|Posted: May 22, 2012, 5:55 am - IP Logged|
In order to be sure to save my settings I have to hit Exit button? I hit Windows X button and I lost my settings, argh !!!
Is there a way to save current settings that I like to a file for import later? I like to experiment but then want to toss those changes and revert back to good settings.
The settings for both games are saved in a file located in the sub directory C:\DMP-BG\Files\Settings.DMP.
To save a setup first make any changes that you want and then exit the program using the exit button.
The file is encrypted so do not edit this file with another program because it also contains the array values
used by the program. Changing even one value could crash the program or create unwanted operation.
Next copy the SETTINGS.DMP file to another location, this is more like making a backup copy of your settings
and when you want to go back to those just copy it back into the C:\DMP-BG\Files directory. Digit Master must
not be running while copying or restoring this file. I had a auto backup option in the code for debugging the
code but removed it in the final release. I also removed the code that saved everything when the windows
[X] button was pressed. In the event that the system hangs or goes into a endless loop the user needs a
way to exit the program other than the task manager. That is why I changed the Windows [X] exit option.
I will maybe add a multi-save option so that a person can cave any setup and store it, A few of the people
who helped in the beta testing suggested this option but I opted out because as time moves along you will
find less and less need for it. The only real reason to have it would be to save the setup you want to use
and then be able to play around with other setups while waiting for the game. Here's what I suggect, first
make/create another folder on your C:\ and name it something like DMP-TEST. Now copy everything from the
main program directory C:\DMP-BG\ into the DMP-TEST folder then create a shortcut to the DMP-BG.EXE. It is
the same as having two copies installed on the same computer, The second one can be used for playing around
with settings while you use the first for your actual play. You could even run three copies, One for the setups you
intend to play and a test copy for both PB and MM. The program is stand alone and everything needed to run
it is inside the programs folder. The program makes no changes to the windows registry and does not rely on
any other files to run so you could use as many copies on your C:\ as you want. Hope this helps
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