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Dark-Star



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Originally posted by TMM
The old installer places stuff in c:/Program Files (x86)/ScummVM, a native 64bit installer would place them in c:/Program Files/ScummVM. People upgrading from pre 1.5.0 would lose their savegames if we just clean out that old directory post install.

If that's true then it's already a bug in ScummVM. Applications should never write anything into their Program Files directory (as per MS's specification). That's what %APPDATA% etc. is for. Though I use a custom directory and INI file so I can't say from the top of my head if it's true or not.
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m_kiewitz
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quote:
Originally posted by Dark-Star
If that's true then it's already a bug in ScummVM. Applications should never write anything into their Program Files directory (as per MS's specification). That's what %APPDATA% etc. is for. Though I use a custom directory and INI file so I can't say from the top of my head if it's true or not.


"People upgrading from pre 1.5.0 would lose their savegames."

Microsoft's own software liked to write even into %WINDIR% btw.
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quote:
Originally posted by Dark-Star
quote:
Originally posted by TMM
The old installer places stuff in c:/Program Files (x86)/ScummVM, a native 64bit installer would place them in c:/Program Files/ScummVM. People upgrading from pre 1.5.0 would lose their savegames if we just clean out that old directory post install.

If that's true then it's already a bug in ScummVM. Applications should never write anything into their Program Files directory (as per MS's specification). That's what %APPDATA% etc. is for. Though I use a custom directory and INI file so I can't say from the top of my head if it's true or not.


This is only true for pre-1.5.0 versions. Current versions of ScummVM use %APPDATA%/ScummVM for Save Games, logs and settings.
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