Restarting new and keeping all your old stuff
Restarting a new game is necessary when a new game update comes out and you want to see all new features applied, especially new POIs, updated storylines etc. The following describes an easy procedure to do this. The situation is: You have an old savegame or your current game, you keep it until you are done with these steps, you start a new game and you transfer your vehicles and containers into the new game. The procedure is based on a video released by Spanj, here the Youtube link:
In the following I write down the procedure described in the video.
In your current game that you will leave, make sure every ship you want to transfer is not docked to another ship. Transfering bases with the following method will also work, but the terrain in the new world could cause some problems so better transfer all the content of your base containers into your ship containers, if necessary add new provisory containers in one of your ships. For safety measure, make a blueprint of all your ships and bases, this will ensure that all the recent changes you made on these entities will be saved and can be respawned.
Once everything said in 1) is setup correctly, take a notepad and write down all the IDs of your vehicles you will transfer with the ‘di’ console command.
Now start a new game and setup the game options to your liking, you can start in a new world or in the same world, set your seed nr. accordingly.
Once your escape pod has landed give the ‘im’ command in the console and get yourself the appropriate STARTER BLOCKS for all your vehicles that you will transfer. Place these blocks on the ground at some distance from each other keeping in mind that the space will be filled with your ships and vehicles when you do the next steps, so make sure there is enough space and preferably flat space.
Get all the IDs of these starter blocks, n the opened notepad from step 2) write them accordingly beneath the ones you have already written down in your old game. Now quit this new game.
Open the game folder at
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Empyrion – Galactic Survival\Saves
Open the ‘Games’ folder and locate your new game and your previous game, sort by date and look at the names. Open an Explorer for both games, this will make file transfers easier.
In your old game, open the Shared folder and locate the folders whith the IDs in your notepad; you will copy the ‘area’ file from the old game into the new game, repeat with all IDs and copy-paste all these ‘area’ files. With all this, if you restart the game you will find all your ships and all have the correct container contents from the previous game. However 2 corrections need to be made:
a) If your ships had a custom color, then the wrong color may show-up and you would need to correct this with the painting tool. As Spanj told me: “Repaint is easy, you just adjust the colors in the color tool and it applies directly the whole ship, providing you do it while pointing the tool in range of the ship.”
b) The ships transfered are still not yours technically, you need to replace the cores, give yourself cores for your vehicles, go find and destroy the cores on your vehicles and replace them with your cores, be very careful not destroying anything else in the process!
If you want you can now play from here, or you can additionally transfer your player data (see next point).
To transfer the player’s data, go in both ‘Games’ folders and navigate to the ‘Players’ folder. Copy all files from the old to the new game, this will transfer all your player’s progress, factory contents, levels and PDA progress. Transfering your player data like this will however cause to spawn your player where it was in your old savegame, so you need to use the teleporting console command ‘tt’ to relocate the player to the transfered ships; shift-right-click on the map to chose the right location to relocate yourself.
You are now done and can replay from there! Find a suitable place for your base, spawn it and re-transfer the container contents. Good luck in your new game!
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