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Prospero Tempest
Posted - 2011.08.14 07:43:00 - [1]


I want to install EVE on my laptop but it seems silly to redowload the entire game when it is installed on my current machine. As bandwidth is limited where I live (and costly) is it possible to copy the EVE client from one machine to another? If so what files and directories do I need to move and are there any registry issues?

CCP Cascade

Posted - 2011.08.14 10:40:00 - [2]

All you need to do is just take the EVE folder where you installed it and move that. You will have to redo your settings (color, overview settings etc) on the new computer.

Rina Asanari
Posted - 2011.08.16 06:23:00 - [3]

It is actually the Right Thing(tm) to not to store the settings in the program's folder, since one doesn't have write permissions to it (you DO use a regular user account and not an administrator account for playing, don't you?) but rather in a folder in the user's home directory, preferably a subfolder in AppData. So, copy that as well to the target user's home folder on the target machine as well and you're good.

So, it's not laziness, it's actually a recommended design decision.

Candygram Landshark
Posted - 2011.08.16 06:37:00 - [4]

buy a 16+gb usb thumb drive > put eve folder on it > put on every pc u own = i know more than everything

Julie Descartes
Posted - 2011.08.17 09:45:00 - [5]

Excuse me, but this doesn't work. I saved my EvE to my external harddrive, reformatted my computer, tried to play. Splash screen, no start.

Are there any frameworks installed with EVE? If so, it would explain why I can't just plug 'n play.

Jorr Meditir
Deathwatch Gaming
Posted - 2011.08.17 09:55:00 - [6]

You need to install DirectX and the Microsoft C++ redist.
I think you can find both in the bin folder of Eve.


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