Helpful Profile File Location Info!

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Gorlom
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Re: Helpful Profile File Location Info!

Postby Gorlom » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:27 am

fltspeed wrote:Wait, doesn't this game support steam cloud sync? If so, why is there any need to copy files manually?

Nope this game does not utilize the steam cloud service. technical issues.
fltspeed
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Re: Helpful Profile File Location Info!

Postby fltspeed » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:22 am

Gorlom wrote:Nope this game does not utilize the steam cloud service. technical issues.


Well in that case I made my own automatic sync service by creating a symbolic link to the profile on google drive. Dropbox would work as well. Now I can play the game anywhere with the same profile without manually copying files around. Here is the command. If you try this MAKE A BACKUP of your profile FIRST.

mklink /d "C:\Users\username\Documents\My Games\FasterThanLight" "C:\Users\username\Google Drive\FasterThanLight"
BigD145
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Re: Helpful Profile File Location Info!

Postby BigD145 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:28 pm

I'd rather have the save files in the game folder for USB portability.
Barleyman
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Re: Helpful Profile File Location Info!

Postby Barleyman » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:24 am

Steam cloud sync is working now.
jazzglands
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Re: Helpful Profile File Location Info!

Postby jazzglands » Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:51 am

Barleyman wrote:Steam cloud sync is working now.


Doesn't seem to be working to me...

Matthew, should steam cloud sync work for our profile and continue saves? If not, is there any plans to add support for it?
Tamren
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Re: Helpful Profile File Location Info!

Postby Tamren » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:31 am

I never saw an announcement but I just switched Computers and OSes and lo and behold my profile is there! Seems like cloud saves are working after all.
llllll
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I dont understand

Postby llllll » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:25 pm

I dont understand what is home dir
llllll
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Re: Copying Profile Data to Mac (or anywhere)

Postby llllll » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:27 pm

tappdarden wrote:by adding a single character to step 6 you can skip step 5 completely.

the /Library folder is for the entire system. I'm not sure how the FTL developers implemented this.. but at best it would mean that everybody on the same computer* shares the same prov.sav file and at worst its ignored. If you simply copy it to your home dir you don't have to upgrade to super user. as zasdarq and I suggested.

so to simplify
1)Copy prof.sav to your home dir
2)Open terminal
3)

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mv ~/prof.sav ~/Library/Application Support/FasterThanLight/


you could copy the prof.sav file to the root folder also... which would change step 3 to
3) -alternative-

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mv /prof.sav ~/Library/Application Support/FasterThanLight/




you also may want to run the game once to make sure all the folders are created correctly.

*I realize most people probably don't have to share a computer... so this point may not really matter. But if you run backup software you may just want to have to only worry about backing up your own home directory instead of random files scattered around your hard drive...
Sorry if this is a little too much Annoying-correcting-nerd post



I dont understand what IS home dir???
llllll
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Re: Copying Profile Data to Mac (or anywhere)

Postby llllll » Sat Feb 09, 2013 2:39 pm

esdin wrote:1)Copy prof.sav to root
2)Open terminal
3)

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sudo -s

4)Enter your administrative password
5)

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cd ~/../..

6)

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mv prof.sav /Library/Application%20Support/FasterThanLight


What is root?
Cryohydra911
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Re: Helpful Profile File Location Info!

Postby Cryohydra911 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:16 am

Question: How would one go about re-routing where the game accesses the .sav file?

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