Risen: How to Move Old Saves to New Directory (New Update 2023)

With the console remakes of Risen, THQ Nordic brought an update to Steam as well. This update included some Quality of Life changes as well as Steam Achievements. With the update the default save directory changed, and those with previous games might be surprised to find their saves empty on launch. This guide shows you how to move your saves to the new directory, quick and easy.

 

Moving Your Saves

Hey friends! After updating your copy of Risen, you will notice that your old save files (assuming you’ve played before) will be missing in-game:

All you need to do is go into your old save directory: C:\Users\Ian\Saved Games\Risen\SaveGames
****Replace ‘Ian’ with your own User; You may use a different drive then the C:Drive****

And move those saves to the new directory: C:\Users\Ian\AppData\Local\Risen\SaveGames

****If you are unable to see the AppData folder (I think it might be hidden by default?) the only thing you need to do is to select ‘Hidden Items’ in the view tab of your File Explorer, like so:

Just drag/copy+paste the saves into the new directory and you will be ready to get going.

For those who are curious: There is no implementation for retroactive achievements unlocks. Any in-game achievement you have previously unlocked will have to be re-unlocked.


Thanks to Chicken Chaser for his great guide, all credit to his effort. you can also read the original guide from Steam Community. enjoy the game.

Post Author: Robins Chew

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