Migrating PC's

Case number:671071-717071
Topic:Game: Other
Opened by:justjustin
Status:Closed
Type:Question
Opened on:Monday, December 15, 2008 - 14:36
Last modified:Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 22:55

I'm trying to migrate from a laptop to my desktop.

Both systems share my home network.

I have successfully installed foldit onto the desktop and logged in.

I was taken straight to the training puzzles which had no recollection of my earlier achievements.

I navigated to the challenge puzzle selection screen where I can see my best scores. When I select the puzzle, it is loaded un-evolved. I cannot retrieve my best autosave.

I have located the directory with the files in (c:\doxnsetts\....\foldit\ ), but am unsure which ones to migrate. Can you help?

Many thanks

Justin

(Mon, 12/15/2008 - 14:36  |  18 comments)


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Just copy over the whole directory.

Let me know if it works out for you so I can close this issue.

Cheers,
admin

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Solved problem. Many thanks.

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Good to hear. Closing the issue

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xp OS - tried this suggestion migrating computers, but doesn't seem to do the trick. I get the tutorial menu, and can't retrieve Very Best or Recent Best solutions...

What am I missing?

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So, did you store them before?

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Not sure what you mean by store them... as saved solutions? If that's what you mean, no. Also, I can't see my recipes. I copied the entire foldit directory from documents and settings/all users/application data.

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Yes, saving the solutions (upload for yourself) was what I meant.

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@SKSbell:
That's good to know.
I also thought you can reload your solutions and recipes by pasting all old files after a reinstall or new installation on a new computer.

I'm not sure, if I can help you with the lost solutions, but with the lost recipes, I can help you, if you still have got the old all.macro- and single.macro-file of the folder mentioned above.

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For re-getting solutions, it would be nice to know, HOW the solutions are stored (I want to know the structure of the files), so if checksum (if there is one) and/or header are defect, you could fix them with a HEX-file-editor.

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As long as I'm starting new puzzles, the old solutions really don't matter. I just tried last week when there were so many puzzles open!

I haven't finished migrating so I still have the files on the old computer. And I suppose I can share my recipes privately and then download them on other computer.

So the moral of the story is to not migrate when you've got puzzles underway, or so it seems.

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But, I just realized that doesn't solve the problem having to get past the tutorials. I know I can get there with a few menu steps, but that's annoying...

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"I just realized that doesn't solve the problem having to get past the tutorials"

Which tutorials do you mean?
The tutorial puzzles?

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Yes - everytime I start foldit on the new pc, it takes me straight to the first level tutorial. I then have to use the menus to get to the puzzles menu.

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It will start in a level if you haven't completed any. So if you just finish the first level you sohuld start in the menu screen from then on.

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But I did complete the tutorials on the other computer...

So it sounds like there isn't anyway to really migrate - you have to move when you don't have any active puzzles, upload your recipes and down load them, and redo the first level of the tutorials.

Is that correct?

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I have the same problem on my laptop: it does not remember that I did all tutorial puzzles and it also forgets my view options. This while on my desktop, it remembers all of these. I do not want/need to migrate from one pc to another so that is no issue for me, but is is indeed annoying to put all viewing options everytime you start plus click your way from the tutorial puzzles..

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I also find this annoying but maybe this is made, that no error occurs (as the name says: de-fault settings).

Imagine you make a copy of your game, but while you make it, there is an aggravating change on the server.
Just for example, the view modes are renamed.

If you start the game, it will update as usual but try to call the old settings and the old name of the view mode, which can make problems.

Now try to imagine this with other functions (files for example).

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