saved game migration

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saved game migration

#1 Post by Metrav » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:48 pm

I've recently started playing Ren'Py games off of a thumb drive, so i often play on mutliple computers, however I'm having difficulty getting a saved game from one computer to another. Is there some sort of hidden file that is created when you save your game? i've tried transfering the entire folder for the installed game from one computer to another and the saved games just aren't there. Thank you in advance for your help!

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Re: saved game migration

#2 Post by Anima » Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:01 pm

It's in a different folder, depending on platform:
Windows: %APPDATA%/RenPy/save_directory
Mac OS X: ~/Library/RenPy/save_directory
Linux/Other: ~/.renpy/save_directory
Where save_directory is named according to the game.
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Re: saved game migration

#3 Post by PyTom » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:46 pm

Also, if you create a directory named "Ren'Py Data" (without the quotes) in the root of your thumb drive, and your game is also on the thumb drive, Ren'Py will save its data there.
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Re: saved game migration

#4 Post by dragonfi » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:06 pm

In my opinion it would be a good idea to add this information to the FAQ.
I can expand the FAQ in the wiki (new account, so I'm waiting for a green-light),
but I would like to get some clarification on the special folders like "Ren'Py Data"
on the root of pendrives.

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