading a players inventory?

Let me explain a little about the pickup items and inventory to make this much clearer. Every in world item that can be picked up has a ScriptableObject assigned ...
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Unity Checkpoint System that remembers NPC interactions + Environment changes?

I have already implemented a checkpoint system that respawns the player at the last checkpoint they cross through. Now imagine this: NPC A interacts with NPC B NPC B walks over to a nearby car A bird ...
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How to protect save game data when saving game over the network?

Newbie question please - I am working on my own RPG, using Unreal Engine 4 and C++. Regarding data formats - I figured I would just make HTTP Post requests to store the data as JSON in AWS's ...
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How to build a better game save?

I am making a roguelike card game like dream quest, and I want to improve my dungeon/level save method. Here's what my levels look like: I checked dream quest saves but I don't like their method ...
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MonoGame Save Game Location Example

I am building a game using Monogame 3.6 and Visual Studio Community 2017. Up until this point I have been serializing the data using BinarySerialization and created a custom ...
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Saving and Loading File to Application.persistentDataPat not working on Android device

I am trying to save data and load data on the project i am working on, but i cant seem to get it work in an Android device it works fine on Unity when i play it, not sure what i am missing or done ...
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Open world game state saving Android

As a hobby project I'm building a 2D game with a custom game engine in Android. Currently I can render a json map, and let the user interact with objects on the map. The game should be an open world ...
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Unity how to save the number of successive wins?

I'm making a trivia game on Unity, everything works fine and now I'm trying to save and retrieve the stats of a game. I have listed most of the stats (score, highscore, points) but now I would like to ...
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LibGDX Json writes only part of class

Hello I've been developing this game for awhile and now trying to implement save data via Json. I've gotten to where when the app is first launched it will write the Json file with the variables I ...
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How to save Player's progress with variables?

I'm trying to save and load my Player's progress. I have a serialized class named "gamestate". This class contains all of the Player's progress, number of lives, total points, etc. That class also ...
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Persisting Data with C#

In Unity, I'm trying to save the game data to a file to be loaded upon the game reopening. But for some reason it is not saving and I cannot figure out why. I have it so that if it cannot find that ...
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Is it possible to program a game to resume where it left off when you quit in Unity? [duplicate]

I have a game I'm making in Unity and now I'm stuck on saving. Is it possible to program a game to resume where it left off when you quit? Every time I search for this on Google I get nothing. Can ...
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How can I save data in Unity? [duplicate]

I'm making a game that's pretty simple and I really only need to save one int for when the game is closed (the scene the payer is at), but all the tutorials and ...
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What is the difference between engine approach and language approach in terms of saving game data?

I was asked to find a way to somehow save gamedata for a game we (my friends and I) are making and i found that there is something called engine and language approach. I have found something i would ...
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What's the easiest way to get a JavaScript game to save?

I'm doing a re-skin of and old open source web game, the current game is in HTML, CSS and JavaScript. I'm trying to redo the save game bit as I can't make sense of it and want something I can ...
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How to save large data in Unity?

Can anyone please tell me how to save data for Android. I have too much data to save (many npc-enemy stats). Also, it should work after updating: I read on stack overflow that, with ...
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Does it matter what file type my save file is?

So, I am looking into game development, and I just learned how save files work and how to create and implement them. Here is the code that I was using on Dev C++: ...
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How would I attack saving a game?

In a lot of games, the player can save their progress. I have no clue how I would approach this and implement it into my game. My only thought would be to make a new file called "progress," and add ...
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How can I implement persistent state for objects defined in a level?

I am developing a 2D Metroidvania which consists of a series of interconnected levels that can be revisited. Each level is represented by a Tiled TMX file in which I have specified where various ...
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Unity - PlayerPrefs.SetString appears to save garbage data

In Unity, I have an InputField calling this method for OnValueChanged: ...
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How can I parse different types of objects from JSON?

I'm trying to save the player's inventory as a JSON data but I'm having a problem. I have a class Sword which extends an abstract class ...