The subsequent Valheim update ought to forestall gamers from shedding progress thanks to a pesky bug with Steam Cloud saving. Patch 0.208.5, which is now accessible on the Viking recreation’s public take a look at department, provides a workaround and failsafe system to maintain your save information secure, even whenever you’re taking part in a number of Valheim accounts on the identical PC. The patch additionally introduces some festive new Midsummer content material, so begin weaving some flower crowns now.
Developer Iron Gate explains that gamers – particularly gamers who have been utilizing a number of accounts on a single PC – have run into points with shedding progress thanks to a bug with Steam Cloud saves. To tackle this, the devs say they’re creating some new folders for Cloud and native save information.
Once this new patch arrives on the principle department, cloud saves can be saved in Steam’s userdata folder. Save information for devoted servers and multi-account PCs have a brand new save file location: folder labelled ‘_local’ that’s subsequent to the outdated save file folder. Old saves will stay in that outdated save folder, however no new saves can be saved there. Iron Gate says that whenever you begin an outdated native save with cloud saving enabled any more, the outdated native file can be moved to the cloud, and a neighborhood backup can be created.
With Midsummer arising, Iron Gate can be including Maypoles, flower crowns, and new summery banner colors to Valheim.
The patch additionally features a Unity model update that ought to scale back crashing, and tamed animals will now comply with you into Haldor’s forcefield.
You can learn the complete patch notes on Steam. The patch will little doubt hit the principle department quickly, however for now you possibly can attempt it out early by opening Valheim’s Steam settings, clicking ‘properties,’ and choosing Betas. Type the code ‘yesimadebackups‘ (with out the inverted commas) into the sphere there, and you’ll have the opportunity to choose the Public Test Branch from the record of choices within the menu. Once the sport has up to date, you’ll have the opportunity to take the following patch out for a take a look at drive.
As the code suggests, Iron Gate says that whereas this patch is supposed to fix save information, you’ll need to manually create a backup of any current save information earlier than opting into the beta.