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    Deleting saved game files?

    How do i delete saved games? I did it from the game folder but they still show up in the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reino Español View Post
    How do i delete saved games? I did it from the game folder but they still show up in the game.
    If you bought it off gamers gate, there's two versions of the asave games folder. One is in the folder you installed it to, and the other is in a strabnge place that I can only ever findwith a windows search.

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    If you using Windows Vista or 7, the "strange place" is inside a hidden folder so you'll have to adjust from the default windows settings to be able to navigate to it. Starting from root, it should be users/yourusername/appdata/local/virtualstore/Program Files (x86)/Paradox Interactive/Victoria 2/save games

    Instructions for viewing hidden files and folders under Windows 7 can be googled.
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    is that something that can be changed with a patch? I could never understand why Paradox had this strange policy of not allowing you to delete save files from the game itself...
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    Quote Originally Posted by webbrave View Post
    is that something that can be changed with a patch? I could never understand why Paradox had this strange policy of not allowing you to delete save files from the game itself...
    EDIT: Disregard what I said earlier.

    Why write methods for removing files from within the game when can just as well do it with your file manager of choice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrelas View Post
    Why write methods for removing files from within the game when can just as well do it with your file manager of choice?
    This. Mucking around with files is the job of the operating system, not a job a game should do.
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    From what I've heard, this strangeness is the result of installing under the Program Files directory in Windows 7 or Windows Vista. If true, it would be nice to at least change the default installation path like c:/Paradox Interactive or something. I imagine that the less computer savvy have tremendous difficulty finding the save games as things stand now. Don't worry, I reserve my ire for Microsoft on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Freebot View Post
    From what I've heard, this strangeness is the result of installing under the Program Files directory in Windows 7 or Windows Vista. If true, it would be nice to at least change the default installation path like c:/Paradox Interactive or something. I imagine that the less computer savvy have tremendous difficulty finding the save games as things stand now. Don't worry, I reserve my ire for Microsoft on this one.
    Yes, with Vista/Win7, it's a good idea to not install the game to C.\Program Files. C:\Games or something is a good alternative.
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    That's odd. I have windows 7, but my save games only save in the Vic 2 folder. The folder you specified doesn't exist. The virtualization folder is empty.

    EDIT: Just for info, I have UAC disabled and I only install in C:\Games.

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