Can we decide on a unified directory structure?

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NeoTechni

1 month ago

Homebrew on consoles usually results in a complete mess of the root directory which really bugs my OCD. Can we decide now to define a pattern, ie:


Root\Games\Developer Name\Program Name

Root\SaveData\Developer Name\Program Name

dreamer3

NEW 1 month ago

I'm not sure "developer name" is required at all.  Right now the standard is [game name] and then most data for the folder is kept in that directory or sub-directories. 

Doesn't seem so bad for a card that is dedicated to the device.  What is the advantage of having save data somewhere else entirely?

jicehel

NEW 1 month ago

yes Games\Program name and SaveData\Program Name is enough for the path. No need to reach 256 char in the paths  ;) 

SiegfriedCroes

NEW 1 month ago

I'm fine with the way it is now but thinking about it some more it would be nice to have save data separately so when updating a game you never have to worry about accidentally deleting your save files. That could be the case for a game with a lot of external files that changed with the new update so and you decide to just remove the old folder and replace it with the updated one.

Sorunome

NEW 1 month ago

as long as you don't delete the game folder but just merge with the new one there is no reason for you to lose save data

jicehel

NEW 1 month ago

for program with version, you can always manage save data version by a file with the version of the program who made the last save. When you use a newer version, you open the saved data, test the version and manage the update it (when possible) with a version compatible with the new data (if you changed a dongeon data, you place the characters in a new safe zone, or at the start of the level, ... for example. If you reorganised the data, you open with the old structure data and save with the new organisation, ...)   (Sorry for my poor english level...)

Rodot

NEW 1 month ago

Hi! we've been talking about a Seal Of Quality for a while, so here is the first draft, including file structure :)

jicehel

NEW 1 month ago

Good job  ;)  Very complete, i have written some commantary on the Seal Of Quality (little things and maybe some explain required on some points for beginner like me)

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