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I'm wondering if you know why so many games on Steam these days only support 1 save slot. This isn't an issue on 360 or PS3, as you can just log into another profile and play the game with a new save slot. But on Steam, it's 1 and done. This is a big problem for games that I want to share with my kids. Toki Tori 2+ for example is a great game for my 7 and 9 year old kids to play, but I enjoy it too. On Steam, only 1 of us gets to have their own progress. This is becoming all too common, and I wish that there was a way to get around it without buying second copies.
Games usually store their save information locally on your hard drive. It's a little tedious, but you can backup your saved games on a flash drive or something, and just switch between them for each on of your children and yourself. Games usually keep them under 'My Documents' or in the STeam directory.
This isnt really the fault of the Steam, its the fault of the developers. Steam just ties the game to the account they have nothing to do with in game profiles. Valve cant just have multiple profiles able to access the same game, it would be insanely exploited. Maybe I am wrong but I think for the multiple profiles to work on console doesn't it need to be a physical copy?
Valve is actually working to resolve this with family sharing, it is currently in Beta but it would allow for multiple steam accounts to access 1 library.
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