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[bug] [Mac <-> Win] Steam Syncs to Wrong Folder (NOT FIXED)

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On the Mac side, it appears to have its own sync data in addition to the Windows sync data.  It puts the Windows saves in "~/Application Support/Pillars of Eternity II" folder and the Mac saves in the "~/Application Support/Pillars of Eternity II/Saved Games".  However, the game it self (both Mac & Win) load the saved games from the Saved Games folder.  This causes the two platforms to be perpetually out of sync, unless you manually copy over your current saves from "~/Application Support/Pillars of Eternity II" into the Saved Games folder. 

 

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Seems to have been fixed.  Thank you.

 

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Correction, it hasn't been fixed.  See video below.

 


Edited by warhaven, 24 May 2018 - 08:55 AM.


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Bump.  It appears the issue wasn't fixed after all.  Not sure if the devs are aware of it or not.  See above post for details.



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Hey Warhaven!

 

Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we have a bug in our systems and we'll have our programmers take a look at it!

 

Thanks a bunch!



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I would just like to confirm this bug.  I can create saves on my home Windows gaming machine, but they will not sync over Steam to my OSX version on my MacBook Pro.



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Bump.  Sync issue still present as of 10/29/18.  Same as above.



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Same with Linux. I think it's because of different naming of folders. Win doesn't care for upper/lower case while Mac/Linux do. The savegames are there, but in a different folder that's named just a tad differently. You can copy and paste them into the one the game's actually using in your platform.

Still needs a fix.

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Not just that, but Mac and PC load/sync their files from different folders.  Mac saves/syncs from the subfolder "Saved Games" within the "Pillars of Eternity II" saved games directory, while Windows loads/syncs from the "Pillars of Eternity II" folder directly.

 

Meaning if you switch between Mac & PC, it requires a lot of manual copy/pasting to keep them in sync, and enabling CloudSync just mucks it up super bad.  Or in my case, I have a daemon the runs rsync on the save folder stored in my DropBox to mirror the Mac and PC saves when I shut down my computer ... but this required way too much work on my part for an issue easily resolved by patching the Mac version to sync/use the saves in ~/Application Support/Pillars of Eternity II/ as opposed to ~/Application Support/Pillars of Eternity II/Saved Games/.







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