Is there an option for a raw "snapshot"?

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Avatrunei
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Is there an option for a raw "snapshot"?

Post by Avatrunei » Sun Oct 22, 2017 12:01 pm

I doubt there is such an option but I'd like to ask anyway.

I'd like to ask if there is an option to save and restore a raw snapshot of a game, emulator-style. I mean, save snapshots even where the game engine doesn't allow saving (Eg. during arcade sequences or cutscenes).

One of the reasons I ask abut it is that I am trying Mickey's Space Adventure, and it allows saving only in the spaceship (not to mention that I think there are some bugs with saving)

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Post by criezy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:10 pm

You were right to doubt. There is no such feature in ScummVM.

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Post by LogicDeLuxe » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:55 am

criezy wrote:You were right to doubt. There is no such feature in ScummVM.
There was. Ctrl 0-9 and Alt 0-9 did work in earlier versions of ScummVM, even when the game disabled the savegame menu. When was this changed?

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Post by criezy » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:14 am

LogicDeLuxe wrote:There was. Ctrl 0-9 and Alt 0-9 did work in earlier versions of ScummVM, even when the game disabled the savegame menu. When was this changed?
They do allow saving even when the savegame menu is disabled? I am not sure I would trust such saves.
In any case, those shortcuts are engine specific, and only supported in a few engines (SCUMM, Simon, and maybe a few others). I don't think they work for Sierra game?

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Post by criezy » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:23 pm

LogicDeLuxe wrote:Ctrl 0-9 and Alt 0-9 did work in earlier versions of ScummVM, even when the game disabled the savegame menu. When was this changed?
I have looked quickly at the SCUMM engine source code and the Ctrl 0-9 and Alt 0-9 do nothing when the engine disables the load and save game menus. And it has been like that for at least 8 years (I am too lazy to look further down the history).

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Post by LogicDeLuxe » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:06 am

I think, the last time I really used those is far more than 8 years ago. In the early days, ScummVM didn't even have its own GUI, so it was the only way to save games.

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