7 Days to Die Backup Application

7 Days to Die

A zombie survival horror crafting game designed by The Fun Pimps dumps you into the middle of an unknown location without any tools. This game is incredibly fun if you enjoy the crafting survival genre. As an alpha game, though, you could encounter weird bugs that cause huge issues with your game. Unfortunately, there are no save points available. (That’s common in Survival Horror Games) If you want to keep progress points, you have to manually backup your save folder. This is a tedious process, and if you play for several hours, you could lose a lot of progress to a random bug.

We developed an open-source project that helps. Once an hour, it will zip up any game folder that you have designated, and save it to a new location with a time-stamp. This allows you to easily revert to a prior save should something go wrong. It also allows you to play for hours on end without fear that a random bug will crush your progress.

The source code is available on GitHub. If you would like to install the software, please feel free to download it here.

Backup Features

  • Launch Game
  • Back up save folder every hour as a zip file
  • List Backup Folders and Locations

A current limitation to the project is that it will only launch the game from the base executable, called “7DaysToDie.exe”. We are working on updating this so that you can use the “7dLauncher.exe” or “7DaysToDie_EAC.exe” to launch the game. We plan to release these as upgrades in the future.

Support and Licensing

If you need support, you can reach out to us through our ticketing system found here. Select “software” from the drop down, and include the name of the application (7 Days to Die Backup) in the subject line. This project was released under the MIT license, and you can read more about that here.