Originally posted by 【イサク】: Just bought this game a few days ago and put 21 hours into a world. Everything was going great, learning and figuring things out. made great progress got to tier 3 trader and it was like day 17 or something. Suddenly a thunder storm came in irl and i thought it was cool until my power went out for an hour or so.1: F
I was under the assumption this game has autosaves or something like most modern and reasonable games do. To my surprise it doesn't and only saves when you manually do it essentially. To my even more tragic surprise this game has horrible player and world lose issues for some dumb dev decisions I assume. 20 hours instantly down the drain.
It being a thing in the community to always make backups is kind of a sad thing considering you will never know about this until you find out if happened to someone or yourself. R.I.P my fun. Not allowed to have nice things I guess.
2: There's a potential fix for corrupted saves here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/251570/discussions/1/3110269850346164483/#c3110269850346113858
3: It's the opposite actually; The game is fairly well constantly writing to disk during your gameplay; Every thing you do is saved as you do it. Functionally speaking, It is always auto-saving 'like most modern games' as you put it.
4: Because the game is constantly saving, Any kind of sudden power loss = corrupted save. This is the exact reason why pretty much any game with an autosave will warn you "Do not turn off the power while this symbol is present"; In 7DTD, that symbol being present is the default state.
5: There is no cloud for the game because the saves are too large; Most games nowadays get around save corruption issues using the cloud, which isn't an option here due to the size of the save+world combo exceeding the maximum limit allowed by steam cloud per user.
Hopefully #2 can help you out. Always sucks to lose a bunch of progress :(