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 Post subject: Moving HPS Games to New OS
PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:53 am 
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All,

I have 50 HPS games installed in Vista. I'm moving to Win 7, so I need to get those games moved over. I tested simply moving two game folders over to Windows 7 along with the start menu folder. Both games worked OK as far as I can tell. Is there any downside to just moving them over like that? Obviously there are no registry entries doing it this way, but it seems to work. It'll save tons of time compared to reinstalling and patching.

Lt. General Dirk Gross
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Hi Dirk:

This should work out (although I don't have Windows 7, I have transfered around from -in the latest case from XP to Vista and then have all of them on a portable HD anyways). I'm not sure that the games (Tiller's for HPS at any rate) use the registry files; the CD check refers back to files on the CD -so it never messed around with anything internal to systems - the only thing that might matter in the case of games still using the CD check is that your CD Drive (or DVD drive) is still using the same letter as before (otherwise the easiest solution is just to change the drive letter - but if it works now- don't even worry about that type of stuff.



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The only draw back I have seen from this approach is it sometimes causes DirectX issues - specifically "failure to create direct sound object" errors. This can usually be resolved by reinstalling a single game within the OS normally. There are registry entries that are referenced, but normally don't cause a problem.

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I'm going to go ahead with just moving them, then. I used to intermittently have that sound "sticking" issue, but it hasn't happened in a long time. If it re-occurs, I'll try to remember it's my fault, not the game's.

Rich, are there registry entries that I can copy over? I'm keeping my same folder structure so they will be located in the same places. I've seen several entries per game, but most seemed unimportant.

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