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#121838 - 03/08/03 11:59 PM save games
Ditlihi Offline
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Registered: 09/19/02
Posts: 580
Loc: Florida
I suppose my question should be directed to one of the moderators,but I was wondering if there could be a save game section for gameboomers. I myself have many times been in a game that I can not advance in because something requires great dexerity or recall of certain numbers,objects or synbols.I find this is true of most new 3D games weither they are adventure or action/adventure.I have 3 games that I have recently played that had to stop because of poor eye hand coordination or remembering the order of events.Or would something like this be too complicated to do

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#121839 - 03/09/03 06:57 AM Re: save games
VillaThriller Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 02/16/03
Posts: 72
Loc: UK
Sounds like a good idea. We've got some save game sections already at www.thediscworld.co.uk erm, just click on hints I think, then choose your game, but if anyone has any others, then just email them over to me and I'll get them up on the site.

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#121840 - 03/09/03 07:40 AM Re: save games
colpet Offline
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Registered: 01/07/01
Posts: 1820
Loc: Orillia, Ontario, Canada
I think this is a good idea, especially for certain games. Examples would be.
- Schizm post railway puzzle
- the Ward end timed puzzle
- the Watchmaker end timed puzzle
- post music puzzle in Myst

I have a file I use for saved games. Some are just
the one hurdle, others are all my saves.
I have the above saves (except the Myst one )
and all my saves for Amber, Ward, Obsidian, Timelapse, and Syberia.

Banking saved games not only helps with the frustrating puzzles, but also when a game crashes. Recently I sent my Black Dahlia save to a boomer who had to install the game on another computer.

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#121841 - 03/09/03 09:44 AM Re: save games
gatorlaw Offline
Adept Boomer

Registered: 11/01/99
Posts: 10312
I have saved games as well. I know all the hints mods keep a huge bank of saved games for folks.

Might break our server space and bandwidth to have a saved game data base along with all the reviews and WT's. At least that's what I suspect smile

Laura
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#121842 - 03/09/03 10:01 AM Re: save games
Witchen Offline
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 22381
Loc: Seattle Washington USA
Hi Gang! laugh

Terrific idea and we've talked this one over several times in the past and decided, as Laura points out, due to the space requirements on the server, and the work it would take to maintain such a data base, its best to let people save their own games and volunteer them in the Hints forum as they are needed. Any new ideas on how the idea might be accommodated are, of course, always welcome! Love, Witchen

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#121843 - 03/09/03 10:37 AM Re: save games
BillyBob Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 7858
Loc: North Florida
Let's all just send all our saves for all our games to Witchen and she can dole them out as necessary! smile

Just kidding, Witchen.............now I guess I'll get spamed with saves!!! laugh laugh
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#121844 - 03/09/03 10:39 AM Re: save games
Singer Offline
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Registered: 09/04/01
Posts: 2521
At the very least we could set up a page with a listing of who has what saved games available, couldn't we? That keeps GB out of the bandwidth problem, yet still facilitates the process. thumbsup

Jack
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#121845 - 03/09/03 12:24 PM Re: save games
Ditlihi Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 09/19/02
Posts: 580
Loc: Florida
Singers idea seems to be good.Can not we have a list of people who keep save games on new and old games and what games,so that one could do a search for that game and find out who might have some saves games for that particular one?

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#121846 - 03/09/03 04:42 PM Re: save games
Sequoia Offline
Settled Boomer

Registered: 05/22/00
Posts: 477
Loc: Mi, USA
A while back a boomer 'saved' me because I had a corupt CD in Black Dahlia and I just couldn't advance. So I am for ever thankful for those who do keep saves on their computers.
Sequoia

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#121847 - 03/09/03 04:44 PM Re: save games
VillaThriller Offline
Shy Boomer

Registered: 02/16/03
Posts: 72
Loc: UK
Send um over to me and we'll get them up on the site, email address is ross@thediscworld.co.uk

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#121848 - 03/09/03 04:48 PM Re: save games
Witchen Offline
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 22381
Loc: Seattle Washington USA
Very, very generous of you Villa Thriller! thumbsup

I was going to nominate ol' happy days, good time Jack for that assignment! LOL laugh Very nice of you to volunteer. As for my loading up all the save games for disbursal, BillyBee, I have my hands full just sending out baskets full of the bypass for the Japanese Tile Puzzle, on request, (from Mystery of the Mummy)....every single day. LOL laugh

Love, Witchen =O)

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#121849 - 03/09/03 07:27 PM Re: save games
lexxy Offline
Addicted Boomer

Registered: 04/02/00
Posts: 3146
Loc: Southern Exposure
Villa,
I clicked on the site mentioned in your above post and got an error message. It could be my system but would you please check to confirm that the site is working.
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#121850 - 03/09/03 07:27 PM Re: save games
Singer Offline
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Registered: 09/04/01
Posts: 2521
Well, if we're going to defer to VT's discworld site, easy enough. Otherwise, I'd be up to the task (if only to earn that flattering label Witchen gave me wink ) Just a list, mind you, not hosting the saves for download or anything! eek


Jack
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#121851 - 03/09/03 07:49 PM Re: save games
Witchen Offline
True Blue Boomer

Registered: 05/26/99
Posts: 22381
Loc: Seattle Washington USA
FOTFL, Jack! laugh laugh laugh

And, Villa........I'm coming up blank (error message) on the link you posted above also.

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#121852 - 03/09/03 08:22 PM Re: save games
BillyBob Offline
BAAG Specialist

Registered: 01/18/01
Posts: 7858
Loc: North Florida
I have 60 games listed although I know I do not have saves for all of them. A few are just folders prepared for games yet to be played. Some are for games before I knew I could save the saves. Some are saves for a portion of the game and some are extensive saves for some games.....such as Syberia, Myst III, and others.

Sooooo, I will have to go through all these 60 folders and make a determination of what I have that is of any real use to others and do whatever is decided to be done with the info......send to VillaThriller or wherever. laugh


There is another thing to consider regarding saves. Often, due to the way a save is listed one cannot tell exactly where in the game that save relates. In a case such as this it is often helpful for the person needing help to send their last save to someone and have them play through the problem area for them. Sooooo, this would mean also having a list of those who have retained installed games (and which ones) on their computer and are willing to do this. laugh
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