Quicker game loading

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Quicker game loading

Post by levellass » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:04 pm

We've all been there, hard level; lots of save and reload... and each time you're asked 'Hey, you're in a game, you SURE you wanna load one?' Well no more! These patches for Keen Galaxy let you skip that annoyance, making things just a little easier.

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#Don't ask before loading game during gameplay -Keen 4
%patch $1AFDA $EB $36

#Don't ask before loading game during gameplay -Keen 5
%patch $1BF78 $EB $36

#Don't ask before loading game during gameplay -Keen 6
%patch $1AC4A $EB $36

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Re: Quicker game loading

Post by Nisaba » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:05 pm

that's neat!
i was thinking. is it possible to add a piece of code that allows to press whatever key (except ESC) to confirm the dialog ?

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Re: Quicker game loading

Post by levellass » Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:01 pm

So, keep the functionality (You are in...) but change it so anything accepts instead of just 'Y'?

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#What key confirms game load -Keen 4
%patch $1AF68 $15

#What key confirms game load -Keen 5
%patch $1BF06 $15

#What key confirms game load -Keen 6
%patch $1ABD8 $15
Esc is only exception:

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#Any key but esc confirms game load -Keen 4
%patch $1AF68 $01 $74

#Any key but esc confirms game load -Keen 5
%patch $1BF06 $01 $74

#Any key but esc confirms game load -Keen 6
%patch $1ABD8 $01 $74

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Re: Quicker game loading

Post by Nisaba » Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:52 pm

perfect! the second patch is dope.

next thing would be to save without moving back to the menu. that would speed up things, don't you think?!

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Re: Quicker game loading

Post by levellass » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:30 am

Yes, the problem there being that I don't yet have a way to select the game slot to save.

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Re: Quicker game loading

Post by Nisaba » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:11 am

Maybe save slot one is blocked for quick savings only. If you want to use other slots, you still have to use the good old menu routine. How sounds that?

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Re: Quicker game loading

Post by levellass » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:10 am

It's a great idea, or a system like the checkpoints in Atroxian, but I don't know how to implement it.

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