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How do I create an autosave system for a multiple level game

Hey, I'm busy designing a game where a players choices will be essential to the storyline and I'm not sure how to create an autosave system or even a simple save/load system. Would appreciate any help or tips, thank you very much.

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asked Jun 20 '17 at 05:48 PM in Blueprint Scripting

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You can create a couple structs and a data table to help you do this.

ChoiceOption Struct

  • Name

  • Description

CharacterChoices Struct

  • Title

  • Description

  • Array of ChoiceOption Struct

  • Index of selected choice. (default -1)

Make a DataTable to hold the CharacterChoices Struct. Fill this table with the choices you want available in your game.

In your GameMode create a new Map of CharacterChoices variable. On BeginPlay load the variable with default values of your choices DataTable.

Then you can lookup the choices in your gamemode's table, and when someone makes a choice you can set the Index of selected choice.

If you include the variable in your save data, then this will become persistent.

Follow this on creating the save object. Saving Your Game with Blueprints.

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answered Jun 20 '17 at 06:30 PM

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