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Avernum 4 savegame location (Win 7)


Elwro

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Hi,

 

I want to stop playing A4 on my Win 7 laptop and switch to my PC. I cannot find the savegames anywhere! The \Program Files (x86)\Avernum 4\Data folder contains the 20 savegame folders, but they're filled with 4 bytes "temp" files. But the savegames load properly, so I know they're there somewhere. I searched for 30 minutes but I am unable to find them. Could anyone help? (And yes, all the hidden files and folders are displayed.)

 

Cheers,

 

L.

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OK, found them. If anyone is in a similar position in the future, here's the location:

 

\Users\User\AppData\Local\Virtual Store\Program Files (x86)\Avernum 4\Data

 

Why they're in such an obscure location is beyond me :-)

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Avernum 4 was based on the Geneforge engine and kept save games stored within the game folder. Earlier Avernum games allowed you to store them anywhere and later ones used the (My) Document folder.

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In win xp, they would have been in C:\Program Files\Avernum 4\Data, which was fairly obvious. However due to the security improvements in win vista & 7, ordinary users don't have permissions to write to C:\Program Files, so they end up in the user's 'virtual' Program Files as above. This will actually happen in the same way for all legacy apps.

 

This, together with script editing, is a reason why my advice is always is to give yourself ownership of the Avernum/Geneforge program folders. It just makes things easier all round, and if you're the only user of the computer, it makes no difference.

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Another way to make things easier is to make a "Game Files" folder in your drive's root directory, and install all your games there in lieu of "Program Files." This makes your saved games easier to find if they're saved to the game's folder, because everything will be in one convenient location.

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