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Is it possible to transfer Dark Souls 1 progress/profile/charactes to steam?

I used to play in a standalone Dark Souls aplication (PC), but it has problem with online gameplay. I realy love the game and since there is a sale on steam would like to buy it there. But it would be really sad to lose all the progress and startover. I found something like a profile file here

c:\Users\ME\Documents\DarkSouls\Player1\DRAKS0005.sl2

so I wonder may be I can copy it to a steam darksoul folder and this will work? Or there is any other way to transfer my progress? Has anyone done anything like this with steam games?

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    I can say that the save file has the same name under steam. I haven't tried your scenario, I just have the steam copy. – Sean B Feb 8 '16 at 0:08
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This worked for me:
1. Install and run the game from steam.
2. Press "New Game" and create a character and exit.
3. Move the old file:

c:\Users\ME\Documents\NBGI\DarkSouls\Player1\DRAKS0005.sl2

to replace the steam file, which is:

 c:\Users\ME\Documents\NBGI\DarkSouls\DRAKS0005.sl2

I played 2 hours with it and everything looks fine: all chars, progress and even settings are transefed.

P.S. I'm not sure whether steps 1 and 2 are obligatory.

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    I'd recommend doing steps 1 and 2 as the game may use Cloud saves on Steam... which would overwrite your save with the one in the cloud. – Powerlord Feb 8 '16 at 15:59
  • DS1 does not have cloud saves. I've been playing it on two separate computers (with steam on both) and I've had to email my save file back and forth. – Pyritie Jun 20 '16 at 16:40

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