Changing User Data storage location

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Cen7
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Changing User Data storage location

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I’m running version 1.14.7 on a Windows 10 machine (a Lenovo Yoga 730-13, to be very, very specific). Back in the olden days, there was an option when installing BfW to have the user data stored in the same location as the game, itself, but that seems not to be available anymore. I’m wondering if there’s a way to do this manually?


More background, because context often matters:

To make my BfW available regardless of what machine I’m using, I’ve installed it in my DropBox. (And yes, Yay!, that works!) I really want to store my saved games and downloads there, as well. Windows 10, however (curse those Redmond Trolls!) insists on storing the information at c:\users\[username]\documents\mygames\wesnoth1.14.

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Re: Changing User Data storage location

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You can edit or create a new shortcut for wesnoth.exe with additional options like so:

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"C:\Users\YourUsername\Dropbox\Wesnoth 1.14\wesnoth.exe" --userdata-dir .\userdata --userconfig-dir .\userdata
The quotes surrounding the full path to wesnoth.exe are not optional if there are spaces in any folder names.
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Cen7
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Re: Changing User Data storage location

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Thanks! I will try that.

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