How do you manage saves?

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  1. 704jaffer
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    I've been playing around with various programs and methods, Rominator, R4 Commander, and plain-old drag-and-drop, to manage my sav files. I have two SD cards and I wanted a more robust and "safe" solution for moving sav files around after I deleted a few days progress in some games from an older file copying onto a new one.

    What have your experiences been in game save management? What do you folks find to be the easiest and safest way of managing saves across multiple computers and multiple micro SDs?
     
  2. Jackreyes

    Jackreyes Newbie

    hmm...
    i find drag and drop or rominator fine for doing this...
    it'd be nice if rominator automatically backed up all your savs upon start up or flash device plug in though.
     
  3. 704jaffer
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    Thats kinda what I wanted, I had also toyed around with the idea of using Subversion for version control too, since keeping old copies of saves could be useful in case you screwed up bad, the problem is it would be kind of a pain committing changes, etc. and it still would be drag and drop.

    Right now I think the easiest thing would be a program that copied saves from my cart to my saves folder, overwriting only saves OLDER than what is being copied. And then a function to put saves ONTO a cart, doing the same kind of deal, only overwriting old saves. Please tell me if I completely missed out on this kind of function in Rominator or R4 Commander. If not, then it is simple enough I should try throw together a simple program to do this.
     
  4. Sinkhead

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    A batch script that automatically backs up the saves when I insert my MicroSD card. It keeps every 3rd file for ever, it keeps all others for a cycle of 3 saves.
    It's quite nifty actually.

    - Sam
     
  5. Jackreyes

    Jackreyes Newbie

    Do you plan on sharing this or just boating ? [​IMG]
     
  6. 704jaffer
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    LAND AHOY! TAKE US HARD TO STARBOARD!
     
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    ROFL
    I meant boasting [​IMG]
     
  8. Rayder

    Rayder Mostly lurking lately....

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    I just have a folder on my PC with the saves on them. I can transfer the saves to any computer easily enough. I back-up my microSD every other day or so....

    It might seem a primitive method, but I haven't lost any saves and didn't have to use some extraneous program to do it.
     
  9. DarkAura

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    Over there.
    Same here Rayder. [​IMG]
     
  10. enigmaindex

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    I made a batch script aswell, and it keeps the saves in folders corresponding to the date and when i plug my micro SD in the option comes up in the Autoplay feautre and i just click on it and yeah, copies them over to where ever i want.

    So your script only keeps the same save three times, it then overwrites it?

    Can i see your script?
     
  11. Doggy124

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    Plain drag & drop
    let window sort files by type and show in group
     
  12. ZAFDeltaForce

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    I use a batch script that copies all .sav files to a folder on my computer.

    Code:
    xcopy "Z:\Games\*.sav" "C:\Save Back Up" /y
    xcopy "Z:\Miscellaneous\*.sav" "C:\Save Back Up" /y
    explorer "%Z:\%"