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Mario 15th June 2014 02:46 PM

Saved games embedded in the Windows registry!
 
Recently, I played and finished two PC games. They were Defense Zone 2 and I Am Vegend - Zombiegeddon. Both are tower defense games. As is protocol for me, I back up save game files once I finish a game. After looking in the usual places to find the save files, I was stumped. I could find nothing for either game. Interesting. I usually have no problem finding any save game file, and even those harder-to-find are easily found, by, simply playing the game and have something change, whereby the save data is modified by the game, exiting, and searching for the newest files on the system. Until now, this method has worked flawlessly, even with the most obscure locations. For these two games, I could find no save game files. Something was being saved in both cases. The next step I was going to take, would have been to start monitoring the games during play. I was going to use Process Monitor and see exactly what was being saved and where. Before doing that though, I decided to post a question, asking where the save file location is, in the official forums of Defense Zone 2. The developer is a Russian man, who seems to genuinely want to support his game. He answerd promptly, stating that it's in the registry. Holy fucking shit. Save game data in the Widnows registry? Yes, sir! WOW! Never in my twenty five years of PC gaming, have I come across a game that stores the actual save game "file", in the registry of the operating system. Both of these games do. At least from now on, that will be another location I will be checking when looking to find save game files.


Defense Zone 2
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image...logo_small.jpg
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Artem Kotov\Defense zone 2]

I Am Vegend - Zombiegeddon
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image...logo_small.jpg
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppMania\I Am Vegend]

Mario 23rd February 2015 11:08 AM

Re: Saved games embedded in the Windows registry!
 
Time to update this thread with more games (I played) that use the Windows registry to store their save game data.


Moonlight Minions
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image...logo_small.png
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Shorebound Studios\Moonlight Minions]


Muffin Knight
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image...logo_small.png
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Angry Mob Games\Muffin Knight]


OTTTD (Over The Top Tower Defence)
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image...logo_small.png
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SMG\OTTTD]


The Tiny Tale 2
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image...logo_small.png
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\RunningPillow\TTT2]

Mario 14th April 2015 06:10 PM

Re: Saved games embedded in the Windows registry!
 
Defend Your Life
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image...logo_small.png
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Alda Games s.r.o.\Defend Your Life!]

Mario 30th May 2015 12:08 AM

Re: Saved games embedded in the Windows registry!
 
Hills of Glory 3D
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image...f_glory_3d.png
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mando Productions\Hills of Glory 3D]

Mario 17th September 2015 06:05 PM

Re: Saved games embedded in the Windows registry!
 
Heldric - The legend of the shoemaker
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image..._game_logo.png
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Astral Byte\Heldric]


Alien Robot Monsters
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image..._game_logo.png
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Kraftix Games\Alien Robot Monsters]

Mario 10th July 2016 01:11 PM

Re: Saved games embedded in the Windows registry!
 
Last Hope - Tower Defense
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image..._game_logo.png
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JESoftware\Last Hope TD]

Mario 15th July 2016 12:26 PM

Re: Saved games embedded in the Windows registry!
 
Rabbit Island
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image..._game_logo.png
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\UpGames\Rabbit Island]

Mario 18th May 2017 09:30 AM

Re: Saved games embedded in the Windows registry!
 
Marble Duel
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image..._game_logo.png
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\HeroCraft\Marble Duel]


Defence to death
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image..._game_logo.png
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\LaushStudio\Defence to death]

Mario 22nd October 2017 01:45 PM

Re: Saved games embedded in the Windows registry!
 
Kindergarten
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image..._game_logo.png
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SmashGames\Kindergarten]

Mario 8th November 2017 03:04 AM

Re: Saved games embedded in the Windows registry!
 
Legend of the Skyfish
https://mariosworld.org/assets/image..._game_logo.png
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mgaia Studio & Crescent Moon Games\Skyfish]


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