So - Doctor Girlfriend recently got a new laptop*. She finished installing Steam and GD on it. I opened up GD expecting her characters to be there… and they are not! I guess I’m confused about how the cloud saving works or what it’s even for? There’s no sync to cloud option afaik, either. Do I need to manually copy her chars off the old machine and onto the new one? Then that goes back to my original question - wtf is the point of the cloud save?
some of you are probably familiar with the concept of ‘The $700 Video Game’ - you buy a new game, probably even on sale, and it turns out it won’t run on your current setup. So after poking around looking at GPU and RAM and HD prices it all gets to be too much of a clusterfck and you just buy a new damn machine. It was Witcher 3 that got her…
Thanks! That does answer part of the question, and has good instructions for physically copying the files from one machine to another. I’m still curious as to why the chars aren’t being read from the cloud though? Thanks again Medea, I was looking for that thread…
It doesn’t sound stupid - I have to dig the old PC out from under a pile of stuff, fire it up, and check it out. We were both fairly certain that she was using the cloud saves, because the game updated them after closing. But now to get in there and manually verify.
For the sake of being a completionist I’d also add that using a cloud service like M$ OneDrive, Google Drive, or Dropbox (and the like) is also a good way to quickly transfer files between PC’s (and to maintain backups). It also gives you much more control and ease of use in comparison to Steam Cloud.
But otherwise, I agree, as far as GD goes having control of your saves locally is superior imo and much easier to manage and control (and safer, I feel) and I highly recommend taking the trouble to switch your GD saves off of it. If there is one thing I’d like to see Valve do with Steam it would be more transparent Cloud options and controls rather than the clusterfuck it currently is. It’s worse than pulling teeth and virtually never straightforward to work with in situations like this.
Man, thanks so much for this! I really felt like it was me - looking at those threads, reading the instructions, just made me feel friggin’ dumb. I’m glad it is objectively confusing. Well, not glad, per se, just relieved.
I will try to get some screen caps and whatnot to see if we can’t come up with a good visual guide… Maybe a youtube video?