Opened 12 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 21 months ago

#7680 closed enhancement (fixed)

DC: Disabling or changing the auto-save options

Reported by: SF/who-sthere Owned by: zeldin
Priority: normal Component: Port: Dreamcast
Keywords: Cc:
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Description

The "Dreamcast" port does not have an option to disable the auto-saving.

I was wondering if it would be possible to add an auto-save option to either the "game load" menu.

Or, to add an "in-game" menu to the Dreamast port, then add the auto-save option to the in-game menu.

Ticket imported from: #2516389. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/496.

Change History (9)

comment:1 by SF/who-sthere, 12 years ago

Summary: Disabling or changing the auto-save optionsDisabling or changing the Dreamcast auto-save options

comment:2 by SF/who-sthere, 12 years ago

Summary: Disabling or changing the Dreamcast auto-save optionsDreamcast: Disabling or changing the auto-save options

comment:3 by sev-, 12 years ago

Quite senisble request.

comment:4 by fingolfin, 12 years ago

Owner: set to zeldin
Summary: Dreamcast: Disabling or changing the auto-save optionsDC: Disabling or changing the auto-save options

comment:5 by zeldin, 12 years ago

Autosaving is a feature of the engine, not the backend.

I don't know if it's safe, or even possible, to try to disable them in the backend.

I seem to recall that some games (DoTT) need autosaves for cutscenes to work correctly...

comment:6 by fingolfin, 12 years ago

It is absolutley possible and save for backends (and users) to enable/disable autosaving, or modify the autosaving interval. DOTT (and some other game) needs to perform scripted saves at some points, yes, but that's independant from the autosave feature.

Just invoke ConfMan.setInt("autosave_period", 0); in your backend, and that should do it. The Nintendo DS port already does this.

comment:7 by zeldin, 12 years ago

Well, that seems simple enough, so I have added it to the trunk. Let's just hope this doesn't mean I'll get bug reports saying "what happened to autosave!?!" :-)

Maybe some day it will be possible to set it manually through the GMM...

comment:8 by zeldin, 12 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:9 by digitall, 21 months ago

Component: Port: Dreamcast
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