[request] more auto save options

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Post » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:04 am

So, after having Construct crash on me for the first time and losing some work I was hoping we could get some basic auto save features.

1) Multi backup (keep x number of auto saves).

2) toggle auto save on testing project

I am sure there is more, but I feel these to be the biggest in reducing the risk of losing your work.

Ideas, suggestions?
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Post » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:23 am

It already does x number of backups. But I agree it can be improved.

Auto saving to .caproj instead of .capx would be good.

Per-project backup folders .
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Post » Sun Nov 16, 2014 6:41 am

codah wrote:It already does x number of backups. But I agree it can be improved.

Auto saving to .caproj instead of .capx would be good.

Per-project backup folders .

Am I blind, where do you see x number of backups?? I only saw an option to change how often the backup is done
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Post » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:28 am

There's auto save, then there's backup. Go to the Backup tab, Auto-backup: Keep up to x backups(s) in folder when saving
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Post » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:27 am

I would like to be able to have more backup locations though; right now the limit is 3. I'd like to have C2 autobackup to 2 local drives and 2 cloud drives (dropbox and google drive). There are other ways to handle this of course, but it feels reassuring to set it all up in C2.
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Post » Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:52 pm

codah wrote:There's auto save, then there's backup. Go to the Backup tab, Auto-backup: Keep up to x backups(s) in folder when saving


interesting. my bad for not diving deep enough.


I suppose the last thing I would want that actually is not there (and if it is, it has not been pointed out) is to auto save every time you test the app.
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Post » Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:02 am

humanescape wrote:
codah wrote:There's auto save, then there's backup. Go to the Backup tab, Auto-backup: Keep up to x backups(s) in folder when saving


interesting. my bad for not diving deep enough.


I suppose the last thing I would want that actually is not there (and if it is, it has not been pointed out) is to auto save every time you test the app.


Only issue would be the time taken to save every time you want to preview your app (if it's a big app or even medium). If it did it in the background would be ok.
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Post » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:53 pm

humanescape wrote:2) toggle auto save on testing project

That has already been added. It's in r186+.
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Post » Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:07 pm

Ashley wrote:
humanescape wrote:2) toggle auto save on testing project

That has already been added. It's in r186+.

Where is this option Ashely? I have right now r187 and I do not see this option
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Post » Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:14 am

@humanescape In preferences/autosave there is a option Autosave frequency it now has a option after preview
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