I have 1.7 GB worth of The witcher 2 saves on my PC

#1 Posted by Cataphract1014 (1316 posts) -

Some of them are nearly 20MB a piece.  o_o
 
http://www.witchernexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=10
 
While not completely necessary, that is a link to a save manager that can help you clear space up.  Lets you see what type of save(auto, quick, manual), the date, and what the loading screen looks like.

#2 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4935 posts) -

I was supposed to thin my saves out, but i'm just too lazy. Probably won't get around doing it until i finish the game. But yeah 20MB for a save game is insane.

#3 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

Wow, that's some extreme saving.  
 
I will find this useful also, thanks.

#4 Posted by EkajArmstro (390 posts) -

Oblivion was the one game that I never saved over a save file, and I had like 500 saves, but it still didn't take up 1.7 GB!

#5 Posted by Bocam (3784 posts) -

I have 3 GB worth of saves

#6 Posted by FritzDude (2265 posts) -

So they won't overwrite each other after a certain number?  I have over 300mb at the moment and i'm just in the beggining of chapter 1.

#7 Posted by Cataphract1014 (1316 posts) -
@FritzDude said:

So they won't overwrite each other after a certain number?  I have over 300mb at the moment and i'm just in the beggining of chapter 1.

I think only quicksaves overwrite.  I had some 140 autosaves.
#8 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4935 posts) -
@Cataphract1014 said:
@FritzDude said:

So they won't overwrite each other after a certain number?  I have over 300mb at the moment and i'm just in the beggining of chapter 1.

I think only quicksaves overwrite.  I had some 140 autosaves.
Yes only Quicksaves overwrite. I have 109 Autosaves and only 1 Quicksave, and thats the only way i have saved the game so far.
#9 Posted by Marz (5658 posts) -

mine is about 2.5 gigs
 
They should have made it so there's only a max of the last 5 autosaves on your playthrough. 

#10 Edited by AndrewB (7667 posts) -

And I have 2.6GB of Dragon Age saves. Your move...

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#11 Posted by Adamsons (877 posts) -

Holy fuck.
 

#12 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4935 posts) -
@Adamsons said:
Holy fuck.
 
Damn you save a lot i guess.
#13 Posted by Animasta (14711 posts) -

Witcher 1 was also very bad at this.

#14 Posted by amir90 (2164 posts) -

Witcher 1 was even worse at this.
 
But I got lots of HDD space, so why not, OO
Remember, each save has a BMP file attached to it.

#15 Edited by Fudge91 (199 posts) -

Yeah, im cleaning up my save folder regulary. And keep a few manual saves at the start of important events. Though i wonder why they didn't add a delete button in-game.

#16 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

Yeah, they should have an in-game delete button and this wont be an issue at all.
It's not an issue for me either way, but yeah.

#17 Posted by Scotto (1198 posts) -

Yeah, my game actually crashed because I literally filled up all of the free space on my system partition with Witcher 2 saves, and it caused my video drivers to fail, haha. 
 
The lack of an in-game save management feature isn't a huge deal (I prefer Windows to manage large numbers of saves anyway), but having the game create a new save every time you hit F5 was a pretty dumb oversight.  Especially when each save can be upwards of 12MB. 
 
- Scott

#18 Posted by Contro (2040 posts) -

I'm shocked: I have 2.3Gig worth of saves. I'm having to go through them all and delete selectively,

#19 Edited by Aronman789 (2682 posts) -

I got 2.3 GB, jesus. 
 
EDIT: And apparently 1.6 GB of that were autosaves.

#20 Posted by Fistfulofmetal (684 posts) -

its really easy to clean it out since they are in order numerically. i just go in and delete the the first 100 or so every now and then

#21 Posted by Beforet (2927 posts) -

So that's still a problem, huh? I remember Witcher 1 making a new save file each time you quick saved. Which was often, since it was an RPG with quicksave. That folder got huge!

#22 Posted by Marz (5658 posts) -
@Beforet said:
So that's still a problem, huh? I remember Witcher 1 making a new save file each time you quick saved. Which was often, since it was an RPG with quicksave. That folder got huge!
The quicksave is fine, it will overwrite your previous quicksave.  The autosave however makes a new file everytime it initiates.
#23 Posted by sommer.derek@gmail.com (30 posts) -

thanks for the manager

#24 Posted by Fistfulofmetal (684 posts) -
@Marz said:
@Beforet said:
So that's still a problem, huh? I remember Witcher 1 making a new save file each time you quick saved. Which was often, since it was an RPG with quicksave. That folder got huge!
The quicksave is fine, it will overwrite your previous quicksave.  The autosave however makes a new file everytime it initiates.
Mine doesnt. When I quicksave it create a new save file.
#25 Posted by AlexW00d (6302 posts) -

I wasn't expecting a large folder only being a lil bit into chapter 2. But nope 1.1GB. Crazy man.

#26 Posted by Marz (5658 posts) -
@fistfulofmetal said:
@Marz said:
@Beforet said:
So that's still a problem, huh? I remember Witcher 1 making a new save file each time you quick saved. Which was often, since it was an RPG with quicksave. That folder got huge!
The quicksave is fine, it will overwrite your previous quicksave.  The autosave however makes a new file everytime it initiates.
Mine doesnt. When I quicksave it create a new save file.
your unique then, because there are some people who actually want their quicksaves to act like the first game like in this thread
#27 Edited by Amit (10 posts) -

 Witcher 2 Save game 2.97GB and thats just one play through. I am about to do a second play through but this time doing the scoiatael path. I don't delete my save game :( so yeah i will have save folder over 5GB easily.  
 


#28 Edited by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

They didn't learn how to save data, did they? Witcher 1 had the same problem but I thought it was because they used the Aurora Engine... NWN2 had the same problem... Now with their new in-house engine this is unacceptable.

#29 Posted by GaspoweR (3166 posts) -
Fuck ton of saves in mine as well since I tend to save A LOT. Mine's already up to. 4 G.
#30 Edited by arca (134 posts) -

I kept my end-save and deleted the rest. Backed up the end-save within a folder and named it correctly before starting my second playthrough, seems to be the easiest option for me.

#31 Posted by JP_Russell (1171 posts) -
@phrosnite said:
They didn't learn how to save data, did they? Witcher 1 had the same problem but I thought it was because they used the Aurora Engine... NWN2 had the same problem... Now with their new in-house engine this is unacceptable.

It's a design choice, not a failing.  I actually prefer it this way because I like being able to go back to any single point that a save was created in games of this nature.  I've made good use of it in both The Witcher and Far Cry 2 in the past.
#32 Posted by kifon (1 posts) -

anyone with version 1.0 pls send me save form start of chapter 2 ,my game is bugged there ,my email is kifon@hotmail.sk or just post here a link ..thanks

#33 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

THANK GOD. The way this game saves is ridiculous. It takes me 5 fucking minutes to open the load menu. I wouldn't mind if I could just mash delete on the files but it takes a while because you have to confirm every delete, man it sucks. I can't believe how awful the save setup is in the game. I just quick save anyway, I never want to use autosaves.

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