Tip: Always back up your projects

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Post » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:00 am

Hi everybody, this is a simple tip especially for newbies... always back up your project files

You might say "I finished my game", "It was just a test game", "the art was so terrible, I'll never use it again"... but you never know when you'll need them.

I discovered "no programming game making" two years ago and made this test game(BounceFighters in case you want to check it out), it was for pc, kind of a cross-over between pong and street fighter (as crazy as it sounds)and just today decided to re-make it HTML5 with the powerful features of Construct 2, but after one hour I gave up to the idea that my files were gone.

Too lazy to do the design again, I said goodbye to my remake.

So again, for all of you that have just finished a game... BACK UP!! BACK UP!! BACK UP!!!


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Post » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:12 am

Seconded. I don't want to talk about it.
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Post » Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:55 pm

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Post » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:25 pm

Ever since the game I've been working on turned serious, I've been backing it up in like 3 different ways. There'd have to be some serious divine intervention to knock out all 3 of 'em.
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Post » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:46 am

TLDR of Ash's article: Use the "Save As" command more than you use the "Save" command, and make sure you save it to something like dropbox.alspal2012-09-22 07:47:13
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