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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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How can I protect my save data from casual hacking?

What options are there for saving game data in a secure manner? I'm interested in solutions specifically tailored for C++. I'm looking for something that is fast and easy to use. I'm only concerned ...
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How do I create a save file for a C++ game?

I am coding my final for a Video game Programming course, and I want to know how to create a save file for my game, so that a user can play, and then come back later. Any idea how this is done, every ...
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How do I implement a retro-style password-based “savegame” system?

How would I make a password system for a single-player game like the ones used in older console games? For example, Mega Man X saves work by giving you a series of numbers that you can enter later to ...
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In which directory to write game save files/data?

I need a definite list of directories, one or more per platform, of where to put game save files and other game generated data. Either based on the OS developer specification, or because it is common ...
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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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How can I maintain saved game backward compatibility?

I have a complex sim game I want to add save game functionality to. I'll be updating it with new features continually after release. How can I make sure my updates don't break existing save games? ...
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How to make an event happen only at the first start of the game?

I want to know how to make something happen only once like a tutorial in a game which appears only when you first start your game and then when your game got saved to a further point it never appears ...
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Unity - How To Save Some Variable WIth PlayerPrefs?

I have a small problem. in the game that I'm creating I created an array of items, each item includes a number of variables (cost, level, etc.). my goal is to save your own variables for each item, ...
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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 to save a game state?

So I am currently working on a simple game project that most people start of with: "breakout". part of my goal is to make a gamesave of the current gamestate the simplest way possible. For example, ...
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How to save and restore Bullet Physics state?

I'm looking for information on how to save the runtime state of rigid bodies with Bullet Physics. Most of my world consists of static objects, but I have a few dynamic and kinematic objects as well. I ...
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Can you use a standard multi-thread if only reading unity objects?

First of all I know about coroutines and how to use them (they're awesome). A friend of mine was telling me about the way the he implemented his saving system in a game he was working on, after ...
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Is it bad practice to store inventory and scores in PlayerPrefs?

I'm building a mobile game for a client in Unity. To save time, we started with a template game from the Asset Store that had some of the features that the client wants. The game includes a ...
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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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Saving Scores Using Cookies

I've recently created a small galiga like game recently using JavaScript and HTML5. I've run into a bit of trouble saving cookies, the cookie saves, but then resets itself when the page is refreshed, ...