.GWSAVE File Extension

Inscryption Saved Game

Developer Daniel Mullins Games
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What is a GWSAVE file?

A GWSAVE file is a saved game created by Inscryption, a roguelike deck-building video game. It contains a plain text record of a player's current game progress and deck. Inscryption modders often modify their GWSAVE files to add cards to their decks, give themselves in-game items, and alter other gameplay elements.

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Screenshot of a .gwsave file in Microsoft Visual Studio Code
GWSAVE file open in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

In Inscryption, players take on the role of Luke Carder, a vlogger who has been sucked into a complex and malevolent deck-building video game. As the player progresses through the game, they add new cards to their deck, acquire items, and experience numerous surprises.

Inscryption records a player's current deck, acquired items, map location, and other progress and achievements in a GWSAVE file, named SaveFile.gwsave. (It also backs up a player's prior saved game in SaveFile-Backup.gwsave.) This file is a plain text file, which consists of various sections associated with specific aspects of gameplay.

For example, the playerDeck section describes the contents of a player's current deck (including how cards in the deck have been modified in-game), while the playerLives section records the number of lives a player has left. For more complete information on the data a GWSAVE file contains and how to modify that data, click here.

Common GWSAVE Filenames

SaveFile.gwsave - Inscryption's primary save file.

SaveFile-Backup.gwsave - Inscryption's backup save file.

How to open a GWSAVE file

You can open a GWSAVE file and edit the saved game data it contains with Microsoft Visual Studio Code, Microsoft Notepad, Apple TextEdit, or any other text editor. Alternatively, you can use the online Inscryption Save Editor to edit the data your GWSAVE file contains.

To use a GWSAVE file with Inscryption, place it one of the following locations (and delete your existing GWSAVE file):

  • Windows: ~/​Steam/​steamapps/​common/​Inscryption
  • Mac: ~/​Users/​YourUserName/​Applications/​Inscryption.app

To place a GWSAVE file in Inscryption.app, right-click the file and select Show Package Contents. Then, move your GWSAVE file into the Contents directory that appears.

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