Euro Truck Simulator 2

Euro Truck Simulator 2

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matachi Apr 23, 2013 @ 11:02am
Is it possible to copy savegame from Windows to Linux?
If I have a savegame on Windows, is it possible to copy and use it on Linux? I mean, to continue on the same character with the unlocked trucks etc.
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Afaik no because that are completely different operating and dats systems
matachi Apr 23, 2013 @ 12:37pm 
What source do you have? Have you tried?

I mean, i wouldn't be surprised if it was possible, because assumably the savegame only contains text data, but perhaps encoded in something else than ASCII or so, so perhaps it isn't human readable. But it shouldn't be hard to read text files on both Linux and Windows. The parser in the game that parses the savegame files I assume work the same on both Windows and Linux. What could mess things up is if the Windows savegame file is incompatible or is in another version than what the Linux game possibly require. I don't know, which is why I'm wondering if anybody here have tried. But imo it's more likely than not that it works.
EPIC VOID Apr 23, 2013 @ 12:44pm 
There is absolutely no technical reason why it should not work. Of course its possible that SCS missed it to set up a common base source code for all platforms. But this would be amateurish. Why dont you try it out?
Meowing Ocelot Apr 24, 2013 @ 1:25pm 
Originally posted by Messerchmitt Meerkat:
Afaik no because that are completely different operating and dats systems

Did you even think before you posted this?

Why the hell would they change how the save file is formatted.

The answer is yes OP. I transfered my save just fine. Just find the folder and paste it in there
matachi Apr 25, 2013 @ 1:43pm 
Originally posted by GNU/김일성:
Originally posted by Messerchmitt Meerkat:
Afaik no because that are completely different operating and dats systems

Did you even think before you posted this?

Why the hell would they change how the save file is formatted.

The answer is yes OP. I transfered my save just fine. Just find the folder and paste it in there
Where should it put it on Linux? I can't find the folder for savegames.
matachi Apr 25, 2013 @ 2:58pm 
Found this post: http://steamcommunity.com/app/227300/discussions/0/828935673211363066/

/home/USERNAME/.local/share/Euro Truck Simulator 2/
matachi Apr 26, 2013 @ 12:43am 
I wrote a short blog post explaining the steps needed to take to copy over the savegame file from Windows to Linux: http://danielj.se/2013/04/26/how-to-copy-your-euro-truck-simulator-2-savegame-from-windows-to-linux/
Originally posted by matachi:
If I have a savegame on Windows, is it possible to copy and use it on Linux? I mean, to continue on the same character with the unlocked trucks etc.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open your terminal and type in this command

cd /home/[userf]/.local/Share

if a folder named Euro Truck Simulator 2 already exists, delete it with

rm -r Euro\ Truck\ Simulator\ 2

then enter the following command:

ln -s '/[PATH]/[TO]/Users/[user]/Documents/Euro Truck Simulator 2' 'Euro Truck Simulator 2'

This creates a symbolic link to the already-existing save folder on your Windows partition

The advantage of doing so is especially if you go between Windows and Linux, you have no need to copy and paste back - a symbolic link is the Linux equivalent of a Windows Shortcut - meaning you don't ever actually move the file, so that if/when you go BACK to windows, your latest save file is still there, and you don't lose any progress.

This process applies to any other game as well, the syntax for symbolic linking is

ln -s [SOURCE] [DESTINATION]

you can also find out more by reading the manual at http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/CGI/man-cgi?ln

Hope this helps!
GremlinMo May 14, 2017 @ 9:15pm 
Originally posted by Oxford Monk:
Found this post: http://steamcommunity.com/app/227300/discussions/0/828935673211363066/

/home/USERNAME/.local/share/Euro Truck Simulator 2/
cheers so much got my American Trucks working with my save from Windows to Linux Mint :)
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