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Damn ur awake, i havent gone sleep yet, i need to install msn cos kirstys laptop went all nuts on me, wouldnt go online with the mobile bb but did with the "aquired" net :S couldnt do anything could ping google. but not connect through the ip or anything had a weird 502 proxy error and just formated the comp instead.. will be on msn in abit to bug u about the bugs in gsm
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A new version of GameSave Manager has been released.
This is primarily a maintenance release, fixing all discovered bugs from the BETA released around 2 weeks ago.
Along with these fixes, the "Help File" has been re-wrote from scratch (and now includes screenshots) and has 5 newly supported games.

You can download the latest release from here, or you can use this torrent.

Changes in v1.4 (Build 1453):
-Fixed a bug which would result in the "First Run" dialog being shown each and every time you launch GameSave Manager.
-Fixed a bug regarding GameSave Manager performing it's icon and gamesave caching on the user's desktop.
-Fixed an issue that resulted in GameSave Manager not always applying the Scheduled Task to the "Windows Scheduled Tasks database".
-Fixed an issue which would cause GameSave Manager to delete the cache of a Scheduled Task (if multiple instances are open), resulting in the Backup Archive failing when trying to restore.
-Fixed a minor issue regarding the "Append filename" function using (1) as the starting string (instead of (2)).
-Fixed a very minor graphical glitch on the "Scheduled Tasks" page.
-Very minor alternations to the default settings used.
-Added a new commandline - "/firstrun" - displays the "First Run" dialog to the user, regardless of them using GameSave Manager before.
-The "Help File" has been completely rewritten, and now includes screenshots to help explain steps.

Added compatibility for the following game(s):
--Ghostbusters: The Videogame
--Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
--Osmos
--Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - Sith Edition
--The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
Edited by GekzOverlord - 12/1/09 at 2:49am
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For Steam it asks me my username.....WHen I go to program files/ steam /steamapps it just takes me to my games, there is no username...
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For Steam it asks me my username.....WHen I go to program files/ steam /steamapps it just takes me to my games, there is no username...
Hi,
It explains why it needs your username and community ID in the help file (and on the Settings Dialog).
Basically, some games save to %STEAM%\\steamapps\\username\\game name and/or %STEAM%\\userdata\\profile_id\\game_id.
Your Profile ID is automatically worked out via your Community ID.

If you don't have any games that use these paths, or you just don't wish to define your Steam Details, simply leave the fields empty and untick the "Show warning...." checkbox.
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Great program! Good to see the growing list of supported games too.

Got a few questions,

What happens if you format your PC then restore save games to games that aren't installed?

When restoring does it matter if a game is installed to a different location to when it was backed up (custom entries I'm mainly thinking about). If it cant restore to the set location can the save games be recovered from the backup file and manually placed in the correct location?

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What happens if you format your PC then restore save games to games that aren't installed?
If a game saves to it's installation directory, and the game isn't installed, a "Error Detecting GameSave Directory" message is displayed instead of it's gamesave directories. This works on a entry-by-entry basis.
This will effectively "block" you from restoring that entry - after all, there's nowhere to restore it to right?
For example, I have a backup archive with multiple gamesaves in it. I wish to restore it, BUT I haven't installed Steam yet and the archive has a Bionic Commando gamesave (as an example). When I open the archive within GSM, the Bionic Commando entry will be disabled, and message of "Error Detecting GameSave Directory" will be displayed as apposed to the directory it would usually restore to.

Here's a screenshot to try and help you understand what I mean:


Of course, I don't have to restore all entries from within a backup archive in anyway. So I am free to de-select any gamesaves I do not wish to restore using the "Edit List" button.
Please note that some gamesaves can be restored even if the game isn't installed. This occurs if the game saves to a regular directory (such as My Documents, Application Data, etc..).

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When restoring does it matter if a game is installed to a different location to when it was backed up (custom entries I'm mainly thinking about). If it cant restore to the set location can the save games be recovered from the backup file and manually placed in the correct location?
The idea of GameSave Manager is to do all the hard work for you.
All the "officially supported" entries are dymanically detected, meaning you could install CoD 4 (for example) to Z:\
andom folder
and GSM will automatically determin this via registry values that the game's installer creates (and will append the appropriate folder path to the end of it if needed - in this case, it would add "\\players").

Assuming you used a "Special Folder" when defining the Custom GameSave Entry, then it too will be dymanically detected.
If you typed in the FULL path instead, then it will restore to that exact path. You can ALWAYS edit your Custom GameSave Entries, and append the changes if this is the case.
Remember to backup your Custom GameSave Entries, otherwise you won't be able to restore them! - You can do this via the "Backup Settings" option from the Program Settings dialog.

Hope that helps.
Edited by InsaneMatt - 12/1/09 at 11:16am
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Thanks for the fast and detailed reply! That's put an end to any worries I had with this program. I'm going to keep all of my games added to this and put it to the test on the next format I think.

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Thanks for the fast and detailed reply! That's put an end to any worries I had with this program. I'm going to keep all of my games added to this and put it to the test on the next format I think.

Thanks again!
Woo! another satisfied gamer
i use to test this by simple backing up one game like cod4, deleting the gamesave profile and started up cod4 to verify the gamesave was gone, then closed cod4 and restore the backup of cod4, and viola allways worked

InsaneMatt is well.... Insane for thinking of creating this program, then that was verfied when he created it and i was like .... this has to go public
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unbelieveable...perhaps the most useful gaming app I have ever seen other than ts/vent. Incredibly well done! I have been holding off on installing Win7 only because its such a pain to try and get all my saves backed up. Thank you!
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