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I purchased the humble indie bundle 2, downloaded braid, and installed it. Since the bundle is now available on Steam, I am now downloading the Steam version for achievements etc. Will the steam version use the same save as the non-Steam version?

Related: If I have the non-Steam version of a game and the Steam version, is it possible to make Steam only redownload changed files? Not a huge issue for the Humble Indie games, being quite small in size, but it would be handy for something like UT3 if I activated my key on Steam.

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Despite my self answer, there is still room for someone else to answer if this is true for all Steam games, however. – Macha Dec 24 '10 at 22:44
I imagine it would vary by game. – Raven Dreamer Dec 24 '10 at 23:03
Yes, it varies by game. If they store the saves in a single, common location in all versions then it won't matter. If it stores it in the game's directory (BAD DEVELOPER, no cookie!) or in the Steam cloud, then no. – user2974 Dec 24 '10 at 23:13
up vote 6 down vote accepted

I have now redownloaded Braid, and was not only given my old save file, but achievements based on my existing progress.

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