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Moving to another PC

Post by kwyn » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:43 pm

If I want to play on a different PC, do I just have to install, copy the save file and put it in the correct folder, along with whatever oxp's I was using with the save file?

Thanks in advance!

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Post by allikat » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:50 pm

Yep, that's all you need.
What you can do, is just dump the entire Oolite folder to a decent sized stick, and dump a clone over the top of the basic Oolite install. Oolite is great like that, it doesn't hide any settings in odd places, or secrete things in the windows registry. Everything you need is in the folder.
Unless you're on Mac or Linux, then your saves may be hiding elsewhere...
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Post by DaddyHoggy » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:37 pm

Infact once you've "installed" Oolite onto 1 Windows PC you can copy the entire Oolite directory structure onto a memory stick and play the game directly from there on any PC that also uses Windows - I tried this last year when I had two different laptops and a desktop on the go!
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Post by kwyn » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:44 pm

Awesome! Thanks everyone!

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Post by NigelJK » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:55 pm

I have a variety of kit at home. Mostly I'm playing on a tosh laptop, however I also have a Mac Power book G4 and a RISC PC 710.

1, Can the saved postion from the PC's be dropped into the mac directory?
2. Is there any way of getting a native ARM version together (if only for nostalgic reasons)?

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Post by another_commander » Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:00 pm

NigelJK wrote: 1, Can the saved postion from the PC's be dropped into the mac directory?
2. Is there any way of getting a native ARM version together (if only for nostalgic reasons)?
1. Yes.
2. No, unless someone with the right hardware makes a build of the game and forwards it to us.

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Post by Clanger » Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:07 pm

Hi I'm thinking of using LiveMesh to sync my oolite on two pcs so it doesnt matter which one I use I still have the same save game and oxps.

Hopefully it should work..

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Post by JazHaz » Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:26 pm

Clanger wrote:Hi I'm thinking of using LiveMesh to sync my oolite on two pcs so it doesnt matter which one I use I still have the same save game and oxps.
If it works let us know, as this would be nice!
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Post by Cmdr James » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:00 am

I cant see any reason it wouldnt work.

I guess (I know this is the wrong forum as its PC but I think its on topic) for the rest of the world it should be possible to use rsync just as easily.

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Post by Thargoid » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:38 am

Simplest way is to just copy the whole Oolite folder, save games, OXPs and all. That's all the installer does, it doesn't reference the Windows registry or anything like that.

Hence you can also just install it onto a USB key or something similar and play it from that on any Windows PC.

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Post by another_commander » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:52 am

Thargoid wrote:Simplest way is to just copy the whole Oolite folder, save games, OXPs and all. That's all the installer does, it doesn't reference the Windows registry or anything like that.
Well, the installer does actually reference the Windows registry, but not in a way that influences the portability of the game to other media. The keys that are created by the installer refer mostly to the Start Menu items and the uninstall process and are HKLM\Software\Oolite and HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Oolite.

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Post by dalek501 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:58 pm

I have a question related to this. My 7 year old lad seems to be getting into Oolite but he wants as much in the game as he can possibly cram! He loves the Star Wars ships for example (and why not?!). But I don't necessarily want the same oxp's in my game, and I dont want to keep shifting them in and out of the folder.

I tried to make a copy of the oolite folder and rename it, just with his save file in, but when I loaded it it found all my files too.

So is the a simple way he can have his own installation with his own oxp folder?

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Post by another_commander » Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:24 pm

dalek501 wrote:I have a question related to this. My 7 year old lad seems to be getting into Oolite but he wants as much in the game as he can possibly cram! He loves the Star Wars ships for example (and why not?!). But I don't necessarily want the same oxp's in my game, and I dont want to keep shifting them in and out of the folder.

I tried to make a copy of the oolite folder and rename it, just with his save file in, but when I loaded it it found all my files too.

So is the a simple way he can have his own installation with his own oxp folder?
You have already done what is necessary for a duplicate installation, i.e. copied the game root folder to another location. The fact that your savegames are still visible in your son's game is that Oolite remembers the location of the folder where it last saved or loaded games from. You will just need to navigate to your son's oolite-saves folder and once done, the default search location for savegame files will be that. You own installation will be looking in your savegames folder, as always.

Oh, and you will need to make another shortcut for your son's game's executable location, of course.

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Post by dalek501 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:57 pm

Thanks a_c. Very simple really. I was just confused by the fact it was still looking at my old save files. Harry is a very happy boy! :D

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