Main
Introduction
Storyboard
Release Information
Awards
Starting a Game
About A. Crowther
Interface
Monitors
Movements
Droid Status
Disk
Group Display
Hands
Sleep & Pause
Remote Control
Preferences
Droids
Skills
Inventory
Tools
Weapons
Droid Parts
The Camera
Items
Dev-Scapes
Optics
Environment
Walls
Doors
Shops
Encounters
Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous
FAQ
Tips & Tricks
Pre-Captive
Bugs
Did You Know?
Tools
Technical
The Map Generator
Sounds
Disk Directory
Drawing Encounters
Flying Items
Internal Graphics
Holamap
Fire Hydrants
View Rendering
Website
History
Acknowledgments
Links/Contact

Disk

Disk

The disk is used to load or save a game.  To load a game, click the disk with the left mouse button.  To save a game, click with the right mouse button.  You will then need to select the slot to use.

Restore   Save
Restoring a game
 
Saving a game

A save game only takes 14,990 bytes. This means that on a regular 720k floppy disk, it is feasible to save 48 games. When I asked the programmer why the number of slots were limited to 10, he replied "Ten looked a nicer display. I thought 15 look awkward, plus while developing the game, if the levels get bigger, I would have to change the menus to reduce the number of levels."

One popular question is regarding the "Loading restraint" message that may appear while trying to load a saved game.

Regarding game loading, the original manual says "...teams can only be regenerated once they are in the space ship". It helps to prevent players from playing without proper care because they would be able to easily restore a saved game if they screwed up.