How to organize Factorio saves

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How to organize Factorio saves

Post by Overene » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:06 pm

I'm not sure how well known this is, but I just 'discovered' an interesting way to organize Factorio saves. To do it, simply create another folder in Factorio's saves folder and put some saves into it. You will be able to go into that folder ingame and still have access to your saves, just in a more organized way.

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This is what it would look like in the saves folder. In the "Old" folder I put some of my older saves that I didn't want to delete but no longer really used either.
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This is what the folder looks like ingame.
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This is what the folder looks like when you click on it. To exit the folder, you'd just click on "[ Old/.. ]" again or whatever your folder name was.
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Re: How to organize Factorio saves

Post by Zeblote » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:51 am

What the hell? So the game handles folders just fine and they just didn't add a create folder button???

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Re: How to organize Factorio saves

Post by kingarthur » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:10 am

how is it that your the first person ive seen thats tried this. im not surprised that it works but never would have thought to try it

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Post by daniel34 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:57 am

I knew about this feature and even use it myself (to get rid of older saves in the menu without deleting them). It was added sometime in 0.12 (or late 0.11) and I remember that the changelog did mention that change, but I can't find it right now and nobody ever mentioned it again.

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Re: How to organize Factorio saves

Post by Case » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:23 am

great find :) .. very useful.

Thanks mate

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Re: How to organize Factorio saves

Post by Mr. Tact » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:01 pm

Ha! I thought/wondered about this, but never considered just doing it. Well done!
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Re: How to organize Factorio saves

Post by Kewlhotrod » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:24 pm

daniel34 wrote:but I can't find it right now and nobody ever mentioned it again.
thats insane, its such a neet feature.

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Re: How to organize Factorio saves

Post by daniel34 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:52 pm

daniel34 wrote:It was added sometime in 0.12 (or late 0.11) and I remember that the changelog did mention that change, but I can't find it right now and nobody ever mentioned it again.
Wow, I was a few versions off:
Version 0.9.0 (February 2014)
  • Features:
    • Saves directory can contain custom sub directories. Added delete save button.

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