Multiple Quick Save Points

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BryanFRitt
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Multiple Quick Save Points

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Instead of just one quick save point there could be several. To switch between them there can be shortcuts like '/' to go to previous quick save point, and '*' to go to next save point, and set the current save point correspondingly. As far as ordering these, there could be two orders to insert new save points. One that inserts new quick save points after the current quick save point, and another that inserts new quick save points at the end of the quick save list. When a new quick save point is created, the current save point should be set the new quick save point.

I suppose things could get confusing as to which save is which save. There could be an optional display showing these similar to how software versioning numbers are done.

possible versioning sample

(Note: implied _0, and this can use another character(s) instead of '_' like '.', '/', '\', '-', '*', '~', etc...)
0 for when there are no additional quick saves
1 for when it's 1 additional quick save since 0
2 for when it's 1 additional quick save since 1, aka 2 additional saves since 0, (when there aren't any game restores in-between)
If someone goes back to 1, assuming no going back again, then the next saves will be 1_1 then 1_2, 1_3, ...
if someone goes back to 1_1, assuming no going back again, then the next saves will be 1_1_1, 1_1_2, 1_1_3, ...

basically when there's a going back MMM, going forward future quick saves would now be MMM_1, MMM_2, MMM_3, instead of incrementing then number MMM itself...

If one does a []|> play back restore to a point in this range >= NNN and < the quick save following NNN, next saves would be NNN_1, NNN_2, NNN_3, ... assuming no going back in-between.
Last edited by BryanFRitt on Mon Nov 21, 2022 2:54 am, edited 9 times in total.
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BryanFRitt
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Re: Multiple quicksave points

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Guess I'll stick this here. To keep things together.
BryanFRitt wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:53 pm IMHO There shouldn't be a non-recording mode at all.
Also
No need for a []STOP button, instead have a button that does the equivalent to a []|> STOP and REPLAY, aka REPLAY FROM START
No need for a ()RECORD button, it should always be recording
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Re: Multiple Quick Save Points

Post by BryanFRitt »

A rewind feature would be nice too. Kind of like the current playback through tape, but in reverse.
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