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Old 04-05-21, 07:27   #19
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Autosaves that only load when the game crashes are easy to implement. It's one of the very basic challenges in coding.

It's a flag: you raise it when the game starts and lower it when the game closes normally. If the flag is still up when the game attempts to raise it, that's a sign that a crash happened. This same mechanic could be managed on an OS level.
But regardless, as long as the operating system provides a way to tell in which state the application was in its previous instance, developers have the ability to load anything they want depending on the situation.
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