Make use of this handy tool for saving and loading your game whenever you want. It uses the power of AutoHotKeys to give you a variety of mapped buttons to easily do this while playing. These specific hotkeys will only work when Dark Souls II is open, so no need to worry about accidentally hitting them any other time. It's as simple as downloading and running the program!

This tool uses the number keys 1-9 on your keyboard to act as save slots. When saving or loading via hotkeys, make sure you're not overwriting or loading an incorrect save.

Quick Save: [F5] Load Quick Save [F8] Save Historic Backup: [CTRL] + [SHIFT] + [0] Load Historic Backup: [CTRL] + [ALT] + [1-9] Save to Slot: [CTRL] + [SHIFT] + [1-9] Load from Slot: [ALT] + [SHIFT] + [1-9}
Load from Auto Backup: [CTRL] + [ALT] + [SHIFT] + [1-9]

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The program automatically creates backups of your save every 2.5 minutes. You are able to change this up, but you will need to enter the value in milliseconds. Use this calculator to convert time easily to what you'd like.

Your game's new save folder will be picked up by the program automatically. You are able to enter the path to the location of your saves folder if it is moved to a different directory for some reason. Save paths only need to be verified once, the tool continues to remember and use this path as long as you do not change it. There's even a useful 'Reset Default Location' button in case you mess up.

Playing in Borderless mode (in your graphics options) will allow for overlays to appear on your game. These will give you reminders about your currently used save slots, and tell you when backups are being taken. Unfortunately this will not work on Fullscreen mode due to limited functionalities of AHK.

Everything that this tool accomplishes does not interfere with your game directly at all. Nothing is used to manipulate the game, it only creates backups of save files and lets you load from them at any time. It was created using AutoHotKey, which you will need to download to make use of the hotkeys.

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