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Installation issues

The problem seems to be with Crossover. It simply won't allow me to install into an existing bottle, yet it used to do this quite happily.
This means that I can install Templot, but I then have to manually move over my box files, output files and background files (and who knows what else, as I don't use all of the functionality of the programme, and I lose my settings, too.

Can you confirm which files I need to copy/move over to the new installation, so that I don't lose my settings? (I had a similar problem at the start of the year, and lost 18 months of work!)
 
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Can you confirm which files I need to copy/move over to the new installation, so that I don't lose my settings? (I had a similar problem at the start of the year, and lost 18 months of work!)
@Simon Dunkley

Hi Simon,

Simply copy the entire contents of the old TEMPLOT_DEV folder to the new one. Templot doesn't put anything outside that folder (unless you change it, in which case only you know where).

But before you do that, rename the templot_2.exe program file to something else -- otherwise you will be overwriting the newly installed program version with the old one. When it's all working you can delete it.

(Also, if you have been using the new version and saved any BOX or BGS3 files with the same name as on the old version, the old one will overwrite it. Templot's default file names are unique, so that's not a problem.)

I have just upgraded my Linux system to the latest "5 year" Ubuntu (22.04 LTS), and upgraded to CrossOver 21. Everything seems to be working fine, but like you there seems to be an issue installing into an existing bottle.

When I have done some tests to pin-point the exact issue, I will contact Codeweavers about it. No doubt other users will have been finding the same.

On Linux there is no real need for CrossOver, Templot runs fine on the native Wine package. But I like to install CrossOver so that I can see what other Templot users are seeing.

Sorry I can't say anything useful about CrossOver on a Mac, as my knowledge of Macs is nil. But I did see this on the CrossOver web site:

crossover_mac_req.png


cheers,

Martin.
 
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