View Full Version : Replay Question
22nd May 09, 2:33 AM
Is it normal for all my pre-patch replays to be scrapped everytime a new patch is released? I guess this is OK after major patches like 1.3.1 but all my replays since 1.3.1 have disapeared since the (relatively tiny) 1.3.2 arrived.
Any ideas on how I could watch these or why they're not showing on my recorded game screen when they are still in my playback folder?
22nd May 09, 7:27 AM
afraid that its probably gonna be impossible to watch replays from previous patches. i suppose if you figured out a way to fake dow2 to remain unpatched... but i dunno how you'd manage that.
22nd May 09, 8:03 AM
As far as I know, the problem is that the game does infact log every keystroke during a match and replays that match in real-time. When the rules (as in unit stats) change from one version to another, the outcome of battles can differ which wouldn't exactly be what you want from a replay ;)
I suppose it would be technically possible to carry on the old stat database from one version to another in order to preserve replays but I don't see that happening until greater popular demand, if at all.
24th May 09, 9:05 PM
If anyone here figures out how to control what version you have installed. I'm sure the OP would appreciate that. I'm not familiar with steam so I wouldn't know.
I do know without connectivity you can install from dvd. To watch older retail replays that way. Hope this helps.
25th May 09, 6:20 AM
The version of your current installation is displayed at the right hand side of the ingame main menu. I believe it's at the bottom.
I know, not being able to watch your old replays really sucks, but I wouldn't suggest to keep the game at a certain version just for the sake of being able to watch some replays. The game has some rather big flaws right now and we should be thankful for every patch that comes out.
26th May 09, 7:12 AM
To answer your question, yes it's normal. Just one of the quirks of the replay system as like someone mentioned it doesn't record the game as a whole, it records the actions taken during the game and replays them. After a patch, replaying a game that used a different set of rules, would have unpredictable results. It's done that way to save space as you'll notice that replays take up relatively little space.
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