Transferring data from another osu! installation


Note

You can also use these same instructions to transfer your osu! configuration file (we’ve left it out to keep the instructions clean). Your osu! configuration file is entitled osu.yourcomputername.cfg. For example, my configuration file is called osu!.Adrian.cfg and it looks like this:

osu! user configuration file.

It is located in the same directory as your Songs or Skins directories.

Danger

You should remove all screen-resolution related properties as this may crash your game (see Common issues: osu! was unable to obtain a graphics context.) - be careful out there!

Danger

Before transferring and deleting osu! data off your old osu! installation, back it up! Backing osu! files up is as easy as copying the entire osu! folder onto an external hard drive - and this is something all osu! players should do anyway!

Danger

Noone is responsible if you lose all your data - back up your data and take extreme care if you have particularly special osu! game files.

Transferring from a different osu! Wineskin

Well this is about to get meta

Beatmaps, Skins, Songs & Skins

To transfer Songs or Skins from another osu! Wineskin:

  1. In your old osu! Wineskin, locate your Songs directory, Skins directory, Scores.db file and Data/r directory.

    • Locate where your old osu!.app (your Wineskin) is installed

    • Right click on it and select Show Package Contents

    • You should now see three files/folders: Contents, drive_c and Wineskin. Click drive_c.

    • From here, click osu!

    • From here, locate the directories listed above.

Note

Alternatively, you could try replacing the entire drive_c/osu! directory.

  1. Then, in your new osu! Wineskin, locate the same directories from before, that’s your Songs directory, Skins directory, Scores.db file and Data/r directory.

    • Locate where your new osu!.app (your Wineskin) is installed

    • Right click on it and select Show Package Contents

    • You should now see three files/folders: Contents, drive_c and Wineskin. Click drive_c.

    • From here, click osu!

    • From here, locate the directories listed above.

Note

If you are replacing the entire drive_c/osu! directory then make sure you replace appropriately.

  1. Replace the corresponding files and directories in your new osu! Wineskin with that from your old osu! Wineskin.

Danger

Don’t delete your osu! game data from your old osu! Wineskin until you’re absolutely certain everything works fine, and always make a backup of your osu! game data periodically.


Transferring from Windows

Beatmaps, Skins, Replays & Scores

To transfer Songs or Skins from an osu! installation on Windows:

  1. In Windows, open osu!

  2. Inside the game, open in-game settings (you can use the Ctrl-O shortcut to perform this)

osu! in-game settings menu.
  1. Click Open osu! folder

  2. It should show you your osu! installation directory:

osu! installation directory on Windows.
  1. Highlighted are your Songs and Skins directories, but this folder also contains your Scores.db file and your Data\r (replays) folder. Put this on a USB drive or someplace which you can access from your Mac later on.

Note

Alternatively, you could try replacing the entire drive_c/osu! directory.

  1. On your Mac, locate your osu! Wineskin and locate your Songs directory, Skins directory, Scores.db file and Data/r directory.

    • Locate where your new osu!.app (your Wineskin) is installed

    • Right click on it and select Show Package Contents

    • You should now see three files/folders: Contents, drive_c and Wineskin. Click drive_c.

    • From here, click osu!.

    • From here, locate the directories listed above.

  2. Replace the corresponding files and directories in your new osu! Wineskin with that from your Windows install of osu!.

Note

If you are replacing the entire drive_c/osu! directory then make sure you replace appropriately.

Danger

Don’t delete your osu! game data from your Windows installation until you’re absolutely certain everything works fine, and make a backup of your osu! game data periodically.


Transferring to osu!lazer

Transferring game data from osu! on Wine to a local osu!lazer installation is currently not possible at this time, but it is likely to come in the future.

The reason is because the in-built “Import from Stable” buttons in osu!lazer use registry keys to determine where your install of osu-stable is (and obviously macOS doesn’t have registry keys).

You should import your beatmaps and skins manually instead.

Feel free to contribute though to the development of osu!lazer and get a custom install path function set up.

Note

Technically, it is possible to transfer game data to osu!lazer, but there is no available end user solution at this time.

jorolf’s osu-lazer-beatmap-importer allows you to zip your osu-stable (under Wine) files and then open them with osu!lazer. But it’s Windows only, and while I could probably make it work on macOS, like most of the things in my life I don’t have a lot of time on my hands right now.

If you’re wlling to mess around a bit with some code, feel free to fork the repo (which is licensed under the MIT License) and work on making a port to macOS.


Transferring from osu!lazer

Transferring game data from osu!lazer to an osu! on Wine installation is currently not possible at this time.

This is because the filetypes used by osu-stable and osu!lazer are very different.

osu!lazer file directory setup.
(above) osu!lazer file directory setup.
(below) osu-stable fle directory setup.
yes I know I only have one beatmap .osz in my stable install.
osu-stable file directory setup.

You should import your beatmaps and skins manually instead.

Note

Technically, it is possible to transfer game data from osu!lazer, but there is no available end user solution at this time.

For someone who plays more on lazer than stable, having a beatmap importer that could import files from lazer to stable sure would be useful!

And actually, that already exists.

Ringosham’s Lazer exporter has a number of features that make importing and exporting beatmaps on osu!lazer quite easy, including being able to export Lazer beatmaps to .osz. Naisu.

Unfortunately, it only works on Windows, and while I could probably make it work on macOS, and as previously mentioned, like most of the things in my life I don’t have a lot of time on my hands right now :(

If you’re wlling to mess around a bit with some code, feel free to fork the repo (which is licensed under the Apache-2. License) and work on making a port to macOS.