Posted on March 26, 2013, Ian Miles Cheong Bioshock Infinite: Multiple Savegames Workaround Guide
BioShock Infinite is a game you’ll want to play through more than once. It’s rich in content and offers players a veritable host of choices to make throughout the game, all of which can impact the ending you receive.
Just as well, the game comes with a wide array of weapons and vigors (magical powers) to choose from and upgrade at a cost, so you’ll have to make additional choices based on your personal preferences.
For some strange reason, it isn’t possible to have multiple playthroughs of the game as BioShock Infinite only provides you with a single save that’s constantly updated as you make progress. This is a problem for those of you with family members, friends or significant others with whom you’d like to share the game with on your computer.
As BioShock Infinite does not officially support multiple saves, we’ve had to devise a workaround to allow it. The following instructions serve as a step-by-step guide on how to get multiple saves up and running.
- The first thing you need to do is disable Steam cloud synchronization.
- Make a back up of your BioShock Infinite “savedata” directory It should be located here:
..\Steam\userdata\[your Steam ID]\8870\remote\savedata\
- Create as many subfolders as you want within this directory. Assume that each of them contains a save game.
- Simply move the contents of the “savedata” directory into the corresponding subfolder whenever you or anyone else wants to start a new game.
- When you start a new game, a new save file for that game will be automatically created within the main “savedata” directory.
- When you want to switch playthroughs, first move the current file in the “savegame” directory into a sub-folder for safe keeping (remember to name the sub-folders so you remember which is which). Secondly, move the playthrough you’d like to load from its sub-folder into the main “savegame” directory, which will enable you to “continue” from that file.
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