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3 years ago#31
From: HulkxxSMASH | #022
cmwmccal posted...
THERE IS NO RISK!!!! Why people waste time quitting to the menu/dashboard is beyond me.


Says you who obviously have never had a corrupt save file because of an interrupted save. Whilst not turning off intentionally, I lost a save due to a console freeze during an auto-save which meant I was forced to turn off.

If you console freezes during an auto save the, yes, it probably will get corrupted because you have to switch the console off. I was referring more to how pointless quitting to the dashboard is; as long as the 'game saving' icon is not on screen, there are absolutely no disadvantages to turning the console off without exiting to the menu/dashboard.
It irritates me when people say RPG games.
3 years ago#32
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3 years ago#33
Hello. I'm surprised you remember me.
It irritates me when people say RPG games.
3 years ago#34
From: cmwmccal
From: HulkxxSMASH | #022
cmwmccal posted...
THERE IS NO RISK!!!! Why people waste time quitting to the menu/dashboard is beyond me.


Says you who obviously have never had a corrupt save file because of an interrupted save. Whilst not turning off intentionally, I lost a save due to a console freeze during an auto-save which meant I was forced to turn off.

If you console freezes during an auto save the, yes, it probably will get corrupted because you have to switch the console off. I was referring more to how pointless quitting to the dashboard is; as long as the 'game saving' icon is not on screen, there are absolutely no disadvantages to turning the console off without exiting to the menu/dashboard.


Some games save without an icon... like Lords of Shadow.
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3 years ago#35
Dashboarding during a save would be just as detrimental as shutting down... so that whole "I don't wanna corrupt my save" premise is stupid.
3 years ago#36
cmwmccal posted...
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3 years ago#37
Only dashboard if I actually plan to do something on the dashboard.
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3 years ago#38
I usually exit the game to get to the menu, press the xbox button to take me to the dashboard, remove the disc, and then turn off the console. I try to avoid any save game errors as best I can and I'm not aware of any other way that's safer. Losing a 100 hour Mass Effect profile due to a save file corruption really, really sucks.
3 years ago#39
It depends on the game, some games don't save until you exit out so you're robbing yourself of the final save by exiting out with the guide button.
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3 years ago#40
I always thought it was better on the disk drive to exit to the dashboard and poweroff, instead of powering off while it's still doing it thing.
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