Please Tell Me This Can Work! :(

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Please Tell Me This Can Work! :(

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I need to ask you guys a serious question.... <sobs> .... if your computer crashes... <more sobbing> .... if you put the saved files and add-ons and everything else onto a USB... <crying> .... when you reload Oolite onto it again, will you be able to continue your saved game.... <cries, looks up hopefully>... since you loaded it onto a USB? <pleading> :cry:
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<chortles> Yes, that should be no problem!

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<grins> It's wise to make a regular back-up of your savefile anyway - and a USB stick is fine for that.

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Thank goodness for backups... <holds up USB> <cackles> Today, my laptop! Tomorrow, the world! <evil laughter>
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If you so desire, you can put your whole Oolite installation onto the USB stick and just run it from there...

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Famous last words:

"I'll do that backup tomorrow."

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Thargoid wrote:If you so desire, you can put your whole Oolite installation onto the USB stick and just run it from there...
I've got an ooniverse in my pocket.....

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Cody wrote:<grins> It's wise to make a regular back-up of your savefile anyway - and a USB stick is fine for that.
Yes, but kindly refrain from using a USB stick as a primary or only way of trying to save your data, since it is a mere probabilistic way of saving your files. Spinning rust (also known as a hard disc) or an SSD would be an order of magnitude more reliable. (Exact figures escape me for now and "YMMV".)

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Sleeper Service wrote:Yes, but kindly refrain from using a USB stick as a primary or only way of trying to save your data...
Aye, good advice. I have saves dotted around my HDD, saves on my NAS, saves in my Box, saves on a USB stick - and welcome aboard.

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Thanks!

I hope the OP gets her game up and running again though.

(Will post later about audio mixer questions elsewhere. See if I can get a procedural music thing going within now and ten years. Since oolite is in C it probably contains a fault ridden implementation of most of common lisp already*, so I'll feel right at home... It might be 10 years though...)

Off to ZZZzzz-space though. Cheers, SS.

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G'day, Sleeper Service, and welcome aboard! 8)

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So, while I'm busy reloading all my files could you possibly answer a question for me? <puppy-dog eyes> Is it possible for me to take on multiple parcel delivery contracts? I realize it may be difficult to do, but I should be able to pull it off, should I not?
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Huntress wrote:Is it possible for me to take on multiple parcel delivery contracts? I realize it may be difficult to do, but I should be able to pull it off, should I not?
Absolutely possible - as many as you can manage, according to their delivery times. Use the quickest routes - as many short jumps as possible!
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Huntress wrote:So, while I'm busy reloading all my files could you possibly answer a question for me? <puppy-dog eyes> Is it possible for me to take on multiple parcel delivery contracts? I realize it may be difficult to do, but I should be able to pull it off, should I not?
You can take on as many delivery contracts as you like at once. Cargo, if you have enough room for multiple, or passengers, if you've got more than one cabin. If they're all along the same route you're already going or only slight detours, there's no reason you can't pick up two or three parcel deliveries at the same time. Of course, how many you're offered will depend on your reputation, and what the station has...
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