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Kalin
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Schik wrote: This will be more complicated than usual, because demos made in 5.2 will not be importable by 5.1 or earlier, even if the hold is 5.1 or earlier.

How about a checkbox in the demo export screen that saves the demo in the version used to create the hold rather than the current engine. There are demos posted in H&S for GatEB that can't be played in 4.0.

11-10-2020 at 01:06 PM
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This is risky. It's entirely possible that there's a breaking change that could be triggered in an old hold, meaning that you could have valid demos be imported but appear invalid in an old version. Not a terrible idea, but I'm not sure it's worth it given that using the newer engine does not require buying the game.
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Won't be implemented for reasons Someone Else already pointed out + that's a lot of additional work for very little value.

It is annoying that there are demos for 4.0 holds that you can't play in 4.0, but I think a better solution would be to have the same engine version everywhere.

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