Opened 19 years ago

Closed 19 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#1881 closed defect (wontfix)

Mac OS X: Savegames in wrong location

Reported by: SF/pwigren Owned by: fingolfin
Priority: normal Component: Port: Mac OS X
Version: Keywords:
Cc: Game:


The Mac OS X version of ScummVM uses ~/Documents/ScummVM Savegames to save games. Savegames are not documents. :) The correct OS X location should be ~/Library/Application Support/ScummVM/Savegames

Ticket imported from: #1098328. Ticket imported from: bugs/1881.

Change History (3)

comment:1 by fingolfin, 19 years ago

I beg to differ. Savegames are created by uses, and used to store their information. Users may copy these files to other machines, send them to their friends, use them to report bugs, etc.. To me, that means they fulfil the criterions for a "document". Right now, they are not double clickable, that's a minus, but one day they might be.

Even if not, then Application Support still would be the wrong place for them (see also the Apple file system guidelines, which detail specifically what should go into that directory and what not).

BTW, as an unrelated sidenote, ironically Apple itself violates its own FS layout policy with apps like Safari, iTunes, iMovie and others :-)

comment:2 by fingolfin, 19 years ago

Owner: set to fingolfin
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:3 by digitall, 5 years ago

Component: Port: Mac OS X
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