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10-02-2007, 01:02 PM
Can anyone tell me how games are saved? All I get are the autosave files. When I try to save I lose the game. Do I need to save when I return to base or is autosave enough? I got back after a good patrol (by my standards as a learner) then , after refuelling etc, clicked save. Next time I loaded I was back to square one.
10-02-2007, 01:20 PM
I rotate the same two saves at sea, overwriting each time. So I'll save a game called TDK1 and then about five minutes later save TDK2. Five minutes later TDK1 again and so on. I rotate and save frequently. I have never had a corrupt save in either SH3 or SH4 doing it this way. The one time I had a power outage, I was able to reload my last save and I only lost a few minutes of game time. I also save in the office prior to a mission. :D
10-02-2007, 06:11 PM
You need to enter a name to save under--like your name or
TM 1, etc. Then you click on what you have entered and then click Save.
10-02-2007, 06:36 PM
Press esc or that red bit above the TC number to take you to the save page . Type in a save name . Press save . Then press resume patrol . Do not have replay ticked at any stage ever. When you save again just press save . It will ask do you want to overwrite . Say yes then press resume patrol . Save only while in 1 TC , on the surface with radar off and no sightings or contacts of any kind . That is all .
10-02-2007, 11:56 PM
I save at any time an find no ill effects, I just don't tic the replay option. I've never turned off radar an even saved while being hunted by DD an re-started game with no problem. One thing I do is delete the replay.tmp an save.tmp, there only needed while game is running or if you ticked the reply option b4 you start ur career.
10-03-2007, 12:16 PM
Sorry to keep on but none of the replies actually helps me to save a game. When I click Esc Save I get a panel headed
Save games. It has autosaves and nothing else. No way can I type in a name, then save the game, as we did in SH3. Is there somewhere that I can disable this Autosave facility and decide for myself?
10-03-2007, 12:49 PM
Okay, so I'm a member of the slow learners association. Just noticed a tiny hyphen under the Save Panel and YES, when I type there it works, so thanks for all your efforts and sorry for wasting forum time and space!!!
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