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0002436Anstoss[All Projects] Generalpublic2014-05-03 18:53
ReporterMicha 
Assigned ToJOTDProject InfoAnstoss / Carton Rouge (Ascon)
http://www.whdload.de/games/Anstoss.html
 
PrioritynormalSeverityminorReproducibilityalways
StatusclosedResolutionfixed 
Summary0002436: Got a big problem - save doesnt work, whatever I do! When I save a game the
DescriptionGameVersion: german,pal,2 disks
SlaveVersion: 1.1

Got a big problem - save doesnt work, whatever I do!
When I save a game the hd-led starts flickering and also the screen, Amiga does something but dont no what! It writes something to disk (while screen is black) and hangs up! Or is it possible that save takes about more than 2 minutes? Cant believe!
Screen stuttering between black and save-menĂ¼, Amiga writes something to disk while screen is black but not a complete savegame! While "hangup" i have to hard-reset and after restart i can find a "savegame" but I am not able to restart that savegame - seems to be incomplete!
It is not saving corrctly...
When I enter "writedelay=0" to tooltypes it fasten up the flickering-process enormous but it has no other effect, id doesnt save correctly!
My hd is a cf-card, every other games works fine, only Anstoss doesnt save!
Please help me, thanks!
TagsNo tags attached.
MachineA1200
CPU68030
CPUSpeed50
ChipSetAGA
GFXCardNone
ChipMem2 MB
FastMem64Mb
WorkbenchOS 3.1
KickROM39 - Kick 3.0
KickSoftNone
WHDLoad16.9
importedyes
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note ~0002305

Wepl (manager)

maybe saving the first time takes a long time, with writedelay=0 wait some minutes?

note ~0002357

Micha (reporter)

Testet it again and again, it doesnt work - even when i wait 5 minutes, it is more likely that I destroy my tv by that fast flickering than getting a savegame :(

Isnt it anyhow possible to save to ramdisk or something like that? Ive got 64Mb of ram...ive got the same problem when I enter "savepath=ram disk:" to tooltypes before starting Anstoss, the only difference at saving is that my hd doesnt access, the led wont flicker-but screen is flickering like before and it will not get back into the game, it hangs up until a hard reset...

note ~0002358

Wepl (manager)

5 minutes is long, here it takes around 3 minutes
however this isn't a nice behavior, I agree
this long saving time happens only on the first time, on subsequent saves it is fast
as a workaround you can do the following:
just copy any file which it at least 150000 bytes large to the save directory in the games dir and name it somehow with the extension .ans (e.g. "copy devs:kickstarts/kick340005.a500 data/save/mysave.ans")
then save from the game to this existing file (it should get truncated to a size 148371)

note ~0002362

JOTD (developer)

What's the fastest way to save? I don't seem to remember or to be able to do it again.
I'd like to test that more.

note ~0002367

Wepl (manager)

if the savegames have always the same size, the best fix would be to add a patch at the beginning of the save routine which creates a empty save game file with the full size, e.g. using resload_SaveFileOffset(size=1,offset=size-1,name,address)

note ~0002370

JOTD (developer)

Yeah Bert I was planning to do just that. But now I'm not able to access the save menu!!! I'm sure I have tested this (since it's noted in the readme that saves are slow) but now I'm looking for the fastest way to reach "save".

note ~0002371

administrator (administrator)

it's somewhere in the office, you have to click at some inventory icon
can tell you when back home after 17th

note ~0003765

Retro-Nerd (reporter)

Any news on that issue? I would like to play a season. But with this saving behavior it's impossible.

note ~0003909

JOTD (developer)

yup, could reproduce. Working on it.
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-Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-05-09 22:58 administrator New Issue
2011-05-09 22:58 administrator Status new => assigned
2011-05-09 22:58 administrator Assigned To => JOTD
2011-05-09 23:10 Wepl Note Added: 0002305
2011-05-22 23:15 Micha Note Added: 0002357
2011-05-25 20:39 Wepl Note Added: 0002358
2011-06-03 22:31 JOTD Note Added: 0002362
2011-06-07 23:50 Wepl Note Added: 0002367
2011-06-08 18:07 JOTD Note Added: 0002370
2011-06-10 23:31 administrator Note Added: 0002371
2014-03-09 20:09 Retro-Nerd Note Added: 0003765
2014-05-03 11:48 JOTD Note Added: 0003909
2014-05-03 18:53 JOTD Status assigned => closed
2014-05-03 18:53 JOTD Resolution open => fixed
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