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About quicksaving - Spadge - 06-18-2014 03:06 PM

Hey community !

I play GTA Liberty City Stories and Vice City Stories on PPSSPP, there's a "save state" option, it's a quicksaver, if you prefer, you can save your game state without accessing the safehouse. (Very handy for difficult missions can only be re-accessed by passing cutscenes again or travelling through a part if the city).

I'm using this sometimes, and I just wanna know if it can damage my save or somethig, like not receiving calls from missions bosses etc.
Would be kind if some of you VCS and LCS players which also use this emulator could tell me if you have encountered such problems. I haven't so far, because I try to not abuse this function.


PS : Little message to the mods, I acquired this game legally, got the disk, the manual, everything and did an ISO of it, because I don't want to play it on a tiny PSP screen.

RE: About quicksaving - [Unknown] - 06-18-2014 10:53 PM

In most games, the game can't tell. It's similar to the game being put on hold via the PSP, PSP Go, or Vita.

However, in those implementations, you can never go back - and if you start the game over it wipes the savestate. So you can potentially run into issues if you do any of:
* Save in game (even autosave) and then load a savestate from before that save.
* Create a new game from the start, and then load a savestate.
* Delete any savedata and then load a savestate from when it existed.

In some games, this will cause an error message saying that the memory stick the game was started with was removed and needs to be put back in.

That said, I don't know anything specific to those games - it may be better to ask in their respective topics.


RE: About quicksaving - Spadge - 06-20-2014 10:56 AM

ok thanks, I will do that

RE: About quicksaving - AlphaKennyTime - 06-21-2014 01:53 AM

(06-20-2014 10:56 AM)Spadge Wrote:  ok thanks, I will do that

I've had issues with save states slowing down my game and eventually crashing it but nothing game breaking. I've never tried to save in the game then load a savestate that existed before I saved in the game so I can't comment on that. I also haven't played either GTA game on ppsspp since I already perfected them on my PSP but I really doubt savestates will cause the game to bug out judging from my experience with other games.