Use "-savedir" option to the configure where saves are stored
I know that 1.14.0 includes several changes/enhancements to savegame handling in Doomsday. I use response files for different games/pwads/etc in which I specify -userdir and -savedir. It appears that 1.14.0 is ingoring these switches and placing everything directly under doomsday\users instead.
#1 Updated by mezlo about 6 years ago
Just to clarify, my response file specifies -userdir "G:\DOOM\Doomsday\WADS\user" -savedir "G:\DOOM\Doomsday\WADS\user\savegame\doom2". When I started Doomsday 1.14.0 it loaded my existing savegame from the specified folder, but when I re-saved the game it placed it in G:\DOOM\Doomsday\user\savegame\doom2, not G:\DOOM\Doomsday\WADS\user\savegame\doom2.
#2 Updated by mezlo about 6 years ago
I forgot to mention that when I restarted Doomsday it loaded the savegame from G:\DOOM\Doomsday\user\savegames\doom2, not G:\DOOM\Doomsday\WADS\user\savegame\doom2. It seems that 1.14.0 checks G:\DOOM\Doomsday\user\savegames\doom2 for savegames first, then looks in the folder specified by -savedir.
#3 Updated by skyjake about 6 years ago
The storage location of savegames has indeed changed in 1.14. The save files are now always stored under <userdir>/savegames. The -savedir option is only used for determining where savefiles in the old format can be found (in case they aren't under <userdir>).
So I think once your old saves have been automatically converted and copied to <userdir>/savegames by the
savegametool, you can just leave out the -savedir option from your response files and let Doomsday manage the files under <userdir>/savegames?
#7 Updated by skyjake about 3 years ago
- Tags set to Configuration
- Tracker changed from Bug to Feature
- Subject changed from Doomsday 1.14.0 appears to ignore -userdir and -savedir to Use "-savedir" option to the configure where saves are stored
- Category set to Enhancement
- Target version set to Modding