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Transfer saves between Mac and PC

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To whom it may concern:


I have an active saved game on my MacBook Pro and would like to resume playing on my Windows 10 PC. Both OSs and the Steam game installs are fully up-to-date. I purchased and installed both expansions to the base game. The saves transfer properly between my Mac computers via Steam Cloud Saves. I attempted to transfer the saves to my PC via a thumb drive, but the game crashed upon the first attempted loading and no longer sees the saves, despite their presence in the save folder ("user"/Saved Games/Pillars of Eternity).


I tried the "start a new game, autosave, exit, replace autosave with old save, and continue" method, but it did not work, resulting in another crash of the Windows game application.


Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hey Brevver!


Welcome to the forums! Unfortunately the Steam Cloud functionality doesn't work on cross-platforms for our game. You will have to manually transfer your saves from you MacBook to you Windows PC via google drive, email, or usb drive and move the saves directly to the save folder. You can find the save folders for both computers here.


Thanks and hope that helps!





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There is a way to do this. I posted my method for it on Medium: 
Cross-Platform Saved Game Syncing (Mac & Windows)

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