h4 Feb 16, 2013 @ 2:19am
Steam Cloud and cross-os sync
I mostly use windows for gaming and decided to try running steam on linux. I tried FTL and Splice, and they seemed to work fine, but I noticed that my savegames/progress from playing on windows did not carry over. Is this an issue with steam cloud and cross os in general? Is it working for anyone? I don't have a mac anymore so I can't test if its the same there.
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TobiX[AC] Feb 16, 2013 @ 2:47am 
FTL has Steam Cloud? Last time I played it didn't even sync between my desktop and laptop...
Tangerine Cookie くコ:彡 Feb 20, 2013 @ 8:53am 
Also having this exact same issue here. FTL syncs fine between my Windows laptop and desktop, but another Linux desktop doesn't seem to sync at all.
instabilis Feb 20, 2013 @ 9:20am 
Are you running a 64-bit system? The Linux version of FTL comes with both a 64-bit and 32-bit version. I'm guessing as Steam doesn't yet support 64-bit, things like the overlay and Cloud Sync don't work with 64-bit software.
Last edited by instabilis; Feb 20, 2013 @ 9:24am
Tangerine Cookie くコ:彡 Feb 20, 2013 @ 11:26am 
Originally posted by instabilis:
Are you running a 64-bit system? The Linux version of FTL comes with both a 64-bit and 32-bit version. I'm guessing as Steam doesn't yet support 64-bit, things like the overlay and Cloud Sync don't work with 64-bit software.

Both the Windows and Linux systems I'm using are 64 bit. I could understand the overllay not working with a 64-bit systems due to libraries and stuff, but cloud sync should only be downloading some files. Seems like a pretty strange oversight if that's true.
trotos Sep 25, 2014 @ 8:45am 
same with me on a 64bit latest linux mint (qiara i think) with both FTL and CIVV.
no steam cloud sync, even if it is updated.
I've read in the beta forum that has something to do with paths, but I have no idea on how this can be fixed.
Anyone with any kind of information?
yokai May 22 @ 12:00pm 
This is a big issue for me too.

Between Windows 8.1, 64-bit and Ubuntu 14.04.2, also 64-bit, none of my Steam Cloud info seems to ever get moved to my Linux machine. I have "Enable Steam Cloud Synch" checked under my steam settings on both machines.

Is there a way for us to manually initiate a synchronization with the Steam Cloud? I've never even seen a message about any attempt to synch with the cloud at all.

Any help would be greatly appreciated: manually hunting down and moving the save files for 300 games isn't going to work out.
LOLCAT May 22 @ 12:38pm 
Steam Cloud has been broken since forever. Even between 2 instances of the same OS it very often loses all your save data. If it's important, just don't rely on it and use an external backup solution. And of course keep posting the bug on GitHub.
trotos May 23 @ 10:10am 
So the best way would be to rely on a sync cloud option like dropbox?
LOLCAT May 23 @ 4:46pm 
Originally posted by trotos:
So the best way would be to rely on a sync cloud option like dropbox?
No, the best way is playing on 1 device only. If you can't to that, symlinking to a dropbox folder might indeed help.
MaddDoktor [Linux] May 23 @ 7:35pm 
Games that include multi-player typically sync items with item server and achievements with Steam Cloud.

Single player only games (or games under development) might keep achievements on the cloud, but saved games may only be saved on the system you are on when you play them. You may need to hunt for where they are saved though, possibly somewhere under the specific game directory, sometimes in steam root (dir containing steam or Steam dir), or sometimes a hidden dir in your ~/.
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yokai May 24 @ 11:55am 
D'oh. I'm sorry to hear that, but thank you guys very much for the info. Hopefully we can get Steam Cloud implemented more broadly for save files in the future.
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