What the hell is up with the save glitch?

#1 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

I was playing Xcom and randomly my saves weren't showing up anymore, but I scroll down the list and they are suddenly out of order and all kinds of messed up. This really bugs me for obvious reasons and googling it didn't really help that much. Does everyone run into this problem or is it random, and if you ran into it, how did you fix it?

Thanks.

#2 Posted by Tennmuerti (8123 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba:

This happens when you have a very large amount of saves going. The ingame sorting gets messed up for some reason. Usually around 100-200 saves if memory serves

To fix simply go into the game's save folder and delete the older saves, this will return the game's sorting to normal (the first time it will still show old saves because it's using the reference list for them, but after a new save it will adjust to the saves that are left)

#3 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

I thought this topic was about Autosave suddenly going from 3 saves to 1 that only works every 3 turns.

Man, you will be SURPRISED the first time this happens to you on Ironman and the game crashes, only to end up back at the Geoscape.

#4 Posted by OldGuy (1562 posts) -

@Tennmuerti said:

@NekuSakuraba:

This happens when you have a very large amount of saves going. The ingame sorting gets messed up for some reason. Usually around 100-200 saves if memory serves

100-200 saves?! Good gravy. Unless you need to have saves at every point in a game (say for review/screenshot purposes) how do you keep track of where you want to go back to? Long comprehensive side notes (save 158: selected field medic rather than smoke and mirrors on Van Johnson -- save 172: start of turn 6 in small scout battle, Chris Garrin down 3 health - 1 turn left till run and gun active, Sasha Millier down but stable, 3 sectoids in sight)? Sheesh.

I think the most saves I have for any game is 40 and that's scattered across 4 playthrus.

#5 Posted by Terramagi (1159 posts) -

@OldGuy said:

@Tennmuerti said:

@NekuSakuraba:

This happens when you have a very large amount of saves going. The ingame sorting gets messed up for some reason. Usually around 100-200 saves if memory serves

100-200 saves?! Good gravy. Unless you need to have saves at every point in a game (say for review/screenshot purposes) how do you keep track of where you want to go back to? Long comprehensive side notes (save 158: selected field medic rather than smoke and mirrors on Van Johnson -- save 172: start of turn 6 in small scout battle, Chris Garrin down 3 health - 1 turn left till run and gun active, Sasha Millier down but stable, 3 sectoids in sight)? Sheesh.

I think the most saves I have for any game is 40 and that's scattered across 4 playthrus.

I can't see screenshots being difficult. And I say this as somebody who did a "log" of my Impossible Ironman run.

Just spam F12 at every oppurtunity, pick out the screenshots you want, and clear it out your 10 megabytes of screenshots after every mission.

#6 Posted by Tennmuerti (8123 posts) -

@OldGuy:

People just have different save habits. I habitually save often in every game, specially since a lot of games on PC have quicksave. I often have 100+ saves for a lot of the games. On the upside this allows recovery from most bugs/issues and reduces the backtracking i have to do if required. There is no need to keep track of saves, they're just there and you usually use just the top few for most games.

When other people whine or cry about bugs in games, I am worry free.

My first play through of Xcom was on non iron man classic, digging into the mechanics and nitty gritty of the game, lots of experimentation and a huge amount of saves is just habit.

#7 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

@Tennmuerti: Okay, this is going to sound weird but here we go -

I'm using a controller and I could of sworn that when you went through options (such as overwatch, fire, grenade etc) there was a little beeping noise, similar to that you hear in the options and all of a sudden it's gone away. I'm pretty sure there was one, wasn't there? where did it go?

#8 Posted by Ares42 (2691 posts) -

@OldGuy said:

@Tennmuerti said:

@NekuSakuraba:

This happens when you have a very large amount of saves going. The ingame sorting gets messed up for some reason. Usually around 100-200 saves if memory serves

100-200 saves?! Good gravy. Unless you need to have saves at every point in a game (say for review/screenshot purposes) how do you keep track of where you want to go back to? Long comprehensive side notes (save 158: selected field medic rather than smoke and mirrors on Van Johnson -- save 172: start of turn 6 in small scout battle, Chris Garrin down 3 health - 1 turn left till run and gun active, Sasha Millier down but stable, 3 sectoids in sight)? Sheesh.

I think the most saves I have for any game is 40 and that's scattered across 4 playthrus.

Most games make it more of a hassle to overwrite a save rather than making a new one and usually there isn't any reason not make a new save. You don't really keep track of your old saves (if anything you load one of your last 2 or 3) all the rest are just left-over trash from a lazy habit =)

#9 Posted by Tennmuerti (8123 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba: Hmm, dunnoe have't played in a while so don't recall if there was a beep or not. Probably was. Not sure why would it be gone either, unless its simple sound options thing, sorry.

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