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  11:55:40  29 June 2007
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headkase
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On forum: 06/15/2007
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autosave feature

I would like to see a feature where the game would automatically save the game every x number of kills where x is user-defined. I currently usually save every 1 or 2 kills with a save history going back sequentially numbered about 15 slots. Once I hit 15 I wrap around to using slot 1 again so if I manage to really work myself into a corner I can always back up the necessary amount in the save history. If implemented, making automatic saving an optional feature would no doubt enhance the value of the product to players-in-general while remaining relatively easy to implement.
  07:25:25  30 June 2007
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NatVac
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I like the idea, but not for kills. If implemented, I like the idea of setting a number for how many, and 0 or -1 would mean never.

I think there's currently an autosave every 70 minutes or so, and one on each level start. I hate the in-game one, as it is based on time, and doesn't care that you are in the middle of a messy fight. I think you can die while waiting for that momentary game freeze to go away.

I'd like the quick-save to do what your manual multiple save is doing: Save multiple games. Oldest game quick save QS3 is deleted, QS2 is renamed to QS3, QS becomes QS2, and then the game is saved to QS (or quick_save).

I'd also like a level_autosave, so that I could visit each level again from the beginning. Example: l01-escape_autosave and l02-garbage_autosave.
  23:23:13  30 June 2007
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Technoholic
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On forum: 06/13/2007
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Or adjust time.. I have no idea how much time does the game have for you to autosave. I have seen when I'm in the middle of the map, and I see autosave. Where's the settings for that?

I realize that the STALKER is actually leaving out too good features that needs to be useful, especially subtitles for the foreign players.
  09:50:09  1 July 2007
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NatVac
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Or adjust time.. I have no idea how much time does the game have for you to autosave. I have seen when I'm in the middle of the map, and I see autosave. Where's the settings for that?
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I'm not sure where it is, except that if you look at the files extracted from the database, in gamedata/config/alife.ltx in the [alife] section you'll see this: autosave_interval = 01:05:00. That number seems to correspond with my game experience, so that might be it.

Strangely, it did an autosave right after I did a quick-save.
 
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