I'm playing Portal 2 (Windows XP version), in chapter 5. When I try to save, the game tells me there are no saved-game slots left, and I will have to delete some saved games. I find this behavior incredibly irritating. Is there some way I can get more room for saved games?


I don't think you can do what you ask, but unless you want to keep saves to access extremely specific parts of levels, you really don't need any more saves. Once you've finished a level you can always go back to it afterwards and play it again. So if there are some puzzles you like, you can skip straight to them (or to the beginning of the chapter, anyway).

Addendum from comments: Remember, you can always quicksave (F5) and quickload (F9), which is much faster. But you always overwrite your previous quicksave, so be aware of that. However, due to the design of the game it's essentially impossible to lose any progress short of a complete wipe of your saves.

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    The issue is not so much wanting to play old levels as it is wanting to be able to save frequently. Going back to delete old saved games is Not Fun. – Norman Ramsey Jun 11 '11 at 22:10
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    You can quicksave with F5 and then quickload with F9 – Dave McClelland Jun 15 '11 at 21:53
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    Yeah, why on earth aren't you just quicksaving...? – Shinrai Jun 15 '11 at 22:34

You can save over previous save slots - if you find you run out just keep some useful ones.

Remember you shouldn't need very many - only enough to complete a single level, then maybe again to get the achievements you missed first time around.

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If you are on Windows, go to this directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Portal 2\portal2\SAVE. There should be another folder in there. Go into that and you can copy your saves to somewhere else and remove the ones from this folder. Then you will be able to save as much as you want in-game, and you can keep the saves you want for future use.

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