Opened 18 years ago

Closed 18 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#7460 closed feature request (wontfix)

Common Savegame Extension

Reported by: SF/joachimeberhard Owned by: Kirben
Priority: normal Component: --Other--
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I'd like to suggest a common savegame extension for all ScummVM savegames.

This would have the benefit of being a recognizable file-extension and also we could use a common icon for ScummVM savegames for example.

I also ran into problems, because Stuff-It expander on Windows at least claims the .s01 and so on files to itself. So this is sometimes confusing and you can't see at the first spot, that this file is a ScummVM savegame...

Of course, this could bring up compatibility issues, I wouldn't know.

Feel free to discuss this with me....

Ticket imported from: #1384648. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/276.

Change History (6)

comment:1 by Kirben, 18 years ago

Owner: set to Kirben
Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

comment:2 by Kirben, 18 years ago

Rejecting, since a common savegame file extension would offer no advantage for ScummVM.

A common file extension is only useful in Windows, when the file can be opened directly by a program.

Many file extensions are used by multiple programs, so conflicts like your example are very common.

comment:3 by SF/joachimeberhard, 18 years ago

Well, I'd at least hoped for a little more discussion before rejecting it...

I did not just state the benefit for Windows users, which also should be considered, but also the benefit of the recognizability of the savegame clearly being made for ScummVM.

And I didn't mean to break or change anything right now, but IF you'd ever had to break the savegame compatibility this could also be incorporated. Breaking savegame compatibility is something you deliberately do not exclude at this moment.

So IF you ever had to break compatibility, why not THEN consider something being a benefit for the Windows experience at least but not doing any harm to other systems?

I really hope for a little discussion, pros and cons, thoughts and so on, at least I would get an insight why savegame names are like they are and so on....

Best regards


comment:4 by SF/joachimeberhard, 18 years ago

Also, there are some efforts being done for savegame icons for other ports, the ps2 port if i remember correctly.

Why not consider something like that for the windows users also? Please don't just ignore us because we're Windows users....

Sorry for the reply, but I can't "edit" posts here...

Best regards


comment:5 by Kirben, 18 years ago

I thought icons were been provided for games, not saved games, in ports for small devices like the PSP.

The save game filenames used by ScummVM are based on the saved game filenames used by the original games. We actually support saved games from the original games in some cases (ie Simon the Sorcerer 1 & 2).

The only benefit you have mentioned, is that it would be easier to locate ScummVM saved games via a file manager (ie Windows Explorer).

There are no plans to ever break saved game compatibility for all games and this would require changes to the save game system in all engines. We would have the major problem of a save game slot existing with the old file extension and the new file extension too, which wouldn't be easy to handle.

comment:6 by digitall, 6 years ago

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