Turbatus Jul 6 @ 5:26pm
best routine for creation kit backups
Could all you fine people please share your best routines on ck backups please.
What is really the best practice? ?
Please advise best hints & tips......thanks.
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Grathagis Jul 6 @ 11:43pm 
I make a backup of my Plugin when ever I have completed something. I test it out in game and than add another function or something.
eg; I made a house..make a backup
added navmesh..make a backup
added NPC's.. make a backup
etc.
Basically every time after some project ends and before you start on something new.
Go to the Data-folder where your mod is located and make a copy; give this copy a name that gives you an indication what has been done. I make a separate folder to store all those backups, so I can't overwrite it by accidentally choosing them with the CK.
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Turbatus Jul 7 @ 8:47am 
Originally posted by Grathagis:
I make a backup of my Plugin when ever I have completed something. I test it out in game and than add another function or something.
eg; I made a house..make a backup
added navmesh..make a backup
added NPC's.. make a backup
etc.
Basically every time after some project ends and before you start on something new.
Go to the Data-folder where your mod is located and make a copy; give this copy a name that gives you an indication what has been done. I make a separate folder to store all those backups, so I can't overwrite it by accidentally choosing them with the CK.

Sweet, thanks for that friend. I near lost a months work due to bad backup habits in the past, ha...that won't ever happen aegain!
I backup on an external drive nowdays & in a separate folder on my laptop.
Zefram Cochrane Jul 7 @ 8:50am 
Well.... whenever I create a version that I'm happy with, I call it a "major" version, I just put it in a .zip or .rar archive and keep it in the same folder. Experimental builds I'm working on if I'm not happy with the way its going I just pull the "major" version out the archive and try again...

the CK does keep backups everytime you save, there are 10 of them iirc, but its hard to keep track of which one was the "best" version and once iti reaches its limit it overwrites the first one again... but if you've forgotten to keep it safe you can always trawl through the backups. Its tedious which I why I get into the habit of putting anything I'm pleased with in my own backup archive.
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Turbatus Jul 7 @ 9:08am 
Originally posted by Zefram Cochrane:
Well.... whenever I create a version that I'm happy with, I call it a "major" version, I just put it in a .zip or .rar archive and keep it in the same folder. Experimental builds I'm working on if I'm not happy with the way its going I just pull the "major" version out the archive and try again...

the CK does keep backups everytime you save, there are 10 of them iirc, but its hard to keep track of which one was the "best" version and once iti reaches its limit it overwrites the first one again... but if you've forgotten to keep it safe you can always trawl through the backups. Its tedious which I why I get into the habit of putting anything I'm pleased with in my own backup archive.
Good practice!
I find The ck back ups don't go back far enough, yesterday I had to go back to the 26th of june to fix a major prob I had whit my mod. At that I found it by accident, I didn't have on that went back that far.
I found it in my trash can!
Near deleted it to!
Now that WON'T happen again!
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