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| I'm trying to use SaveString function, but I guess I'm doing it wrong.|
Can someone have a look at my very simple code ?
When I run it, I have an "identifier not found" error about the savestring function.
Import mojo Global sauvegarde:String Class Save Extends App Field adjust:Int Method OnCreate() sauvegarde = "test" SaveString(sauvegarde,"monkey://data/save/save.txt") End Method OnUpdate() Print (sauvegarde) End Method OnRender() End Method OnLoading() End End Function Main() New Save End
| The function you're looking for is SaveState, not SaveString.|
Edit: Or you need to import the os module to use SaveString.
| If I put SaveState instead of SaveString, I get this :|
"unable to fin overloadfor SaveState(String, String)"
| I think SaveString is available only for some platforms i.e. GLFW and stdcpp. |
Web-style platforms such as HTML don't allow you to save files freely - I think on those you are limited to SaveState(), or outputting text to the console.
It's not a Monkey issue, just some of the targets don't let you do everything.
| Yeah, sorry, I read too quickly and missed your file path. If you want to save to a specific file via SaveString, you need to import the os module. If you just want to save one string for game state then use SaveState from the mojo module. |
| Ok, I missed that part in the os module : "IMPORTANT: The os module is currently only available for the glfw and stdcpp targets."|
So the problem remains with the SaveState that gave me an overload error...
| SaveState doesn't take a file path. It just takes a string. The string is saved to a location specific to each target. |
| Ok, that works. Thank you.|
However if I close the game, the SaveState data are erased.
How to get a persistant data of SaveState on a Html5 ?
Can I do it with savestate or should I use something else ?
| The SaveState data on HTML5 is saved by the browser on a per-URL basis. The Monkey HTTP server that is used when you run a HTML5 build locally takes a random port number on start and therefore provides a randomised URL. So, if you are running the game locally and close and restart the Monkey HTTP server the URL will be changed and you will appear to lose the save data. On a normal server with a static URL this doesn't happen. |
| Last question on this subject. |
On a normal server, are the saved data linked with cookies ?