How to transfer safely your Uplay saves onto respective Steam game versions and vice versa for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
How to Transfer SaveFile Uplay to Steam (Safe)?
If you own both Uplay and Steam versions of some Ubisoft games you know that these versions use separate game saves that can’t be synchronized or interchanged by any standard means. I’ve recently discovered there is a way to continue an Uplay save in Steam after all.
The following method of injecting Uplay saves into Steam versions can theoretically work a vast variety of Ubisoft games, as well as for injecting Steam saves into Uplay versions, but as of now only tested on the following games and directions:
- Assassin’s Creed Unity – Uplay to Steam
- Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – Uplay to Steam
- Watch_Dogs 2 – Steam to Uplay
You are welcome to test even more games, but make sure to always backup.
- Navigate to your Ubisoft Game Launcher installation folder
- It might look something like “C:\Program Files\Ubisoft Game Launcher”.
- Proceed to “…\savegame” subfolder
There you should find another subfolder named after your account identifier, and inside it – a number of folders with short number codes:
Each of these folders contains save files for a single game. You need to identify folders for your two versions of the same game. Their names should look similar, for instance:
- AC Unity Uplay code – 945, Steam code – 944
- AC Syndicate Uplay code – 1955, Steam code – 1958
Then again, for some codes can be totally different.
- Watch_Dogs 2 Uplay code – 2688, Steam code – 3619
Make sure you have saves for both versions
You’ll need to launch each version at least once for save files to be uploaded from cloud, or start a new game for save files to be created.
Identify the source save you want to transfer and the target folder
You’ll know which save is which by looking at it’s sizes. My Unity 45% save is rougly 70 KB, and a fresh one is 1 KB.
Back Your Current Savegame Up
Better just copy the whole “…\savegame” folder. I’m not taking any responsibility for FUBARing your saves.
Copy save files for the target version anywhere. Open the copies in Neo Hex
We’ll refer to these files as targets.
In my case, I take the contents of “…\944” folder and copy them to desktop.
Copy source save files into the target folder. Rewrite all. Open the copies in Neo Hex
We’ll refer to these files as sources.
In my case, I copy all contents of “…\945” folder into “…\944” and agree to overwrite files in the target folder.
Switch to Neo Hex Window
Now, for every respective source and target file copy the following byte sequence in the very beginning of file from target to source:
- Copy in target
- Select in source
- Paste in source and save
And it’s done. Remember that once you launch the game injected save files will replace once in the cloud and could not be restored any longer. So if the replaced save files, the once we refer to as “targets”, are on any value to you, store those somewhere safe.
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