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Ever lose your saved games? Frustrating, right? On Thursday Valve Software announced a solution, the Steam Cloud. It will be an an upcoming update to their Steam download service and it will not only store saved games, but also graphics settings, and key binding in the "cloud," or server-side.

The biggest news is that game-generated data will now be stored with your Steam accounts in Valve servers. This includes game profiles, configuration settings, and even savegames! Valve will first be rolling this feature out to existing games like the Half-Life franchise, TF2, Counter-Strike. Left4Dead will be the first new game to remotely save your progress.

This system will be completely transparent to the user. The files cache locally, and will upload when Steam detects an internet connection. There will be no restrictions on users – no save quotas or file management – the system will “just work.”

Any Steamwork game will be able to support these features, and it’ll be FREE for customers and developers. Steam Cloud is set to launch in the “near future.”

Valve did not disclose a timeframe for these changes, but the sooner, the better, we say.
http://www.hothardware.com/News/Stea...es_ServerSide/
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Cool! I hope another bug wont remove saves though .
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i so hate having to spend 30min configuring CSS every damn time i install it...

Gets old real quick...

I like this idea. Saving the game settings is pretty sweet.
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Valve IS the best PC developer out.
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This is AWESOME.

At last, no more configuring Source games when Steam decides to fudge up!

Time to rejoice!
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It's a nice idea, I like it. Although I was worried there until I got to the middle paragraph of the quote where it says the settings are cached on the local PC. It would have really sucked to not be able to pick up a saved game just because you're having internet problems.
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post #7 of 21
Wow this is a great Idea. Once again I have to love STEAM. It use to frustrate me something stupid when I had to edit my CFG files for key binds and such...even worse when I would lose a gamesave.
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Valve IS the best PC developer out.
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Sweet. Valve is one of the few organizations out there who are attacking piracy on the right front: improving user experience that is steam exclusive. Steam has evolved so much since it's release and Valve just continues to improve upon it.
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That is sooooo amazingly awesome! I have lost saved games for STALKER and Bioshock just in the last few months.
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