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Chimeric  [developer] Aug 4, 2019 @ 10:49pm
Restoring a lost save
Restoring a lost save, or transferring a save:

Once you've run the game on steam once, there's a save ini file in:
C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\NovaDrift\
Just change USER to your user name
Once you're there you can edit that file in notepad
Within you'll find accountLevel
Change it from 0.00000 to whatever you want (such as 63.00000)

If accountLevel does not appear, you may need to die once so that the save file will write this value! Alternatively, you can simply add these lines yourself:
[account]
accountLevel="63.000000"
Last edited by Chimeric; Jun 30, 2021 @ 6:25am
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sunnyxiayf Jun 30, 2021 @ 3:41am 
I can only see the steam_autocloud.vdf and save.ini, but none of them have accountlevel
Chimeric  [developer] Jun 30, 2021 @ 6:24am 
Originally posted by sunnyxiayf:
I can only see the steam_autocloud.vdf and save.ini, but none of them have accountlevel

Oh, sorry! I forgot to clarify one thing:
If accountLevel does not appear, you may need to die once so that the save file attempts to write this value! Alternatively, you can simply add these lines yourself:
[account]
accountLevel="59.000000"
diego.makzume Aug 22, 2021 @ 6:37am 
where did i put that C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\NovaDrift\ ? it doesn't work on google

Chimeric  [developer] Aug 23, 2021 @ 11:37am 
Originally posted by diego.makzume:
where did i put that C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\NovaDrift\ ? it doesn't work on google
Sorry, I don't understand your question.
diego.makzume Aug 27, 2021 @ 7:00am 
IDK what is this and to this "C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\NovaDrift\" idk "there's a save ini file in:" IN what ?
Chimeric  [developer] Aug 27, 2021 @ 7:03am 
Originally posted by diego.makzume:
IDK what is this and to this "C:\Users\USER\AppData\Local\NovaDrift\" idk "there's a save ini file in:" IN what ?
This is a path to a folder on your computer. Its often hidden. Here's a guide of how to navigate to it:
https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209070509-How-to-access-hidden-folders
diego.makzume Aug 27, 2021 @ 9:17am 
thx verymuch
Toude Sep 3, 2021 @ 8:59am 
Hello! No entirely related but I'm trying to import my save from itch. The binary from then was running the update which introduced wild metamorphosis. Not too sure how to make this work? I may look around if I have the time ;)
Do note I'm running the game under Linux using proton.
Chimeric  [developer] Sep 4, 2021 @ 3:28pm 
Originally posted by Toude:
Hello! No entirely related but I'm trying to import my save from itch. The binary from then was running the update which introduced wild metamorphosis. Not too sure how to make this work? I may look around if I have the time ;)
Do note I'm running the game under Linux using proton.
As far as I'm aware, all builds would keep the save in the same place (the folder above) and it should still work.
Toude Sep 4, 2021 @ 3:36pm 
Originally posted by Chimeric:
Originally posted by Toude:
Hello! No entirely related but I'm trying to import my save from itch. The binary from then was running the update which introduced wild metamorphosis. Not too sure how to make this work? I may look around if I have the time ;)
Do note I'm running the game under Linux using proton.
As far as I'm aware, all builds would keep the save in the same place (the folder above) and it should still work.


Ok. I'll have to look around the steam folders to find where the virtual C drive is located. I'll update this message when I find it.
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