Portal Knights

Portal Knights

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apounder505  [developer] May 20, 2017 @ 2:08am
Split Screen With a Second Player's Character
Q: Can I use multiple profiles when playing Portal Knights in split-screen?

A: In Steam it is not possible to use 2 user profiles at once. Therefore the active user can use this "guest" feature to play in split-screen with a second user. However if the guest player wants to use his pre-leveled characters there is a simple way to do it.
Please follow the points below:
1. Open the savegame folder of the player who wants to play as a guest. The path for the savegame on the corresponding PC is: C:\Users\USERNAME\Saved Games\portal_knights
2. Grab both character files in that folder
3. Open the "guest" folder in the savegame of the main player of the split-screen session. The path for the savegame on the corresponding PC is: C:\Users\USERNAME\Saved Games\portal_knights\guest
4. Drop the copied character files into this folder
5. Start the game

The second player is now able to use his/her characters in the splitscreen session.
Please don't forget to copy the files back to the savegame of the second user if he/she wants to proceed leveling alone ;)
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Daem0n May 20, 2017 @ 5:37am 
Impossible rename second player in split screen creation menu...please fix this
ddblue0 May 21, 2017 @ 7:29am 
Love that there is splitscreen. Can 2 players using splitscreen play with other players online as well? Like 2 in one location and 2 in another?
ddblue0 May 21, 2017 @ 7:36am 
I also just wanted to ask that you consider someday allowing 2 profiles to be used. I'd like to play with my gf, but we share a PC and only play together. It would be nice to progress together, rather than always having one of us be a guest or copying up-to-date save files over each time.
I'd like if splitscreen was verticaly and not horizontaly...For both pc and ps4 version's
MookieDooks May 28, 2017 @ 9:44pm 
/bump this thread. vertical split screen for us wide screen PC players, and allow player 2 to access the steam accounts main players, so they can level solo as well!

At the moment I'm playing with my daughter and I'm the second player. If i want to level my character 'mage374582' (that's an exaggerated name) then i have to log her in and leave her idle while i play on half the screen. there's got to be a better way - i thought PC's were supposed to be better than consoles - or so everyone says ;p

Great game though - loving it.
ddblue0 Jun 3, 2017 @ 8:26am 
Originally posted by ⚙️ ◮↻ȾøM◮Ⱦ◮ ⚙:
I'd like if splitscreen was verticaly and not horizontaly...For both pc and ps4 version's
Me too.
Last edited by ddblue0; Jun 3, 2017 @ 8:27am
ddblue0 Jun 3, 2017 @ 8:32am 
Originally posted by José Gonzalez:
/bump this thread. vertical split screen for us wide screen PC players, and allow player 2 to access the steam accounts main players, so they can level solo as well!

At the moment I'm playing with my daughter and I'm the second player. If i want to level my character 'mage374582' (that's an exaggerated name) then i have to log her in and leave her idle while i play on half the screen. there's got to be a better way - i thought PC's were supposed to be better than consoles - or so everyone says ;p

Great game though - loving it.

So I thought we could copy the save files or something in order to play alone occasionally without using splitscreen - but it doesn't seem possible, or if it is, I am not smart enough to figure out which file is which, as both myself and my gf each have our actual characters and our guest-use characters, and none of the files in the folder reflect any of the names, so I've lost track of which is which...

Anyway, I second your enhancement request :D
Originally posted by ⚙️ ◮↻ȾøM◮Ⱦ◮ ⚙:
I'd like if splitscreen was verticaly and not horizontaly...For both pc and ps4 version's
Totally agree... my eyes bleed
SadPandaMarco Jun 4, 2017 @ 11:01am 
Can you change the the second characters name?
Daem0n Jun 4, 2017 @ 11:27am 
Originally posted by SadPandaMarco:
Can you change the the second characters name?
No :(
MookieDooks Jun 6, 2017 @ 8:18pm 
Originally posted by Daem0n:
Originally posted by SadPandaMarco:
Can you change the the second characters name?
No :(

Well, what you can do is create a character in your main game and then copy the files over to the guest folder. then you can access your main characters as a guest. But it gets messy if you want to move anything backwards and forwards.

At least if we had seperate file saves for each charatcer, AND THEY WERE CLEARLY NAMED, you could move them back and forth between guest and main save locations. That would make the game workable, if a bit fiddly.
umagafresh Jun 12, 2017 @ 2:31am 
Hello, I am new to gaming on pc and struggling to play this game local co op split screen. I see the press start button, but don't know what button to push for "start" im currently using a ps3 controller with mayflash and works great with single player. I have a shield controller that also works but I tried every button to push "start" and nothing works. Thank you in advance
NickTheKillerQc Jun 23, 2017 @ 11:00pm 
need a verticaly split screen for widescreen monitor .
horizontal it a pain you see almost nothing on a 24 inch screen
still fun but verticaly would be alot better!
delve202 Jun 26, 2017 @ 1:54pm 
Originally posted by Joe Mooks:
At least if we had seperate file saves for each charatcer, AND THEY WERE CLEARLY NAMED, you could move them back and forth between guest and main save locations. That would make the game workable, if a bit fiddly.

I wonder if anyone has tried using mklink or Powershell's 'New-Item -ItemType HardLink' to make this process easier.
I've had lots of success with file linking to facilitate syncing game save states even across machines (leveraging dropbox). But I haven't tried it in this context so, of course, YMMV.
BrandaoParanoiac Jun 28, 2017 @ 1:05pm 
no ps4 controller ???

Last edited by BrandaoParanoiac; Jun 28, 2017 @ 1:05pm
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