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Glossary Entry: Save state

Quick Definition

A save state is a snapshot or record of what's going on in a virtual machine at a given point in time.

These can then be loaded later to restore the virtual machine to that specific state.

In the case of emulating video games, this allows the player to save* their game at any time, even if the game wasn't programmed to allow for this.


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