Unable to delete exported characters and portraits from Steam cloud

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Gruftlord
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Unable to delete exported characters and portraits from Steam cloud

Post by Gruftlord » November 8th, 2015, 7:01 am

Anyone know how i can delete custom portraits and character files, so steam cloud doesn't reinstate them again?
I know how to disable steam cloud sync, but that is hardly the solution for a missing delete feature from within the game. It works for save files, but sadly for chars and portraits, i could not find that option.
Did i miss something here? Thanks.

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Re: Unable to delete exported characters and portraits from Steam cloud

Post by junk11 » November 8th, 2015, 6:45 pm

1. Disable the cloud save first
2. Play a game for awhile, save a game.
3. Quit the game
4. Delete the files you want. e.g. characters or portraits.
5. Enable Cloud.
6. Play the game, the Cloud save conflict dialog should show up before the game launch.
7. Choose the one that upload your local save, so it will overwrite the Cloud save.

Basically you need to disable Cloud and make some save changes, so when you enable Cloud again, Steam would detect the differences between local & cloud. Simple file deletion may not trigger the detection.
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Re: Unable to delete exported characters and portraits from Steam cloud

Post by Gruftlord » November 9th, 2015, 1:26 pm

junk11 wrote:1. Disable the cloud save first
2. Play a game for awhile, save a game.
3. Quit the game
4. Delete the files you want. e.g. characters or portraits.
5. Enable Cloud.
6. Play the game, the Cloud save conflict dialog should show up before the game launch.
7. Choose the one that upload your local save, so it will overwrite the Cloud save.

Basically you need to disable Cloud and make some save changes, so when you enable Cloud again, Steam would detect the differences between local & cloud. Simply file deletion may not trigger the detection.
thanks, will try that

edit: it worked. Thank you!

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Re: Unable to delete exported characters and portraits from Steam cloud

Post by AyeBraine » November 10th, 2015, 12:49 pm

Thanks, not a pressing problem, but very useful advice!

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Re: Unable to delete exported characters and portraits from Steam cloud

Post by Carl915 » April 12th, 2018, 6:19 am

junk11 wrote: ↑
November 8th, 2015, 6:45 pm
1. Disable the cloud save first
2. Play a game for awhile, save a game.
3. Quit the game
4. Delete the files you want. e.g. characters or portraits.
5. Enable Cloud.
6. Play the game, the Cloud save conflict dialog should show up before the game launch.
7. Choose the one that upload your local save, so it will overwrite the Cloud save.

Basically you need to disable Cloud and make some save changes, so when you enable Cloud again, Steam would detect the differences between local & cloud. Simple file deletion may not trigger the detection.
Hello!
Would you be able to write this algorithm in more detail?
I use an Google Translite and could miss some details.

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