He’s also entirely wrong if that is what he means.
You do not need the internet connected to your PS4 in any way shape or form in order to play Conan Exiles. The only way you need internet is if you choose to play online with other people.
Also, some of the requests seem a little ■■■-backward.
You want a fully offline gameplay, but you also want to be able to backup that gameplay online. Not exactly what I’d call fully offline.
As for the multiple characters, it’s something I want. Right now the closest you get on PS4 is just to make multiple profiles and one character on each. I doubt they have the capability for this to be like Terraria, in which you can have one game world and load in different characters when you want.
As far as I can tell, saves contain these files on the PS4 right now:
gamedbandfriends0 – the main file that contains all your buildings and whatnot
gamedbandfriends0.bin – small file that points to stuff in the above file probably
GameIniSettings – suppose this is the offline server settings and the like
It seems to me, you could make this a multiple character game by doing the following.
- Put in a Change Save Slot option at the main menu. With 3-5 slots.
- Depending on the slot, alter a number at the end of the base files, so while you are in that slot, they save to that number and not the others.
Example, I want two characters. My save folder would now look like this:
all of these represent the first character
all of these represent the second character
As long as you put the flag in so that when you use change slot, it adjusts the number the game searches for when saving files.
0 - character 1
1 - character 2
2 - character 3
3 - character 4
4 - character 5
Tack that onto the end of the files, and while using the save slot, only those four files will be read and utilized by the game.
It doesn’t seem like it’d be that huge of a deal to implement, but I don’t know the technical side of things. Still, in theory, I believe this is how it would work.