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How to Save and Load Worlds on a Satisfactory Server

Last modified on Sep 2, 2022 in Satisfactory

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When playing on a Satisfactory server, building and reversing your work is an inevitable part of gameplay. When you wish to rebuild a factory for increased aesthetics or efficiency, dismantling everything piece-by-piece can be tedious for server owners and players alike. Luckily, Satisfactory allows you to create and load save files at any time, allowing you to rollback your progress to before it was built. This can be beneficial to restart a build, undo any errors, or simply to restart from a beginning checkpoint to wipe the world. With Apex Hosting, adjusting the world is as easy as performing a few short clicks, so today we will show you how to save and load a world on your Satisfactory server.

How to Save a World

  1. Launch the Satisfactory game using your preferred launcher.
  2. From the menu, select the Server Manager tab.
  3. Select your server from the list and authenticate if required.
  4. In the top menu, select Manage Saves, then Create Save.
    Create Save
  5. Locate your current session, then click the +New Save text field.
  6. Enter the desired save file name, then press Save in the bottom-right.
    New Save

The server will now create a manual save file which can be restored at any time.

How to Load a World

  1. While in Satisfactory, open the main menu.
  2. Select the Server Manager tab and select your server.
  3. If prompted, authenticate your server using the password.
  4. In the top menu, select Manage Saves, followed by “Load Save”.
    Load Save
  5. Select your session name, then select whichever save file you wish to load.
  6. To proceed, press the Load Game button in the bottom-right.
    Load Game

This will load the desired world and session to the server. This can be beneficial for simply rolling back mistakes or to start the world from a beginning checkpoint.

Common Issues

Failed to save game, game has an invalid filename:
When this error appears, it is often when trying to save a world while not playing on a server. If this error is received while in the main menu, try to join the server first, then use the server manager from the in-game pause menu. This should allow it to save without any error and be able to load later on.

The whole world is not the same:
If the world seemingly changes after loading a save, the incorrect session name may have been selected. To fix this, visit the Load Save tab once again, then ensure the proper session name is selected. Each session will show the time of the last save file, allowing you to narrow down which one is the correct session name. Once found, load the desired save from that session, then check the server.

Helpful Links

Satisfactory Steam Page

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