Kingdom Come: Deliverance: How to Enable Unlimited Manual Saves on PC
There’s no doubt that Kingdom Come: Deliverance is one of the best RPGs to roll out this year, but not all is clean cut and simple in the world of medieval Bohemia. For me personally, the autosaves have felt like an absolute nightmare, either because of a bug that causes them to not to activate at all despite completing multiple key quest objectives, or because of a game design choice that forces players to go several hours between autosaves.
Either way, the reality is that Kingdom Come: Deliverance’s save system quickly lost its luster for me even as someone that usually enjoys hardcore save models. Fortunately, there’s a solution hidden deep within the game’s files that lets you tweak the settings so that you can manually save without consuming a Saviour Schnapps.
Keep in mind that this is only available on the PC, so if you’re frustrated with the save system on consoles you’re out of luck unless Warhorse Studios decides to patch it in.
Step One: Getting 7-Zip
The one and only tool we’ll need to pull off this tweak is 7-Zip, so make sure you have it downloaded and installed. The lib files we’re looking for are sealed up tight in a bit of an odd file extension and it’s easiest to unpack and modify them with 7-Zip.
It might be possible to get the same effect with another program, but it’ll be a bit more complex than this method.
Step Two: Navigate to your Kingdom Come: Deliverance GameData.pak file
With 7-Zip installed, you’re going to need to navigate to your Kingdom Come: Deliverance system files.
Depending on your install drive this could get a little complicated, so we recommend right clicking on Kingdom Come: Deliverance in your Steam library, hitting properties, then navigating over to the local files tab, and finally clicking the browse local files button. This will bring you to your data files no matter what drive you installed the game on.
From here, you should be able to open the “Data” folder and navigate down to the GameData.pak system file. Right click on the file, select the 7-Zip context menu, and then immediately click “open archive”.
Step Three: Finding the MM_SaveGame.xml File
Once 7-Zip loads the pak file, open the “libs” folder, then scroll down and open the “UI” folder, and finally navigate to the folder called “UIActions”. Inside you should see a long list of .xml files including one titled “MM_SaveGame.xml”.
Right click this file and select “edit” to move on to the next step.
Step Four: Editing the UsePotion Value.
If you’ve done everything correct up to this point, 7-Zip should automatically open a notepad file with a series of config options available. So, hit CTRL + F and search for “potion,” it should bring you to a line of settings that look like this.
<Inputs SaveType="2" OverwriteSaveId="-1" UsePotion="1" />
The only value we’re really concerned with is UsePotion, which you need to change from a “1” to a “0” so that it no longer consumes Saviour Schnapps to save manually. When you’re done modifying the value it should look like this.
<Inputs SaveType="2" OverwriteSaveId="-1" UsePotion="0" />
Save and close the file, and 7-Zip will prompt you with a dialogue box asking if you want to update the modified MM_SaveGame.xml file to the archive, hit “OK” and you’re good to go.
Just like that, you’ll now be able to select the save game option in Kingdom Come: Deliverance as often as you want as long as you have at least one bottle of Saviour Schnapps in your inventory. Use it wisely and do your best to avoid save-scumming too much.
This is arguably best used as a defense against a number of the bugs and issues players have encountered exploring Warhorse Studio’s Bohemian Rhapsody, but how you use it is ultimately up to you. Just keep in mind that overusing it might begin to take some of the fun and challenge out of the overall gameplay experience, so it’s best used sparingly.