Beneath Oresa

Beneath Oresa

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How 2 Save Scum + Unlock Stuff FAST
By BTrizzle
Are you tired of facing the consequences of your own actions? Tired of grinding for unlocks while getting annihilated by the denizens of Oresa? Tired of rage quits err... crashes erasing progress? Fear not, for there is a solution!
How to Save Scum
Disclaimer: If you're reading this guide anywhere except Steam, it is stolen :(

IMPORTANT: If you are in combat, do not close the game while you are doing this! If you do, your current run will be lost!

Step 1: Finding the Saves Folder
Open Windows File Explorer and navigate to "C:\Users\[YOUR WINDOWS USERNAME]\AppData\LocalLow\Broken Spear Inc\beneath-oresa" (without the quotes). The contents of the folder should look something like this:

Mac and Linux
Based on a bit of research, I think save games may be located at:
  • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Broken Spear Inc/beneath-oresa
  • Linux: ~/.config/unity3d/Broken Spear Inc/beneath-oresa
I do not have a way to test either of these. If you have a Mac or Linux machine, commenting whether these work would be much appreciated. If it doesn't but you're able to figure out what does work, let me know and I'll update the guide!

Step 2: Gettin' Scummy
  1. In the directory you just found, I recommend making a new folder in the same directory called "backup" or similar.
  2. Now, simply copy all* the files -- but not the Unity folder -- into the backup folder.
  3. Die, make a dumb misplay, pick the wrong card, or otherwise mess up in some way.
  4. Close the game.
  5. Copy the files from your backup folder back into Beneath Oresa's save directory.
  6. Open the game, hit "Continue", and pretend like nothing happened!
You can also use this to make regular backups of your save games if you're worried they may get corrupted, want to transfer saves between computers, etc.

*I believe only the file is strictly necessary for save scumming, but the others don't hurt.
How to Unlock Stuff Quickly
  1. Start a run and play through the game. It doesn't really matter how far you get, but the further you get (and the higher Architect's Curse difficulties you are playing on) the fewer times you'll have to do the following steps to rack up XP.
  2. BEFORE closing the game, navigate to the "beneath-oresa" folder as described above and make a backup of the "" file. DON'T back up the "" file.
  3. Back in game, hit escape and "Give Up".
  4. After you've received your XP and unlocks, close the game.
  5. Copy the backup "" file back into the "beneath-oresa" folder (again, make sure you do not overwrite the "" file.
  6. Repeat steps 2 through 6 until you have the desired amount of XP.
Isn't this, like, cheating?
Yes. If this ruins your enjoyment of the game, just don't do it. It's a single player game, so your choice whether to save scum and/or fast-track unlocks doesn't hurt anyone. Live and let live, ya feel?

(Also please don't fix this, Broken Spear).
Raging Cock Dec 15, 2023 @ 11:21am 
God bless you.
Unlocking stuff here is not tedious at all, but I have a serious case of impatience.
BTrizzle  [author] Oct 9, 2023 @ 7:30pm 
@sdaniaal Pretty fun IMO but you're entitled to your opinion :steamthumbsup:
Challenge your mental Oct 9, 2023 @ 5:59pm 
How unfun did they make this game that no-one wants to play multiple runs?