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Can You Restore a Save Game?

Discussion in 'F1 2012 - The Game' started by Kevin Amankwah, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. I have a corrupted savegame now. I was using GSM to make backups, but the game does not recognize any of the samegames I load. Is there a file or something I can do to restore it?
  2. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    You can try this, no guarantees .....

    Disable the Steam Cloud for the game.

    Start the game and create a new profile, using the same name as your old one.

    Close the game

    Use GSM to restore the backup profile.

    If you are lucky, it will work, if not then you are essentially screwed ...
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  3. I had Steam Cloud disabled for this game already, but restoring my game that way seemed to have worked. Teaches me from messing around with the save file.

    Thank you, saved me from raging around the room.
  4. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    Just rage around the room anyway, then you'll be in credit for the next game issue you face, and won't have to do anything but sit calmly ... ;)
  5. I also disabled steam cloud. What does GSM mean?
    BTW: i always put these files on my USB stick: Go to C:/Program files(x86)/Steam/Userdata/personel steam number/208500 and copy those 3 files in it 1.Local map. 2.Remote map and 3.remotecache.vdf

    So when a new update comes you proberly get savegame corrupt i replace the savegame files on USB

    Or am i'm doing it wrong?? please tell me please i don't wanna do a full season again
    Crapmaster Y U NO WORK

  6. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    GSM = Game Save Manager. It's a great piece of free software that backs up the configs and settings of many games, including F1 2012. It's also has a Steam Spreader function that allows you to move Steam games (or any other game) to a different drive, without moving Steam or re-installing. It is done with symbolic links.

    So my most commonly played games, such as F1 2012 and BF3 are normally on a large gaming drive, but I have used the software to move these games (and others) to one of my SSD drives.

    You are not doing anything wrong by backing up those files/folders to a USB stick. GSM is essentially doing the same thing, but for many games at the same time, and will scan your system to find what games you have installed, and you can select what game configs you want to backup. You can use it to backup the a USB stick if you wanted, or any cloud storage you have such as Skydrive or Dropbox.

  7. Ok thanks for information.
    If im okay with USB stick ill stay with that.

    Thanks again, maybe i can use it for later :thumbsup:
  8. can someone confirm that gsm works for restoring corrupt save files. haven't managed to finish a season yet. it's so incredibly annoying. first corrupt save was at suzuka and yesterday with another career it happened at the texas mark.
  9. Graham Laing

    Graham Laing
    ...... mostly harmless Staff

    I have had no reason to actually use any of my backups.

    There is is no reason why it shouldn't work, after all it's only copying your gaming profile files to another place and compressing them into an archive. When you restore it's just putting them back in the original place.

    A backup is only good if you make multiple ones, not overwriting your previous backup. I do automatic daily backups, so the most I will ever lose is one day's play.

    Switch off Steam Cloud for the game, it just makes restoring backups more of a pain.

    Any problems with restoring a backup or if you need more info, have a look at my sticky post here :-