1.05 Can't See My Saved Games

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1.05 Can't See My Saved Games

Post by cfurlin » March 13th, 2009, 1:07 am

I recently reinstalled Eschalon on a new Linux box. I had been playing using the 1.04 version and installed 1.05 and it does not see any of my saved games. Are they not compatible?

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Re: 1.05 Can't See My Saved Games

Post by cfurlin » March 13th, 2009, 1:11 am

NM. I figured it out ;-)

You changed the name of the saved games directory. It used to be ".eschalon_b1_saved_games" (a hidden file) and now it is just "eschalon_b1_saved_games".

BTW, that's a horrible filename for us Linux purists who like to keep a neat and clean Home folder.

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Re: 1.05 Can't See My Saved Games

Post by BasiliskWrangler » March 13th, 2009, 1:40 am

cfurlin wrote:BTW, that's a horrible filename for us Linux purists who like to keep a neat and clean Home folder.
So what would you recommend?
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Re: 1.05 Can't See My Saved Games

Post by The Noid » March 13th, 2009, 6:58 am

Simply .eschalon-b1 would work just fine.
Or
.basilisk/eschalon-b1
.basilisk/eschalon/book-1/saves
.eschalon/book-1
.eschalon/book-1/saves

As long as it starts with a .

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Re: 1.05 Can't See My Saved Games

Post by Janusz11 » March 13th, 2009, 11:24 am

Yep, have to agree. I was a little confused as well when I realised that the save folder is now a regular instead of a hidden folder (like before). I'd prefer the save games to be saved in a hidden folder again as well.

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Re: 1.05 Can't See My Saved Games

Post by cfurlin » March 13th, 2009, 12:29 pm

BasiliskWrangler wrote:
cfurlin wrote:BTW, that's a horrible filename for us Linux purists who like to keep a neat and clean Home folder.
So what would you recommend?
I would recommend what others have said in this thread. As a person who develops software for the Linux platform, I would highly recommend a hidden folder named with the company name, Basilisk. This is customary, especially if you are planning on releasing several titles for Linux. I would use something like:

.basilisk
.basiliskgames

Then underneath this folder, you can house configuration files in folders for each of your titles, such as:

.basilisk/eschalon_1
.basilisk/eschalon_2
.basilisk/eschalon_3

It's a lot cleaner solution and makes it easier to remember where to find the files, if the need arises.

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Re: 1.05 Can't See My Saved Games

Post by Sslaxx » June 29th, 2010, 1:22 pm

Resurrect old(ish) thread time away!

If you ever do decide to do a 1.06, you could switch it to use .basilisk_games ala Book II.
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Re: 1.05 Can't See My Saved Games

Post by dahoste » September 14th, 2011, 9:25 pm

[sigh] Well there is now a v1.06, and I just upgraded to it (from v1.04) and the saved games dir is still '~/eschalon_b1_saved_games'. :(

Maybe for v1.07...

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Re: 1.05 Can't See My Saved Games

Post by Bazu135 » September 20th, 2011, 4:15 pm

Is there maybe a config file we could adjust to change the default save/load directory? Just rename the directory on our systems, then update the config to match?

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Re: 1.05 Can't See My Saved Games

Post by SpottedShroom » September 22nd, 2011, 6:56 pm

If you really want to change the save game directory, here are some stupid fixes courtesy of perl search and replace. Note that this is completely unsupported and not recommended by me or Basilisk Games. If you break your game, your computer, or anything else, don't blame us.

If you just want to make the saved games directory a hidden file but don't care what it's called, run this command from your Book I directory:

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cat Eschalon\ Book\ I | perl -i -pe 's/e(\0s\0c\0h\0a\0l\0o\0n\0_\0b)/.$1/' > eb1
That will make games go into ~/.schalon_b1_games. If you want your Book I games to coexist next to your Book II games in ~/.basilisk_games/, do this:

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cat Eschalon\ Book\ I | perl -i -pe 's/e\0s\0c\0h\0a\0l\0o\0n\0_\0b.{26}/.\0b\0a\0s\0i\0l\0i\0s\0k\0_\0g\0a\0m\0e\0s\0\/\0b\0001\0g\0a\0m\0e\0s/' > eb1; chmod a+x eb1
Careful with the line breaks and spacing - that's all supposed to be on one line with no spaces between the beginning and ending single quotes. Note that this second example will give an error if ~/.basilisk_games/ doesn't exist!

In either case, then run

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chmod a+x eb1
and start the game by running eb1 rather than Eschalon Book I.

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