Do you not buy games if they don't have Steam Cloud support?
I actually turned Cloud support off for Steam, can't stand that stuff, but I have a slow enough internet anyways without Cloud doing whatever it's doing. If a games saves are important to me and I need to delete it and make room, I just find where the hard saves go and put them in a safe keeping folder.
I'd say you're an edge case, since most folks aren't switching computers constantly. Save data is retained even when you uninstall games, so it's really not an issue to people without space either.
Personally, I don't care about cloud saves in the slightest. To me, it's just an annoying step that Steam would have to go through every time for something I'll never use. But I'm probably an edge case on the other side of the equation...!
Also, Rogue Legacy's like 400 megs or something. Download that shit.
Not really. I mean playing Black Flag on UPLAY is kinda ehhh but it's not the end of the world. UPLAY itself isn't that terrible, it's just the necessity of running two clients at the same time that is a bit of a bother. I actually kind of like the way UPLAY tells you how much time you spent playing a game after you exit it, as in that particular session as opposed to Steams overall number - it makes it real depressing when I hop on "for just a minute to check out one thing" and when I quit the game UPLAY says I played for 2 hrs.
Those negatives. Took me a second to find the right answer.
No, I don't care about cloud saves. I can't actually think of the last time I needed to use one. I really don't mind keeping save files on my PC. Even if they get deleted when I uninstall a game, well I'm probably uninstalling it because I'm done with it anyway. So, it's never proven a problem. Aside from that, there are a lot of PC games that I don't mind starting from the beginning when I go back to them. Any RTS or sim would probably require me to start over to brush up anyway.
Similarly, I never use the cloud services on Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus either.
My last computer tended to have tons of problems, so I wound up reimaging my computer more frequently than I liked. These moments caused me to constantly discover that, despite backing up my entire Documents folder ( the folder that holds most of my save files) to an external hard drive, I'd have to start games like Deus Ex from the beginning after putting about 6-8 hours into the game. This has happened even when I can locate the save files on the computer.
I just don't want that sort of scenario to occur again with my current computer. So, I've found using the Steam Cloud support to be a lifesaver with my save files.
Sounds like you just need to get a bigger hard drive if you are deleting things that frequently to make room.
You clearly are not living the SSD life.
Only right way to do the SSD life: 2x500gb samsung 840 evos in a striped array. It's lovely.
I'm sure being rich is lovely.
I've never had any problems with Cloud synching losing any of my saves or mixing them up, since I only play on one PC most of the time. I admit that I find it extremely convenient to have an online backup of my saves should anything go wrong, but I wouldn't go as far as not buying a game solely because it doesn't have Steam Cloud (or any other cloud service).
No, I don't look for it when I'm buying games on Steam, but I do like cloud syncing for saves. It makes sure I can continue with the same session on a different machine, which is what I sometimes do. It's a shame Rogue Galaxy doesn't have it, since you're able to play the game on three different OS's.
Half the time it just causes a conflict of some type so I usually turn it off. When I went to use the cloud save with Game Dev Tycoon to play it on my laptop yesterday the cloud save was about 2 hours older than the one I wanted to use so I had to boot my desktop and get the right one to sync first anyway.
No. If I need to delete a game that doesn't have built-in cloud support, and I need to keep the save for some reason, I'll just drop the file onto Skydrive. But I'm only ever playing one or two games at a time and very few of them require holding on to the save files after I'm done with them, so I rarely even do that.
Steam cloud is nice but since it's still not a 100% sure thing for all games I tend to use third party app(s) to manage my overall save files, archive them all up and throw them into a dropbox folder etc. I use GameSave Manager, but I'm sure there are a million other apps that do similar things.
I don't like relying on a transparent system for vital data, hoping it will sync and having no real understanding of when it syncs or what to do if it fails etc.
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