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I have been trying to set up a custom save game, using the filedialog pop-up
However when I call these save/load functions.print(savename) does not respond, and load game fails to pass the check.

(Sorry for any clutter, I'll try to have separate projects for issues like this from now on.)

In my controller.gd

  extends Node
    #Item management
    var itemenabled = {
    Itemtest = true, 
    Coinage = true 
    var itemquantity = {
    Itemtest = 0,
    Coinage = 0
    #Player managment
    var spawn = Vector3(45.748199,3.45762,0)
    var inputenabled = true setget set_input
    enum enviromenttype { #To tell what enviroment the player is in
    var currentenvirment = enviromenttype.outside #The current levl enviroment type the player is in
    #Outside nodes
    onready var hud = get_node("/root/world/hud")
    #onready var hudinv = hud.get_node("inventory/label")
    #onready var text = hud.get_node("textbox/text")
    #onready var talkicon = hud.get_node("talkicon")

    #Save/Load Functions

    func save(): #returns the values of the selected node
        var savestruct ={
            spawnx = spawn.x,
            spawny = spawn.y,
            spawnz = spawn.z,
            itemenabled = itemenabled,
            itemquantity = itemquantity
        return savestruct

    func savegame(savename): #Saves the game
        var file = File.new()#Creates data
        file.open(savename,File.WRITE)#Opens the file for saving data
    #   var savenodes = get_tree().get_nodes_in_group("save") #Get all the nodes in the group save
    #   for i in savenodes:
        var nodedata = save()
        file.store_line(nodedata.to_json())#stores node data, with the json file format.
        file.close()#Closes the file, finishes the saving process

    func loadgame(savename): #Loads the game
        var file = File.new() #set up the file variable
        if !file.file_exists(savename):#Checks if the file exists
            print("Check failed! No file exists")#Debug tool, checks if save game exists
            return #Check failed! No file exists

        var savenodes = get_tree().get_nodes_in_group("save") #Make sure the controller doesn't clone any nodes.
        for i in savenodes: #Gets the old nodes in group save
            i.queue_free() #Removes the old nodes in group save

        var currentline = {} #Load a line parameters
        file.open(savename,File.READ)#Opens the file for loading data
        while (!file.eof_reached()): #While there is negative integer (EOF)
            currentline.parse_json(file.get_line())#Gets the information on the save file
            var newnode = load(currentline["filename"]).instance() #Load the name of the file, based on savestruct of the file
            spawn = Vector3(currentline["spawnx"],currentline["spawny"],currentline["spawnz"])

            for i in currentline.keys(): #Get the rest of the variables in the savestruct
                if (i == "filename" or i == "spawn"): 
                    continue #There is no need to reload the filename, parent, or position, so skip them
                newnode.set(i,currentline[i]) #Load the remaining variables in the savestruct of the file
        file.close()#Closes the file, finishes the loading process

    #Player functions
    func set_input(value):#Disables or Enables the input of the player.
        inputenabled = value

in hud.gd

extends Control
#Outside nodes
onready var con = get_node("/root/controller")
#Item management
onready var itemenabled = con.itemenabled 
onready var itemquantity = con.itemquantity 
#Child nodes
onready var text = get_node("textbox/text")
onready var storage = get_node("dialogstorage")
onready var inv = get_node("inventory")
onready var invlabel = inv.get_node("label")
onready var menu = get_node("menu")
onready var menufile = menu.get_node("filebox")

func _ready():
    add_to_group("save")#Add hud to group save, for save game
    invlabel.set_text(str(itemquantity)) #Makes the inventory viewable
#   print(con)#debug tool, for seeing if the controller.gd returns null
#   print("Items Enabled: "+str(itemenabled))
#   print("Items Quantity: "+str(itemquantity))

func setrichtext(value):

func dialogtree(parameters): #Creates Dialog options
    #Children nodes for dialog tree
    var option = get_node("dialogoption").duplicate() #Duplicates the dialog option and it's children
    var button = option.get_node("button")#A duplicate of button
    var label = button.get_node("label")#A duplicate of label
    var command = parameters[0] #A action command with certain parameters
    var i = 0#The I stands for I, and thats a good thing 

    for operation in command: #adds a new dialog option, for every operation in the command parameters.
        var optiontext = operation.parameters[0]

        label.set_text(optiontext)#Set the duplicate's text
        button.connect("pressed", self, "selected", [i])#Will execute stuff like, animations and other functions

        var optionheight = Globals.get("playform/dialog_option_height")#Get a new height for the dialog option
        var optionsize = option.get_custom_minimum_size()#The space the dialog option will take up
        optionsize.y = optionsize.y*optionheight #Get the new height of the dialog option
        option.set_custom_minimum_size(optionsize) #Sets the new height of the dialog option

        storage.add_child(option)# Adds the dialog option
        if i == 0:
        i+=1 #increases the the I value

func selected(value):#When the dialog option is selected it will play this function

func addtoinv(item, value):#Inventory management, needs to be optimized better, replace the elif ladders with loops
    if item == "itemtest":
        if itemenabled.Itemtest == true:
            con.itemquantity.Itemtest += value
            itemenabled.Itemtest = true
    if item == "coinage":
        if itemenabled.Coinage == true:
            con.itemquantity.Coinage += value
            itemenabled.Itemtest = true
    print(str(item) + str(value))

#Menu and buttons
func _on_buttonsave_pressed(): #opens the filebox for saving
    con.set_input(false) #Disable the input, so you can not move while typing

func _on_buttonload_pressed(): #opens the filebox for loading
    con.set_input(false) #Disable the input, so you can not move while typing

func _on_filebox_confirmed():#Saves/Loads a game depending on the filebox mode.
    print(str(menufile.get_filename()))#Debug tool checks the name of the filename WIP not reading the file name
    if menufile.get_mode() == menufile.MODE_SAVE_FILE:#Saves game
    elif menufile.get_mode() == menufile.MODE_OPEN_FILES:#Loads game
    else:#If neigher it's not a supported file mode
        print("hud.gd failed to confirm files")
    con.set_input(true) #Reenables the input, so player can move

Could some one please tell me what I am doing wrong?

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Any error in the console?
What does file.open() returns? You should check error codes if you want to know what is happening.

uh how do I do that?


gives me 12?

A good practice is to do this:

var ret = file.open(savename, File.WRITE)
if ret != 0:
    print("Could not open file, error ", ret)

There is a list of error codes you can also get in GDScript in the documentatio of File... aaaaaand NO
The error codes are actually global constants, don't ask me why xD : http://docs.godotengine.org/en/stable/classes/[email protected]%20scope.html?highlight=ERR_FILE
(scroll down to the ERR_FILE_* constants)

Okay thanks for the tips, but that still doesn't solve my problem. How do I get the function to open the file. More importantly, Why is it not opening the file?

Is your file in a subfolder that doesn't exist? Also, are you creating the file in user://? Never tried with filebox though... what's the path that you get?

in filedialog



So It should work, but I have had an issue with print(str(menufile.get_filename())) it's not printing anything.

1 Answer

+1 vote
Best answer

Okay I found out why I was having an issue with getting the file name from FileDialog.


is for AcceptDialog. getting the filepath (AKA: menufile.get_filename() ) Does nothing.

Instead there is a special function for FileDialog called file_selected( path )
Which gets the file path when the Ok button is pressed.

get_current_path() Also works.

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