If you display your library in List View, there is an optional Steam Cloud column which displays a cloud icon if a game supports saving to the Steam Cloud.
Regarding whether games sync saves or just preference files and the like: there's no way to tell for certain besides checking the descriptions or asking other players / the developers.
However, the vast ...
There is a simple way to do this. All it requires is that you download the games through Steam.
After a game is downloaded, Steam will by default sync data from the Steam cloud to your computer. It also maintains an index file over the files being synced. It is easy to understand by opening it in a text editor.
Finding the Steam cloud index files
In your Steam library, you can right-click a title and select Properties. From here, select the Updates tab.
In the bottom part of the window, you can see exactly how much space is used for that game, and how much storage that game has left. Here's what it says on my computer for SpaceChem:
As you mentioned yourself, the permitted size does indeed vary per ...
I know this is an old question, but for future generations:
Copy Steam_directory/userdata/your_long_number/7/remote/sharedconfig.vdf between computers or back it up.
Steam_directory is~/.local/share/Steam/ on linux, ~/Library/Application Support/Steam on mac, and wherever you chose to install Steam on windows (usually C:\Program Files\Steam or C:\Program ...
Disabling Steam Cloud Synchronization
It is unfortunate that you have to play two different characters on those computers, however if you are happy with this to be the solution, all you need to do is the following:
Right click on Torchlight II in your games list and select Properties
On the Updates tab, you will find a setting for disabling Steam Cloud (...
Note: This answer is old (May, 2013), and may be out of date due to changes to the Steam platform. Some users have reported this solution not working. Proceed with caution!
Unfortunately, there is no native feature allowing this, but it is possible. (as of 2013/Jan/25) It will take some work, but you can delete from the Steam cloud by following these ...
In the sidebar in a game's store page you can find this kind of information about what Steam features a game supports.
Not all games support Steam Cloud. If you are worried about these games' save files, you could use a tool that finds all game save files and make a backup of them for you. It's called GameSave Manager
Inside the Steam library, right click on a game and select "properties", then open the "updates" tab and you'll find both the total space available for that game and how much has been used.
Total space varies depending on title, for instance it's 100 MB for Half-Life 2 and 1024 MB for Team Fortress 2.
Anyway, when you reach this limit your oldest saves ...
The easy way to work around the Steam cloud sync for these files is not to delete them, but to make DotA2 ignore them. All you need to do is delete the contents, but leave the files.
Here are the needed steps:
Go to your \Steam\userdata\XXX\570\remote\itembuilds directory
For each .txt file there, open the file in notepad, delete the contents ...
I believe the ? means that Steam isn't sure if it's synced with the Steam Cloud. When you launch the game, or if you toggle cloud support for a game, the icon turns from the "question mark" to just a cloud icon. I tested this with a couple of games in my library, and this seemed to be a pattern. I can't find any Steam FAQs on this topic, so this is more ...
By the looks of it, it's per game, and you can follow the steps here to see how much you've used up and how much you have left.
Having a read here it seams that when it's full - its full and nothing gets deleted ...
Since your hard can support it (and to be honest save files aren't that large) I'd disable Cloud Save for that game.
What system do you have to identify the user?
You only mentioned not using Steam login, but how will you do the authentication? How does the computer know "Bob" is playing the game instead of "Bill"?
Whatever authentication method you're using, the save file will be managed within that system.
Or the system lets them insert a USB key with their save ...
I just experienced the same issue, and found out on this thread that sometimes simply restarting Steam restores the categories; it worked for me.
I understand you probably have tried that already, but other people might benefit from this simple "solution".
One way to tell is to find the game's remote folder in your steam userdata. I find the easiest way to figure out which game is the right one is to launch it, save your game, and exit. Then sort the folders by last updated date. This is my steam userdata folder for UnEpic
G:\Steam\userdata\XXXXXXXX\233980 (the X's will be digits that are your steam account id ...
After some investigation I have found that the Godus is not supported on the Steam Cloud.
But, you can still manually find the save file from your steam folder.
In the game library on Steam, right click on Godus in the list of games in the sidebar. Select "Properties" and then click the "Local Files" tab in the "Godus - Properties" window. Click "Browse ...
You will want to bring back a backup copy of the file at Steam\userdata\<id>\7\remote\serverbrowser_hist.vdf.
Note that if you just replace the favorites list in Steam\userdata\<id>\7\remote\serverbrowser_hist.vdf with your backup and restart Steam, it just gets replaced with the newer version with everything cleared. That's because remotecache....
The steam cloud stores a few things
Any save or configuration file(s) for games (depends on the game)
Workshop items that you created
Other then screenshots and workshop items, there is no other way to obtain this data.
If you took enough of a break from Skyrim before losing the saves, they won't have been backed up in Steam Cloud. Skyrim didn't have Cloud support at launch, only adding it in one of the later updates – about the time that Steam Workshop support was added.
Currently, after latest games library UI update (November 2019), you can find that in game details:
Select a game on the list
Click 'Show more details' button
If the game supports Cloud Saves, the appropriate information will be listed in details somewhere under the button
If there are any special network configurations you have to set on your computer, you should ask your internet service provider.
Otherwise, in all likelihood, you will just have to pay more for a faster internet connection (assuming you have a choice and your local infrastructure supports it).
Yeah, same thing happened to me, but I wouldn't think much of it, as it's in closed beta still and isn't perfect yet. I have notified Valve, and they will probably get on that soon, because closed beta is just that- people playing the game, detecting problems, and reporting then to the devs to fix. All in all, there's no fix that us users can implement, but ...
Some games will keep your save data in a separate folder such as your documents folder on your computer, which means you shouldn't lose the data in those cases when you uninstall.
I also believe the Steam Cloud feature sure work on most titles in terms of keeping your save data.
But as Ben said it's always recommended to manually find the save yourself and ...
I've had success (different game) in the past with this guide (the Steam app ID for TF2 is 440): http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2470784
The basic idea is to:
mess up (i.e. empty) the local backup data
start Steam and receive a Sync conflict dialog
delete the local backup data without closing the dialog
resolve the conflict in the ...