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Running 2 Windows of Guild Wars on 1 computer?
aflemi10
aflemi10
Posted 2009-10-14 15:02
I wanna move some items from an old acct and I'm trying to figure out how to run 2 windows of guild wars each playing a different acct.

Anyone know how? Or does anyone know of a better way to transfer items between accts?
Pat
Pat
Posted 2009-10-14 15:25
There's probably a better way, but personally I run one copy of GW in Crossover and another copy in Wine.
aflemi10
aflemi10
Posted 2009-10-14 15:33
How do u run it in wine?
Stefan Dösinger
Stefan Dösinger  Staff Member
Posted 2009-10-14 15:34
Use two different bottles. Install in one bottle A. Start the game normally, configure it to run in a window. Create another bottle B. Use Programs->Run Command to run the gw.exe from the bottle A directory in bottle B. No need to reinstall or copy around files. The game will think that it hasn't been run before, create some registry entries, then start.
aflemi10
aflemi10
Posted 2009-10-14 15:47
Stefan Dösinger Posted:
Use two different bottles. Install in one bottle A. Start the game normally, configure it to run in a window. Create another bottle B. Use Programs->Run Command to run the gw.exe from the bottle A directory in bottle B. No need to reinstall or copy around files. The game will think that it hasn't been run before, create some registry entries, then start.


WOW! Thx!
aflemi10
aflemi10
Posted 2009-10-14 18:00
Hmm... Thats weird. When I try to start the game again it says "Repairing data archive"
Douglas St. Clair
Douglas St. Clair
Posted 2010-03-11 23:34
You probably want to create a separate install of guild wars in each bottle. Otherwise the gw.dat file could get messed up.
abeta
abeta Mystical Exalted Nigh-invincible Supreme Raging Atomic Dragon Turbo Chief Senior Advocate
Posted 2010-03-14 09:23
I think when I did this, and just launched gw in the other bottles, it would copy whatever it needed and there wasn't a lot of copying and it would work. I don't think I created to separate bottles with 2 separate complete data files.
Douglas St. Clair
Douglas St. Clair
Posted 2010-03-16 20:14
Well. I just figured since there are only 3 files, gw.exe, gw.dat and gw.tmp that there would be file locks on the 4gb file and whatnot.
garou1674
garou1674
Posted 2010-03-17 00:28
The only way to do this that I have been able to get to work, is to use 2 bottles, and two installs of GW, one on each bottle.  The reason for this is due to file locking.  If you try and do this with 2 bottles and one install, the second bottle will get errors on use of the file saying that the program is already in use.

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