What is Steam Sync?

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#1 Posted by ShockD (2487 posts) -

I've been a Steam user for a while now and can't really understand what's the deal with this Sync Cloud. It synchronizes something every time I finish playing a game and again when I quit Steam.

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#2 Posted by MattyFTM (14827 posts) -

It syncs your save files to the cloud. So if you play on a different PC or somehow accidentally delete your save files, your save files will still be there for you. Not all games support it, but it's a super useful and awesome feature.

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#3 Posted by The_Nubster (3386 posts) -

Cloud saves 4 lyfe, dawg.

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#4 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5442 posts) -

ALL HAIL THE SENTIENT CLOUD!

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#5 Posted by mtcantor (986 posts) -

It's coming....

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#6 Posted by valrog (3741 posts) -

@MattyFTM said:

It syncs your save files to the cloud. So if you play on a different PC or somehow accidentally delete your save files, your save files will still be there for you. Not all games support it, but it's a super useful and awesome feature.

It uploads more than just saves. Keybindings, mouse settings, multiplayer sprays, gamepad settings, basically everything that isn't limited to hardware (Which is pretty smart).

Cloud computing is the future.

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#7 Posted by TehFlan (1954 posts) -

@mtcantor said:

It's coming....

Is this from that Silver Surfer movie?

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#8 Posted by EXTomar (5047 posts) -

@TehFlan said:

@mtcantor said:

It's coming....

Is this from that Silver Surfer movie?

Actually I wonder if this is from Precure All Stars DX 3. Don't ask....

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#9 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

@EXTomar said:

@TehFlan said:

@mtcantor said:

It's coming....

Is this from that Silver Surfer movie?

Actually I wonder if this is from Precure All Stars DX 3. Don't ask....

It's obviously from big mommas house 2.

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#10 Posted by TehFlan (1954 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

It's obviously from big mommas house 2.

Oh, duh. Don't know how I missed that. Knew I recognized it from somewhere!

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#11 Posted by ShockD (2487 posts) -
@mtcantor said:

It's coming....

There be a shitstorm
 
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