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Alexk492 Sep 16, 2017 @ 1:20pm
[Solved] My Game Doesn't Save
My game isn't saving my worlds. The DRM free version I got from humble bundle saves just fine, but the steam one doesnt? I press esc, save, then click save again. It says saving, but if I press load game, it isn't there. If I leave my game, I can't go back. Is there a way around this, or am I just stuck using the drm free game?

Is there a way to get mods to the drm free version?
Last edited by Alexk492; Sep 23, 2017 @ 4:39am
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ebrumby Sep 16, 2017 @ 4:51pm 
Usually, if your game won't save it's because you have Windows 10 and the Save folder is designated read only. To fix it, you need to change it to read/write. The other most common problem is that your security software is preventing the saves.
Alexk492 Sep 16, 2017 @ 11:18pm 
Originally posted by ebrumby:
Usually, if your game won't save it's because you have Windows 10 and the Save folder is designated read only. To fix it, you need to change it to read/write. The other most common problem is that your security software is preventing the saves.
Yes, I'm on Windows 10, and I can't seem to find my saves folder? Where is it? User/Documents/?
fortrus Sep 17, 2017 @ 12:42am 
[C:\Users\*your user name here*\Documents\Banished\Save] is where mine are. I'm baffled as to why you wouldnt be able to save. Windows 10 here, and it was never set to read only. Ive had zero problems, blaming it on windows 10 seems like a bad way to go.
fortrus Sep 17, 2017 @ 1:20am 
Oh, also try starting a new game on easy and fast forwarding for a year and see if there is an autosave. good luck
Vrayna Sep 17, 2017 @ 2:25am 
If you played the DRM-free version on the same computer before, try removing the entire Banished folder from your Documents folder, to have it re-created by the Steam version of the game.

You can als get saving issues if your Save folder is too full. Regular cleanup of towns you'll never play again is a good idea.
Last edited by Vrayna; Sep 17, 2017 @ 2:25am
ebrumby Sep 17, 2017 @ 2:42am 
Vrayna - good to see you!
Vrayna Sep 17, 2017 @ 8:03am 
Originally posted by ebrumby:
Vrayna - good to see you!
I'm sneakily lurking around! ;)
morpheus Sep 21, 2017 @ 4:31am 
Well, i have ONE saved game, but the 3 i tried since wouldnt even autosave, strange since i started one an hour later, i just closed the game in between.

EDIT: And Bitdefender in the meantime decided to update and then block the game.....
Last edited by morpheus; Sep 21, 2017 @ 5:04am
Alexk492 Sep 21, 2017 @ 8:14pm 
Originally posted by Vrayna:
If you played the DRM-free version on the same computer before, try removing the entire Banished folder from your Documents folder, to have it re-created by the Steam version of the game.

You can als get saving issues if your Save folder is too full. Regular cleanup of towns you'll never play again is a good idea.
Now when I think about it, I'm pretty sure I had to run a setup.exe with the DRM-free version.
Though I don't even have a banished documents folder. This is so weird.

I do have bitdefender, but last time I checked it doesn't block banished or I made it into an exception. It at least doesn't give me a notification when I run banished. Even with bitdefender, the DRM-free version still saves perfectly fine for some reason.
morpheus Sep 22, 2017 @ 11:04am 
notification? only a small red "1" when the control center is open.

it patched from 2017 to 2018.
Last edited by morpheus; Sep 22, 2017 @ 11:04am
Alexk492 Sep 23, 2017 @ 4:39am 
Originally posted by morpheus:
notification? only a small red "1" when the control center is open.

it patched from 2017 to 2018.
Ahh I found the problem! I added banished to the ransomware exclusions, but I didn't even know that it has a safe file system automatically protecting the library - meaning the documents folder. It wasn't allowed to make a save file lol. I added it to the application access and now it works like a charm.

Thanks for the help guys!
Last edited by Alexk492; Sep 23, 2017 @ 4:40am
morpheus Sep 23, 2017 @ 5:38am 
Originally posted by Alexk492:
Originally posted by morpheus:
notification? only a small red "1" when the control center is open.

it patched from 2017 to 2018.
Ahh I found the problem! I added banished to the ransomware exclusions, but I didn't even know that it has a safe file system automatically protecting the library - meaning the documents folder. It wasn't allowed to make a save file lol. I added it to the application access and now it works like a charm.

Thanks for the help guys!

i didnt add it to ransomware exclusion, still works.
cheetome Sep 23, 2017 @ 3:30pm 
im having this issue too. ive allowed permission to write. i cant even find a save folder anywhere in the steam banished folder at all. :steamsad:
morpheus Sep 23, 2017 @ 5:17pm 
Originally posted by cheetome:
im having this issue too. ive allowed permission to write. i cant even find a save folder anywhere in the steam banished folder at all. :steamsad:

its in documents, not the steam folder

C:\Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\

There should be a Banished Folder there


And at least Bitdefender blocks writes in Documents (according to some parameters and not for example word or so, i hope).
cheetome Sep 23, 2017 @ 7:24pm 
thank you, i'll try that.
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