San Andreas Backup allows you to backup your saved games and other files before you play San Andreas, while you play San Andreas and after you exit San Andreas. This means you will never have to lose an entire game to corruption, or have to hunt the net for a file you messed up while modding.
San Andreas Backup is still in Beta stages of development so some settings are currently disabled due to not being complete or lack of testing and there is only limited documentation available. If you wish to get a version of San Andreas Backup with these settings enabled so you can test them or if you need any help with the program, simply post a reply here and I'll see what I can do.
To use San Andreas backup simply download from the like below, and follow the simply install instructions.
How To Install
Once you have downloaded San Andreas Backup from the link above, simply extract the program into your San Andreas game folder (usually "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\").
Now right click on your San Andreas game link that you use (either on your desktop or in your start menu) and select "Properties".
From here go to the "Shortcut" tab where you will find a text box labelled "Target". In this box change the path from "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\gta_sa.exe" to "C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\GTA San Andreas\San Andreas Backup.exe".
Now that you have installed San Andreas Backup, all you have to do is run the program and you will be met with the settings form.
Here you can browse through the settings and add files to be backed up and select the times when to backup these files.
Now simple click "Ok" and that is you ready to go. All you have to do it hit the "Launch" button to start San Andreas and San Andreas Backup will do its job.
More detailed documentation will be released with the finial version of San Andreas Backup. The information posted in this topic is currently all the available documentation for the Beta version.
I thaught I may as well add a little section to keep you all up to date with what is happeing with the program.
Here is a short list of the things that still need to be done.
I still need to add different peramaters you cna use, so far I only ahve #DATE# and #TIME#.
Only backup saved games in slot x:
No code has actully yet been written for this, although it is pretty streight forward one I get into it.
So far only very basic testing has been done. One purpose of this Beta release was to have it used and the settings changed to see if there are any bugs hiding in there.
Almost no documentation has actully been writting for this program, however come teh finial release I will have everythign coverd in a help or read me file.
I plan on creating a setup program for this to make installing the app as simple as possible. No work has started on this yet, however it should not take long to develop.
So that is what is left to really, I plan on having most if not all of this done by the end of the week (19th may). I can garentee we will see at least a new Beta released before then as well.
Edited by ozzysm12, 16 May 2006 - 12:47 AM.