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Save Game Data Issues

09-08-2009, 11:54 AM
#1
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 62
Save Game Data Issues

Hi all,

It seems that everytime I delete a game from my iPhone the game's save data is all lost. I just tested this with Fieldrunners by unchecking the box when syncing with iTunes, then rechecking it. All my progress was reset;;;

Is this normal? If so does anyone know of any method of deleting apps from the phone while keeping save game data? (non-jailbroken) -

Thanks!
09-08-2009, 11:56 AM
#2
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: California
Posts: 1,506
yes this is normal

09-08-2009, 11:58 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 686
And this is precisely why I do not see the idevice as being any competition to any other handheld gaming machine. Think I want to play for hours and be forced to keep the app to keep the save? That's just plain ridiculous.

Apple could fix this - they choose not to.

Last edited by markx2; 09-08-2009 at 11:59 AM. Reason: typo
09-08-2009, 12:03 PM
#4
This is the one thing I absolutely hate about the iPhone gaming. They need to figure out a way to make save files either stick when moving on and off, or have them as separate files you can save onto your computer then throw back on whenever you want the game back on you phone. I really really hope they get to this problem...
09-08-2009, 12:04 PM
#5
Joined: May 2009
Location: The Underworld
Posts: 9,230
that's one reason I have 20 pages of games on my iphone...I don't want to lose all that saved game data

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Yesss, I'm off for a leak to see if the same happens for me.
09-08-2009, 12:06 PM
#6
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: planet iphone/ipad
Posts: 1,375
this thread needs to be post in : General Game Discussion and Questions

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09-08-2009, 12:45 PM
#7
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 62
Thanks for the replies... That really does suck eh;; Guess I'll just have to keep *all* games on the device until Apple patch this!?

@KillyBilly - can I move the thread to the section you mentioned?

Thanks again,
09-08-2009, 12:52 PM
#8
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Thanks for the replies... That really does suck eh;; Guess I'll just have to keep *all* games on the device until Apple patch this!?

@KillyBilly - can I move the thread to the section you mentioned?

Thanks again,
First of all welcome to the forum. Secondly, it will be a long wait I believe as this has been the case since the first iTouch. Since we are up to OS 3.0 and no mention of this in sight, seems like its not an important issue for Apple. Though tomorrow IS 09/09/09 and who knows WHAT the announcements might be!!!!!

And yeah it looks funny to see this topic in new releases.
09-08-2009, 12:53 PM
#9
Adding Plus+ to Flick Fishing solved this for us. Your save game is now saved to your Plus+ account online too so if anything happens it will recover from there. The plan is to add this to all our games as we update.
09-08-2009, 01:06 PM
#10
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Connecticut, USA
Posts: 359
Right, one of the features that some of the newer games are adopting is savings your progress on their servers. While this is not an optimum solution, at least it is a step in the right direction.

I believe Apple's thought on iPhone development of apps is that no application should leave a trace upon removal. They can get creative and create some type of save area, but I see this as going against their philosophy.

Munkie!

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