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Every time I play a game on steam (BO, CSS) I have to go in and change controls to my liking because they don't save upon exiting the game. Anyone got a solution for that?

Oh and when I exit out of the game normally, on the desktop it comes up with an error that says that the game has stopped working or something like that. Thats probably why the settings arent being saved but why does it keep doing that...
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Wow, that must be very annoying!

Perhaps your config files are set to read only, so they can't be saved each time? That would be my first thing to check
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Is the whole steam folder read only? because mine is... and when I uncheck it and hit apply/ok it reverts back to read only
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Not sure about the read only on the steam folder, mine has a mark in it that shows that some files in the folder are but not all, so it's a bit hard to tell.

The "game has stopped working" bug happens to me and almost everyone I know upon closing a game, I have no idea why it happens or how to fix it, but its been there for over a year now lol. I don't think this is the issue.

Just had a thought though, I think the problem with this could be steam cloud. A lot of games on steam have this enabled now, and it may not be uploading your new settings to the cloud each time for some reason. Try disabling steam cloud and see if that solves the problem.

You can do this by right clicking the game in steam, clicking properties, then the updates tab, then un-checking enable steam cloud synchronisation.

Hope this sorts it, keep us posted
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Thanks for reply. I tried to reinstall Steam. Went to control panel and uninstalled steam. Apparently steam which is 2mb in size means it also uninstall all the game you have associated with steam. Now Im re-downloading everything over again Hopefully it will work this time
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Ouch! Hope you have a good internet connection! Haha.
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Its decent, downloading second game now. Got 6.5gigs done in 1.5hours
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I was having a rage earlier because steam didn't remember my save game when I re-installed Batman: Arkham Asylum... I thought steam did that, from things like portal, crysis etc :s

Gotta start over again, and its a long, long game
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I was having a rage earlier because steam didn't remember my save game when I re-installed Batman: Arkham Asylum... I thought steam did that, from things like portal, crysis etc :s

Gotta start over again, and its a long, long game
Yeah that sucks, not all games have it yet, worth checking beforehand! You can probably find save games online if you looked though.
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I was having a rage earlier because steam didn't remember my save game when I re-installed Batman: Arkham Asylum... I thought steam did that, from things like portal, crysis etc :s

Gotta start over again, and its a long, long game
I'm sure there are some saved game files that you can download and resume where you ended.

edit: Damn looks like olli beat me to it
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