Loading actors from a save file

Hello,

I am currently working on a save system for my game, but I have hit a wall. I iterate through all actors implementing “ISaveable” in my level. I then call a save function to gather all the information needed to reconstruct the actor when loading the game. However, I am not able to save and then load the class of the actor, because saving pointers for later uses would be pointless. Is there a way to get a pointer to a UClass by name or by path, so that I can store enough information to be able to spawn an actor from disk? Or do I have to create a static TMap mapping names to the static classes of all my actors?

Thanks you,
-Dathanar

Thank you for the swift response I’ll check that out right now!

All UObjects should be serializable using the FArchive << operator. This will, as far as i know, keep valid pointers as well. For other classes you need to manually implement the FArchive << operator.

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