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I don't know if this has been discussed before. Many games have "in-house" file types, can be almost anything under the sun:

.xom, .sve, .pro, .cde, .fqh

The website doesn't allow uploading such files and I have to compress them for no real reason. Can the file type restrictions be disabled completely? I tried uploading `SaveGame.xom` today.

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As I said in the relative thread, I don't know why you upload savefiles here, instead than GameFAQs. 

 

Besides, while I'm at it, what's the point in Durazno here when you can just link dev's favorite (and ideally always more updated) place?

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Files section does allow zipped files, which means you can upload any file you want that way. Zipping also makes it harder to use corrupted files as you can't unzip them if they are corrupted (because I have had some weird download issues few times from there, including files downloading by clicking section in the main page). 

 

Allowing all filetypes would be bad move and whitelisting all the differend fileformats games might use would be ton of work to maintain. 

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As I said in the relative thread, I don't know why you upload savefiles here, instead than GameFAQs.

 

I don't understand why save files shouldn't be added to a website called "PC Gaming Wiki". I also fear that GameFAQs' parent company CBS Interactive will close down both GameFAQs and GameSpot in the near future, GS recently expanded to movies and errors in articles and in video content have skyrocketed.

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Durazno downloads are hosted on Google Drive instead of the program's Github page, I find that odd.

Durazno hasn't been updated since 2013 and works fine on Windows 10.

Odd, and.. then? What's the matter?

The download link is still there on the page. I guess he just want to keep track of the users number.

 

Said this, why are you referring to sources tarballs?

Latest commits aren't even 3 months old now. And so are the binaries on gdrive.

 

I don't understand why save files shouldn't be added to a website called "PC Gaming Wiki".

Because the subtitle is "an encyclopedia of PC game fixes".

And even though I might reply that indeed that's just an arbitrary pedantry... I don't see any particularity in computer savegames, compared to say xbox or ps ones.

Thus the need for specific websites for that.

 

Again though, if you are worried about gamefaq, ask strategywiki guys. They seem exactly the kind of guys that would care of that.

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Again though, if you are worried about gamefaq, ask strategywiki guys. They seem exactly the kind of guys that would care of that.

I don't think anyone's tried uploading a save game file, and I'm not sure how we could present them to users, but it definitely sounds like something cool to provide.

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