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12 years 3 weeks ago #6127 by csjjpm
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Hi,
is it possible to chose to change the installation path to "all users"?

Also is it possible to skip the file verifcation check?
Thanks
Paul

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12 years 3 weeks ago #6130 by lsdYoYo
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You can install in any folder you want. Just change the default folder at install time. For example, I have install mine in D:\WingCommanderSaga\

It has to be confirm by the software team but I think it's not possible to bypass such an important thing as file checking... What is the need ?

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12 years 3 weeks ago #6131 by csjjpm
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I can see the installation folder option but then it creates files for the specific "user", what happens if another user of the computer wants to play, do you have to reinstall for them?

It is just a speed thing to avoid the verification since it stops after each 25% (or so) to check the next file. Maybe the archive file could come with a CRC checksum file during extraction, it may be quicker. Not a bid deal I suppose ;-)

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12 years 3 weeks ago #6136 by tolwyn
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If you install as another user, the cache files will be installed for this user. If you run the game as a different user, it is essential to copy the folder Volition (located in "My Documents") into the "My Documents" folder for your Windows user profile.

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12 years 3 weeks ago #6138 by lsdYoYo
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Hey, you install WCS only once for months or years, I guess. I agree that the installation process is not quite fast, but...

For the users folders, I think you can always go for a *system* workaround using a NTFS folder "hardlink" or "junction" :
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NTFS_symbolic_link
ipggi.wordpress.com/2009/09/07/w ... ard-links/
You will then create junctions for each users to a general data folder somewhere, say :
C:\Users\YoYo1\Documents\Volition\Wing Commander Saga ==> C:\WCsaga\users

You have to see by yourself if this trick worth the try or not.

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12 years 3 weeks ago #6144 by csjjpm
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Thank you for the suggestion. Just played the game... what a throw back to the 90s I love it

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