Where are the files kept for Sins of a Solar Empire (such as screenshots and such?)
C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire\
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire\
Please note these directories may be Hidden by default. To unhide them, go to your Control Panel -> Folder Options -> View and set yourself to view hidden files and folders.
I am running Windows XP Pro and my game files are 'not' at that location. They are here:
C:\Documents and Settings\Andy\Local Settings
\Application Data\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire
Okay, I've done some snooping and I think I could have some answers for you.
From what I've experienced and from the best of my knowledge, launching SINS from Stardock Central (SDC) and launching it straight from the executable (Sins Of A Solar Empire.exe from wherever you chose to install it) puts your settings (and by extension your achievements and screenshots) in a totally different folder. Namely, launching it from SDC (at least for me in Vista 64) causes it to run as if I'm an administrator, so it places everything in C:\Users\ADMIN_NAME\AppData\Local\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire\ . But when I run it straight from the executable (or any shortcut that points to the executable), it places and uses the settings/screenshots/achievements from C:\Users\NORMAL_USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire\ .
So depending on how you originally launched it and how you want to launch it, move the appropriate Ironclad Games folder to the respective folder (ie. launch from SDC = move it into the admin user's folder, launch from executable = move to your normal user's folder). Hope that helps.
This frustrated me for days, as I would launch from the Start menu and suddenly all my achievements would disappear and my game would be set to a 1024x768 resolution, when I knew that just a couple hours ago I had gotten several achievements and my video settings were set at a much higher res.
That said, none of this has fixed getting SINS to launch from steam without causing some weird font errors. Oh well, can't have everything I suppose.