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Is your Witcher 3 save import broken? Here’s a fix

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If you’re an avid RPG fan from any corner of the globe, this is the day you’ve no doubt been waiting for. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, the concluding chapter in Geralt’s story, is finally out for mass consumption – and so far I’ve been having an absolute blast with its incredible storytelling. It adapts beautifully well to your Witcher 2 import, as long as you can get it to work.

As soon as you start a new game in The Witcher 3, you’re presented with the option to either import a previous save, or simulate it in-game (which is done rather excellently, by the way). If you only see the simulation option, the game is not locating your old save correctly – which makes all those previous hours you spent in the Northern Realms a little moot.

Thankfully, there’s a quick, painless fix. The Witcher 3 looks for save files in a specific location – and one which Steam in particular doesn’t save to. If you’ve been using Steam Cloud Saves, you’ll probably find your save files in “:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\userdata\[userid]\20920\remote.”. The Witcher 3 only picks up files located in “:\Users\[username]\My Documents\Witcher 2\gamesaves”, so you’ll have to move it there if you want the option to pop up at all.

See, quick and easy. Also don’t forget to download the day-one Game Ready Drivers if you’re playing to explore Novigrad using a green graphics cards – and right now just hope for the best on anything AMD.

Last Updated: May 19, 2015

20 Comments

  1. By the time I finish The Witcher 1 and 2 this will likely not be a problem.

    I just need to remember to back up my saves properly this time.

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  2. Kensei Seraph

    May 19, 2015 at 08:36

  3. Captain JJ Browman

    May 19, 2015 at 08:39

    I’m so glad I played the previous Witchers and got around to reading the comics and a few of the books.

    Reply

  4. Spaffy

    May 19, 2015 at 08:51

    So a 960 outperforms a 780 and a Titan only gets 30fps.
    http://wccftech.com/witcher-3-initial-benchmarks/
    Same story with Project Cars.
    Nvidia is not updating Keplar cards. So much for my GTX780 🙁

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    • HairyEwok

      May 19, 2015 at 09:16

      I dono ey…. My GTX780 is holding up just fine. Your GTX might be sick.

      Reply

      • ElimiNathan

        May 19, 2015 at 09:25

        Look at the bench results, it clearly shows his card isn’t “sick”. Its OK to admit your card is struggling dude, admitting there’s a problem is the first step to recovery

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        • HairyEwok

          May 19, 2015 at 09:26

          Like i said my card is running just fine……

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  5. SEGA Neptune

    May 19, 2015 at 09:01

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TW3! 🙂
    May you be just as enjoyable 4 years later as Skyrim is today.

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    • HairyEwok

      May 19, 2015 at 09:02

      You forgot to nep nep 😛

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      • SEGA Neptune

        May 19, 2015 at 09:04

        Nep nep nep nep to you,
        nep nep nep nep to you,
        nep nep nep nep dear Geralt,
        nep nep nep nep to you.

        NEP NEP

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        • HairyEwok

          May 19, 2015 at 09:05

          HOORAY!

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          • SEGA Neptune

            May 19, 2015 at 09:09

            Fus Ro Aard

  6. HairyEwok

    May 19, 2015 at 09:08

    I’m actually curious how AMD is holding up with the game….. As usual Nvidia went and updated their drivers for the game a day before release.

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 19, 2015 at 09:09

      I see that the latest driver for my card was done on the 9th of December :/

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      • Krabby Paddy

        May 19, 2015 at 09:13

        Red does mean stop and Green means go.

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        • Admiral Chief

          May 19, 2015 at 09:14

          Either that or it already runs well, so no silly fix needed

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          • HairyEwok

            May 19, 2015 at 09:17

            Benchmarks and Tests or it didn’t run.

  7. SEGA Neptune

    May 19, 2015 at 09:16

    Nep Nep loves you too 🙂

    Reply

  8. RinceTriss

    May 19, 2015 at 09:34

    lol

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  9. FDKLTD

    May 31, 2015 at 22:59

    Hello, I lost my witcher 3 game save when i updated to 1.04, can i get it back???

    Reply

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