When a game saves, often there are two places they’re stored. One is locally on your computer (so that you can play offline), and another in the cloud (such as Steam cloud, so that they are permanently backed up and synced between systems). There are a few reasons you might want to know the location of your save files.
Firstly, back-ups are important. In the event that your save becomes corrupt (whether due to a bug, modding issue etc), you likely won’t be able to play that save again, meaning all that progress is lost. By copying and pasting your save folder, you’ll always have a backup you can revert too. It’s always recommended to back-up your save before making any changes to your game.
Another reason you might need to know where your save game is located is so that you can actually modify it. Some games have special software available which allow you to open up your save and edit your character freely.
Where to Find BATTLETECH Saves
Below, we’re going to show you the Save Game Location for BATTLETECH on Steam, GOG and Mac.
Steam Save Location
For Windows users who are playing on Steam, you can find the BATTLETECH save game files in a .SAV format in the following location:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\userdata\USER_ID\637090\remote\C#\SGS#
A few things may be different such, such as the drive you have the game installed on. USER_ID should be replaced with your own Steam folder, and any # will be replaced with a number.
If instead, you are on Mac OS, you should head to the directory shown below:
GOG Save Location
BATTLETECH is also available on GOG. If you have it on GOG, the save location will obviously be different to the Steam folder shown above. If you are on Windows, save game files can be found inside of the AppData folder, specifically inside:
If none of the locations above are working for you, there are two more directories that you can try for both Windows and Mac.