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Where are the saves stored?

Post by Xinvoker » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:14 pm

This is a bit silly but I can't find my save files.
I looked in Documents and Documents/MyGames which is where saves usually go. I looked in the game directory too, I can't find it there either.

I'm sure I forgot to look somewhere obvious. :?

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Re: Where are the saves stored?

Post by kovarex » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:40 pm

Is it windows?
Did you use the installer?

If so, there should be shortcut saves in the Factorio directory.

Anyway, the path is Users/[User name]/AppData/Roaming/Factorio/saves

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Re: Where are the saves stored?

Post by Xinvoker » Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:59 pm

No, I prefer the zip files. Thanks! :)

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Re: Where are the saves stored?

Post by kovarex » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:09 pm

Xinvoker wrote:No, I prefer the zip files. Thanks! :)
To be honest I hate when the game has the saves in the windows messy structure.
The only reason we were forced to do it this way is, that when people use the installer, they install it usualy into program files, and the application can't write to that location.
But the zip installer is usualy different story, it might be better if the zip installation had save folder in the game directory by default.

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Re: Where are the saves stored?

Post by Narc » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:55 pm

Call it "portable" and make sure it only ever does anything inside its own directory. Factorio on a stick, anyone?

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Re: Where are the saves stored?

Post by mindreader » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:08 pm

My factorio is on Dropbox. So everything is synchronized all the time across all computers I use ;)

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Re: Where are the saves stored?

Post by 15Cyndaquil » Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:41 pm

Narc wrote:Factorio on a stick, anyone?
I know i found the config file and am editing it so that all files go onto my memory stick
The more complicated the game the better

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Re: Where are the saves stored?

Post by Angelic » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:18 pm

mindreader wrote:My factorio is on Dropbox. So everything is synchronized all the time across all computers I use ;)
And you hardlink to the /AppData/Roaming/Factorio/Saves files? Because that's where they save, regardless of where you install the actual game into :-/ All I can think of would be creating *.lnk files, hardlinks, but it's a bit of a pain in the ass, fiddling with command prompt and all that.

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Re: Where are the saves stored?

Post by kovarex » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:27 pm

Wait for the 0.2.8, I solved that issue there.

You can specify in special config file (in the root of the application), if it should use local files for saves/config etc or the system.
The zip package is configured to use local by default (self sustainable directory of factorio), so if you download the zip installation and put it on the usb, you can play it on any computer while keeping all your data (saves, scenarios, config, player-data) located on the usb.

PS. This is one of the things that bugged me in Minecraft, lack of this simple feature :)

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