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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I got the nostalgia bug and bought Mass effect 1 & 2 from steam, I just realized they do not have the third installment - If I where to by from another source, could I import my save files to do a three game run with one character?

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Hey there. For ME2 saves to be imported to ME3, the save files will have to be in the correct directory: Documents\Bioware\Mass Effect 2\Save. So long as that's there, you should be able to import your characters from ME1/ME2 to ME3.


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you can buy the mass effect trilogy on origin for 30$. the standalone is 10$ there


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14 minutes ago, Eschew said:

Hey there. For ME2 saves to be imported to ME3, the save files will have to be in the correct directory: Documents\Bioware\Mass Effect 2\Save. So long as that's there, you should be able to import your characters from ME1/ME2 to ME3.

So I'm a new comer to PC gaming - I'm building my 1st rig later this month (once the parts show up form back order), I've been playing on my laptop. How would I locate the files to transfer them over to the new rig? Would steam create all new files on my new rig once I re-download the games and download from their cloud save service?

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16 minutes ago, Big Nav said:

How would I locate the files to transfer them over to the new rig? Would steam create all new files on my new rig once I re-download the games and download from their cloud save service?

Hm. I haven't used Steam Cloud before. Took a brief glance at it, and I'm not convinced that it'll work for ME1/ME2:

  • Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 2 don't seem to use Steam Cloud.
  • Mass Effect 3 is quite picky with the save file directory for ME2 save files to be imported, and Steam Cloud doesn't seem to cover save files that are stored outside the Steam folder.

 

Steam Cloud Tidbits:

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How do I check if my game uses Steam Cloud?

The Steam Store page will show a Steam Cloud logo in the upper right if a game uses the Steam Cloud. But, you may need to work with the developer or the community to determine exactly which files or settings are integrated.

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Where are cloud files stored locally?

Cloud files are stored locally in the following locations by default:

  • PC: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata

Game specific cloud files:

The userdata folder will contain unique Steam IDs, which correspond to the Steam accounts that have logged in on that machine. Within the Steam ID folders are the respective games associated with those Steam accounts, listed by appID. The following example is for Dota 2 (appID 570)

  • Steam\userdata\[steamID]\570\

Steam client cloud files:

Changes made to your Steam client settings are stored in the cloud, as well as locally in the following folder:

  • Steam\userdata\[steamID]\7\

Source: Steam Cloud by Steam.

 

The manual way to transfer save files between systems would be to copy your Documents\Bioware folder from your old system to your new one with a USB stick. Can confirm that it works, I've transferred my Mass Effect and Dragon Age save files dozens of times this way before. 😁


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