Does "Steam Cloud" save your saved games?

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#1 Posted by OmegaWeapon9 (1258 posts) -

I have heard about this "Steam Cloud" thing, is this where you can do the thing were Steam will save your save game to steam? Like, If I load up steam on a different computer and install a game, I can also play my saved games that where saved on the internet? If not, where can I do that on steam with my save games?

#2 Posted by StopThePresses (2767 posts) -
That's kind of the point of it. Only certain games support it though.
#3 Posted by James00715 (2484 posts) -

Only certain games on Steam have that ability. Right now I can only confirm Orange Box games have Steam Cloud. There may be others though. While you are playing, everything is saved to your local computer. When you exit the game, Steam will upload all your saves and game settings to the "cloud". If you install the game on another computer, Steam will also install any saves and game settings you may have. So it works pretty much automatically assuming there are no bugs.

#4 Posted by CrazyKilljoy117 (1369 posts) -

Yep, it basically transfers all your saved games, sprays and custom kb/m or gamepad configs to use on any other computer you log onto. Note that a game must have Cloud Support for you to take advantage of these features, so not all Steam games have it.

#5 Posted by StopThePresses (2767 posts) -

Only certain games on Steam have that ability. Right now I can only confirm Orange Box games have Steam Cloud. There may be others though. While you are playing, everything is saved to your local computer. When you exit the game, Steam will upload all your saves and game settings to the "cloud". If you install the game on another computer, Steam will also install any saves and game settings you may have. So it works pretty much automatically assuming there are no bugs.

James00715
The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom and Torchlight are just a couple examples of other games on Steam that have Steam Cloud support. Games will say on their store page if they have it.
#6 Posted by andytizer8888 (17 posts) -
You can make any game have cloud saving by using an application called Windows Live Sync to automatically save the folder onto SkyDrive. I have written up a post here: http://www.shinyhacks.com/2010/09/how-to-sync-savegames-on-cloud.html
#7 Posted by Rev3nger (1127 posts) -
Civ 5 will also have steam cloud support.
#8 Posted by Sleepyz (3784 posts) -

Think its steam cloud, got this message when i launched plants vs zombies about saving content and next time i played everything was wiped clean! Had 128hrs played on that game.