This gamesave manager sounds great. Is the idea that this will replace the MS dash equivalent? I.e. allow deleting of saves and copying of saves to memory cards? That will be cool and will save me going into MS dash for that.
Can I make a suggestion? Could your gamesave manager allow copying/moving of saves from the official gamesave area (i.e. UDATA/TDATA) to another part of the Xbox hard disk (user selectable), and back again? I realise that saves moved out of UDATA/TDATA wouldn't be visible to games, and that is in fact the point.
I would use such a feature for two things (both of which I've done recently via manual methods):
1, 'Backing up' saves prior to taking your box to a LAN party, or lending it to a friend (so if someone else mucks up your saves, you can restore them later from the 'hidden' part of the hard disk).
2, Using downloaded saves from the Internet (which involves moving out your existing save first, as usually the downloaded ones can't coexist with your own ones, which you might want to go back to).
I realise that some of this stuff can be done by buying Xbox memory cards to back up saves onto, but I don't have any cards and I have a 120GB HDD in my Xbox with plenty of space on it which it would be nice to use, and anyway some saves don't fit on a card! Also, I realise that this can be done with Xbox Saves Manager (the Windows program which connects to the Xbox via FTP and copies to and from UDATA/TDATA), but in my case my Xbox and PC aren't close together so FTP is a hassle, so I prefer to do all this kind of thing on the Xbox itself if possible.
As I say, I've done both of these things recently with manual methods, namely using the UnleashX file manager, but it's tricky as you need to find out the right folders for the saves. Regarding the downloaded saves, I burnt the downloaded ones on a CD and copied them to UDATA/TDATA, backing up my own saves first. It would be great if your gamesave manager had a feature to do this itself (maybe call it Export/Import) as it could do the looking up of HexIDs and so on itself.
Let me know if this isn't clear - I have a tendancy to waffle. ;-)
Edited by pelago, 23 June 2004 - 08:11 AM.