how to back up save games in gta sa?

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#1 Posted by jpph (3337 posts) -

hey guys,

san andreas keeps crashing after 10 minutes or so, and im guessing its cos i modded it.

so, i figure il back up the save games and reinstall it so i wont lose any progress.

will this work?

and how do i back up the save games??

thanks in advance

#2 Posted by Captain__Tripps (4521 posts) -

Save games are usually stored in My Documents/Game name. Just move the files out of there to somewhere else to be safe. Uninstalling a game usually leaves them behind. You can also check the install folder for save files if you don't see anything in mydocs.

#3 Posted by Treflis (11575 posts) -

hey guys,

san andreas keeps crashing after 10 minutes or so, and im guessing its cos i modded it.

so, i figure il back up the save games and reinstall it so i wont lose any progress.

will this work?

and how do i back up the save games??

thanks in advance

jpph
You could try to locate the savegames, move them to another folder, reinstall the game and then move them back into the folder you first found them in.
Not sure if that will work though, occassionally if you uninstall the game it asks if you want to keep the savegames before uninstalling it.
#4 Posted by jpph (3337 posts) -

thanks for replies

its installed on my second hdd, so i go into D, then program files, grand theft auto san andreas, but theres no mention of save games there:(

i found two files, but they are savehouses i think, and are located in the map folder. i have at least 5 save games, so these could not be them.

#5 Posted by Captain__Tripps (4521 posts) -
Did you check my documents?
#6 Posted by thegfl (264 posts) -
My Documents/ GTA San Andreas user files
#7 Posted by jpph (3337 posts) -

My Documents/ GTA San Andreas user filesthegfl

ok, i think ive found them, in the user files document, there is gallery, user tracks, 1 SET file and 6 gtasasf files. i assume these are the save games?

do i simply copy them somewhere else, then reinstall, remove blank save games and insert these??

thanks for help

#8 Posted by thegfl (264 posts) -

[QUOTE="thegfl"]My Documents/ GTA San Andreas user filesjpph

ok, i think ive found them, in the user files document, there is gallery, user tracks, 1 SET file and 6 gtasasf files. i assume these are the save games?

do i simply copy them somewhere else, then reinstall, remove blank save games and insert these??

thanks for help

Yep, always save the entire folder, than you just paste it on "My Documents", that's why I do everytime I replay SA.

#9 Posted by jpph (3337 posts) -
[QUOTE="jpph"]

[QUOTE="thegfl"]My Documents/ GTA San Andreas user filesthegfl

ok, i think ive found them, in the user files document, there is gallery, user tracks, 1 SET file and 6 gtasasf files. i assume these are the save games?

do i simply copy them somewhere else, then reinstall, remove blank save games and insert these??

thanks for help

Yep, always save the entire folder, than you just paste it on "My Documents", that's why I do everytime I replay SA.

okay, so save the the entire user file folder, reinstall it, then remove the new one, then insert the old one in, yes??

thanks

#10 Posted by thegfl (264 posts) -
Yes.
#11 Posted by jpph (3337 posts) -
dude. thanks for your help, its all working well and good now:)
#12 Posted by weethong (1 posts) -
thank you,this will help me 2,i put mods at my gta sa but can't remove,i can't reinstall because my saved game will lose