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Steam cloud saves are a bane to gamers. I've had numerous games get fubared thanks to them. First thing I do on most games now is disable the cloud.


for darksiders 2, cloud saves works nice... for borderlands 2, not so much. it depends on the games TBH.
     
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that said isn't cloud storing useful, if your PC is re-installed?

The peril there is that you reinstall the game, Steam cloud sees a mismatch and decides to upload the non-existent local saves to the cloud thus wiping out the cloud saves. Probable, no. Possible, yes. I've had it happen with Payday: The Heist numerous times. The other issue is that the saves in the cloud could be not as up-to-date as you thought they were.

Since your control over the cloud saves is virtually nil and the info box it pops up on a mismatch is lacking a description of each and every file that will be altered it's a crapshoot at best. I had a character bork a quest line in Borderlands 2 and somehow right after that my saves got a mismatch so I gleefully told Steam to replace my local saves with the 15 minute older cloud saves. It worked great on the one character but it rolled two others back by two days even though it should have had more recent saves for them in the cloud.

tl;dr - The cloud is a blackbox over which the user has marginal control and little information with which to make decisions.

I just backup all my saves to a separate drive. The only time this gets dicey is with GFWL titles, and there's really nothing that can be done about those. So many DiRT 2 and Batman AA & AC saves have been lost to the ether.
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The peril there is that you reinstall the game, Steam cloud sees a mismatch and decides to upload the non-existent local saves to the cloud thus wiping out the cloud saves. Probable, no. Possible, yes. I've had it happen with Payday: The Heist numerous times. The other issue is that the saves in the cloud could be not as up-to-date as you thought they were.
Since your control over the cloud saves is virtually nil and the info box it pops up on a mismatch is lacking a description of each and every file that will be altered it's a crapshoot at best. I had a character bork a quest line in Borderlands 2 and somehow right after that my saves got a mismatch so I gleefully told Steam to replace my local saves with the 15 minute older cloud saves. It worked great on the one character but it rolled two others back by two days even though it should have had more recent saves for them in the cloud.
tl;dr - The cloud is a blackbox over which the user has marginal control and little information with which to make decisions.
I just backup all my saves to a separate drive. The only time this gets dicey is with GFWL titles, and there's really nothing that can be done about those. So many DiRT 2 and Batman AA & AC saves have been lost to the ether.

I've already had a problem with the cloud myself.
I lost around 30mins of eridium farming at sactury.

In other news - 2 PC shift codes for you lads:

Free 2x golden keys smile.gif
No idea how long they are valid for, but they are valid atm.

KTCJJ-FHZJW-W6JJB-TTBTJ-R9WWJ
5TK3J-CS9BW-KFBJB-BJTJB-ZJFZW
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I've already had a problem with the cloud myself.
I lost around 30mins of eridium farming at sactury.
In other news - 2 PC shift codes for you lads:
Free 2x golden keys smile.gif
No idea how long they are valid for, but they are valid atm.
KTCJJ-FHZJW-W6JJB-TTBTJ-R9WWJ
5TK3J-CS9BW-KFBJB-BJTJB-ZJFZW

thanks for the keys i had that youtube one but didnt know about the facebook one thumb.gif
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thanks for the keys i had that youtube one but didnt know about the facebook one thumb.gif

Yeah I checked to be on the safe side, and funnily enough there were two smile.gif!
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I haven't used a single key yet, lol.
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those 2 codes are still active as of 5 minutes ago for me. smile.gif
 
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I laughed SO HARD, when i experienced this in game - totally by accident, so had to google it - a secret achievement

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I laughed SO HARD, when i experienced this in game - totally by accident, so had to google it - a secret achievement
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lol too funny. ill have to stop by that spot when i get there on TVHM
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I laughed SO HARD, when i experienced this in game - totally by accident

By accident here as well coming back from the Overlook shield quest. It's best seen at night. The second time I did it during the day and it was barely visible.
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