Install My Userdata on an External Harddrive

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LordAwsomeness
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Install My Userdata on an External Harddrive

Post by LordAwsomeness » September 8th, 2018, 7:52 pm

Hi I am a longtime Wesnoth player. In the old versions of Wesnoth, it would give you the option to install the userdata in the same folder as the game. Now I cannot figure out how to install the userdata in the same folder. Please help!
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Re: Install My Userdata on an External Harddrive

Post by Pentarctagon » September 8th, 2018, 8:40 pm

It sounds like you want to use this option when launching Wesnoth:

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  --userdata-dir arg              sets the path of the userdata directory to 
                                  $HOME/<arg> or My Documents\My Games\<arg> 
                                  for Windows. You can specify also an absolute
                                  path outside the $HOME or My Documents\My 
                                  Games directory.
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Re: Install My Userdata on an External Harddrive

Post by LordAwsomeness » September 8th, 2018, 9:14 pm

Pentarctagon wrote:
September 8th, 2018, 8:40 pm
It sounds like you want to use this option when launching Wesnoth:

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  --userdata-dir arg              sets the path of the userdata directory to 
                                  $HOME/<arg> or My Documents\My Games\<arg> 
                                  for Windows. You can specify also an absolute
                                  path outside the $HOME or My Documents\My 
                                  Games directory.
how would I get to this option? I cannot find it. I do not install Wesnoth with source code, I use the standard windows installation.
- Been playing Wesnoth since 2004 and the 1.0.x versions.
- Creator of Undead Invasion MP Scenario Pack.
- Creator of Valeria MP Adventure

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Re: Install My Userdata on an External Harddrive

Post by Pentarctagon » September 8th, 2018, 9:53 pm

You can add it via right-clicking on the Wesnoth shortcut, going to Properties, and adding it to the Target field(example, since I don't use Windows).
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