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I'm definitely buying it with the 5 bucks off the price. There's no shame with loin moistening this early in the week.
#2
Current Events / Re: Russia's War Against Ukrai...
Last post by JasonPratt - Today at 09:01:38 AM
To be fair, if they insisted on trying to win in a week, with only the forces currently available, on the basis that they estimated the government and its military would implode (i.e. 'kick in the door and the whole rotten structure will collapse'), a shock and awe by envelopment of all attack vectors was the only thing to do.

Putin (apparently?) didn't want to take another long-term nibble, hoping for political acceptance of a fait accompli as in Crimea and the Donbas, even if that nibble was Kiev. That would only trigger the NATO addition he didn't want to happen; only a full fast collapse of Ukraine per se would minimize any risk of NATO picking up Ukraine as a team-member. So politically, I get why they had to try it that way.

#3
Computer Gaming / Re: Second Front (in Developme...
Last post by JasonPratt - Today at 08:50:23 AM
Ah, yay! -- autosave set for a mission is fine with me!
#4
Computer Gaming / Re: Second Front (in Developme...
Last post by Ian C - Today at 08:46:13 AM
Quote from: Steve Walmsley on Today at 07:05:27 AMit looks like the game auto-saves every turn and you can go back and load any autosave

That's me in.



#5
Computer Gaming / Re: Second Front (in Developme...
Last post by Grim.Reaper - Today at 08:29:21 AM
Quote from: bobarossa on Today at 08:24:17 AMYou can always manually copy saves to a different directory as an archive.

At least for me, too much manual work to try and keep that all sorted out, haven't even found where they actually keep the save files yet:)  But in any event for me, not a big deal and based on my play style, highly unlikely I will be having the same scenario going at the same time for multiple purposes.
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Computer Gaming / Re: Second Front (in Developme...
Last post by bobarossa - Today at 08:24:17 AM
You can always manually copy saves to a different directory as an archive.
#7
Computer Gaming / Re: Second Front (in Developme...
Last post by Grim.Reaper - Today at 07:42:06 AM
Quote from: Steve Walmsley on Today at 07:32:06 AM
Quote from: Jarhead0331 on Today at 07:16:50 AM
Quote from: Steve Walmsley on Today at 07:05:27 AMOnly reading the manual so far, not playing, but it looks like the game auto-saves every turn and you can go back and load any autosave, so it isn't forced ironman - you just can't save mid-turn.

That's an important distinction if that is in fact the case. It isn't readily apparent to me. I didn't see a "load" or "save" option anywhere, but I'll double check!

According to the manual, the last auto-saved game is loaded from the main menu using the 'Continue' option and any earlier auto-save can be loaded using the 'Continue Saved Game' (page 11). There is a screenshot of a dialog with multiple turn saves from a single scenario (page 12)

If you press escape mid-scenario to bring up the Pause menu, there should also be a 'Load' option to load previous auto-saves from the current scenario (page 15).

However, I haven't checked in game to see if it matches the manual.

Yes, this appears to be the case and match what I see.  Seems to work as described in the manual so this is a good thing.  The only downside I can see is that you can't have different saves of the same scenario in progress in case you wanted to try different things out, which a manual save process would allow.  Likely not a huge deal.
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Computer Gaming / Re: Second Front (in Developme...
Last post by Steve Walmsley - Today at 07:32:06 AM
Quote from: Jarhead0331 on Today at 07:16:50 AM
Quote from: Steve Walmsley on Today at 07:05:27 AMOnly reading the manual so far, not playing, but it looks like the game auto-saves every turn and you can go back and load any autosave, so it isn't forced ironman - you just can't save mid-turn.

That's an important distinction if that is in fact the case. It isn't readily apparent to me. I didn't see a "load" or "save" option anywhere, but I'll double check!

According to the manual, the last auto-saved game is loaded from the main menu using the 'Continue' option and any earlier auto-save can be loaded using the 'Continue Saved Game' (page 11). There is a screenshot of a dialog with multiple turn saves from a single scenario (page 12)

If you press escape mid-scenario to bring up the Pause menu, there should also be a 'Load' option to load previous auto-saves from the current scenario (page 15).

However, I haven't checked in game to see if it matches the manual.
#9
Computer Gaming / Re: Second Front (in Developme...
Last post by Grim.Reaper - Today at 07:28:34 AM
Yep, does look like it saves after every turn.  On the screen when the turn ends, "Game Saved" comes up and when you go into the load screen, it does show a save file.  So I guess that isn't too bad from a saving standpoint.
#10
Computer Gaming / Re: Second Front (in Developme...
Last post by Jarhead0331 - Today at 07:16:50 AM
Quote from: Steve Walmsley on Today at 07:05:27 AMOnly reading the manual so far, not playing, but it looks like the game auto-saves every turn and you can go back and load any autosave, so it isn't forced ironman - you just can't save mid-turn.

That's an important distinction if that is in fact the case. It isn't readily apparent to me. I didn't see a "load" or "save" option anywhere, but I'll double check!