Space Hulk 2: Where is this thing saving game progress?

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Another of life's minor mysteries: The game runs exclusively from the CD;
nothing is installed on the hd. However, the game saves progress in the
campaign as well as best scores in skirmish missions. I can find no
savegame file in the usual places (programs, Windows, documents, etc)
pertaining to this game. I do, however, find an entry in the registry for
it. Is it reasonable to assume this where it's saving game progress info?
 
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On Mon, 21 Mar 2005 21:46:30 GMT, "DocScorpio"
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>Another of life's minor mysteries: The game runs exclusively from the CD;
>nothing is installed on the hd. However, the game saves progress in the
>campaign as well as best scores in skirmish missions. I can find no
>savegame file in the usual places (programs, Windows, documents, etc)
>pertaining to this game. I do, however, find an entry in the registry for
>it. Is it reasonable to assume this where it's saving game progress info?

That's the only place left, so yes.

That method of saving information makes things a bit more difficult to
transfer the saved games over. At least it's better than rudely creating a
directory on the harddrive.
 
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On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 05:45:55 GMT, "DocScorpio"
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>After I upped my best score in a skirmish, InCtrl5 showed the following
>value change in my registry:
>
>HKey_current_user\software\Electronic Arts\Key Game\Space Hulk_VOTBA\1.4
>"SHVBBEST"
>Old Type: Reg Binary
>New Type: Reg Binary
>Old Data (data too large: 1800 bytes)
>New Data (data too large: 1800 bytes)

Well, looks like they ARE storing everything in the registry (well, at
least high scores... try again with a save game). You should be able
to access all the your high score info in this key. That also means
you could back up the main key and restore it to another computer to
keep your high scores and such (HKey_current_user\software\Electronic
Arts\Key Game\Space Hulk_VOTBA). You do this by exporting the key as a
reg file via regedit, or you can use the commandline tool 'reg'.

Someone else already posted about prefetch, so I won't bother with
that. Remember, InCtrl5 snags EVERYTHING that happens to your system,
so you have to ignore normal system stuff (like prefetch, antivirus,
etc.).


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On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 05:45:55 GMT, "DocScorpio"
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>In the Windows directory, there were also changes in
>c:\windows\prefetch\HulkW95.exe-[serial number of some kind].pf. Changes in
>the latest run date for the game and changes in the .pf file sizes. There
>are two of these .pf files and both slightly increased in size.

The prefetch data is used by Windows to optimize how a program is
loaded. Prefetching data is the process whereby data that is expected
to be requested is read ahead into the cache. Windows keeps track of
these optimizations in the Windows\prefetch directory.

So, neither of these files have anything to do with your saved game.
 
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"Joe Granto" <Joe.Granto@NoSpam.com> wrote in message
news:t523415kmjgqdi3f050185q0aorkoibk3f@4ax.com...
> On Wed, 23 Mar 2005 05:45:55 GMT, "DocScorpio"
> <DocScorpio@stupra-spammeros.com> wrote:
>
[snip]
>
> Well, looks like they ARE storing everything in the registry (well, at
> least high scores... try again with a save game). You should be able
> to access all the your high score info in this key. That also means
> you could back up the main key and restore it to another computer to
> keep your high scores and such (HKey_current_user\software\Electronic
> Arts\Key Game\Space Hulk_VOTBA). You do this by exporting the key as a
> reg file via regedit, or you can use the commandline tool 'reg'.
>
> Someone else already posted about prefetch, so I won't bother with
> that. Remember, InCtrl5 snags EVERYTHING that happens to your system,
> so you have to ignore normal system stuff (like prefetch, antivirus,
> etc.).
>
>
> Please replace the "NoSpam" with "MCI" in my email address in order to
> reply.
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Joe Granto Joe.Granto@NoSpam.Com
> Senior Engineer Intel Engineering,MCI

Thanks to you and the other poster for your replies. I kind of thought the
prefetch files were some kind of Windows "housekeeping" routine, but wasn't
sure.