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So I want the player to when they download a update for my game they can transfer their save progress into the game... how do I do that?
 

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this is not really doable unless you know what to do.

adding new plugins or adding new maps makes the save file NOT compatible.
adding new items, equips, weapons as well.

all items/maps etc MUST exist in order to make them higher compatible,
otherwise, they need to start a new game.
 

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as said above, that innocent question is one of the most difficult to handle.

to keep savefile compatibility, all your updates have to be incrementel - only adding things, never removing them, and always applied in sequence (no way to have optional updates unless you really know how to reprogram the engine).

even then, changes to the plugin manager are absolutely forbidden - as soon as you add or remove a plugin all players will be required to start new games.

If you can handle those restrictions (which will take some experience and won't happen on your first game), then additionally I suggest adding a plugin that let's you specify a savefile path, because most players will have problems extracting the saves from the browser data.
 

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