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0019101AI War 2[All Projects] SuggestionMay 10, 2017 3:41 pmMay 15, 2017 7:41 pm
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Product Version0.123 Ship Batch 4 of 7, And A Metric Ton of Improvements 
Fixed in Version 
Summary0019101: Naming saved games
DescriptionThis is a larger request than just "Can we put in a name for our saved games", where the value is pretty obvious (if only to make it easier for me to remember which saved game to upload for a bug report), since I assume that's going to be done regardless.

One thing I dealt with in AIWC was trying to figure out naming conventions for my saved games. I would traditionally give my campaigns names ("Concentric Spire", "Hard Clustered", "Why would anyone try 10 difficulty"), then include additional information as reminders to myself in the saved game. The campaign name was required because I would sometimes have several campaigns running at once, or maybe I would put a campaign aside if I got stuck and then try to come back to it.

For example, a saved game for me might have been named "Concentric Spire: survive exo wave then hack Murdoch". There's nothing that stops me from following a similar pattern, but I feel like it would be nice if there was a way to encode more information in the saved game itself.

One way of doing this would be to allow the user to name a campaign (a la After Action Reports), then making sure that was displayed next to the saved game.
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Dominus Arbitrationis (administrator)
May 11, 2017 2:41 pm

Quick clarification request: Do you want to be able to name a game, then give it a description? Basically when you save a game you have two text boxes, one for the title, which appears in the load screen, and another for the description, which appears when you click the save but don't load it or hover over it?
BadgerBadger (reporter)
May 11, 2017 2:49 pm

I think a "Name" and "Optional Description" fields might work, with the "click on saved game displays optional description" to accompany it. Oh, and a timestamp (both wallclock and in game; having both is useful for people who savescum) to accompany it.
z99-_ (reporter)
May 15, 2017 7:41 pm

+10000 Support. I often end up ragequitting AIWC (mostly due to my own mistakes) and coming back a few days/weeks later. By that time I've forgotten what I was doing, which has on multiple occasions led me into doing the exact thing that led to the original ragequit. It's a vicious cycle ...

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Date Modified Username Field Change
May 10, 2017 3:41 pm BadgerBadger New Issue
May 11, 2017 2:41 pm Dominus Arbitrationis Note Added: 0046156
May 11, 2017 2:49 pm BadgerBadger Note Added: 0046157
May 15, 2017 7:41 pm z99-_ Note Added: 0046159

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