[Feature Request] Longer save file names

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Dubiousintent
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[Feature Request] Longer save file names

Post by Dubiousintent » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:26 pm

Why is manually entering a save file name limited to 26 characters, while the "AutoSave" mod can use names at least 51 characters long? This seems to be an arbitrary editor limitation on the ESC menu screen. Given the length of some location names, this severely limits the amount of additional information that can be included. Appears to be a carry-over from the DOS days.

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Re: [Feature Request] Longer save file names

Post by pango » Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:44 pm

Very long names won't be easy to read in game saves list, so I'm not sure allowing them is a good move.
In any case, I guess the limit is here:
https://github.com/Interkarma/daggerfal ... ow.cs#L131
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Re: [Feature Request] Longer save file names

Post by Dubiousintent » Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:10 am

Point about viewing long names, but it could be overcome by a tooltip without affecting anything else, one would think.

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Re: [Feature Request] Longer save file names

Post by pango » Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:44 am

I like the idea
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