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Siegbert Flynt
Posted - 2005.12.22 00:50:00 - [1]


I've experienced some little problems during the installation of the current Eve Client yesterday. The problem results of the fact that the installer always caches all the game files in a single temporary file on Drive "C:\" before installing them to the destination drive. Since I use my "C:\" drive only for the OS-Installation while installing games and programs to other partitions - (This makes system backups much easier) I had not too much space left on C: meaning about 835MB.

So any time I tried to install the game to a partition with about 140GB of free disk space the installer quittet with an error message not being able to extract the game files because there was not enough space for the temp on drive "C:". The only way I was able to install the game was by compressing the system drive.

Therefore it would be great if the user could choose the temporary installation folder. Maybe you can modify the installer for the future releases?

Ssoraszh Tzarszh
The Royal Engineers
Posted - 2005.12.22 11:03:00 - [2]

I can't check from here but hopefully it cashes the files in the temp directory. You can change the location of the temp directory as follows. (remember to always back up impotrant files and make system restore points)

1. Create a directory with a short name in the root of your hard drive. For example, create a new folder C:\Temp.

2. Go to Start, Settings, Control Panel and double click "System".

3. On the Advanced tab, click the Environment Variables button near the bottom.

4. Under "User Variables", edit settings for TEMP and TMP to point to the new directory you created, "C:\Temp". You only need to edit the "User Variables" but, for consistency, you might want to update the "System Variables" for TEMP and TMP also.

5. Apply the changes by clicking OK.

You should not have to reboot for this to work, but you might want to try if you jhave problems with it after changing.

Hope this helps you out.

Siegbert Flynt
Posted - 2005.12.22 11:21:00 - [3]

Thanks for the hint but IIRC the installer extracted the files into the user temp directory in the user profile folder. So simply changing the systems temp directory won't help. The only way to get along with that would be to move the user profile to another drive which is quite complicated to my mind. Although changing the installers temp directory the systems temp according to your proposal would already make installation much easier because changing the system variables would then be sufficient.


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