The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition

How to import save from witcher 1 on linux?
Nothing in the web seems to help me so far, because witcher 1 was played on linux through playonlinux so save was deep inside POL folders, while wicher 2 is run through linux native steam client. I did move witcher 1 save to the folder of witcher 2, namely:

~/.local/share/cdprojektred/witcher2/GameDocuments/Witcher 2/gamesaves

But game still claims not to have any previous game saves. So where do I put it for it to see? Why can't I just browse my computer and point the file? It's so irritating.

EDIT:
I found the solution in my second post. However, the original topic is from 2016, so before Proton and my solution is obsolete. I marked one of the answers as solution, because it reflects better today's need to port saves from Witcher1 played through Proton.
Last edited by michal.dybczak; Apr 18, 2020 @ 11:54am
Originally posted by ThomasAH:
Hi! :)

It's 2,5 years later, and I'd just like to add: if you've played The Witcher 1 on Linux through Proton and want to use your end-game savegames from that in The Witcher 2 you can take the following steps:

1.) Create The Witcher 1 savegame directory that is discoverable by The Witcher 2:

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/cdprojektred/witcher2/GameDocuments/The\ Witcher/saves

2.) Copy actual savegame files from The Witcher 1 to that newly created directory:

cp ~/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/20900/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/My\ Documents/The\ Witcher/saves/* ~/.local/share/cdprojektred/witcher2/GameDocuments/The\ Witcher/saves

That's it. When you launch The Witcher 2, you should now be able to start a new game and use a Witcher 1 savegame of your choice to start the game with.

This is assuming that your Witcher 1 version is 'The Witcher Enhanced Edition' (app no. 20900). If you've played a different version, change the application number in the savegame source path accordingly.

Hope this helps anyone, cost me about 2 hours to figure this out :p
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michal.dybczak Oct 2, 2016 @ 6:23am 
Finally found the answer:

Put your "The Witcher" folder into ~/.local/share/cdprojektred/witcher2/GameDocuments/
levisan Jan 28, 2017 @ 12:11am 
Excellent, thanks for posting!
The author of this thread has indicated that this post answers the original topic.
ThomasAH Aug 18, 2019 @ 12:03pm 
Hi! :)

It's 2,5 years later, and I'd just like to add: if you've played The Witcher 1 on Linux through Proton and want to use your end-game savegames from that in The Witcher 2 you can take the following steps:

1.) Create The Witcher 1 savegame directory that is discoverable by The Witcher 2:

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/cdprojektred/witcher2/GameDocuments/The\ Witcher/saves

2.) Copy actual savegame files from The Witcher 1 to that newly created directory:

cp ~/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/20900/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/My\ Documents/The\ Witcher/saves/* ~/.local/share/cdprojektred/witcher2/GameDocuments/The\ Witcher/saves

That's it. When you launch The Witcher 2, you should now be able to start a new game and use a Witcher 1 savegame of your choice to start the game with.

This is assuming that your Witcher 1 version is 'The Witcher Enhanced Edition' (app no. 20900). If you've played a different version, change the application number in the savegame source path accordingly.

Hope this helps anyone, cost me about 2 hours to figure this out :p
Last edited by ThomasAH; Aug 18, 2019 @ 12:04pm
Calico-Jack Aug 19, 2019 @ 2:14am 
Originally posted by michal.dybczak:
Nothing in the web seems to help me so far, because witcher 1 was played on linux through playonlinux so save was deep inside POL folders, while wicher 2 is run through linux native steam client. I did move witcher 1 save to the folder of witcher 2, namely:

~/.local/share/cdprojektred/witcher2/GameDocuments/Witcher 2/gamesaves

But game still claims not to have any previous game saves. So where do I put it for it to see? Why can't I just browse my computer and point the file? It's so irritating.

the save needs to be from the final part of W1 when you are inside the monastery or thence onwards.
Last edited by Calico-Jack; Aug 19, 2019 @ 2:14am
Arcadio Aug 28, 2019 @ 6:07pm 
If I use a save file from the first game (installed on windows 7) on the second game installed on mint, will it work?
ThomasAH Aug 31, 2019 @ 7:09am 
I don't actually know since I haven't tried it myself, but my guestimate is that it will work. I don't think they made the savegames of The Witcher 1 different between the Windows and the Linux version. At least, I can't think of any reason why they would :)
Mr. D Apr 16, 2020 @ 9:45am 
Originally posted by ThomasAH:
Hi! :)

It's 2,5 years later, and I'd just like to add: if you've played The Witcher 1 on Linux through Proton and want to use your end-game savegames from that in The Witcher 2 you can take the following steps:

1.) Create The Witcher 1 savegame directory that is discoverable by The Witcher 2:

mkdir -p ~/.local/share/cdprojektred/witcher2/GameDocuments/The\ Witcher/saves

2.) Copy actual savegame files from The Witcher 1 to that newly created directory:

cp ~/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/compatdata/20900/pfx/drive_c/users/steamuser/My\ Documents/The\ Witcher/saves/* ~/.local/share/cdprojektred/witcher2/GameDocuments/The\ Witcher/saves

That's it. When you launch The Witcher 2, you should now be able to start a new game and use a Witcher 1 savegame of your choice to start the game with.

This is assuming that your Witcher 1 version is 'The Witcher Enhanced Edition' (app no. 20900). If you've played a different version, change the application number in the savegame source path accordingly.

Hope this helps anyone, cost me about 2 hours to figure this out :p

It worked for me like a charm. Thank you so much for posting! :creep:
Last edited by Mr. D; Apr 16, 2020 @ 10:02am
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