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Multiple save files for frugal (solved)
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mini-jaguar

Joined: 13 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec 2012, 16:29    Post subject:  

If you create only one save file, the menu will not show up, so there's no way to pick the 0 option.

Unless you mean create one save file and copy then rename it, which is an interesting idea. I could try that...
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RetroTechGuy


Joined: 15 Dec 2009
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Location: USA

PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec 2012, 17:17    Post subject:  

mini-jaguar wrote:
If you create only one save file, the menu will not show up, so there's no way to pick the 0 option.

Unless you mean create one save file and copy then rename it, which is an interesting idea. I could try that...


Use your boot disk, and load it:

"puppy pfix=ram"

This will boot to RAM. Exit and create a second save file. Or boot a different system, and copy your file to a new name (for example, if you have Windows and your safe files are on the Windows partition, you can use that to copy the file). Or while you're booted to RAM, navigate to your save folder and copy the file (just change the second part of the name)

As I mentioned, I have 2+ save files, in the same subfolder. I have a "secure" file that I use only for accessing banking accounts. I have a general one that I use for everyday use. I have a "test" save file that I use when I'm apt to break things...

And when I want to back up my savefile, I boot one of the others and copy the main one to a new name, then reboot.

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rhadon


Joined: 27 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jan 2013, 04:51    Post subject:  

RetroTechGuy wrote:
My system does default boot to Puppy 5.28, if left alone -- but then requires user intervention to choose a file.

If you are keen to change the initrd script, there is a way to boot a selected save file automatically after a given time. After adding some lines in the script, you create a text file named boot-save with content
Code:
time=n
default=n
Replace n with your desired values.

You can find the code here.

I don't think that playdayz changed the init script between 525 and 528 in a way that this code doesn't work, but no guaranty.

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