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« on: June 26, 2007, 12:30:38 pm »
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I have played another (not opensource) version of UFO game and after installing this UFO AI the installer not only installed your game to folder with the another UFO but also overwritten the previous one ... what's worse that after uninstalation of AI completely disappeared the directory with all the saves etc from previous game

do you know about that problem ? What's the problem to fix it? (because I think it gives not good light to opensource version of UFO ...)


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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2007, 12:38:14 pm »
The installer does remove the entire directory, and this I consider a good thing. Too many uninstallers leave log files and other peripheral files around that you have to delete manually.

It should not install itself to the directory of any other UFO game by default, though.

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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2007, 12:41:57 pm »
Question is why then it happens?

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2007, 12:45:29 pm »
Unless you give a little more information on what game you're talking about, where you had it installed and how our installer behaved when you used it, we can't tell.

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2007, 01:52:40 pm »
maybe we are using the same registry keys to identify the installation folder.

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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2007, 02:56:46 pm »
it was UFO aftermath
and about installer - there was no unusal activity like questions abou rewriting files etc

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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2007, 05:45:52 pm »
But you did at least check what path it would install to, right?

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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2007, 05:55:53 pm »
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But you did at least check what path it would install to, right?

To further clarify this, let me add:
In what directory was UFO Aftermath installed in?
What was default directory proposed by UFO: Alien Invasion?

My answer for last one would be:
C:\Program Files\UFOAI-2.2-dev

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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2007, 06:00:58 pm »
is aftermath using an ufo.exe, too?

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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2007, 06:18:23 pm »
mattn, every singly UFO game out there uses ufo.exe.

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« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2007, 08:47:23 pm »
about the installer path I cannot be sure of what I am sure is that I didn't change it durring installation
about the other Qs
path was C:\Program Files\CENEGA\UFO Aftermath

and about the path for UFO:AI yes after instalation in steps
1)UFO:AI
2)UFO:AM
the directory is what has been told
maybe will try to to this test again and will see what happens (if it happens again)