Author Topic: Synchronize your saved games across multiple computers  (Read 1986 times)

Offline mauirixxx

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Synchronize your saved games across multiple computers
« on: June 17, 2014, 10:19:48 pm »
I play regularly from 3 different computers (dependent on where I'm at), and instead of trying to play 3 separate games of OXC, I'd rather play 1 ;) This morning, I suddenly remembered a post on the Guild Wars subreddit about synchronizing skill templates, and thought with the OXC save game system, why not sync the save game file as well?

The original reddit thread can be found HERE.

Tools needed:
Dropbox (I tried with owncloud, but owncloud doesn't support junctions (yet?))
Link Shell Extension - download it HERE

Basically, it goes like this:
  • BACKUP YOUR SAVE GAME FIRST
  • Install Dropbox if you haven't already
  • Install the "Link Shell Extension" tool
  • Find your OpenXcom save files (usually located at C:\Users\[USERNAME]\Documents\OpenXcom)
  • Cut (CTRL-X) the OpenXcom folder
  • Paste (CTRL-V) the OpenXcom folder into your Dropbox folder
  • Right click on the newly pasted OpenXcom folder, and select Pick Link Source
  • Go back to your Documents folder, right click a blank area and select Drop As -> Junction
  • If everything worked, you should get an OpenXcom folder with an arrow over the folder, like so:
  • Also, right clicking on that folder and selecting Properties -> Link Properties shows the target location, LIKE THIS
On subsequent computers, just repeat the above, though if it's a new computer you've yet to play on, your default OpenXcom savegame folder should be empty.

Also, I can't stress this enough: BACKUP YOUR SAVE GAME FIRST

All credit goes to the original author of the how-to on reddit.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2014, 11:25:04 pm by mauirixxx »

Offline kharille

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Re: Synchronize your saved games across multiple computers
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 06:48:37 pm »
Hm...  I back it up manually since I play on one of two computers....

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Re: Synchronize your saved games across multiple computers
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2014, 11:22:56 pm »
Just found out from SupSuper that this is all unnecessary work. I ended up modifying my Windows shortcut target:

J:\OpenXcom\OpenXcom.exe -user C:\Users\rick\Dropbox\OpenXcom

Nice and easy, just the way I like it. :D