SCUMMVM for Windows 64 bit

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Post by Dark-Star » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:13 pm

TMM wrote: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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Post by m_kiewitz » Sat Nov 05, 2016 3:51 pm

Dark-Star wrote: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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Post by rootfather » Sat Nov 05, 2016 6:11 pm

Dark-Star wrote:
TMM wrote: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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Re: SCUMMVM for Windows 64 bit

Post by lwc » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:19 am

I know it's an old thread but I have to wonder - while there's no Windows 64-bit version in https://www.scummvm.org/downloads/ there is one at the very bottom of https://buildbot.scummvm.org/builds.html ("Download latest stable build").

How is this possible?

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