Do you need to backup your saved data but don't have the right information? This guild will give you all the information you need and some bonus information about auto-saves.
I created this guild to make sure that other players don't lose or corrupt their saves. This guild allows you to create a fall safe and backup your own saves.
It's not common for games to hide where your saves are (. This makes it difficult to find). However, this game is one such game. It creates approximately 4-6 directory paths in your storage when you install the game. This makes it difficult to identify where your saves are stored. But, this guild will show how to get them.
Before we get into the details of this guild, here are two disclaimers
1. This was written with windows users in mind. I have never used another OS. This information may not be as useful if you're using something else than windows.
2. I don’t know how to fully back up the career mode maps. I can access the map save files just fine, but the data isn’t saved in the map saves. This means that if I add a career mode map back into my game files, the game won’t count it. I can say that I have 0 stars.
Overall, the data regarding how far you've advanced in the career mode is stored differently than other data. I have yet discover where that may be. If you want to backup career maps, you can do so but make sure you only back up the map and not your career progress.
If you know the location of this data in the game file, please let us know in the comments. We will also add it to this guild.
Get to your savings
You can backup your saves by going to
Users > your name for Microsoft or, if this is an older version of Windows 7, your computer name. Saved Games > Frontier Developments> Planet Coaster. Then a folder with numbers. This is what I believe to be your steam ID numbers.
After you have opened the directory folder, you'll be greeted by all your saves in folders. Even the auto-saves are there if needed.
You can also find any blueprints that were not shared to the workshop. So you can backup your park savings but also back up any blueprints that you may have taken a while to make.
The names can tell you what is what
_prk_auto (name that you gave to your park) is what the auto saves.
_park (name it.) is core park save.
_blpr–(was the name you gave to it) is the blueprints made that were or haven't been uploaded into the workshop.
As seen in the bellow screenshot.
(Orange bars do not Dox my RL Name and if it is my Steam ID number, i prefer not showing it off)
Not tech-savvy/Require help
If you have difficulty finding the directory to access your saves, don't worry. There is an alternative that is faster and easier.
You can press the Windows Key+R simultaneously. A box named run will appear.
%UserProfile%\Saved Games\Frontier Developments\Planet Coaster
After pressing OK, you will be taken to the number folder. Simply open it and then go to the save folder.
If you don’t know where your windows key is, you can use either the "type here for search" bar or the start to type run. The "run" app should now be displayed at the top. Click on it to open it, then copy and paste the information i have just said.
Supporting it / My personal way
Now that you are aware of where your savings are, it's time to get backing up.
This can be done by simply copying the files to a storage device of your choosing, such as a cloud storage service that you trust to keep your files or your personal storage.
Next, drag the backup copy back into the folder. Now you can run the game and enjoy the backup park/planet you saved from near-death.
For me, I personal make copy by making one.rar compressed files of them to neatly package everything up. Next, I use a 2TB hardrive as a backup storage. By connecting an external USB cable to my pc, I then transfer the.rar to that drive and that's how my game saves files are backed up.
Bonus information for auto-saves
It's funny how this directory path also houses your game settings and games configurable data. If you go back into the save folder, you'll see a folder called configuration.
This is where you can find the best config changes. If you're like me, and the game auto saves slows down the game and it also causes it to be too annoying that it becomes irritating to you, changing this configuration can make the game more enjoyable. Save_remote.config is available in any text editor. To make it more enjoyable, increase this <Interval>600.000000</Interval>.
Keep in mind it's in seconds. I set mine to 2500.000000 = forty minutes before the auto save of my play area is activated. This way, i can still enjoy the game without having to stop the performance from being interrupted by the auto save and slowing down the game.
You can also modify this line <Count>3</Count> to have additional auto save files created. It will stop creating any other auto saves after it reaches 3. If it reaches 3, it will create a new one. Personally, I have it set to 5. This is because sometimes I switch parks and build on another park in one day. So having an auto save of both parks helps me when things go wrong.
The end/The guild update log
Thank you for reading.
I hope this guild was very helpful to you. It may have helped you with back-ups or finding your saves in this beautiful game. If you have found this guild helpful, please don't hesitate to rate it.
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