05-18-2011, 08:08 PM
Sometimes when I load a saved game, it loads into an earlier state, rather than the most previous one. I think it is a problem with the saved game data, as retrying still loads to the old state.
Additionally, the text I type before quitting does not seem to be saved. Both problems persist after reinstallation (the first one being intermittent).
Is anyone else having either of these problems or know a solution?
05-20-2011, 11:18 AM
First, the text you type is not supposed to be saved! Every game that you play is recorded and saved (for debugging purposes---if the game ever crashes, you can send me your recording and I can watch your game on my end). But, because the recording mode saves all the keys that you press while playing, it also saves whatever you type on the pause screen. As you can imagine, this was really useful during beta testing (people could type messages to me as they played), but it seemed like an odd/interesting feature, so I left it in there.
To see your recorded games, you'll have to look for your game folder in your Steam directory (do a search for StarFilledSky to find it). You'll see a "recordedGames" folder and a "playbackGame" folder. Drop a recorded game into playbackGame, and then run the game to watch your game play back. And then you'll see yourself typing.
You can even go back and watch your very fist game ever, where you made your flag, etc!
Re: saved games.
If you save your game down inside an enemy or power-up, it is NOT restored in exactly the same spot. Instead, you restore back out on the main level "trunk" at whatever level number you were at. Thus, if you're at 82 and enter an enemy down to 81 and then quit and restart the game, you'll start on level 81, but OUTSIDE the enemy on a normal level.
Why? Because, sometimes it is possible to get "trapped" down in a really hard enemy (or power-up) where you just can't make it to the rise marker without getting killed. You get "in over your head". I didn't want you to be trapped there forever, even after reloading the game. So, reloading is a way to get yourself out of it.
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