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post #11 of 17
The save location is dependent on the game's developer and/or publisher.
Some games store inside your "Documents" folder, while others are within AppData.

Try a tool such as GameSave Manager (shameless plug there for myself) to make save backups a little easier.

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OH Ive got a steam question btw..
Im kinda new to steam and I'm about to buy L4D2. Spose I buy the game and then decide I need to reinstall Windows next weekend. After I wipe my hdd clean and redo my system, will I be able to simply log into steam again and redownload my game, or will I have to pay again?
Correct.
You simply log into the account on the other machine (or same one after format) and just download whatever games you wish free of charge (excluding bandwidth charges your ISP may assign if you've got a bandwidth limit).
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post #12 of 17
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god i wish every game used steam cloud or at least all went into one universal folder.
Pah...that be no fun then would it?
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post #13 of 17
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I don't think its up to steam. Every game has its own individual save file somewhere on your computer.
Its usually in C:\\Users\\"your username"
either in My Documents\\My Games (my DiRT 2 saves here)
or the hidden folder AppData\\Local\\"your game name"

You probably have to look up the location for each game.


OH Ive got a steam question btw..
Im kinda new to steam and I'm about to buy L4D2. Spose I buy the game and then decide I need to reinstall Windows next weekend. After I wipe my hdd clean and redo my system, will I be able to simply log into steam again and redownload my game, or will I have to pay again?
all steam games can be downloaded as many times as you want but accounts can only be used on one computer at a time. and left 4 dead's save files transfer via steam cloud.
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post #14 of 17
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all steam games can be downloaded as many times as you want but accounts can only be used on one computer at a time. and left 4 dead's save files transfer via steam cloud.
Not quite.
Left 4 Dead doesn't technically have a "save", as it's a Multiplayer game. You are correct in the sense your "progress" is saved "on the cloud" though.

I've recently noticed that some games that supposed to have "Steam Cloud" support enabled, don't actually have.. erh Steam Cloud support enabled.
I'm looking at you Aliens vs Predator!
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Way to ninja my thread... But to answer your question just log in and re download
bahah ;D

Thankss everyone!! and good luck to you Strider :]
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Wouldnt I just be able to backup the files through Steam and then restore them once I reinstall steam??
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Steam has the ability to backup the game files, but not their saves unfortunately.
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