Copying JUST save games?

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#1 Posted by Jedted (2873 posts) -

If you own the digital version of a Vita game and you want to back up your saves is there no way just copy the save files to your PC? Copying the whole 3gb game file every time i want to back up my saves could get rather tedious.

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#2 Posted by GooieGreen (466 posts) -

I haven't looked at the PC back-up in a while, but I thought that you could (at least) back your saves up through PS+ or through the PS3 content manager (the latter of which I am less sure of).

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#3 Posted by jesterroyal (393 posts) -

Only way to back up ps3 saves and just the saves is ps+ from what I can tell. Kinda stinks.

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#4 Posted by CollegeGuyMike (402 posts) -

I would assume you could do it with the content manager and the PS3 or a PC? I haven't actually tried that, though. I tend to just throw my saves up into the PS+ Cloud when I need to free up memory card space from digital games.

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#5 Posted by jesterroyal (393 posts) -

@SotoSaki: You can not back up saves alone to PC. Same is true for the ps3. Not sure why.

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#6 Posted by GooieGreen (466 posts) -

@jesterroyal: REALLY? That does seem stupid. Although I hope it isn't a "LOL PAY FOR PS+, PLZ" angle, it works as an excuse to do invest.

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#7 Posted by BlackLagoon (1925 posts) -

@GooieGreen: It's probably to make it harder to manipulate the save games. Hacked save games are typically the easiest way to crack a console.

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#8 Posted by GooieGreen (466 posts) -

@BlackLagoon: Basically the only thing I could come up with. Sony was pretty big on locking the Vita down as much as they could to ensure people weren't manipulating data, running unauthorized programs, or stealing all our gil, bottle caps, or bolts.

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#9 Edited by Jedted (2873 posts) -

When i copied P4G to my PC there's a folder where the save file is located(one large file and 2 1kb files). I'm wondering if i just deleted everything in the 'App' folder, could i still use those save files if i re-downloaded the game?

I don't like throwing my saves up into the cloud, i always worry about what if the server crashes those saves get lost.

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#10 Posted by GooieGreen (466 posts) -

To that end, you could worry about your console or PC HDD eating it hard, which are likely as vulnerable. What are odds that you'll not only lose your Vita/damage the save data locally AND have the cloud data go down at the same time? Although nothing will last forever, and data can be easily lost in the grand scheme of things, the probability of losing BOTH local and cloud data isn't all that high.

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#11 Posted by Fire_Of_The_Wind (195 posts) -

@jesterroyal said:

Only way to back up ps3 saves and just the saves is ps+ from what I can tell. Kinda stinks.

No it depends on the game, it is up to the developer if they let you copy saves to a usb stick or not.

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#12 Posted by jesterroyal (393 posts) -

@Fire_Of_The_Wind said:

@jesterroyal said:

Only way to back up ps3 saves and just the saves is ps+ from what I can tell. Kinda stinks.

No it depends on the game, it is up to the developer if they let you copy saves to a usb stick or not.

Oops. Meant PSV.

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#13 Posted by BlackLagoon (1925 posts) -

@Jedted said:

I don't like throwing my saves up into the cloud, i always worry about what if the server crashes those saves get lost.

Even the most measly webhost has redundant backups. I'd say your saves are much safer on Sony's servers then they are on your PC.

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#14 Posted by Grissefar (2904 posts) -

@jesterroyal said:

@SotoSaki: You can not back up saves alone to PC. Same is true for the ps3. Not sure why.

I don't get it. You can copy a save to a USB at least on the PS3, thus backing it up?

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#15 Posted by jesterroyal (393 posts) -

@Grissefar: The ps3 comment was more about what gooie was talking about. Not a stand alone statement for ps3 games. You cant use the pc or the ps3 content manager to back up vita save games. Only PS+.

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