First off I put together this thread for the people who're getting stuck in various parts of the game, so they won't have to start new threads asking for help, or abandoning their game.
Secondly, I did it for the people who just want to replay different levels of the game, as we all know there's no going back to a previous level in TFS.
Now, these saves are in chronological order, taken from certain key points in the game:
After the fight with the first Elephant creature, where you get stuck on the balcony.
The Sewers pt.1
The Sewers pt. 2
The Baths 2
Outside the Palace
Going to the Throne Room
Outside the Astrolabe
After the fight with Ratash
After getting the Aerial Dash
Before the Terrace Puzzle
After the Terrace Puzzle
Before the Djinn City Puzzle
Rekem pt. 1
Before the Sacred Fountain
Climbing the King's Tower
The Palace in the sandstorm
After fighting the 3 summoners
Towards the Final Climb
For those of you who don't know where to put the save, you need to find your saves folder on your PC. It may be a hidden folder, so adjust your Windows settings in order to see the hidden folders too.
If you're using Windows 7 it may be somewhere in C:\Users\*your pc name*\AppData\Local\storage\
If you're using Windows XP it may be somewhere in C:\Documents and Settings\*your pc name*\Local Settings\Application Data\storage\
Or you can just run a search for the word "save" but be sure to check that box which allows your Windows to search through the hidden folders too.
Actually you can get saves backed and replay from any checkpoint in TFS. In a PC game you will find the auto save in a folder at a location like this:
C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Local Settings\Application Data\storage\
The saves are a set of 4 files in the numbered folder. The data in savefiles keeps changing here with every savepoint crossed. Lets call this storage folder as Location A. The minute the game autosaves and a checkpoint is registered [The game gives you a flashing icon for indicating a savepoint has been reached, go to the location [Loc A] copy the numbered folder with the saves in the storage sub-folder, and back it elsewhere on the hard disk [lets call it Location B where you are saving the copy of each savepoint to rename]. Everytime you back the save just change the folder name and not the contents of save inside. Rename or renumber the saves folders in sequence as when you back them at Loc B. At any point you need to revisit a particular part, just re-copy contents from backed folders from Location B into the default save Location A given above and resume playing from that point.
Just wanted to add that stopping the game at Astrolab on reaching there after getting past wrecked palace parts by Ratash makes the platform handle switch disappear. Play it through straight without stopping and you will get the switch.
That's exactly what I did, but the majority of people DON'T ! that's why I created this thread. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Originally posted by Grafferu:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by SeriousPrince:
Actually you can get saves backed and replay from any checkpoint in TFS.
this is really great! helps a lot! thanks!
What a waste of time and money, I'm stuck in the Observatory Level and NOTHING works, even the tips of GRAFFERU!!!!
ok man i appreciate the effort you have taken for this thread. howevere i am having difficulty locating where to place the file. i have run a search for "save", came up empty. i am not sure which i am running xp vista etc. im fairly certain am running 07, as my windows/flag icon at bottom of screen is round.
there is no other way to locate the save folder?