No auto save!

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Post » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:15 pm

I am having problems with construct 2 not auto-saving.

I am using build 184. I set auto save to every 5 minutes, and 3 or 4 times when i have forgot to save manually. My laptop battery dies and I lose 2-3 hours of work. The auto-save is set to 5 minutes, so that's plenty of opportunity to auto save. I checked the settings and auto-save IS set.
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Post » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:20 pm

After looking around my save files, I found the file I was looking for which is an auto-save. It is saved as .capx.autosave

Construct 2 also reads it as an AUTOSAVE file instead of a CAPX file.

anyone know how to open this file as construct 2 can't see the file and won't force open it.
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Post » Tue Nov 18, 2014 8:59 pm

I found a way to open to AUTOSAVE file. You have to rename the file from .capx.autosave TO .capx and re-save the file under the original name.
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Post » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:13 pm

That's good to know. Thanks.
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Post » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:56 pm

No bug, but the manual entry here https://www.scirra.com/manual/61/preferences is not clear enough. It does actually state:

In the event of a crash, power failure, or even just accidentally closing and not saving, the project can be recovered from the last autosave by opening the .capx.autosave file.


No reference is made to renaming the file, so new users will not know what to do in the event of a loss.

Maybe @Ashley can add an automatic option for loading the autosave file, or at least amend the manual to let users know they will need to rename it before attempting to open it.
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Post » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:20 pm

And then you have to know/remember to 'save as' project again. Things are only obvious once you know them.
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Post » Thu Nov 20, 2014 4:18 pm

I clarified the documentation. Closing as not a bug.
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