I've scoured for the answer for this. I have a simple text based game. I make a choice with a radio button, and confirm it with a button click. I've set the game to save for when I change to landscape from portrait view.
But I cannot for the life of me find how to save the game when the back button is pressed.
I'd like to have a simple menu on the title screen with three buttons, one of them being "Continue" which would restore the game's saved settings. And obviously, one in the action menu I already have set up which would reset all the game data.
I've tried sharedPreferences etc. if someone can tell me the way to save the game data by using SQL so no user can mess with the data, that'd be better.
Thank you in advance for you help.
on edit I realized my question is not specific enough. I am trying to retain the state of a TextView which I am modifying with user choices, thus changing the text. Every time the app is restarted, the first text loads.
It kind of depends on how much information you want to save, but if it's very little I'd look in to shared preferences which saves key value pares. If it contains a bit more, you should look in to SQLLite which is just a database for your app on the device.
Have you tried serialization? Put the informations in a file, like a text file, then simply un-serialize it and take back the informations. You can always encrypt it if you don't want anyone to change the datas, like a real game save file.