GameSave Manager 3.1

Ever had to format your system?

Perhaps you have been victim of file corruption which also victimised your gamesaves?
Maybe you just wish to transfer your gamesave(s) to your new machine, or to take with you to a friend`s?

With GameSave Manager, you can easily backup, restore and transfer your gamesave(s).
No longer do you need to manually track through all of the those different directories to backup/restore/transfer your gamesaves, making it great for those who like to share gamesave progress with friends/family, format frequently, paranoid about data loss, etc... Feature List:

  • 100% FREE No catch, no adware, no spyware... Just 100% free.

  • No dependances GameSave Manager doesn`t need things like .NET Framework installed to run.

  • Attractive yet easy to use GUI The GUI (Graphical User Interface) was designed around navigation and ease of use. Ontop of that, it looks quite pretty.

  • Built-in Update Checker Completely optional: Check for Program (and Database) updates upon Program Startup.

  • Regular Database Updates The "Officially Supported Games" database is forever growing, thus it`s always being updated.
    This database is based upon the community`s feedback.

  • FTP Support Automatically upload your backups to your own private FTP Server upon their creation.

  • 7-Zip Support Enable 7-Zip support for theorecticaly shorter backup times.

  • Backup Validation Checks if the specified Backup Archive can be restored without issue by running tests and caching each gamesave.
    This feature runs by default upon a Backup Archive being created.

  • DropBox Support Automatically backup your gamesaves to your "DropBox Sync Directory", allowing you to store your backups effortlessly in your DropBox Account.

  • Sync & Link Move your gamesaves to your "DropBox Sync Directory", while creating Symbolic Links in their original place allowing for true "on-the-cloud" gamesaves.
    Haven`t got DropBox? Then move your gamesaves to one directory on your system for easier access.
    Running Windows XP? Then NTFS Junctions will be used.

  • Scheduled Tasks Setup automated backups to run at whatever day / time you wish.

  • Custom Gamesave Entries Got a game that`s not supported? Simply add them yourself via "Custom Gamesave Entries".

  • Steam Spreader Got an SSD? Running out of space on your Steam Partition?
    Use "Steam Spreader" to move entire Steam-purchased games onto other partitions and drives (on a per game basis) while creating Symbolic Links to their new locations, allowing you to get the max out of your SSD with your favourite game(s).
    Running Windows XP? Then NTFS Junctions will be used instead.

  • Dynamic Restoring GameSave Manager dynamically detects restore paths, allowing you to restore gamesaves on your PC even if you`ve installed the games in a different directory / drive than before.

  • Transfer gamesaves Quickly and easily share gamesaves with friends and family.

  • Highly Customisable Loads of Program Settings you can adjust, allowing you to configure GameSave Manager to your own specific needs.

  • Seperate Archives Optionally create seperate Backup Archives for each gamesave selected.

  • Backup upon change Only create a new backup when/if the gamesave has been modified since the last backup (only works with "Create separate archives").

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History updates (Complete changelogs since the listing on this site)

3.1 [06-12-13]

  • FIXED: Crash when trying to abort a Backup Task currently in progress (via the Windows Border's close button - the 'X' in the top-right of a window)
  • FIXED: Entries incorrectly being marked as modified since last backup (via 'on change' option)
  • FIXED: 'Official Database' structure version not being checked before loading, resulting in failed database queries
  • FIXED: 'Reset Settings' not resetting 'Ignored Entries' and 'Forced Time-stamps' listings
  • FIXED: Entries appearing in the detection list that do not have anything specified to backup (side-effect of 'Prevent duplicate directories from being listed' setting)
  • FIXED: Duplication of files due to issue with inclusion ruleset, causing validation failures of any backups effected
  • ADDED: Option to specify whether to rescan system before a Scheduled Task begins via 'Scheduled Task Wizard' dialog (in Step 2)
  • MODIFIED: Database Update routines, drastically reducing file-sizes of .gsdu files (up to 90% file-size decrease)
  • MODIFIED: MD5 checksums are now stored with backup archives in a slightly different manor
  • MODIFIED: 'Share Entry' routine now defaults to the user supplying additional information (although can still be opted out of)
  • MODIFIED: 'Scheduled Tasks' now default to using Separate Archives
  • MODIFED: Default 'Update Behaviour' now applies program updates with a single click from the 'Updates' page
  • NEW FEATURE: 'Minute basis' Scheduled Tasks; specify how many minutes should pass before your backup task is ran
  • NEW FEATURE: 'Hourly' Scheduled Tasks; specify how many hours should pass before your backup task is ran
  • NEW FEATURE: 'On Idle' Scheduled Tasks; ability to run your backups when your system is idle
  • NEW FEATURE: Ability to perform a full rescan of supported saves upon system idle (enable / disable via Program Settings -> Detection Configuration)
  • TRANSLATION ALTERATION: 'Portuguese' pack now taken over by 'jrsolaris' (thanks to 'XPredator_13' who started it)
  • Minor alterations to how the 'settings.ini' file is generated
  • 'View Task Logs' link (from Main Menu) now opens a dialog, instead of the 'logs' storage folder
  • 'Default Directory' and 'Duplicate Directory' options can now store paths relative to GameSave Manager's executable (via '%SOURCEDIR%' variable)
  • Added a 'commandline_help.bat' batch script, which displays all available commandlines
  • Latest Database Update included...
    • REMOVED: 'The Basement Collection' entry due to incorrect information being used
    • RENAMED: 'WANTED: Weapons of Fate (STEAM Edition)' entry to 'WANTED: Weapons of Fate'
    • ALTERED: 'Alice: Madness Returns' entry to only process 'AliceGame' sub-folder
    • ALTERED: 'Anno 2070' entry to exclude cache and logs
    • ALTERED: 'Cave Story+' to include .cfg, .log, .dat & .rec file types
    • ALTERED: 'Dungeon Keeper 2' entry to backup registry values in the 'HKEY_CURRENT_USER' hive
    • ALTERED: 'Legend of Grimrock' entry to include .cfg files
    • ALTERED: 'Sid Meier's Civilization V' entry to detect 'ModdedSaves'
    • ALTERED: 'Silent Hill 2 Directors Cut' entry to process all .ini files
    • ALTERED: 'Star Wars: Dark Forces' to include additional configuration files
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Alice: Madness Returns'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Bejeweled 3'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Borderlands'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Brutal Legend'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Company of Heroes'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Dark Messiah Might and Magic (STEAM Edition)'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'DmC Devil May Cry'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Don't Starve'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Evil Genius'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Fallout 3'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Full Spectrum Warrior'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Grand Theft Auto IV'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Hotline Miami'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Icewind Dale II'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'NBA 2K13'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Pharaoh'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Scribblenauts Unlimited'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Sin Episodes: Emergence'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Star Wars: Battlefront II'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Star Wars: Republic Commando'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Street Fighter IV'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People: Season 1 - Episode 5'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'The Book of Unwritten Tales'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Torchlight II'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Torchlight'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Vessel'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Victoria II'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Waking Mars'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'WANTED: Weapons of Fate'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'X-COM: Terror From the Deep'
    • ADDED: Multiple alternative entries for 'Half-Life 2'
    • ADDED: Multiple alternative entries for 'Half-Life 2: Episode One'
    • ADDED: Multiple alternative entries for 'Half-Life 2: Episode Two'
    • ADDED: Multiple alternative entries for 'Half-Life: Blue Shift'
    • ADDED: Multiple alternative entries for 'Half-Life: Opposing Force'
    • ADDED: Multiple alternative entries for 'Neverwinter Nights 2'
    • ADDED: Multiple alternative entries for 'Portal'
    • FIXED: Detection issue for 'Tomb Raider III: Adventures Of Lara Croft'
    • FIXED: Detection issue with 'Gardenscapes 2'
    • FIXED: Detection issue with 'Sid Meier's Railroads'
    • FIXED: Detection issue with 'X-COM: Terror From the Deep'
    • FIXED: Minor issue with 'Age of Empires' entry's file masks
    • FIXED: Possible detection issue with 'Psychonauts'
    • Added compatibility for the following game(s):
      • 10,000,000
      • Angelica Weaver: Catch Me When You Can
      • Animal Color Cross
      • Antichamber
      • Armed and Dangerous
      • Auditorium
      • Baldur's Gate: Enhanced Edition
      • BioShock Infinite
      • Blade: The Edge of Darkness
      • Blood Bowl: Chaos Edition
      • Brave: The Video Game
      • Bridge Project
      • Burger Shop 2
      • Call of JuarezĀ® Gunslinger
      • Children of the Nile
      • City of Fools
      • Claustrophobia: The Downward Struggle
      • Cooper's Revenge
      • Counter Strike: Global Offensive
      • Crayon Chronicles
      • Cry of Fear
      • Dark Matter
      • Darkout
      • DLC Quest
      • Duke Nukem 3D (Steam Cloud)
      • Dungeon Hearts
      • Dust: An Elysian Tail
      • Evil Islands: Curse of the Lost Soul
      • Evoland
      • Fairway
      • Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
      • Farm Frenzy 3: Ice Age
      • Farm Frenzy 3: Madagascar
      • Farm Frenzy 4: Gone Fishing
      • Farm Frenzy: Pizza Party
      • Farm Frenzy: Viking Heroes
      • FEZ
      • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn Beta
      • Fishdom: Harvest Splash
      • Game Dev Tycoon
      • Gardenscapes 2
      • Gear Jack
      • Gemsweeper
      • Grim Dawn
      • Gunpoint
      • Half-Life 2 Mod - Black Snow
      • Half-Life: Gunman
      • Hidden & Dangerous 2
      • Hinterland
      • HitBlock
      • iBomber Defense Pacific
      • Impire
      • Island Tribe 2
      • Kentucky Route Zero
      • Kerbal Space Program
      • Krater
      • Lair Of The Evildoer
      • LaserCat
      • Left 4 Dead 2 [Addons & Scripts]
      • Light of Altair
      • Logitech Profiler
      • Mars: War Logs
      • Marvins' Mittens
      • Mayan Prophecies: Ship of Spirits
      • Memento Mori 2
      • Metro: Last Light
      • Monaco
      • MotioninJoy
      • Mutant Mudds
      • Nancy Drew: Secrets Can Kill REMASTERED
      • Naval Warfare
      • Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed
      • Ninja Reflex
      • Northern Tale
      • Open Broadcaster Software
      • Path of Exile
      • Peter Jackson's King Kong - Gamers Edition
      • Pid
      • Planet Explorers
      • Poker Night 2
      • Postal 2 Complete
      • Praetorians
      • PuppetShow: Destiny Undone
      • PuppetShow: Lost Town
      • PuppetShow: Mystery of Joyville
      • PuppetShow: Return to Joyville
      • PuppetShow: Souls of the Innocent
      • Puzzle Bots
      • Race Driver: GRID 2
      • Rally Trophy
      • Real Heroes: Firefighter
      • Resident Evil 6
      • Resident Evil: Revelations
      • ResidualVM
      • Reus
      • Saitek SD6 Profiles
      • SHMUP
      • Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army
      • Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
      • Star Trek (2013)
      • StarDrive
      • Stronghold Legends
      • Super Amazing Wagon Adventure
      • The Adventures of Shuggy
      • The Bridge
      • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing
      • The Sea Will Claim Everything
      • The Settlers II - 10th Anniversary
      • The Stanley Parabel
      • The Swapper
      • The Tiny Bang Story
      • The Trouble With Robots
      • The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct
      • Transcipted
      • Treasure Adventure Game
      • Trials Evolution: Gold Edition
      • Ultramon
      • Unepic
      • Wild Earth Africa
      • Winter Voices
      • World Mosaics 6

Other versions : 3.0 2.3 (Build 687)

v3.0 [10-21-12]

  • FIXED: v3.x backups failing to restore 'registry data' during a 'Restore Task'
  • FIXED: Minor UI glitch on 'Restore Gamesave(s)' page
  • FIXED: Backup Archives being wrongfully flagged as containing older files (when 'Create a new archive upon file change' option is used)
  • FIXED: 'settings.ini' not being updated with new options after updating to a newer release with additional options (such as this release)
  • FIXED: 'First Run' issue caused when the user doesn't have required permission to write to the settings directory
  • FIXED: Issue regarding querying databases when said database failed to be created
  • FIXED: Failed restores sometimes not being correctly logged
  • FIXED: 'Sync & Link' logs sometimes containing 'translation errors'
  • FIXED: 'Administratraive rights required' dialog not being displayed if 'settings.ini' wasn't writable in last program update
  • ADDED: Restorable 'registry data' is now listed within the 'Detected Entries' list, allowing for greater control of your 'Restore Tasks'
  • ADDED: Option to specify the sub-folder to use for Sync & Link tasks (specify via 'Program Settings->Task Specific->Sync & Link')
  • ADDED: Ability to double-click directory items in the 'Detected Entries' list on the 'Restore' and 'Sync & Link' pages (same behaviour as 'Backup' page)
  • ADDED: 'Debug Mode' now generates a complete list of missing entries during a Database Update
  • ADDED: Routine to check if user has required rights to apply a Database Update, modify settings, etc.
  • ADDED: Option to sort detected entries by the date they were last modified / added to the database (via 'Program Settings->Detection Configuration')
  • ADDED: 'Global Settings' (via First Run dialog); allows user to specify to store settings and 'Official Entries' database in AppData (by default they'll continue to be stored within launch directory for portability)
  • ALTERED: 'Default Program Settings' now specifies to hide the 7zip command window from the user (many people requested this)
  • ALTERED: Default 'cache directory' to append the '$$ CacheDir $$' subfolder
  • Minor re-wording for log files; 'Collecting MD5 File Hashes...' to 'Collecting MD5 checksums...'
  • Logs are now opened within GameSave Manager (when the user specifies to view the log after a failed task and after a 'forcibily started' scheduled task)
  • Latest Database Update included...
    • ALTERED: 'Blades of Time' entry to only backup specific files (.blk)
    • ALTERED: 'Borderlands 2' entry to only backup saves and config (separate directory entries)
    • ALTERED: 'Doom 3' entry to include 'DoomConfig.cfg' file
    • ALTERED: 'Forgotten Realms: Demon Stone (GOG Edition)' entry to only backup 'sav' and 'cfg' files
    • ALTERED: 'Spec Ops: The Line' entry to include 'Steam Cloud' data
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil'
    • ADDED: Alternative entry for 'Ys Origin'
    • FIXED: Detection issue with 'Divine Divinity'
    • FIXED: Detection issue with 'Plants Vs Zombies' due to duplicate entries
    • Added compatibility for the following game(s):
      • BoXiKoN
      • Carrier Command
      • DaisyWords
      • Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time
      • DoomsDay
      • Flight Control HD
      • Glowfish
      • Hawken
      • Hearts of Iron 3
      • I Am Alive
      • Jagged Alliance: Crossfire
      • LEGO Racers 2
      • NBA 2K13
      • QuantZ
      • Ravaged
      • Smite
      • The Settlers: Rise of an Empire Gold Edition
      • Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
      • Trino
      • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
      • Zen Bound 2

v2.3 (Build 687) [05-25-11]

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