A quick guide to moving your chars, shared stash and all known crafting recipes from Steam cloud saving to the default Grim Dawn save location.
NOTE… This is ONLY for moving char saves in the same game mode, e.g. Main Campaign or a modded game. It is NOT possible to move a char save from Main to a modded game or from a modded game to Main with this method.
This will overwrite all data in your default save location, so if you have been playing with chars after disabling steam cloud saving, please see the notes after the instructions. Or you will risk losing chars and or items
Char save locations. These are the default install locations, if you have installed steam elsewhere then please navigate to the steam folder there.Steam
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\folder of numbers\219990\remote\save\main
C:\Users\username\Documents\my games\Grim Dawn\save\main
- Disable Steam cloud saving in the Grim Dawn options > general pane.
- Exit Grim Dawn and exit Steam
- Copy the entire save folder from the Steam location.
- Paste the save folder into the Grim Dawn folder overwriting the save folder already there.
- Start Grim Dawn and play.
You cannot copy a char from steam cloud if you have a char with the same name already that you have been playing without steam cloud saving enabled as the one from the steam cloud will overwrite the non cloud saved char.
So in this case if the non cloud char is the most recent, delete its folder from the Steam save location first (\save\main) and then continue as normal. Otherwise delete its folder from the Grim Dawn save location (\save\main) to save any risk of problems by overwriting and continue as normal.
If you have newer items in your shared stash and or you have learnt any new recipes (or Illusions*) since disabling steam cloud then you need to delete from the steam cloud save folder any of the following files as required before copyingTransfer.gst - Shared stash
Transfer.gsh - Hardcore shared stash
Formulas.gst - Crafting recipes
Formulas.gsh - Hardcore crafting recipes.
leaderboard.brd - Crucible personal leaderboard (single player)
Transmutes.gst - Illusions*
Transmutes.gsh - Hardcore Illusions*
Edit… Expanded info on Folder contents / structure[/u]
In both save locations the Save folder has the same layout and these are the contents.\Save Folder[INDENT]\Main Folder[INDENT]\ _charname Folders (single underscore)
[INDENT]These contains all your actual char saves with the char data, view settings and the char’s personal stash page only
\ __charname Folders* (double underscore)
These contains all your actual char saves as above, but these are a copy made for Non-Expansion play if you want to play with friends without the expansion.
[/INDENT][/INDENT][/INDENT]Files inside the Save Folder Formulas - including .gst, .gst.bak, .gsh and .gsh.bak[INDENT]These are all the Blueprints/crafting recipies you have learned both normal [.gst] and hardcore [.gsh] and the backup files for both [.bak]
Playmenu.cpnThis is the file that saves what char was last on the loading screen.
Transfer - including .gst, .gst.bak, .gsh and .gsh.bakThese are the Shared Stash files both normal [.gst] and hardcore [.gsh] and the backup files for both [.bak]
Transmutes* - including .gst, .gst.bak, .gsh and .gsh.bak These are the Illusion files both normal [.gst] and hardcore [.gsh] and the backup files for both [.bak] [/INDENT]Any questions or problems please just ask.
Edit… Updated for AoM Expansion (*) indicates Exp features
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