Its okay to alt f4 in game ?

  1.    2 Weeks Ago #1

    Its okay to alt f4 in game ?


    I usually use alt f4 to make quit from the game faster instead of exit from menu. I have been thinking can this actually damage the games, game files maybe or etc ? Also if you do alt f4 to exit the game does this same as exit the game from menu ?
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       2 Weeks Ago #2

    The real threat to Alt F4 is the possibility to corrupt save files and user profiles if the game in question doesn't support the Windows shutdown protocol correctly, and I don't know how many do. This may happen when data is being written as the forced shutdown happens. So to answer the question; it depends on the game and situation. If you're uncertain, use the proper exit/close to desktop functionality the game(s) offer.
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  3.    1 Week Ago #3

    Faith said: View Post
    The real threat to Alt F4 is the possibility to corrupt save files and user profiles if the game in question doesn't support the Windows shutdown protocol correctly, and I don't know how many do. This may happen when data is being written as the forced shutdown happens. So to answer the question; it depends on the game and situation. If you're uncertain, use the proper exit/close to desktop functionality the game(s) offer.
    The game is Devil May Cry HD collection, i just bought it yesterday. I have no idea how to exit since i used keyboard meanwhile the game is highly recommended to use controller. And i read some post on steam about this game exit probllem. So just alt f4. I tried to game today and just fine, i hope there is no something wrong later.
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       1 Week Ago #4

    Ah, DMC HD is a wonky title to exit from because the PC port is not really ment for m&k. Alt F4 should work just fine as long as the game doesn't save progress or doing any writing while doing its shutdown. Is it possible to make use of custom keybindings on the reset and back to the keyboard? Reset - title screen - Select - Main Launcher.
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5

    Faith said: View Post
    Ah, DMC HD is a wonky title to exit from because the PC port is not really ment for m&k. Alt F4 should work just fine as long as the game doesn't save progress or doing any writing while doing its shutdown. Is it possible to make use of custom keybindings on the reset and back to the keyboard? Reset - title screen - Select - Main Launcher.
    Ah glad to hear that, yes i just realize you can reassign the key. Thanks!

    By the way when game actually do any writing stuff/progress ?
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  6.    1 Week Ago #6

    When it comes to gaming, you should only alt-f4 out of a game as a last resort; when the game freezes up or otherwise locks up the system. Otherwise, just exit the game normally.
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       1 Week Ago #7

    mikelferdinan said: View Post
    Ah glad to hear that, yes i just realize you can reassign the key. Thanks!

    By the way when game actually do any writing stuff/progress ?
    I think it only does it when you click on save after clearing a mission, but I don't have the game so I can't say for certain if it updates anything else in between menus, like a form of autosave. If you know when it saves progress then I think you should be good. If you can get those keybindings then you should be able to exit out of it the proper way though. I believe it's reset + select/back to bring it to the main launcher, might be different for the other DMC games.
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  8.    1 Week Ago #8

    If the game allows you to manually save, I would imagine that you should be ok to alt+F4 afterwards.
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  9.    1 Week Ago #9

    Okay guys thanks for the replies, i really appreciate it. Case closed. I think i should buy a controller K&M way too hard
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