How do I change the default autosave file name?

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How do I change the default autosave file name?

Post by walterwoj » Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:05 pm

I want to change the default auto-save file name. Currently it is _autosave[1-3]. This is great if you only have one save-game or can remember to save to a special file every time you exit (i don't). I want to change it to be [mapname]_autosave[1-3] This way I'll have separate auto-saves for every game. I'm tired of forgetting and overwriting my saves with a new map by accident. :(

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Re: How do I change the default autosave file name?

Post by jodokus31 » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:16 pm

I'm not sure, if that is possible. (Maybe there's a setting in the config file somewhere...)
Manually saving the game to a specific name is the usual way to handle it. The game should also popup a reminder, that the game is unsaved.

You could have multiple standalone factorio installations via the zip version. This way, you have everything seperated: mods, config, autosaves, savegame etc. This is great, if you want to play totally different games.

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Re: How do I change the default autosave file name?

Post by walterwoj » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:22 pm

Thanks Jodokus30, I usually just play the dev version with a very limited set of mods, I try to keep it stock so multiple version would be overcomplicating the issue. I was hoping the devs had thought of this already.... :(

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Re: How do I change the default autosave file name?

Post by iosman123 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:30 am

jodokus31 wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:16 pm
I'm not sure, if that is possible. (Maybe there's a setting in the config file somewhere...)
Manually saving the game to a specific name is engineoilforbikes the usual way to handle it. The game should also popup a reminder, that the game is unsaved.

You could have multiple standalone factorio installations via the zip version. This way, you have everything seperated: mods, config, autosaves, savegame etc. This is great, if you want to play totally different games.
thanks for the information.

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