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rifraf

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#1 8 years ago

Up until now I've kept my A2 on XP but want to put it my Vista machine. If I install it on Vista and it's patch then install the Borg Incursion VR mod can I then just copy the odf, sprite, texture folders for instance from my XP and paste it to the Vista install and it would hypothetically, theoretically fire right up with all the extra mod work I've done to those folders?




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#2 8 years ago

If you copy and paste the entire Armada II directory from XP to Vista it should work.

Theoretically.




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#3 8 years ago

It should work just fine if you drag the whole folder to Vista and just create a shortcut on the desktop. You don't have to "install" armada in the traditional sense.

Theoretically.




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#4 8 years ago

I thought you had to install it to begin with the traditional way so that it gets written into the registry?




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#5 8 years ago

You can always install the game on your Vista laptop then copy over it with your A2 build. That way it's registry-added and your own version.

:cool:




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#6 8 years ago

the Starfleet Kid;5070507You can always install the game on your Vista laptop then copy over it with your A2 build. That way it's registry-added and your own version.

:cool:

That's what I was planning on doing. Install it then the mod then just copy over the files I changed so all my changes would be in effect on the new computer. It's my desktop that I built this spring with Vista x64 and it has my bigger monitor while I use a smaller monitor for my XP machine. I just wanted to check on the transfer part. I thought that the files in the game folder like odf and such aren't registry affected so I could just put them in a new install on a new machine and be fine.




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#7 8 years ago

Just copy and paste your old Armada2 files into your new directory... the registry entry isn't necessary and i'm not even sure A2 is entered into the registry when installed.




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#8 8 years ago
anarchyfan;5071192i'm not even sure A2 is entered into the registry when installed.

It does get entered into the registry, but it doesn't really affect anything prominent (FleetOps installers, I think, are one of the rare exceptions, if you're into FleetOps). You can run an unlimited number of different A2 installs simply by selecting the respective executable files (armada2.exe) and starting the game. I did this a lot in the past --I had a Borg Incursion install, a FO2 install, a SWFC install, a B5A2 install, a 'personal' install, a stock install and a couple others. Crazy. I think I ran the others once a year, stuck to the personal install mostly --and then got frustrated when other versions didn't look as good! Now I just force-fit everything into one monstrous install (except the FO stuff). Not sure which is better, just know I'm happier this way. :D

:cool:




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#9 8 years ago
the Starfleet Kid;5071223It does get entered into the registry, but it doesn't really affect anything prominent (FleetOps installers, I think, are one of the rare exceptions, if you're into FleetOps). You can run an unlimited number of different A2 installs simply by selecting the respective executable files (armada2.exe) and starting the game. I did this a lot in the past --I had a Borg Incursion install, a FO2 install, a SWFC install, a B5A2 install, a 'personal' install, a stock install and a couple others. Crazy. I think I ran the others once a year, stuck to the personal install mostly --and then got frustrated when other versions didn't look as good! Now I just force-fit everything into one monstrous install (except the FO stuff). Not sure which is better, just know I'm happier this way. :D :cool:

Sounds like my machine lol. I've got 7 different installs on the go lol (although a handful of them will shortly be disappearing...when ive finished rebuilding lol)




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#10 8 years ago

I do have 3 different installs of A2 on my comp for different mods but I never thought about just copying the folder and make a new one. I always reinstalled each one separately and then added the mods and stuff to each one. Jeez, I could have saved a bunch of time.




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