View Full Version : Moving from regular PC version to Steam version?
09-28-2011, 08:12 PM
I started playing this game when I got the Humble Bundle. I downloaded it and installed, not realizing that I could activate it on Steam. Obviously, I now realize that, and would like to move to Steam. I downloaded and installed Cogs via Steam, but can't seem to migrate my user data. Copying the playerInfo.dat file to the correct location does not work; it breaks the game, which forever gives an "Unexpected filesize while opening playerinfo.dat" even if I remove the file.
Is there anyway to migrate between the two, or are they fundamentally different?
09-29-2011, 10:53 AM
Installing Cogs on Steam should have seamlessly ported over your existing player data. If not, here are some steps that were put together by other players to reboot your cloud data. This comes from this thread (http://forum.lazy8studios.com/index.php?topic=728.0) on the Lazy 8 Studios forums:
1. Put the save file you want to use in the old file location. On Mac, that's in <home directory>/AppData/Roaming/Lazy 8 Studios/Cogs/playerInfo.dat. On PC with XP, it goes in C:\Documents and Settings\<name>\Local Settings\Application Data\Lazy 8 Studios\Cogs\playerInfo.dat. On a PC with win 7, it goes in C:\Users\<name>\AppData\Roaming\Lazy 8 Studios\Cogs
2. Delete the Steam Cloud version of the file: Steam/userdata/<random number>/26500/playerInfo.dat.
3. Disable syncing with Steam Cloud. In menu - steam\settings on the downloads + cloud tab there is a check box
4. I also had to put steam into offline mode. in menu - steam Go offline... (this requires a steam restart to take effect)
5. Play the game. This is the easy bit. If everything so far is OK you should have all your progress in place. Play 1 level and add progress to update your local playerinfo.dat file.
6. Close the game. Re-enable steam syncing and put steam back into ONLINE mode. (requires another steam restart)
7. Play the game again and this time you should get a fancy steam popup informing you that the cloud game data is different from your local data. and you get the options to do nothing for now. To overwrite local data from the cloud. OR to overwrite the cloud data from the local data.
8. Click overwrite cloud data with the local data and all should be well.
Founder, Lazy 8 Studios
09-29-2011, 05:20 PM
Thanks a bunch; it's so nice to see developers active in helping out the community! That process got everything working perfectly.
I had some trouble with this before placing everything in the steam location listed above.
Steam/userdata/<random number>/26500/playerInfo.dat as you listed in #2
I assume this is since the Steam cloud update on 9-21-2011.
10-10-2011, 09:53 AM
Yes, these are new steps to use to bonk or restore your content since the Steam Cloud update (which should hopefully eliminate most players' needs to ever bonk or restore their savegame files manually).
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