Tags: dfhack

Command: gui/load-screen

Replace DF’s continue game screen with a searchable list.

If you tend to have many ongoing games, this tool can make it much easier to load the one you’re looking for. It replaces DF’s “continue game” screen with a dialog that has search and filter options.

The primary view is a list of saved games, much like the default list provided by DF. Several filter options are available:

  • s: search for folder names containing specific text

  • t: filter by active game type (e.g. fortress, adventurer)

  • b: toggle display of backup folders, as created by DF’s AUTOBACKUP option (see data/init/init.txt for a detailed explanation). This defaults to hiding backup folders, since they can take up significant space in the list.

When selecting a game with Enter, a dialog will give options to load the selected game (Enter again), cancel (Esc), or rename the game’s folder (r).

Also see the title-start-rename tweak to rename folders in the “start playing” menu.


enable gui/load-screen