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I have found a working savegame fix the will load savegames and create new working non corrupt savegames

This has been tested and working on 3 different machines with 5 different save files myself and have had 2 other friends fix their savegames with this method.

First delete the folder C:\Users\username\AppData\LocalLow\Obsidian Entertainment

Then delete the folder C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\Obsidian Entertainment

If you have any saves in C:\Users\username\Documents\My Games\Pillars of Eternity 

Copy them to C:\Users\username\Saved Games\Pillars of Eternity

Run the game as admin and load the most recent save

Move your char and save a new save.  

Without exiting the game reload that new save.

Save again in the same save.

Exit the game.

That should work and create new files in LocalLow and Local\Temp

Though its probably unnecessary before i exit i save then i load my save and resave the same save everytime before i exit the game now.  I have my 60+ hour save now to 85 hours without an issue on multiple machines.

Please dont ask questions or expect me to explain this again if it works great if it doesnt or you cant figure it out good luck.

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I just tried this, can confirm it works.  Was unable to load any of my saves or a friend's, works fine now.  Based on what I had tried before I'm guessing deleting the appdata folders was the big thing.  Thanks for posting this!

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If you have any saves in C:\Users\username\Documents\My Games\Pillars of Eternity

Interesting, I don't have that directory folder at all, never created (tho I do have the others mentioned). I wonder if that's because I don't install Steam in Program Files directory? Ever since Win7 I very rarely install anything in Program Files because ... reasons. Sometimes I think that's why I tend to avoid experiencing a lot of issues some others have, too. Then again, could be my imagination.


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I have found a working savegame fix the will load savegames and create new working non corrupt savegames

This has been tested and working on 3 different machines with 5 different save files myself and have had 2 other friends fix their savegames with this method.

First delete the folder C:\Users\username\AppData\LocalLow\Obsidian Entertainment

Then delete the folder C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Temp\Obsidian Entertainment

If you have any saves in C:\Users\username\Documents\My Games\Pillars of Eternity 

Copy them to C:\Users\username\Saved Games\Pillars of Eternity

Run the game as admin and load the most recent save

Move your char and save a new save.  

Without exiting the game reload that new save.

Save again in the same save.

Exit the game.

That should work and create new files in LocalLow and Local\Temp

Though its probably unnecessary before i exit i save then i load my save and resave the same save everytime before i exit the game now.  I have my 60+ hour save now to 85 hours without an issue on multiple machines.

Please dont ask questions or expect me to explain this again if it works great if it doesnt or you cant figure it out good luck.

 

I'm guessing there's zero ways to recover an earlier save from the AppData area with no file history / shadow copy going, right?  Have looked meticulously.  Can only find the most recent, quite unusable saves.  Which, while they load just fine, contain a broken Sanitarium questline...

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@aeolisio:Hi,and thank you kindly VERY much for your thread and fix. I can confirm this works great, and has restored my saves successfuly.

 

I wanted to let you know that I have created s thread in Steam forums providing your fix and crediting and thanking you, please accept my apologies for not asking for your permission first, it's very late in the night here, and I only wished to inform Steam folks on this, having witnessed it works.

 

But,if you are offended and think the thread should be removed, please let me know, and I will contact forum mod/admin so the thread is immediately deleted.

 

Steam forums thread title:"Save games fix suggestion from user in Obsidian forums=works for me."

 

Thank you again,

 

Kind Regards,

 

menicus(maldyus_grm on Steam).

 

 

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Great news. Great work guys.


 


Only yesterday a steam friend was asking about how I'm enjoying the game, all I could tell him was 'well it won't load since the last patch... so, yeah'


 


Still, if this works for me he'll soon enough see me playing Pillars & want to buy his own copy.


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