Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Fallout New Vegas - Don't forget to hard save, the wrong quick save means many deaths
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Fallout New Vegas - Don't forget to hard save, the wrong quick save means many deaths

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Nothing we all don't already know....but who else will I tell

As we all know, quick saving in the middle of a battle can be very risky, unless you want to go back to the last full save

Just playing FONV, very early into the game, my base strength is only "1" since I'm using the carry weight cheat (160+2000)

I was out in the desert with a busted arm and leg, the started fighting at first a group of about 10 rad scorpions of all sizes.

I used a bunch of drugs/foods and used bat for awhile, then switched to some guns...

I used a whole bunch of drugs/food to get past 1 deadly quick save mistake...

In the end 2 more giant armored rad scorpions were chasing me, and I was way too slow, addicted to drugs, already had rad poisoning before all this, and 2 busted limbs...and dying in about 5s of quickload

The game let me off the hook, I quick loaded about 10 times running away in different ways, dying in about 5s, on the last one the RS weren't even close to behind me when I turned around to check....

I got lucky this time, otherwise I'd have to go back about 20min of game time...a long time.
Car replacement
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
pII x4 40 @ 3.72GHz NB @ 2.79GHz M4A89gtd PRO/USB3 Sapphire 6950 2GB nonRef 950/1520 @1.2V 4GB Gskill DDR3 CL7eco @1656 6-8-6-20-24-1T 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Black 640GB SATA3 Windows 7 Ultimate BenQ 24" G2420HD 1920x1080 SeaSonic M12II 520W 
Case
TV stand on wheels + cardboard door 
  hide details  
Reply
Car replacement
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
pII x4 40 @ 3.72GHz NB @ 2.79GHz M4A89gtd PRO/USB3 Sapphire 6950 2GB nonRef 950/1520 @1.2V 4GB Gskill DDR3 CL7eco @1656 6-8-6-20-24-1T 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Black 640GB SATA3 Windows 7 Ultimate BenQ 24" G2420HD 1920x1080 SeaSonic M12II 520W 
Case
TV stand on wheels + cardboard door 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 13
Is 20 minutes of doing the same thing really all it takes for kids these days? Does nobody remember when you'd have to slave through an entire level?

Consider yourself fortunate that the worst case scenario (for you) would have been 20 minutes...
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon E5645 Asus Rampage II Gene eVGA GTX460 SSC 3x4GB Corsair Dominator PC3-12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Crucial C300 64GB Seagate Momentus XT 750 Western Digital GP 2TB EARS Windows 7 Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE278Q DSI SMK-88 Seasonic X-660 Lian Li U6B 2011 SE 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 KAI.g3 HIEN - HARD 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon E5645 Asus Rampage II Gene eVGA GTX460 SSC 3x4GB Corsair Dominator PC3-12800 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOS
Crucial C300 64GB Seagate Momentus XT 750 Western Digital GP 2TB EARS Windows 7 Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Asus VE278Q DSI SMK-88 Seasonic X-660 Lian Li U6B 2011 SE 
MouseMouse Pad
Logitech G500 KAI.g3 HIEN - HARD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by RonindeBeatrice View Post
Is 20 minutes of doing the same thing really all it takes for kids these days? Does nobody remember when you'd have to slave through an entire level?

Consider yourself fortunate that the worst case scenario (for you) would have been 20 minutes...
Yeah back in his day you had walk uphill both ways in SNOW to make up for a bad quicksave.

.____.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4460 Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H sapphire R9 290 Crucial Ballistix 1866mhz cas9  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
WD caviar blue 1tb WD caviar black 500gb Samsung 840 Evo stock :^) 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 8.1 Ubuntu LG IPS 236v Asus 1080p IPS  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer K272HUL Das Model S Ultimate Corsair TX750 Corsair 350D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Mionix Naos 3200 // Razer Deathadder  QcK xonar Dx 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 4460 Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H sapphire R9 290 Crucial Ballistix 1866mhz cas9  
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
WD caviar blue 1tb WD caviar black 500gb Samsung 840 Evo stock :^) 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Windows 8.1 Ubuntu LG IPS 236v Asus 1080p IPS  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer K272HUL Das Model S Ultimate Corsair TX750 Corsair 350D 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Mionix Naos 3200 // Razer Deathadder  QcK xonar Dx 
  hide details  
Reply
post #4 of 13
What annoys me about new vegas the most is that if you have special ammo (like .50mg inc. rounds) in your gun, after you quickload it resets to the default ammo.

And how the FOV resets after a VATS cinematic view thing.
post #5 of 13
Some of the older games didn't even offer saved games
Gaming
(20 items)
 
HTPC
(21 items)
 
My Stuff
(12 photos)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3-3220 ASRock H77M EVGA 750ti CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB WD Black  2TB WD Green 4TB WD My Book Samsung Blu-Ray 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cougar 120mm PWM Windows 10 60" Vizio M60-C3 4K Logitech K400 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
OCZ ModXStream 600w Silverstone GD05 Logitech K400 / MCE Remote Denon AVR-X2200W 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Polk Audio Monitor II - CS2 BIC F12 - 12" Sub Polk Audio Monitor II - Monitor 70 x 2 Polk Audio Monitor II - Monitor 30 x 2 
  hide details  
Reply
Gaming
(20 items)
 
HTPC
(21 items)
 
My Stuff
(12 photos)
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i3-3220 ASRock H77M EVGA 750ti CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
1TB WD Black  2TB WD Green 4TB WD My Book Samsung Blu-Ray 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cougar 120mm PWM Windows 10 60" Vizio M60-C3 4K Logitech K400 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
OCZ ModXStream 600w Silverstone GD05 Logitech K400 / MCE Remote Denon AVR-X2200W 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Polk Audio Monitor II - CS2 BIC F12 - 12" Sub Polk Audio Monitor II - Monitor 70 x 2 Polk Audio Monitor II - Monitor 30 x 2 
  hide details  
Reply
post #6 of 13
Quicksaving right before you die is really annoying. In any game.
post #7 of 13
Console + TGM, good way to save yourself.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-5930K Asus X99-A 980 ti Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 BR/DVD/CD-R combo. Windows 8 Pro 64 bit 27" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Corsair 750 Rosewill Thor Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-5930K Asus X99-A 980 ti Crucial DDR4 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 BR/DVD/CD-R combo. Windows 8 Pro 64 bit 27" LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Razer Blackwidow Corsair 750 Rosewill Thor Razer Deathadder 
Mouse Pad
Steelseries 
  hide details  
Reply
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by linkin93 View Post
Quicksaving right before you die is really annoying. In any game.
playing games in fun

but saving right before an inevitable death is annoying...

hard save often, or not

but I will, too much wasted video game time
Car replacement
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
pII x4 40 @ 3.72GHz NB @ 2.79GHz M4A89gtd PRO/USB3 Sapphire 6950 2GB nonRef 950/1520 @1.2V 4GB Gskill DDR3 CL7eco @1656 6-8-6-20-24-1T 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Black 640GB SATA3 Windows 7 Ultimate BenQ 24" G2420HD 1920x1080 SeaSonic M12II 520W 
Case
TV stand on wheels + cardboard door 
  hide details  
Reply
Car replacement
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
pII x4 40 @ 3.72GHz NB @ 2.79GHz M4A89gtd PRO/USB3 Sapphire 6950 2GB nonRef 950/1520 @1.2V 4GB Gskill DDR3 CL7eco @1656 6-8-6-20-24-1T 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Black 640GB SATA3 Windows 7 Ultimate BenQ 24" G2420HD 1920x1080 SeaSonic M12II 520W 
Case
TV stand on wheels + cardboard door 
  hide details  
Reply
post #9 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mudfrog View Post
Some of the older games didn't even offer saved games
Yep. No saves, no continues, no level codes. Some only had 1 life, so when you died it was GG no re; and back then the extremely hard games were brutally hard and took tons of game over screens to beat, now a days most of the games are easily beaten on the hardest difficulty.
post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 
Note to self

Death Star destinations

s-x
Car replacement
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
pII x4 40 @ 3.72GHz NB @ 2.79GHz M4A89gtd PRO/USB3 Sapphire 6950 2GB nonRef 950/1520 @1.2V 4GB Gskill DDR3 CL7eco @1656 6-8-6-20-24-1T 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Black 640GB SATA3 Windows 7 Ultimate BenQ 24" G2420HD 1920x1080 SeaSonic M12II 520W 
Case
TV stand on wheels + cardboard door 
  hide details  
Reply
Car replacement
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
pII x4 40 @ 3.72GHz NB @ 2.79GHz M4A89gtd PRO/USB3 Sapphire 6950 2GB nonRef 950/1520 @1.2V 4GB Gskill DDR3 CL7eco @1656 6-8-6-20-24-1T 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
WD Black 640GB SATA3 Windows 7 Ultimate BenQ 24" G2420HD 1920x1080 SeaSonic M12II 520W 
Case
TV stand on wheels + cardboard door 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: PC Gaming
Overclock.net › Forums › Video Games › PC Gaming › Fallout New Vegas - Don't forget to hard save, the wrong quick save means many deaths