Aside from "save and quit"? i heard about this savescum. will this let me save in the middle of the game and continue again altough my ship is wrecked? teach me pls. Thanks! --- ~I will butter your bread dude
You can't save. (Other than save+quit) What part of rouge-like don't you understand? If you can't handle the genre, don't play the game. --- How many bronies do we have? PM me so we can get a number! Amount of Bronies so far: 9! Date started: 10/8/12 (UK date)
In answer to the original question, in roguelikes, typically, it involves saving & quitting, exiting the game, and copying the save file to a completely different location entirely outside the game folder or any place the game can get to it. Then, you start up the game and continue. If things go sideways, you exit the game, copy the save back into it's original location, load up the game, and try again.
Since it involves manipulating files at the system level, operating entirely outside the game, it's kind of a shady practice. Thus, it's generally frowned upon by most fans.
That being said, it's a single-player game, and even the leaderboards are confined to your computer, so if you want to save scum, you're only cheating yourself. --- When all else fails, read the instructions.
Following on from the last post, it can be a nice way to ease yourself into the genre until you get used to it. That said, it'll detract away from the experience and winning won't be as rewarding, so it's not something I recommend getting in the habit of. --- Major Upcoming FAQ Projects:Pokemon BW2, NSMB2, FTL, Paper Mario: SS, FE: Awakening http://facebook.com/redispoetic