As my son moved to another computer, one thing was left behind – his Unreal Tournament 2004 save file. Without it he would be just a lowly peasant climbing in the beginner ladders. With it, he is the overlord of the game.
Dramatic wording aside, he wanted his save files.
So I looked toward Internet and saw bunch of posts about moving CD key to another computer. As I got my UT2004 from GoG, that wasn’t my problem. Without an obvious solution on the first search results page, I gave up and though to my self: how hard can it be?
Well, for once these words were not the curse.
On his old computer I went into a virtual store – shady place where all programs writing to their own directories live:
"%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\GOG.com\Unreal Tournament 2004\Saves"
There I found a single file about 20K in size. Once I moved that file to the same location on the other computer I was done.