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MGE: Can't see save files

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Technical Support' started by randyripoff, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. randyripoff

    randyripoff Chieftain

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    So I have Civ2 MGE working on Windows 8.1. However, I can't see the save files anywhere. I can see them from within the game, but not in Windows Explorer or via the command line. Any tho[ughts as to why? Saving and loading works just fine, but I'd like to be able to delete the old saves.
     
  2. Knighttime

    Knighttime Chieftain

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    Did you by chance install the program inside C:\Program Files\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\ ? If so, my guess is that you're having issues with something called UAC Virtualization, which is invisibly redirecting data files from your program to someplace like C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\appname\. If the game is working normally, it's probably not critical to reinstall, but the best solution is not to install any version of Civ 2 into those "Windows-controlled" directories. For example, I created C:\Games\ and installed it beneath that (C:\Games\Civ2MGE). You can probably google "UAC Virtualization" or "VirtualStore" for more info.

    I could be wrong and you're having a different issue, but I know this has tripped me up in the past with other older Windows programs.
     
  3. randyripoff

    randyripoff Chieftain

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    That was it!. Thank you[!
     

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