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Sean

****Pro PE File Paths****

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This is straight from the manual - either bookmark it or print it out, you will need it if you plan on doing any tinkering with scenarios or maps, etc.

PERSONAL: The directory that serves as a repository for a user’s personal

files. A typical path is: “C:\Documents and Settings\username\MyDocuments\

eSimGames\Steel Beasts” .

For VISTA: “C:\Users\username\Documents\eSimGames\Steel Beasts” .

The PERSONAL directory contains:

Personal scenarios

Saved images

Exported files

Mission reports

Personal mods (e.g., skins and sounds)

Saved Plans

This directory is created for the user when he runs Steel Beasts for the first

time. (Each user, of course, has his own PERSONAL directory.) This is the only

directory that most users will have an interest in (to look at saved images, or

read a mission report, for example).

COMMON_APPDATA: The directory containing application data for all users.

A typical path is “C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\eSim

Games\Steel Beasts”.

For VISTA: “C:\ProgramData\eSimGames\Steel Beasts”.

The COMMON_APPDATA directory contains

Map files (Height and Terrain)

Common (shared) scenario files

The system administrator might want to restrict write-permission to this folder in

order to prevent users from modifying these files. In this case, only users with

write-permissions to this directory will be able to use the map editor.

********NOTE*********

This folder is normally hidden. In order to see it, you will have to

go to tools->folder options, select the view tab, and choose "show hidden files and folders in order to see it.

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APPDATA: The directory that serves as a repository for application-specific

data. A typical path is: “C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\

eSim Games\Steel Beasts”.

For VISTA: "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\eSim Games\Steel Beasts"

The APPDATA directory contains

Options file

Records file (ppf file)

LOCAL_APPDATA: The directory that serves as a data repository for local

(nonroaming) applications. A typical path is “C:\Documents and Settings\

username\Local Settings\Application Data\eSim Games\Steel Beasts”.

The LOCAL_APPDATA directory contains

Temporary ground texture files

PROGRAM_FILES: The directory containing those files necessary to run Steel

Beasts. A typical path is “C:\Program Files\eSim Games\SB Pro”. Files within

this directory should not be modified. Typically, only the system administrator

has the permission necessary to modify these files, and hence to install Steel

Beasts.

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Some advice on what to put where might be in order. For instance, if a downloaded scenario contains maps and themes, where exactly do they go?

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Some advice on what to put where might be in order. For instance, if a downloaded scenario contains maps and themes, where exactly do they go?

Big DITTO!

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Maps come in two files, usually a height (.hgt) file, and a terrain (.ter) file. For Win XP, the height file would go in:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\eSim Games\Steel Beasts\maps\height

The terrain file:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\eSim Games\Steel Beasts\maps\terrain

Themes go:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\eSim Games\Steel Beasts\map\themes

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Thanks alot...took me a minute but I got it figured out.

I think what needs to be said, again and again, is that the Application data folder is invisible in the default settings of the Explorer, so you need to change its settings to display hidden and system files or use the command line

explorer "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data"

Once that you're behind the "hidden" barrier you can see what's inside.

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Is there any guys who can translate this in Vista speech?:debile2:

The Paths for windows vista?:remybussi:

thx

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The problem with Vista is that it virtualizes all these folders if the user, presumed to be incompetent until proven otherwise, tries to access them. The good news is, ultimately it doesn't matter. The bad news, I know a place that I could use to look up the info, but it's in German and it would cost me more time to do this than I'm willing to invest, sorry.

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Mag ja sein, trotzdem müßte ich es aus der c't heraussuchen und einscannen oder abtippen - in beiden Fällen eine flagrante Urheberrechtsverletzung. Oder ich schreibe einen eigenen Text auf der Basis des c't-Artikels. Aber auch das kostet ... Zeit.

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When someone figures it out, it would be great if you could post it here so I can update the first post in the thread. I thought you had vista, ssnake?

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XP = Vista

My Documents = C:\Users\{user_name}\Documents

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data = C:\ProgramData

C:\Documents and Settings\{user_name}\Application Data = C:\Users\{user_name}\AppData\Roaming

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"Seen"

Heres an update for VISTA...

In your search engine type: ProgramData

One word... This should show it up and allow you to install maps etc... Make sure you choose advanced search options and allow the engine to find hidden folders... Alas Klar!?

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I hope this is the right forum. I've been downloading single person Scenarios and was wondering if it's possible to download them to a USB memory stick and play them off that. Not to up on USB's so just thought I would ask. They work great on my hard drive. Thanks

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I hope this is the right forum. I've been downloading single person Scenarios and was wondering if it's possible to download them to a USB memory stick and play them off that. Not to up on USB's so just thought I would ask. They work great on my hard drive. Thanks

i don't believe you can direct PE to a higher directory than the My Scenarios file. (i have the mission editor open right now and tried it -- i couldn't.) but, you can load the sce files to the stick and transport them to a different puter, if that's what you're trying to do. bring your dongle stick though (codemeter thingy) -- that's your license.

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Thanks for the quick reply. I think I'll just keep loading them on my hard drive and a back up copy on my stick. The scenarios work great, I get blown up allot, but I'm learning. Still trying to learn the basics on the tanks.

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...I get blown up allot, but I'm learning. Still trying to learn the basics on the tanks.

that's the way it goes ;) keep moving...keep your SA up. have fun :biggrin:

no problem.

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