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0005263WHDLoad[All Projects] Generalpublic2021-06-25 23:192022-01-15 23:13
ReporterDJ Mike 
Assigned ToWepl 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product Version18.6 
Target Version18.7Fixed in Version18.7 
ChipMem2 MB
FastMem0 MB
WorkbenchOS 3.0
KickROM40 - Kick 3.1
Summary0005263: WRITECACHE override for slave icon tooltips
DescriptionI noticed that Elfmania patch seems to save highscores quite aggressively (every time it loads part of the game!). I've put in a bug report for this, but it seems other installs may also do this.

The problem is enabling NOWRITECACHE in whdload.prefs, which I have, so that saved changes immediately flush to disk rather than on exit (because I'd rather not lose progress in games if my Amiga gurus!).

Although patches should ideally not save more than they have to, I would be happy if there was a way to override the global NOWRITECACHE setting per install, e.g. by specifying WRITECACHE in tooltips - but currently there is no way to do this. Is this something you'd be happy to add? If so could I request it please? :-)
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2021-06-26 23:49   
I have added this option, please check latest beta release.
DJ Mike   
2021-06-27 00:08   
Tested on Elfmania. Works exactly as requested. :-)

Thanks very much for looking into it so quick!

I've confirmed the old (OS-hitting) behaviour still happens if only NOWRITECACHE is set. If NOWRITECACHE and WRITECACHE are both set, game loads without continually swapping to OS any more.

Issue History
2021-06-25 23:19DJ MikeNew Issue
2021-06-26 21:52DJ MikeAssigned To => Wepl
2021-06-26 21:52DJ MikeStatusnew => assigned
2021-06-26 22:40WeplSeverityminor => feature
2021-06-26 22:40WeplProduct Version18.7 => 18.6
2021-06-26 23:49WeplNote Added: 0010449
2021-06-26 23:49WeplFixed in Version => 18.7
2021-06-26 23:50WeplStatusassigned => resolved
2021-06-26 23:50WeplResolutionopen => fixed
2021-06-27 00:08DJ MikeNote Added: 0010451
2022-01-15 23:13WeplStatusresolved => closed