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running two instances

Discussion in 'EA Land/The Sims Online Stratics Forums' started by mariotso, Nov 13, 2007.

  1. mariotso

    mariotso Guest

    i am no longer able to run two instances of the game. when i try to log the second one it, it says only one can be running at a time.

    i have two accounts, two copies of tso on separate hard drives, and i created shortcuts from lee's how to post.

    i used to be able to before all these login issues. does anyone know anything about it? thanks!
     
  2. You need to run your short cut to TSOclient.exe in your EAland version.
     
  3. mariotso

    mariotso Guest

    oh, i don't have the ealand version. is that the only way to do it now?
     
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    No, you still should have TSOClient.exe on both EaLand and old version, they should have the same files I think.
     
  5. I have folders on different drives also. I've had to run my icons on TSOclient even though they are on different hard drives.
     
  6. mariotso

    mariotso Guest

    so you don't use the patch exe shortcut like lee described? instead use the one in the client folder?
     
  7. mariotso,

    Use the TSO.exe file and shortcut as I described. It is the key to safe navigation and patching between the various versions of the game.

    Once you can use that TSO.exe short cut and patch around etc etc then you can make a TSOClient.exe shortcut in the exact same manner. Then to run two instances.
    1st Use the TSO.exe (ALWAYS) patch to the proper city and login.
    2nd Use the TSOClient.exe, a different account, and login. "To the exact same city you logged into using TSO.exe" <--- this is the safest due to the 3-5 versions out there. If you don't do it this way you can break.

    Keep in mind that the second step is an unsupported feature and you should use at your own risk.

    TSO.exe in 95% of the cases get you out of a tight spot.
     
  8. Guest

    Guest Guest

    In case you forget how to do the tsoclient...

    Taken from One of my posts

    <blockquote><hr>

    If you are running from the tso.exe to access TC3 simpy do this.

    OK do the following steps.....

    1. Right click your start button and select explore.
    2. Go to the Directory/Folder - "C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims Online\TSOClient\"
    3 Right click on the TSOClient.exe and select "Create Shortcut".
    4. Go to the new shortcut called "Shortcut to TSOClient.exe" and click on the text part once, then again slowly and type in a name you want like "TC3".
    5. Right click on the "Shortcut" and then select "properties" and the top window is "Target".
    6. Go to the far right quote mark where it says "C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims Online\TSOClient\TSOClient.exe"
    7. After the quote mark type/add a space and type -w so that the text in the window now looks like this "C:\Program Files\Maxis\The Sims Online\TSOClient\TSOClient.exe" -w
    8. Click the "Apply" button, then the "OK" button.
    9. Drag this new icon to your desktop.
    10. Start TSO and play in windowed mode.


    If you are running TSO from the new EALand setup do the following.....

    1. Right click your start buttonand select explore.
    2. Go to the Directory/Folder - "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EALand\TSOClient\"
    3 Right click on the TSOClient.exe and select "Create Shortcut".
    4. Go to the new shortcut called "Shortcut to TSOClient.exe" and click on the text part once, then again slowly and type in a name you want like "TC3".
    5. Right click on the "Shortcut" and then select "properties" and the top window is "Target".
    6. Go to the far right quote mark where it says "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EALand\TSOClient\TSOClient.exe"
    7. After the quote mark add a space and type -w so that the text in the window now looks like this "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EALand\TSOClient\TSOClient.exe"" -w
    8. Click the "Apply" button, then the "OK" button.
    9. Drag this new icon to your desktop.
    10. Start TSO and play in windowed mode.

    [/ QUOTE ]

    You can now run multiple instances of TSO by either starting the TSO.exe shoortcut 1st and then for every account you run after starting the TSO.exe you would use the TSOClient.exe shotcut. Or you could just simply use the TSOClient shortcut and run as many as you want.
     
  9. mariotso

    mariotso Guest

    lee, i wanted to see if tc3 test was now working for my particular graphics card.

    after patching, i continue to get an error "No Multiple Render Target support dected" each time i use that instance.

    can you tell me how to get the box back so i can patch back to tc3?

    thank you!
     
  10. mariotso,

    This sounds like you are using TSOClient.exe directly (or through a shortcut to TSOClient.exe) and have it patched to TC3-test. Since you can't run the graphics version of TSOClient.exe this will crash on you. To fix this problem:

    You need to use TSO.exe (Or a shortcut to it) and choose the TC3 version of the game. Let the application patch and then you use TSO or TC3 again.

    If this does not fix it for you let me know.

    Thanks

    Lee
     
  11. mariotso

    mariotso Guest

    doh! you were right again! [​IMG]