Keep old versions of saved games when these are overwritten

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Keep old versions of saved games when these are overwritten

Post by SupFanat » Thu Sep 24, 2015 1:51

It could happen that you overwrite your savegame to find out that you didn't want to overwrite it. But compared to all modern hard drives and even flash drives the savegames are so tiny that everyone could afford keeping several versions as backup. For example some utility could be set to keep unlimoted old versions of all .ck1, .ck2, .ck3, .ck4, .ck5, .ck6 files and use up 1 GB disk space for this purpose. Is there any such utility for Windows? Linux (Ubuntu)? Mac? Thank you for your suggestions!

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:05

It would require having the keen source codes to change the way it's done (not limited to a few pre-named slots).
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Post by Fleexy » Thu Sep 24, 2015 13:08

On Windows, File History (for nontechnical end-users) or the Volume Shadow Copy Service (for developers) do what you want.

Dropbox, which works on every major platform, keeps every version of each file around for 30 days.

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Post by Keening_Product » Thu Sep 24, 2015 14:19

To complete the workaround list: I'm pretty sure Linux users running systems on BTRFS have similar options.
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Thu Sep 24, 2015 14:53

Or you can do that copy and paste of backups thing fleexy mentioned.
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Post by SupFanat » Sat Sep 26, 2015 4:39

Why change Keen? It makes no sense.
Let Keen think that SAVEGAM3.CK4 is overwritten but some externa, utility keeps the old version reachable fou used but not for Keen.

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Post by namida » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:31

Sounds like someone needs to set up a GitHub repo for their save files... :P

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