Saving your game in Contraband Polie is essential if you want to keep your progress through the next session. Additionally, many players want to use the save system to revert certain bad decisions they made during the game.
For instance, if you end up killing a worker in the early game, you’ll lose a large sum of your money to the point where it’s better to go back to your last save and replay the part where you did the mistake.
To save the game in Contraband Police, players need to rest. Thus, the game can only be saved once on a daily basis and there’s no manual way to do it. However, there is a way to go back to a previous save file.
In this guide, I will explain how to save in Contraband Police and how to go back to a previous save file.
Also, if you’re just getting started in the game, check out our guide on how to transfer prisoners and contraband for some quick early-game money.
How to Save in Contraband Police
The only way to save the game in Contraband Police is by resting and sleeping the night. Thus, you can only save once a day in the end and it happens automatically.
There is no way to manually save the game in Contraband Police. The reason is that developers do not want players constantly going back to the previous save to alter any poor decisions they made.
If you misjudged an inspection, you’ll have to work through it and be more thorough next time.
Of course, if you did any major mistakes and depending on how much you’ve progressed in a day, you can go back to the start of the day by simply restarting the game.
Also, there is a way to go further back if you are willing to go through the game’s files. Let’s see how.
How to Find Save File and Go Back to a Previous Save in Contraband Police
Since the game saves automatically at the end of each day, there’s no way through the in-game system to go back two or more days.
However, this is possible if players are willing to search through the game’s files. Here’s what you’ll need to do to find the save file in Contraband Police:
- Press “Win+R”.
- Type “%appdata%” (without the “).
- Open Local Flow -> CrazyRocks -> ContrabandPolice -> saves.
Now that you’ve found the save file, you have two options. First, you can copy the save folder and keep it as a backup.
If you progress through the game and want to go back to the stage of the backup, simply replace the new save files with your backup. Even if you’ve progressed five days, you can go back to the backup point at any time.
Alternatively, you can replace the save files to change your current progress. For instance, a friend could give you their save files and you can copy-paste them into that folder. Then, you’ll have the exact same progression as your friend.
To summarize this Contraband Police guide, you can save your game only at the end of the day while resting and this is done automatically. There is no manual save in the game.
While you’re progressing in the game, consider checking out our guide on the best post upgrades to get early on.
Would you prefer a manual save system or would that make the game significantly easier to the point where it’s not as fun? Let us know what you think in the comments below.