Borderlands on Steam saving issue quick workaround / fix

I was really excited to play Borderlands today. After decrypting my pre-order, I took a tour around and quickly realise there were issues with saving. After browsing the forums, I found a work-around that seems to work for me. I got my game through Steam and had My Documents pointing to a dedicated partition.

All you have to do is basically add the -nohomedir launch option to Borderlands. You can specify that by accessing the Properties of the game in your Steam games panel.

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Credit to KevSteele and MrKlorox from the GearBox forums for the fix. Honestly, I’m a little disappointed that a bug in a critical system like saving escaped the developers but they’re working hard on a patch which will hopefully clear this and other issues up.

I have no idea how saving works I believe you have to access those stations which are supposed to “register your DNA”. Can anyone clear this up?

4 thoughts on “Borderlands on Steam saving issue quick workaround / fix

  1. Hi thanks you very much. It works even if you don’t have the Steam apps, you just have to add the -nohomedir in the shortcut –> on the game’s shortcut, right click–> property–>target–> and the end of the exe path (after the “) put -nohomedir.
    And your problem’s solved.

    • Ah, that’s good to know. Hopefully the PC patch the devs are working on will fix some of the kooky multiplayer issues. Borderlands is after all a co-op multiplayer game.

  2. I tried the nohomedir thing for the steam launch options, but it screwed up my controls, as in, my keyboard doesn’t work for the game, so I can’t even press enter to choose a character for a new game.

    • I’m not sure if the issue still plagues the game considering how it’s been released a few years ago. I’d suggest getting support in the official forums.

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