From: Denver Colorado
ORIGINAL: Roger Neilson 3
Totally agree with WITPQS... simple to do and keeps you sane.
Well not sure about the sane state actually.
witpqs is spot on.
My original install of WitP AE, which I do not use, simply sets all the pointers on the computer for the registry.
This original install was copied and placed into a folder labeled "Witp AE Base", then patched to the latest official patch.
I then made a new folder labeled, for example, "Babes28Cv11". I copied the "WitP AE Base" game into the Babes folder. All Babes downloads - extended maps, DEI / PI / Guad scenarios and gnarly Asian roads are downloaded into the Babes folder. Each download is then extracted into the WitP AE Base subfolder, in that directory. I also patch the Base copy to the latest Beta as desired
I have, IIRC five or so copies of the "Base" game, including a "AE WitP Stock". This system not only keeps all the differing variations - Babes, Stock or any other mods - separate, but allows easy replacement of the "Base" sub folder should things go wrong.
There was a time when I would install, from disc, numerous copies of AE. My current system is so much easier, and was learned from members of this forum.
Good advice in this thread, hope that it all helps.
Edit: Pax - missed your post, we think alike and follow the same path.
< Message edited by Mac Linehan -- 8/18/2013 5:37:51 PM >