When to save my game?
I was just wondering how expensive the default save system of Unreal Engine 4 is and when and how often I am supposed to save.
Right now, I save fairly often (automatic save) and I didn't notice any performance drops. However, it feels a little bit strange to write to the save file so often (3 times in a level section).
Edit: Just to make things clear: I mean how often I should save the state of my game (not in the Unreal Editor, but a save game file).
I believe this is dependent on the game itself, and how many 'checkpoints' or saves that you want to give the player. In a single player game you will notice very little performance hit if you are only writing out a small amount of variables. In a multiplayer game or sandbox game, you will need to be careful with the amount of data you are writing out and the time that you choose to do it.
answered Sep 14 '14 at 12:00 AM
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