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Formatted my computer

Discussion in 'BG2: Throne of Bhaal (Classic)' started by Alavin, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. Alavin

    Alavin If I wanted your view, I'd read your entrails Veteran

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    [​IMG] Not optimistic here...

    I formatted my computer a while ago, and copied my BG2 directory onto my other hard drive, hoping to be able to continue post-format. Subsequently read in a thread here (can't remember which?) that this is very unlikely to work...

    Unsurprisingly, it didn't. I reinstall and copy the whole backed-up directory on top of it, all kinds of crazy errors emerge, and the game won't even start. Any tips on salvaging my game? I can just copy over all the mods etc, and as I have my weidu log I can reinstall them in the correct order, but from past experience this makes for a huge instability problem that I was hoping to avoid.

    Really rather not restart...

    Thanks muchly for any help.
     
  2. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I'd say your best bet at this point is to reinstall BG2 exactly as you had it previously (using your weidu log as a guide). Then your save games from the previous PC, in theory, should work.
     
  3. Alavin

    Alavin If I wanted your view, I'd read your entrails Veteran

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    It should, but as I said, every time I've tried in the past (with a different save) it's either been buggy as hell or just crashes the instant I load the game. But unless there's a better option I suppose that's all I can do...
     
  4. 8people

    8people 8 is just another way of looking at infinite ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran

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    [​IMG] I must confess to be an annoying sod here and say I've never had problems transferring games over systems.

    The only time I did was when I forgot the official patch before modding the game up.

    Then again I only use a small hdful of mods at a time, I have no idea how many you are using so am unsure if that is helpful at all.

    Also ensure to check compatability files to see if putting data there or alterring the files there helps (such as the .ini)
     
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    Microsoftinthehead

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    Ah, yes, "compatibility files" -- Bill Gates' little undocumented middle finger to the Vista user.... :mad:
     
  6. Sir Rechet

    Sir Rechet I speak maths and logic, not stupid Veteran

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    Out of curiosity, what do you consider small HD nowadays? 40 gigs? Or you mean ancient ones at below 10 gig? ;)

    Nevertheless, it's a whole lot of mods. :D
     
  7. 8people

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    [​IMG] I meant *handful* :doh:

    I took my laptop to my parents so of course my damn cat had a lie down on it and I'm still getting the fluff out of the keys :(
     
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