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i guess Matt jumped on this before i could post the news ... i never found any problems with gsm so v 1.5 is out check matts post above
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i guess Matt jumped on this before i could post the news ... i never found any problems with gsm so v 1.5 is out check matts post above
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just finished updating the forum on the website, things will look alot different but function the same Enjoy
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thanks gonna use this, this weekend when i format to 64 bit for my extra ram
    
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2 bugs have been discovered, as well as a few minor alternations to the "Auto Update notification" dialog.
I've also added a option to get the "Auto-Updater" to check for program updates (but not download them!).

Finally, some important information concerning your GFW-L profile.
It appears that this service downloads game updates to it's "profile" directory. This means that GameSave Manager is backing up the UPDATES as well as the profile itself.
The bad news? This means longer backup and restore times, as well as larger backups being made.
The result of this is my own GFW-L profile is currently over 300MB (as a result of a BioShock 2 update) and other people's could be larger; depending on how many GFW-L games they own.

There's two options to resolve this.
1. Get GameSave Manager to delete the update files before backing up.
2. Cache the profile to another directory (excluding the updates), and then backup (preferred).

I'm unsure as to what to do here.
The large backups are a pain, but removing the updates COULD cause your GFW-L profile to "reset" your gamesaves.
What do you guys think?

Anyway, I'll be releasing this build sometime next week (perhaps even tomorrow) - but most likely the GFW-L profile "issue" (described above) wont be addressed.
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2 bugs have been discovered, as well as a few minor alternations to the "Auto Update notification" dialog.
I've also added a option to get the "Auto-Updater" to check for program updates (but not download them!).

Finally, some important information concerning your GFW-L profile.
It appears that this service downloads game updates to it's "profile" directory. This means that GameSave Manager is backing up the UPDATES as well as the profile itself.
The bad news? This means longer backup and restore times, as well as larger backups being made.
The result of this is my own GFW-L profile is currently over 300MB (as a result of a BioShock 2 update) and other people's could be larger; depending on how many GFW-L games they own.

There's two options to resolve this.
1. Get GameSave Manager to delete the update files before backing up.
2. Cache the profile to another directory (excluding the updates), and then backup (preferred).

I'm unsure as to what to do here.
The large backups are a pain, but removing the updates COULD cause your GFW-L profile to "reset" your gamesaves.
What do you guys think?

Anyway, I'll be releasing this build sometime next week (perhaps even tomorrow) - but most likely the GFW-L profile "issue" (described above) wont be addressed.
personaly i think its best to get the issue sorted first since your aware of it might as well adress it
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After around an hour of talking about how to address the GFW-L "issue", me and GekzOverlord have agreed that option #2 (aka 2. Cache the profile to another directory (excluding the updates), and then backup (preferred).) is the best.
I've implemented this into GSM, along with adding a option in the "Program Settings" dialog to toggle GSM to cache or just backup the WHOLE profile (including Updates).

Guess the crisis has been averted.
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Good job mate
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As requested by "DillanNZ" via PM, I've just added "Mass Effect 2" to the database.

How to apply the Database Update:

To receive the update, do one of the following:
  1. Launch GameSave Manager with the "/update_db" commandline (requires you to allow GameSave Manager to access the internet to download and apply the update directly).
  2. Enable the "Auto-Update" function (again, requires GSM to have internet access).
    GameSave Manager will then automatically update the database next time you launch GSM.
  3. Launch GameSave Manager and click the "Check for Updates" button from the Main Menu (yes, you've guessed it... requires GSM to have internet access).
  4. Manually download the database update. Extract the gsdu file from the zip archive.
    Now do one of the following:
    • Double-click the "gsdu" file (requires the File Association with ".gsdu" files to be assigned with GameSave Manager).
      ...OR...
    • Run GameSave Manager with the following commandline:
      "/open: %1"
      Where %1 is the full file path to the .gsdu file.
      Include the quotation marks around the commandline too!


How to FORCE the Database Update to be applied:
Note: You only need to do this if you've already got the Database Build 302 installed.

As I haven't updated the Database Build (because of the pending release of a new program build), you'll have to do one of the following to receive the update:
  1. Launch GameSave Manager with the "/force_update_db" commandline (requires you to allow GameSave Manager to access the internet to download and apply the update directly).
  2. Go into the directory you installed GameSave Manager to and delete the file "games.dll".
    Now manually download the database update. Extract the gsdu file from the zip archive.
    Now do one of the following:
    • Double-click the "gsdu" file (requires the File Association with ".gsdu" files to be assigned with GameSave Manager).
      ...OR...
    • Run GameSave Manager with the following commandline:
      "/open: %1"
      Where %1 is the full file path to the .gsdu file.
      Include the quotation marks around the commandline too!


Anyway, all going well I'll compile the new program build tomorrow and release it by Tuesday morning.

Enjoy.
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+1 great find! NOW REFORMATTING is easier lol.
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