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Captain Blade

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#1 12 years ago

I'm wondering if renaming programs will cause things to not work properly.

For example, I wanted to rename my copy of the BF1942 patch install program so I could identify it easier. Will renaming this cause it to not work or install properly?

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#2 12 years ago

If it's just a patch or an installer, then no. If you start renaming installed programs (like BF2142 itself) then yes, chances are it would screw it up.




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#3 12 years ago
Bs|Archaon;3329278If it's just a patch or an installer, then no. If you start renaming installed programs (like BF2142 itself) then yes, chances are it would screw it up.

Awsome. Renaming installers will surely come in handy for me.

Renaming a map in bf1942 would screw it up right? (not that I need to)




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#4 12 years ago

Would renaming a bf1942 map using the right click method screw it up?




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#5 12 years ago
Captain Blade;3329280Would renaming a bf1942 map using the right click method screw it up?

I'm not a mapper, but changing the name would probably mess up the file paths in the file, making in unplayable.




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#6 12 years ago

Yes, renaming the map itself will screw it up, the game won't be able to find it if it's using a different name.




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#7 12 years ago
Captain Blade;3329280Would renaming a bf1942 map using the right click method screw it up?

If you're talking about renaming the map file as it sits installed in your bf1942 folder, then yes, it would screw things up. If you are just talking about renaming a map's installer file (FH mappack #2, Billy-Bob's Ultimate Bocage, etc) then it should be fine to rename it.




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#8 12 years ago

Captain Blade;3329277I'm wondering if renaming programs will cause things to not work properly.

For example, I wanted to rename my copy of the BF1942 patch install program so I could identify it easier. Will renaming this cause it to not work or install properly?

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Like Archaon said, renaming things like installers is fine. But do not rename the actual installed programs .exe files, doing that can create all sorts of problems.