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Where is the 'path' string to desktop folder for 2d and 3d client? Anyone know???

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Mandrake of DF, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. Mandrake of DF

    Mandrake of DF Lore Keeper
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    I did a search in registry, but there is no path for %username%\Documents\EA Games\ etc at all.

    I tried to look in the files for 2D client - but with no luck.

    Havent tried to find it in 3D yet.

    I need to know where the string/config with the path is, so i can edit it. I want to use my dropbox folder so that I have it sycnronized on all my computers.
     
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  2. kongomongo

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    C:\Users\username\Documents\EA Games\Ultima Online Legacy\User Data


    in win7
     
  3. Mandrake of DF

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    I know where the desktop folder is located.

    It is a string somewhere to adress it to go to the documents folder - but what I am searching is the registry key, or config within ultima where it list where to save the desktop. The string I wrote in my first post - but where in uo is that string? I want to edit that string to locate the desktop folder somewhere else.
     
  4. Kojak

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    open a command window to dos and type "path /?" for an explanation
     
  5. Mandrake of DF

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    Wish it was so simple. Somewhere in the uo config - it tells to save desktop in documents folder, under EA Games. I am looking for WHERE that config is, so I can edit it.

    Path in command promt will only show windows path directories, not UO config for where to save desktop.
     
  6. Lord Obsidian

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    I assume - by elimination of other possibilities - the path is directly coded into the client.exe. :mad:
    I already tried to find a solution for this problem way back when Mythic changed the path out of the UO game folder, but could never find a somewhat passable way of changing it.
     
  7. kongomongo

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    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\Personal
     
  8. Mandrake of DF

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    Thank you - but this is not what I am looking for. I know where in regedit to find path's for profile and directories.

    I will try to clearify it once more; Ultima Online have a path for where to save your desktop. That config is within the game - it is NOT listed in registry. I need to find where in the game, what file in the game that directs desktop folders to be saved under my documents. Not Microsoft paths, but UO Path string for where to save desktop.
     
  9. kongomongo

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    ....

    The game works like this:

    grab from registry HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\Personal

    append EA Games\Ultima Online Legacy\User Data

    if you want to change the end result you have to change the above path.

    Other workaround would be to work with junctions to point to your dropbox folder.
     
  10. Mandrake of DF

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    Yes, I know the workaround. But now that I digged into this and started it - I would really like to know where in the uo gamefiles it points to 'documents' folder. By knowing that, it is possible to do easy changes for later to locate them another place.
     
  11. kongomongo

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    I told you how UO locates the folder. Just that you don't want to hear it.
     
  12. The Zog historian

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    Mandrake, as kongomongo is trying to explain, you cannot change the game files themselves. That isn't recommendable anyway, since you don't know what you could break, especially with future client patches. However, it's fortunate that the path isn't hard-coded. The game looks to the path specified in the Windows registry, and that you can change.
     
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    But he doesn't want to change that path. That path changes *everything*. He just wants to change where UO stores user data.
     
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    It's easy go to search in start menu..search the account name..that folder holds all macros2d and desktop configs
     
  15. The Zog historian

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    Yes, it does change the documents path for everything. However, it is not possible to change it only for UO. The game is hard-coded to look at that registry entry, just like it was previously hard-coded to look in the Desktop folder within the UO installation folder.

    So it comes down to which one Mandrake wants more. This is a situation where one can't have his cake and eat it too.
     
  16. Mandrake of DF

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    I bet there is someone there that has picked it to pieces and know where that string is stored within uo.....
     
  17. kongomongo

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    reading comprehension. Case closed
     
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  18. The Zog historian

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    I've never heard of anyone who bothered. While it's possible, it isn't just some arcane uo.cfg setting, but going into the actual game files. As I said, then you risk not being able to patch, and it isn't permitted to alter game files anyway.