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How to create a second install of FE2?

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I just created a second install of FE2. I named it "Austria-Italy". Now when asked where to install I typed in C: Program filesx86/ Thirdwire/ Austria-Italy.

 

It worked and it created the C:Saved Games/ Thirdwire/ Austria-Italy mods files. BUT now when I want to update this install with the latest patches, the patch install tells me it cant locate the "FirstEagles2" install. When I try to install the patch I put in the address where my new install is located C:ProgramFilesx86/ Thirwire/ Austria-Italy. But no go. The patch wont recognize the Austria-Italy name.

 

I've tried to change the names of the Austria-Italy.exe back to FE2.exe in program files. And then change the SavedGames/ Thirwire/ Austria-Italy back to FE2 as well. I changed them lines inside the Options.ini to read FE2 instead of Aust-Italy. And at the very bottom of the Options.ini there is a line for [MergedTitles]. I had Austria-Italy=TRUE but changed it back to FirstEagles2=TRUE.

 

When I got everything back to default settings and names (that I know of) I was able to install any patch. But when I ran the sim it would crash at the SingleMission or Campaign screens. It wasnt just the June2010 patch either.

 

Can someone tell me how to properly do a second install for FE2. I hope what I wrote wasnt too confusing:dntknw: . Thanks all

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Ok stand by, this is going to be easy.

 

Right click and copy the FE2.exe and paste it in the same folder if you want. It will be named FE2 - copy .exe or something like that. Then rename it to whatever you want, then run it once, it will create a new folder in your saved games folder the exact name you just named it. There you go, instant second install.

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Well I guess if I update the original install it should update the new second install automatically right? They both use the same stock files and engine right? Well it works so far. Thanks Dave72. I guess it was easy enough huh :blink: .

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Hi, have a question. whe you create the modded folder, do youstill have to move evrything from the old folder you were using to the new one when a new patch gets released every time. is there no quick edit? I am goinf from the May patch to the june or july patch install. I did like you mentioend above, copy the exe and create a second mod folder, but then i have to move my old stuff to tge new and it takes forever. want to see if theres a quicker way.

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