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Copying Entropia Universe over to another pc?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by CMaster, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. CMaster

    CMaster Guest

    Topic says it all

    Is it possible to copy the game over to another hard drive to save me downloading the whole game again?

    Appreciate any help

    Thanx :)
     
  2. Jenny ferr

    Jenny ferr Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    It used to be doable but now with the dynamic download thingy dont know, but try it.
    I once sent the folder half way around the world and it worked so if you just get everything into the exact same folders and paths I see no problem with it
     
  3. Leona

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    Should work fine. Beside the program folder you need to copy the folder with dynamic content. So on first time launching on the other computer make sure that the setting (Clientloader -> "Tools" -> "Dynamic Content") points to the directory where you copied the stuff in and restart Clientloader or it will download all dynamic content again.
     
  4. TimUnleashed

    TimUnleashed Forum Official Pro Users

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    My understanding (a theory only!) is that the client loader first checks what folders and files you have, and if it likes what it sees, it skips downloading them and moves on to the next bit. So whichever ones you can copy over before downloading and installing the client loader, should save you time. Any corruption or messy stuff that happens in the process can usually be fixed by clicking the Tools button (next to launch) and then using the Repair tab.

    Good luck, and please let us know how you go with it (what you did and what happened).
     
  5. Stagger

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    i recently tried such a thing, but it seems that something went wrong with the content and i had to reinstall EU.
    so that's what i've been doing mostly yesterday, fixing my computer and reinstalling..

    hope it will work out better for you. :)
     
  6. Fopsie

    Fopsie Active Member Pro Users

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    This is a hit miss case with dynamic folders atm. I copy over EU to 3 pcs after every update and it seems to be completely random what happens.

    Sometimes one of the pcs wants to download the updates again while the others work sometimes all of them want to redownload the update again other times all 3 work :/

    No idea why this is happening as all 3 pcs aswell as the laptop that does the updating runs windows 7 and I use terracopy to do all the copy work and nether recieve an error and all checksums match up. all systems is setup with their dinamic content folder under the game root folder.
     
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    XeroX Active Member Pro Users

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    ts ts ts it´s dynamic. Not random. The last time I moved Entropia between systems I just copied every file I could find over to the new pc as described above and then clicked the repair button. That downloaded the missing files. However that was a while ago so the system might have changed. After the repair everything worked fine.
     
  8. Stagger

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    haha i wish that happened to me :p
    still i installed EU on another HDD instead of my windows HDD,
    could be that the dynamic content is stored somewhere on the windows HDD aswell?
    atleast that would explain why my version which was installed on a non-windows HDD ( using that for all my games) did not work after
    replacing my Main HDD.

    ( yep i switched up from 150GB to 1TB :) )
     
  9. Fopsie

    Fopsie Active Member Pro Users

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    You miss the point. If you have to run repair and download basicaly the entire update again what is the point in updating one pc and copieng everything over to the others ? It will then be simpler and faster just to waste the bandwith and update every pc seperatly.
     
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    Looking at the folders we gotta copy, we obviously gotta copy the main directory which is of course in your program files, ill see if i can find any sub folders which are placed elsewhere. i just hope the game isnt binded to the registry. this game isnt exactly the smallest download :/
     
  11. Jenny ferr

    Jenny ferr Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    never heard it should touch the registry in any way, just make sure you find all the folders and if should be good to go if placed in the right paths
     
  12. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    Thread Moved to new Technical Issues forum

    *Thread Moved*
     
  13. rick_janson

    rick_janson Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    It stores its folder locations and uninstall information in the registry... But it doesn't "tie" itself to registry as such...

    Also: On my computer, I have the dynamic content stored on a second HDD (comes out G:\Games\Entropia Universe) while the game itself is under C:\Program Files (x86) (default location). I've reinstalled Windows a couple of times and reinstalled the game both times. Both times once the client loader was running, I set the dynamic content folder and it only re-downloaded a few files (never the whole thing, maybe 200 MB at most). So, yes.. It does work (mostly) in at least some circumstances.
     
  14. Veda

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    Good info, that's similar to the way I was thinking of doing it Rick, I'll post how it works out on a transfer to another machine in a month or so.
     
  15. rick_janson

    rick_janson Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    If you need anything let me know. I've done this several times. With success every time.
     

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