#SG# Sharkiller Oct 17, 2013 @ 3:35pm
[How to!] Use old GFWL savegame in Steamwork version
Tips
Don't mix patched with unpatched savefiles or the game could crash.
I'm using Hex Workshop but here's a free one:
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownload/tiny-hexer-Download-35737.html

Tutorial
  • Open the game and create the number of gfwl-saves you have. Lets say you have 3 gfwl-savegames, create 3 new savegames (fill 3 slots with 0%). Now in savegame folder you should have save0.sgd, save1.sgd, save2.sgd and profile.bin
    Profile.bin is the file that remember how many savefiles you have, if the file is missing the game assume that you don't have any savefile, that why you need to create a proper one.
  • Backup C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\<userid>\200260\remote
    Check below for other posible locations of unpatched savefiles
  • Your GFWL savegame have your GFWL username as prefix.
    <GFWLusername>-save#.sgd
    If the savegame is in another location outside steam:
    Steam\userdata\<userid>\<gameid>\remote

    Like in My Documents, your savegame not have your gfwl-username as prefix. But you need to patch it.
  • Delete all files EXCLUDING these files: (remember to backup this folder)
    profile.bin and <GFWLusername>-save#.sgd
  • Open with a HEX editor the savefile you want <GFWLusername>-save#.sgd
    Lets say Sharkiller-save0.sgd
  • Search Type HEX
    Image[i.imgur.com] Arkham City: 00 00 00 03 00
    Image[i.imgur.com] Arkham Asylum: 00 00 01 The one after text, not the dots.
  • [AA][i.imgur.com][AC][i.imgur.com] Select all the text BEFORE the searched text
  • [AA][i.imgur.com][AC][i.imgur.com] And delete.
  • Save and remove your gfwl usename prefix from the file. "save0.sgd"
  • Check the patched savegame is in the correct path. (check below)
  • Open the game and you have your working savegame there.

Final location of patched savegames
Arkham City
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\<userid>\200260\remote
Arkham Asylum
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\<userid>\35140\remote

Another posible locations for your unatched savegames
Arkham City
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\<userid>\57400\remote
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\<userid>\200260\remote
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\WB Games\Batman Arkham City\SaveData
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\WB Games\Batman Arkham City GOTY\SaveData

Arkham Asylum
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\<userid>\35010\remote
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\<userid>\35140\remote
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Square Enix\Batman Arkham Asylum\SaveData
%USERPROFILE%\Documents\Square Enix\Batman Arkham Asylum GOTY\SaveData
Last edited by #SG# Sharkiller; Dec 27, 2013 @ 6:48am
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› Dora-nyan Oct 17, 2013 @ 3:41pm 
This should be stickied.
emisan Oct 17, 2013 @ 3:42pm 
Yup, very similar to the method I've used in the past. GOTY just finished downloading for me, so I'm off to test it myself.
llllShaDoWllll Oct 17, 2013 @ 3:51pm 
Does it work for Asylum?
Fromage Oct 17, 2013 @ 3:55pm 
I managed to get this working, but I'm at 38% rather than 41%.... I was about to enter the Tower, now I'm back to catwomen breaking intot the safe....

Edit: I tried again, and its back to normal!

THANKSSSS!!!!!!!!
Last edited by Fromage; Oct 17, 2013 @ 4:04pm
#SG# Sharkiller Oct 17, 2013 @ 3:58pm 
Originally posted by llllShaDoWllll:
Does it work for Asylum?
yes
કોટ Oct 17, 2013 @ 3:59pm 
This worked for me. Thanks for this Sharkiller. We need this stickied
Last edited by કોટ; Oct 17, 2013 @ 4:00pm
Timur (NAG3LT) Oct 17, 2013 @ 4:00pm 
Doesn't work for me for some reason. Still getting a crash if I add old save game using this method.
કોટ Oct 17, 2013 @ 4:01pm 
Try another search. I had to do it twice, I had a line with the same hex farther down
emisan Oct 17, 2013 @ 4:03pm 
Tested and confirmed for AC. It was even simpler than I thought it'd be. All they did was strip the entire header. As a reminder, old save files can be found in one of the following locations:

Retail Edition: C:\Users\username\Documents\WB Games\Batman Arkham City\SaveData\[USERID]
Retail GOTY Edition: C:\Users\username\Documents\WB Games\Batman Arkham City GOTY\SaveData\
Steam Regular Edition: ..\Steam\userdata\[USERID]\57400
Steam GOTY Edition: ..\Steam\userdata\[USERID]\200260

I believe Origin is basically the retail edition, so if you have that check the retail folders.

I should also mention that they've effectively gotten rid of save encryption, and it should now be possible to use other people's saves. In case anyone has misplaced or overwritten their saves, I do have a few backups that I made:

save0 - Complete Side Missions (Challenges, New Game+ left to be done)
save0 - Complete Challenges (New Game+ left to be done)
Last edited by emisan; Oct 17, 2013 @ 4:07pm
llllShaDoWllll Oct 17, 2013 @ 4:03pm 
Originally posted by #SG# Sharkiller:
Originally posted by llllShaDoWllll:
Does it work for Asylum?
yes
Just tried and it didn't work...
#SG# Sharkiller Oct 17, 2013 @ 4:07pm 
Originally posted by llllShaDoWllll:
Originally posted by #SG# Sharkiller:
yes
Just tried and it didn't work...
i tested and works
Moskeeto Oct 17, 2013 @ 4:11pm 
What are you using to open this file? Notepad++?
Laivasse Oct 17, 2013 @ 4:12pm 
Tested and working! Many thanks for this Sharkiller.
emisan Oct 17, 2013 @ 4:14pm 
Originally posted by RST Moskeeto:
What are you using to open this file? Notepad++?
You'll have to use a Hex editor. The OP recommended Hex Workshop, but I prefer Tiny Hexer because it's smaller and free-er: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Miscellaneous/tiny-hexer.shtml
Moskeeto Oct 17, 2013 @ 4:15pm 
Originally posted by emisan:
Originally posted by RST Moskeeto:
What are you using to open this file? Notepad++?
You'll have to use a Hex editor. The OP recommended Hex Workshop, but I prefer Tiny Hexer because it's smaller and free-er: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Others/Miscellaneous/tiny-hexer.shtml
Ah, ok. Thanks very much!
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