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Optimization Question about Steam Cloud synchronization ehavior

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Hi everyone! Does anyone know if there’s a way to manipulate what files a given game synchronizes with the Steam cloud without access to the source code?  The reason I ask is that it is apparently a known issue that save data for Final Fantasy V doesn’t get synced for some reason. I was wondering if there’s a way to brute force it? I didn’t find any non-binary files or registry entries that dictate what a given game synchronizes.

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No, the files to sync are either configured in the "partner.steamgames" site, or in the game's code.

If you want to sync files yourself, you can always use something like dropbox :)

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Thanks Hodgman!  I figured as much, but thought I’d ask anyway.

Yeah, I could definitely sync my save file by another means, but if this was an easy fix via a registry hack or something, it would’ve been worth pursuing.

Believe it or not, the game does sync the configuration file (which may or may not be a good thing depending on each machine you’d want to play on). Why they didn’t also sync the 3KB save file boggles my mind!  This is a $16 product which you can play perfectly on an emulator for free if you’re so inclined. You’d think they’d want to provide you every convenience possible... oh well 😂

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