The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Klezmer Jul 26, 2013 @ 10:54am
WTF saves?!?!?!
I played the game for about twelve hours on a character, then decided to make another one. When I went back to play mymain character, his last save file was at level two. WTF?!?!
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Klezmer Jul 26, 2013 @ 10:59am 
Well, thanks. Damn.
stabbykitteh Jul 26, 2013 @ 11:00am 
Sorry to hear you lost 12 hours. Unfortunately, the game only really supports one character at a time. You can make others using hard saves (as long as you don't overwrite them) but quicksaves and autosaves will be overwritten by the newest character.

Edit: If you search around there are a couple of utilities that support multiple characters. Or you can back up your Saves folder (in My Documents / My Games / Skyrim) every time you make a new character.
Last edited by stabbykitteh; Jul 26, 2013 @ 11:02am
Mr. J.D. Gumby Jul 26, 2013 @ 11:10am 
Yes, always do a manual save (in addition to your habitual F5 quick save) at the end of every session. And before you do anything important, like entering a dungeon...

EDIT: And the manual saves *can* be overwritten - just select it on the save menu. Though it's really just deleting the old save and creating a new one (advancing the savefile number) rather than truly overwriting.
Last edited by Mr. J.D. Gumby; Jul 26, 2013 @ 11:11am
SENTAR Jul 26, 2013 @ 11:11am 
you need to make hardsaves as autos get overwritten. of t course the game supports multiple characters as long as you dont manually overwrite your hardsaves
CyberDown Jul 26, 2013 @ 11:51am 
Its easy to do, once you get how saves work. Game has like 5 autosave files that it uses every time you instance somewhere. Then you can make you own saves, which will not be used by auto save.

So for each character you need no more than two save files. One for back up and one for when you want to save in case something bad happens. You just need to remember to save a non autosave file before logging off or on another character.

When you load up another characters save file the game will overwrite the old characters info on autosave, which is why you need to remember to hit one of your nonautosave files before changing.

biggest issue is you cant name the save files (or i havent found a way to do it) so you have to go off whats on screen to determine what character, which is why you might want to take the added step of taking the helment off and doing a save whle looking at your face.

Klezmer Jul 26, 2013 @ 2:58pm 
Okay, thanks for the help everyone. I'll be more careful next time, and manual save.
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Date Posted: Jul 26, 2013 @ 10:54am
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