Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2 – Cross-Save Bonuses on the Steam Deck

Using the stock SteamOS on the Steam Deck, FUGA 2 does not recognize the Fuga 1 save data by default due to each game being isolated in its’ own separate container. This guide intends to help get you the cross save bonuses on the Steam Deck.

Guide to Cross-Save Bonuses

Introduction

If you’ve played FUGA 2 on your Steam Deck and also have FUGA 1 on the same device, you may have noticed that your FUGA 1 save data has not given any cross-data bonuses for FUGA 2. This guide intends to help fix that.

But first, an Explanation

You may be asking the following: “Why does this happen?”

This is due to SteamOS’s compatibility data essentially sandboxing games into their own instances, meaning FUGA 1 and 2 are separate from one another, making cross-save bonuses out of the box difficult.

Luckily, this can be easily corrected.

Enough Chit-Chat, Let’s Get This Done!

First, switch your Steam Deck to Desktop Mode, and open the Dolphin file explorer. You will need to navigate to the following path depending on where FUGA 1 and 2 are saved on your Steam Deck:

  • Internal SSD: /home/deck/.steam/steam/steamapps/compatdata/
  • MicroSD card: /run/media/(whatever name it’s assigned itself)/steamapps/compatdata/

Next, you will need to navigate to FUGA 1’s folder. Each folder is named by its app id. In this case, FUGA 1 has the app id of 1357860. Go into the folder named exactly that app id and enter the pfx folder and then the drive_c folder. Then navigate through the following folders until you reach this path:

  • /users/steamuser/AppData/Local/TANK/

Copy the “Saved” folder within and go back to the compatdata folder you were in prior. Now we need to go to FUGA 2’s folder. FUGA 2 has an app id of 2001340. Go into the folder named exactly that app id and once again go into the pfx and the drive_c folders. Then navigate to the following path within:

  • /users/steamuser/AppData/Local/TANK/

You will notice that this folder either may not exist or may exist but not have a “Saved” folder. If it does not exist, create the TANK folder. Either way, then paste the “Saved” folder from prior into the TANK folder within FUGA 2’s compatdata folder.

If done correctly, the next time FUGA 2 boots up on Steam Deck, you will have a snapshot of your FUGA 1 save data being read as well!

Please note that the save data will NOT update with your FUGA 1 progress if you so choose to continue playing FUGA 1 afterwards, you will need to repeat this process in order to update the save data to the state afterwards.

Jan Bonkoski
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Jan Bakowski aka Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. His love of gaming began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64) back in 1998. He’s been making game guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job. In his free time, he plays on Steam Deck.

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