Save game dialog should show current game info if no existing save is selected

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CzBuCHi
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Save game dialog should show current game info if no existing save is selected

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As title says - if another save is selected, game will load map version, scenario, difficulty, playtime and mods from save but these are empty if new save name is typed - show there current game stats instead (maybe with different color or something).

What ?
Save game dialog has fixed labels for map version, scenario, difficulty, playtime and mods but these are empty for newly created save
Why ?
If player is trying to be lazy bastard with no spoon it is quite important to know current playtime - currently only way to know that is to save game and then open "load game" dialog to see. Also these empty slots looks that something is missing ...

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Re: Save game dialog should show current game info if no existing save is selected

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CzBuCHi wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:45 am
If player is trying to be lazy bastard with no spoon it is quite important to know current playtime - currently only way to know that is to save game and then open "load game" dialog to see.
The console command

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/time
will print the current playtime. It will not disable achievements.
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Re: Save game dialog should show current game info if no existing save is selected

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You can pin the achievement to the top left via the magnet buttons. This will display the time left.

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Re: Save game dialog should show current game info if no existing save is selected

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daniel34 wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:25 am
CzBuCHi wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:45 am
If player is trying to be lazy bastard with no spoon it is quite important to know current playtime - currently only way to know that is to save game and then open "load game" dialog to see.
The console command

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/time
will print the current playtime. It will not disable achievements.
oh .. didnt know about that one thx... still console command seems little bit like cheating to me :/

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Re: Save game dialog should show current game info if no existing save is selected

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CzBuCHi wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:49 pm
oh .. didnt know about that one thx... still console command seems little bit like cheating to me :/
valneq's suggestion is probably better in this case anyway, it also tracks the lazy bastard crafting counter. Click on the Achievements button on the top right above the minimap, find the achievement(s) you want to track and click the magnet button. They will display on the top left of the screen:
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