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« on: July 05, 2013, 08:55:36 PM »

So as I started playing CoH2 I saved my game and realized that I might be a little odd in my naming convention.  In this case, "M1X1" designates Mission 1, First Expansion.  What do your save names look like? 
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2013, 08:56:29 PM »

FVD1, based on my initials.
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2013, 09:23:52 PM »

00000001.sav, followed by 00000002 and so on. Note the 8.3 format. I still don't trust Windows and its fancy long filenames.

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2013, 10:06:29 PM »

Depends on the game, but usually I just name it the easiest thing possible, like "save 1" or something.  I've found that I very rarely go back to anything but the most recent, so it's just a matter of making sure I can find that one.  Which is generally easy in modern games that actually tell you timestamps on saves.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2013, 10:08:40 PM »

For most games, I rotate between 3 saves, ergo, "1", "2", and "3".
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2013, 10:15:59 PM »

if the game lets me name saves it's usually 'beg' for beginning, and that gets used for the most of the game unless there is a choice coming up, then I create a save game named 'choice'.  if I suspect there is a choice at the end I create one called 'end' so I can quickly backtrack.
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« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2013, 01:41:53 AM »

I only ever have one save in a game that lets you save and it's my first name.  Never had an issue with one save (and now games have multiple autosaves and such, so it really doesn't come up much).
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« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2013, 03:14:11 PM »

I'm a little more relaxed on saving now, but I used to save constantly.  In any game, the first chance I got to save (after cutscenes, obligatory character waking up in bed scene, and "..." dialogue moments), I would save my first game "START".

After that, it would depend on the game.  For a game like CoH, I would use M1 for mission 1, but then start a bizarre series of follow up numbers, depending on where I was in the mission.  I could get to the point of having M1 IIAiiic (and sometime even tossing in a note like "Go Right" if the saving system would let me.  For a game like Baldurs Gate, it would usually be a little more specific like "Head to INN" or "Find CAVE" or something, but this could also get numbers tossed onto the end (Find CAVE II, etc).

The worst thing about this number system, was that I did it so that I could work my way back through a series of choices to get back to where any mistake I'd made might have started, but by the time I would actually ever need to do that, there's no way I'd actually remember what each of those meant.  I kept up with the system but wound up never using it.  Still helped if there was a freeze or error or something.
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2013, 09:12:40 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 05, 2013, 08:55:36 PM

So as I started playing CoH2 I saved my game and realized that I might be a little odd in my naming convention.  In this case, "M1X1" designates Mission 1, First Expansion.  What do your save names look like? 

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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2013, 12:25:31 AM »

Game, New Game, Another New Game, I may have messed this one up, Eff this Game, among other things.
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2013, 05:30:19 PM »

They vary and they're honestly all over the road map, but they always include at least a sequence number. One thing though, I never have spaces in them - I began computing when that was verboten on too many OS's and never did adapt to allowing them.
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2013, 08:17:26 PM »

Quote from: Purge on July 06, 2013, 09:12:40 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on July 05, 2013, 08:55:36 PM

So as I started playing CoH2 I saved my game and realized that I might be a little odd in my naming convention.  In this case, "M1X1" designates Mission 1, First Expansion.  What do your save names look like? 

Fire and destruction effects are beautiful, no? biggrin I also love the effect of the tank treads on ice. nod

30 bucks?  Great game at twice the price.  biggrin
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2013, 10:19:02 PM »

hi, hi1, hi2, hi3, etc

save game names were much more elaborate for Sierra adventures, but that was a quarter of a century ago...
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