I played the demo version, solved the first simple case and started the second case. I took a break and returned to the main menu (I didn't find a save button). When I tried to continue that game it starts again with the first case. How do I save the game? How do I save all the detailed notes I could type into that editor?
This. I'm having exactly the same issue. I also noticed that the demo CRASHES when you QUIT from the MAIN MENU, so I assume this probably wipes out all your progress?
I have no interesting in buying this game if the demo crashes.
UPDATE: looking in the Steam forums, the demo has been crashing for at least 7 months, so that's not a good sign.
UPDATE 2: The above was on Windows XP. I tried installing it on the latest Windows 10. It runs without crashing when you quit... but it didn't save any progress I made within the game. Although I didn't try running through the entire 1st case again... maybe the game only saves AFTER you complete a complete case? Anybody know? I may try it again later tonight, on W10, to see if completing a case will save its progress when you Quit. By the way, that's the ONLY WAY I've found to quit the game... hit the Main Menu option from the "Start" menu, and then choose "X QUIT" in the lower left. Maybe there's another way?
UPDATE 3: Well that was a bust. This time, rather than just QUIT the game, I finished the first case, downloaded the 2nd case file, then went to the MAIN MENU, re-selected my own username, hit the arrow, hit Continue... AND IT ALREADY FORGOT ALL MY PROGRESS!
What's especially troublesome if GOG's wording at the top of the game card for the Demo File...
"The Mainlining Demo contains the first two cases, and a fully functioning save feature".
This is not true in my experience, across two machines, and two different operating systems. How is this supposed to work?