Surgeon Simulator 2013 – Save Location

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These steps will work for Windows only; I haven’t tried the game on Linux yet, but if I do then I will update this post with Linux instructions as well.

Chances are you found this page because you want to backup or transfer your game progress and scores in Surgeon Simulator 2013. If so, you’ve -come to the right place! Strangely, Surgeon Simulator 2013 doesn’t store game progress in a particular file; it stores it in the Windows registry. I’ll save you the trouble of mucking about with the registry editor; all you have to do is follow these steps:

  1. Open a command prompt by going to Start->Run -OR- pressing WindowsKey+R and typing “cmd”
  2. Copy in this command exactly as it is (In the command prompt, you need to right click and click “Paste”): 
regedit /E ".\ss2013.reg" "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Bossa Studios\Surgeon Simulator 2013\"

  1. A file called ss2013.reg will be created in the current working directory, which is probably C:\Users\[username]. The current directory is shown to the left of where you type the command, before the > symbol.
  2. You can take this file to another computer. You will likely need to install the game and run it at least once on the computer you transfer it to; after you have done so, double click the ss2013.reg file and click “yes” to the message box that comes up.

This will also copy your graphics, resolution and keymapping settings; which shouldn’t be a problem unless the game can’t deal with an incompatible resolution setting (I haven’t tested it yet with different computers, so I’m not certain as to whether or not this will cause a problem). If it worries you particularly, you can open the .reg file with a text editor and erase the first 3 registry keys from the file (they start with “Screenmanager”).

Enjoy :)


  1. Gideon

    This is Brilliant ! Thank you very much!

  2. Manuel

    Wow, they should be stoned to death for that.
    Now I need to extract the registry hives from my old machine backup and hook them into my current system to extract the “savegame” >.>

  3. Tomas

    I find the file in C/WINDOWS/System32

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