What's the trick in saving a replay?

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thgmusic
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What's the trick in saving a replay?

Post by thgmusic » Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:25 pm

After doing a search on the term "replay", I have to say that I'm still a bit confused.
Is it possible to save a replay of a scenario from a campaign? I've clicked the button numerous times and thought that I was saving, but could not successfully do so.
I play both the Mac and the Windows version of OoB. Both are updated to the latest version through Steam.

Thanks for any help you can give!
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Re: What's the trick in saving a replay?

Post by Halvralf » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:29 pm

thgmusic wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:25 pm
After doing a search on the term "replay", I have to say that I'm still a bit confused.
Is it possible to save a replay of a scenario from a campaign? I've clicked the button numerous times and thought that I was saving, but could not successfully do so.
I play both the Mac and the Windows version of OoB. Both are updated to the latest version through Steam.

Thanks for any help you can give!
At the moment the replay function is broken but it will be fixed with the upcoming patch.
The reasons you want to save a replay can be numerous and none tbh. Some veterans here (like Mojko) share their campaigns in a Let's play Replay manner in this forum. Some (like myself) like to save it when I feel I did a very good scenario to watch and adore in the future :wink: and some don't save replays at all.
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Re: What's the trick in saving a replay?

Post by thgmusic » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:17 am

Thanks for the information. I'm glad to know it wasn't just my mistake.
I'm not sure exactly how I will use the replay function once it's available. I haven't really played a campaign yet that I thought was worth sharing!
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Re: What's the trick in saving a replay?

Post by 13obo » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:08 pm

I'm sure your experiences would be valuable to share if you managed to complete the scenario successfully... Or even if it wasn't successful, it can tell others how not to play!

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Re: What's the trick in saving a replay?

Post by thgmusic » Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:42 pm

Was this fixed in the latest patch? 7.1.6
I’ve become so accustomed to jetting right past that screen that I haven’t even tried.
I’m playing through Steam on Mac and PC.
Thanks for any input!
Happy Gameplay!
Brad

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Re: What's the trick in saving a replay?

Post by Andy2012 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:06 pm

thgmusic wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:42 pm
Was this fixed in the latest patch? 7.1.6
I’ve become so accustomed to jetting right past that screen that I haven’t even tried.
I’m playing through Steam on Mac and PC.
Thanks for any input!
Havent tried it yet - but I guess it should be patched. Anyone?

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Re: What's the trick in saving a replay?

Post by Halvralf » Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:54 pm

thgmusic wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:42 pm
Was this fixed in the latest patch? 7.1.6
I’ve become so accustomed to jetting right past that screen that I haven’t even tried.
I’m playing through Steam on Mac and PC.
Thanks for any input!
It's fixed.
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Re: What's the trick in saving a replay?

Post by thgmusic » Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:36 am

Andy2012 wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:06 pm
thgmusic wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 2:42 pm
Was this fixed in the latest patch? 7.1.6
I’ve become so accustomed to jetting right past that screen that I haven’t even tried.
I’m playing through Steam on Mac and PC.
Thanks for any input!
Havent tried it yet - but I guess it should be patched. Anyone?
I can affirm that it is working on my Mac. I just finished up a scenario today and was offered the chance to save the replay, which I did. I then got to watch all my glorious mistakes again! :D

Here's a follow-up question, though. What sort of file-naming convention do I need to use? The default seems less than pithy... :roll:
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Re: What's the trick in saving a replay?

Post by GabeKnight » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:26 am

thgmusic wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:36 am
Here's a follow-up question, though. What sort of file-naming convention do I need to use? The default seems less than pithy... :roll:
:?: Need? Whatever you want, e.g. DLC scenario difficulty result

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Re: What's the trick in saving a replay?

Post by thgmusic » Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:03 pm

GabeKnight wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:26 am
:?: Need? Whatever you want, e.g. DLC scenario difficulty result
Thanks, I just thought there might be specific types of characters needed for the game engine to recognize the file type.
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Re: What's the trick in saving a replay?

Post by GabeKnight » Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:00 pm

Now I understand what you meant. The game uses different file extensions for the replay and savegame files and those are stored (and launched) separately, too. You are free to name them as you wish.

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