Compressing a game

The Saved Game Manager includes a compression feature which can reduce the size of your games by over 50%. To compress a game:

Selecting games to compress1. Click on the little boxes next to the games you want in the source or destination list.

2. From the Game menu, choose Compress and then choose Source Games if you want to compress games in the Source directory, or Dest Games if you want to compress games in the Destination directory.

3. The games will be compressed. This may take a little while depending on how many games you selected, the place they are stored from (compressing games on a slow network will take longer than decompressing games on a local hard disk) and the complexity of the game.

Compressing games from Windows Explorer

If you have associated the TTD filetypes with the Manager, you can compress saved games and scenarios without leaving Explorer. To do this, simply right-click on a game (or range of games) and choose Compress.

Please note: You cannot compress Compressed Saved Games again.

Note for users of Saved Game Manager 1.2
You may notice compression is slower in Saved Game Manager 2.0 and higher. This is because the program has to first decode the game to get some detailed game information for the Get Info dialog, then has to compress the game.