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Old 08-05-2011, 05:32 AM   #1
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warning, clearing your flash cookies will delete the saves for this game

I wish the game had mentioned this before I shut down my computer yesterday. The better privacy addon for firefox deletes all my flash cookies on close. I didn't realise it was going to take my machinarium save away too. I was at the arcade machines part. Pretty annoyed now.
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Old 08-06-2011, 07:37 AM   #2
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better privacy vs firefox clear data

wow I was just thinking about this issue a few hours before looking here...

BetterPrivacy removing flash cookies has been obsoleted by flash itself providing an API for clearing flash cookies, and Firefox using this API when you go to Clear Recent History.

when I saw this I decided to keep BetterPrivacy and I just added Machinarium.exe to the protect list (this only protects from BetterPrivacy though)
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Old 08-07-2011, 08:17 AM   #3
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baaaah lost my save also ... wish i knew this beforehand
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Old 08-07-2011, 09:50 PM   #4
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Hahahaha! Wow!

All my progress down the drain.

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Old 08-09-2011, 07:52 AM   #5
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I also lost my progress in this game (160 minutes game time). Until this save mechanism is changed, I will postpone attempting to play through the game.
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Old 08-09-2011, 07:21 PM   #6
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I had to play this game in one run, because I have Flash restricted so it doesn't do many of the annoying things Flash does, including saving cache or cookies.

And no way on earth I'm changing that. Ever.

I really hope HTML5 definitely kills and buries Flash forever.
DEEP.

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Old 08-10-2011, 09:50 PM   #7
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If you use CCleaner or some other system cleaning utility, you'll need to set it to not delete Flash cookies too.
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Old 08-11-2011, 03:18 AM   #8
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Someone on the Machinarium forums made a save backup tool
http://machinarium.net/forum/index.php?topic=809.0
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Old 09-10-2011, 01:03 PM   #9
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Yeah you can use the save importer/exporter, or exclude the savegame from the CCleaner search.
Quote:
1. Open ccleaner.
2. Options
3. "Exclude"
4. Add Folder
5. Search the save path, eg C:\Users{USERNAME}\AppData\Roaming\Macromedia\Flas h Player\#SharedObjects\{RANDOMWORD}\localhost\Progr am Files\Machinarium\machinarium.exe
check if the box is in | *.* |
6. Accept
5. Ready now can use ccleaner and do not erase your saved game.
Thanks jm2k7, source:
http://machinarium.net/forum/index.php?topic=359.0
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:52 PM   #10
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yeah, CCleaner is a great program but it will also delete your flash data by default

to anyone who lost their progress, you can type "rebol" on the keyboard to enable a cheat menu that will allow you to skip ahead to different parts in the game. I would go back to a point shortly before where you left off. i think hitting the "item" button gives you whatever items you are supposed to have at that point
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Old 11-30-2011, 05:10 AM   #11
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we need the steam cloud then! is it possible for flash games?
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Old 11-30-2011, 06:59 AM   #12
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I don't think Steam Cloud works properly for Flash games, but I might be wrong.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:02 PM   #13
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Wow, was thinking about buying this, but this is a big turn off. Why would a game keep its game saves in flash cookies? It's not a browser based game, right?
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Old 12-29-2011, 03:59 AM   #14
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It keeps its saves in flash cookies because it's a flash-based game.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:18 AM   #15
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Wow, was thinking about buying this, but this is a big turn off. Why would a game keep its game saves in flash cookies? It's not a browser based game, right?
it saves in cookies because it potentially is a browser based game, you can play the demo in your browser for example.
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