How to Cloud Save


Install Dropbox on pc

Make folder called GameSaves

Install Dropbox on Steam Deck by going into deskstop mode, clicking discover, searching dropbox

Try signing in, if it hangs on starting open Konsole and type

systemctl restart --user xdg-desktop-portal

Try signing in again, it should open firefox. I signed in and it hung on the sign in page, I clicked something on the dropbox page to go to account and it was signed in already so idk.

I also did the Konsole command above after trying to sign in on firefox.

Go to the Dwarf Fortress folder by right clicking on the steam library and browse local files. Right click the window and open in terminal. Then Type this into the new Konsole window (The first letter is a lowercase L)

ln -s /home/deck/Dropbox/GameSaves/save

This is the steam deck side done.

Go back to windows pc, open command prompt, type

mklink /J "D:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dwarf Fortress\save" "E:\Dropbox\GameSaves\save"

Change the paths to your paths.

It might say cannot create a file that already exists. If so delete/move/back up, your save folder in your dwarf fortress install location on steam.

For myself I wanted the save file from steam deck to be my main one so I backed that up in my dropbox GameSaves folder first, if you want pc save to be main one back that one up first. Or you might be able to combine them by changing the save file names.

If using on steam deck you have to open desktop mode, open dropbox and it will download your pc save, then go back to gaming mode and play, then at end of session open desktop mode again, and open dropbox again, it will then sync save folder to pc.

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