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Murray the Chao
01-27-2007, 01:44 AM
I downloaded Culture Shock from GameTAP, and I would like to know where my saved games are stored.

Samnmax221
01-27-2007, 03:09 AM
Probably on Gametap's server. As far as I know everyone here either opted into a full season or gets Pre-release review versions.

Murray the Chao
01-27-2007, 03:12 AM
So, how do I get to them?

Samnmax221
01-27-2007, 03:24 AM
IDK, you could try using Gametap's Tech Support.

Murray the Chao
01-28-2007, 10:05 PM
I'm pretty sure they're on the hard drive somewhere.

Samnmax221
01-28-2007, 10:24 PM
It should be in the Sam and Max folder in your Program Files.

Murray the Chao
01-28-2007, 11:34 PM
I don't have a Sam & Max folder since I downloaded Culture Shock from GameTap.

Samnmax221
01-29-2007, 12:15 AM
Is there a Gametap folder? Maybe you should ask Jake.

Murray the Chao
01-29-2007, 01:59 AM
Yes, there is a GameTap folder, but it doesn't contain any game data.

Ray Jones
01-29-2007, 03:24 AM
Just search for files with an actual timestamp after you saved a game?

Murray the Chao
01-29-2007, 03:33 AM
I tried that earlier today.

Ray Jones
01-29-2007, 04:02 AM
And?

Murray the Chao
01-29-2007, 04:32 AM
I found nothing.

Ray Jones
01-29-2007, 04:47 AM
Maybe it's stored in the registry.

Murray the Chao
01-29-2007, 05:53 AM
I've already checked.

Besides, I have heard that the extension is .save

Ray Jones
01-29-2007, 06:26 AM
Check if it's stored in "thar web". Just cut your internet cable in half and burn it to be really sure. Then try to save a game. If it still works, it has to be on the harddisk. I hope you didn't search for *.save files only, eh? (Yes, I could say
"maybe you're just too stupid or something" instead, but this way it is more fun!)

Murray the Chao
01-30-2007, 07:57 PM
I was able to save a game with the Internet cut off.

Murray the Chao
02-02-2007, 01:48 AM
Well?

Ray Jones
02-02-2007, 09:01 AM
Send me money, so I can actually buy the game to err investigate further?



Hm. Did you search for modified, created or accessed files?

Murray the Chao
02-03-2007, 03:49 AM
Just tried that, no go.

SyntheticGerbil
02-03-2007, 11:28 AM
So why didn't you try e-mailing Gametap about this?

Murray the Chao
02-04-2007, 12:10 AM
My father did E-Mail them, and they weren't very helpful.

itchythesamurai
02-04-2007, 02:54 AM
Well then, they're not going to be getting my business! And that's because I already ordered the whole of season one in advance from Telltale.

Murray the Chao
02-04-2007, 05:12 AM
They were saying copyright issues, but how can saved games be copyrighted?

SyntheticGerbil
02-04-2007, 11:10 AM
They can't. And I think legally a company is required to tell you what files they put on your computer, assuming that you are saving to your harddrive or registry and not the internet.

itchythesamurai
02-04-2007, 02:35 PM
Murry, are you going to hire a crackerjack attorney and bring GameTap to justice?

Samnmax221
02-04-2007, 02:46 PM
Lets chase down Ted Turner and shove napalm up his expensive ass!!!

itchythesamurai
02-04-2007, 03:32 PM
I'm sorry, we're just no match against Captain Planet. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYFu__Q9ASU)

Murray the Chao
02-05-2007, 12:27 AM
Murry, are you going to hire a crackerjack attorney and bring GameTap to justice?
I don't have any plans to, but if this matter cannot be resolved, I will be giving Phoenix Wright a call!

Samnmax221
02-05-2007, 01:13 AM
Should call Johnnie Cochran, wait, he's dead.
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOOL

Murray the Chao
02-05-2007, 05:32 AM
Okay, I have looked into this some more, and found that when you launch a game from GameTap, two virtual drives are created: one at X, where the game data(including saved games)is stored, and one at Y, for the CD in games that use one.
These drives do not appear in the Explorer, and if I try to access them in another application(such as DRAGON UnPacker or Hex Workshop)I get "Access is Denied".
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y128/MithosYggdrasil/ContraptionsGametap.jpg
(screenshot from Even More Contraptions)
Copy protection may be required to keep GameTap from becoming a piracy haven, but it is NOT okay when it prevents you from accessing your saved games(either to back them up, or to copy over one you got from somewhere else).

SyntheticGerbil
02-05-2007, 11:24 AM
Gametap sounds stupid. Just buy from Telltale. And if you want to play Incredible Machine Contraptions, it's like 3 bucks on Amazon.

Murray the Chao
02-05-2007, 07:33 PM
I am going to start getting Sam & Max straight from Telltale, I just need to be able to back up my Culture Shock saved games first.

SyntheticGerbil
02-05-2007, 08:11 PM
I wonder if the saves are different on Gametap though?

I'm sure Telltale doesn't hide secret "copyright" saved games on protected hard drives that get temporarily created on your PC.

Samnmax221
02-05-2007, 08:16 PM
My saves are stored right in my Telltale folder, well not exactly, they're stored in a Data folder inside of the Telltale folder.