GeDoSaTo User Setting Profiles

While automatic updating seems to work out fine now, it introduces an issue for everyone who is not me: you have to recreate/restore your settings and keybindings every time you update. This sucks.

Therefore, the latest version introduces user profiles for both settings and keybindings. What does this mean? User profiles allow you to store settings and/or keybindings in additional _user files, which do not get distributed with GeDoSaTo and therefore persist across updates.

The loading for settings files and keybindings now proceeds like this:

configSo global user configuration extends/overrides the default configuration, is in turn overridden by game-specific configuration if it is available, which is finally extended by user game-specific configuration. This should hopefully let everyone do exactly what they want.

And even though I hate writing UIs, I even made a nice UI for managing profiles and user profiles:

settings2The “U” button creates a user profile (or switches to it if it already exists), the “+” creates a new profile and the “-” deletes the current file (and cleans up the directory if it’s empty afterwards).

The filter allows you to filter profiles shown in the selection with substring matching, so e.g. “Risen” will only show you profiles for Risen. I think this will get more relevant now with more people contributing profiles.

If you enjoy this update and want to support me doing boring stuff like UI for your convenience, you can always donate here. And of course, you can get the most recent GeDoSaTo version either by using the built-in updater, or by installing it from here.