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dangerdan009inc
03-30-2014, 07:14 PM
So I had 60% in AC 4 but then when i logged in it said 45%. Its probably just a generic save loss but i also have this concern: Is it possible for my save to be replaced by somebody elses save from someone elses account?? LIke can it be an accident or a glitch on Uplays part??? That would mean i played for nothing!! Its probably nothing but i'm still concerned, PLease Help!!

YazX_
03-30-2014, 09:45 PM
no it is not possible, better to disable Cloud sync in UPlay settings although its not active for AC4 and take daily saves backup, here is how:

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/811743-Precaution-to-not-lose-your-saves-and-progress

dangerdan009inc
03-31-2014, 10:00 AM
So it CANT be replaced??! ARE you 100% sure??

YazX_
03-31-2014, 10:38 AM
yes it cannot, im 100% sure, saves are encrypted per user, even if you went and grabbed others saves and placed them manually , the game will show them as damaged and cannot be read.

dangerdan009inc
03-31-2014, 02:50 PM
Thanks man, Do you work in ubisoft support/ uplay ??

YazX_
03-31-2014, 02:53 PM
Thanks man, Do you work in ubisoft support/ uplay ??

you are welcome, and nope, i'm just a customer like yourself :)

dangerdan009inc
03-31-2014, 03:49 PM
So just to be sure, i just lost a part of MY OWN save, and I'm still playing my own save, it is completely not possible for a save to get replaced:)???

Alphacos007
03-31-2014, 05:37 PM
Yep, totally not possible.

YazX_
03-31-2014, 09:01 PM
So just to be sure, i just lost a part of MY OWN save, and I'm still playing my own save, it is completely not possible for a save to get replaced:)???

hahahahhaha, i've already told you, no, if you want to make sure yourself, go and grab others saves and place them in saves folder, you will see that the game wont recognize them.

dangerdan009inc
04-01-2014, 08:03 PM
Thanks man, last question:)
Is it completely not possible at all or is it not possible to do yourself?? Like, could someone in uplay/ubisoft do it, maybe accidentally?? Cuz one time when i had 2 games in my account, suddenly my entire account got emptied, like no games, no notifications, no nothing!!! Then it DID get fixed, but my point is: does Uplay and Ubisoft have control over our games?? LIke , could they the workers in Uplay do or mess smth up 4 me?? Again , thanx man:)

YazX_
04-01-2014, 08:45 PM
well not everyone at ubisoft has privileges to access and manipulate account data, but some people do have full access as any other system in the world especially Devs, but its very unlikely that someone would mess up your account, the incident you had was a bug or system update that went wrong which got fixed afterwards, so rest assured no one would mess with your account.

but again, such systems have backup and history, so if anything went wrong, they would know, track and fix it. btw, you only own the license to play games not owning the game, not at Ubisoft or just games, in about any copyrighted content like music, movies,...

Mr_Shade
04-01-2014, 08:50 PM
FYI - the save system is 100% automatic - and 100% secure and encrypted.

It's not possible for support to recover or alter cloud based saves - for any reason, they are 100% encrypted and only usable / aces sable by the user who created them - however it's possible its a local issue or cloud issue - made the game revert to an older save - as already advised it's best to disable cloud saving due to the potential of things like this happening.

dangerdan009inc
04-02-2014, 07:58 AM
Thanks and BTW i wasnt trying to blame uplay, if you though that. I didnt mean they wanted to mess it up, I meant they could have done that accidentally. Anyway, i hope and glad this "concern/problem" of mine isnt real, cuz if it was, it could affect any of my games. So thanks for your help

dangerdan009inc
04-03-2014, 05:59 PM
Also, can CLOUD SYNC replace my save with a save from someone elses account? I'm talking specifically about cloud sync!

dangerdan009inc
04-06-2014, 02:24 PM
Hi again. Thanks for your help, also wondering:

The name of the save IS the same that i originaly gave it, so does that also prove that the save is mine?? I understand: the save IS mine, just wanna make sure. Is the name of the save contained within the save file??

If the name of the save is the same like the one i gave it, it should also prove that the save is mine, right??

YazX_
04-06-2014, 03:20 PM
saves follow naming standard convention, its like this:

1.save
1.save.metadata
2.save
2.save.metadata
3.save
.
.
.

now what makes them unique is the encryption, all of your saves are encrypted using your game's CD Key, and games' CD Keys are unique, so all users will have the same saves' names, but no save from one account will work on another. got it?

dangerdan009inc
04-06-2014, 03:47 PM
Thanks, I understand that The save IS mine, got that, I'm just asking about the name of the save. Not the save name as in Assassins ceed 4 smth bla bla, but the name that YOU give to the save file at the begining of your play through. Is THAT name contained within your save?? Like, if the name of the save is the one that i originaly gave it, It proves even more that the save is mine, right??

YazX_
04-06-2014, 04:32 PM
oh yah that name, yes ofcourse!

dangerdan009inc
04-06-2014, 04:43 PM
Yeah so if the name is contained within the save file, it cannot leave the save nor the save can leave it, so not only I know that the save is mine, but the fact that the name is the same should prove it, right?? I mean, its not the same exact name exists somewhere else, right!!?? :)

dangerdan009inc
04-06-2014, 05:25 PM
Yeah so if the name is contained within the save file, it cannot leave the save nor the save can leave it, so not only I know that the save is mine, but the fact that the name is the same should prove it, right?? I mean, its not the same exact name exists somewhere else, right!!?? :)

YazX_
04-06-2014, 10:16 PM
yes, why are you so obsessed with this thing?! if it was losing save issue, i would understand, but its about replacing your save with someone's else which is not possible. so just play normally, take backups as i posted earlier, and enjoy the game!

dangerdan009inc
04-07-2014, 02:43 PM
Well thanks and sorry man:)) Sorry I'm just worried

Mr_Shade
04-07-2014, 02:47 PM
The name you give it and the file name - have zero impact on if anyone one else can use it..

It's not going to happen.. you can't suddenly have someone else's save..


You can loose progress on your own saves though, as posted, so make backups.


The saves are locked down for your personal safety and also to stop people sharing game data ;)

dangerdan009inc
04-07-2014, 03:27 PM
But is the name of the save stored within the actual save?

KmarkoPL
04-07-2014, 06:21 PM
you been warned by Black_Widow9 (http://forums.ubi.com/member.php/995066-Black_Widow9) , reported thread to be locked !!
it seems that you just troling by asking the same question all over the board !!
BYE !!

dangerdan009inc
04-07-2014, 06:52 PM
It's amazing how stupid you are !!!

I'm not trolling, I swear!!

1st of all, I'm really worried!! I'm very sorry for posting the same thing so much, I am, but I have a problem!!

2nd, I'm asking a different question!! About the NAME of the save!!

KmarkoPL
04-07-2014, 07:34 PM
You already got answer in other threads !!

dangerdan009inc
04-07-2014, 07:46 PM
The. Name. Of. The. Save. I did not get the answer. just tell me: is the NAME of the save stored Within the save?? and i will close it.

KmarkoPL
04-07-2014, 07:49 PM
Yes !

dangerdan009inc
04-07-2014, 08:04 PM
Yes! - what?? Is the name stored within the save??

KmarkoPL
04-07-2014, 08:14 PM
How dumb you have to be , to not understand simple answer ?! Yes the save name is stored in the save file , where else would be ?!
Also will repeat all again
1 no one can swap your saves
2 the saves are encoded to specific account , so if you get save from other people and put in to your game , it will not work for you .

dangerdan009inc
04-08-2014, 09:38 AM
But in Steam saves are compatible

YazX_
04-08-2014, 09:56 AM
But in Steam saves are compatible

its about the game not steam, if the game is using SteamWorks API then they are compatible, but all Ubisoft games use UPlay, and UPlay has its own logic and implementation of storing/retrieving saves, so for AC games specifically, saves are encrypted per account as i explained earlier, wont work on another account starting from ACR, games before ACR (ACB, AC2 and AC1) are not encrypted and can be swapped.

dangerdan009inc
04-08-2014, 06:22 PM
YAZ_H
Oh OK so even if I play ACR, AC 3 and AC 4 on STEAM, they still don't use "SteamWorksAPI" and cant be swapped even on STEAM?

luciusnetheril
04-09-2014, 07:32 AM
Wow you guys are patient with this little troll.

YazX_
04-09-2014, 01:51 PM
YAZ_H
Oh OK so even if I play ACR, AC 3 and AC 4 on STEAM, they still don't use "SteamWorksAPI" and cant be swapped even on STEAM?

yes it cannot be swapped.


Wow you guys are patient with this little troll.

well, this will be my last reply as i confirmed over and over about this issue, any further discussion on this will be considered as spamming.

dangerdan009inc
04-10-2014, 12:19 PM
Thank you.

Mr_Shade
04-11-2014, 11:30 AM
Locked.

You are NOT able to share save files - end of story.