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How to transfer saves from windows to mac?
I played on windows for quite some time on the FreeSpace Open FreeSpace 1 mod. I copied the FreeSpace 2 directory to a mac and opened up FS2_Open 3.6.18.app but my saved profile isn't there. How do I transfer it?

Also as an additional question, on windows, there is a "Launcher.exe" that lets me easily pick which mod to use with FS2 but on mac there aren't any. How do I change the mod on a mac if the Launcher.exe is only for windows?

 

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Re: How to transfer saves from windows to mac?
I don't know about the profiles (by which you probably mean your pilots, which are probably just saved somewhere else on OSX. I know they're in some .fs2open/ folder on linux), but for the launcher, use wxLauncher.
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Re: How to transfer saves from windows to mac?
I don't know about the profiles (by which you probably mean your pilots, which are probably just saved somewhere else on OSX. I know they're in some .fs2open/ folder on linux), but for the launcher, use wxLauncher.

I'm download wxLauncher now but where are the pilot data stored in Windows? Maybe if I knew one of the file names that it has inside, I can search for the corresponding place on osx (I already made a test pilot account to test if FS Open works on osx)

 

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Re: How to transfer saves from windows to mac?
Pilot data is stored in Windows in \FreeSpace2\data\players\.

To copy the saves over, copy the entire players folder to OS X's folder /Users/<YourUsername>/Library/FS2_Open/data/.

To find the Library folder in OS X Finder (10.7 and later): open Finder, click on the Go menu at the top of the screen, then hold down the Alt/Option button. The "Library" entry will appear in the Go menu's drop down list while Option is held down.

 
Re: How to transfer saves from windows to mac?
Pilot data is stored in Windows in \FreeSpace2\data\players\.

To copy the saves over, copy the entire players folder to OS X's folder /Users/<YourUsername>/Library/FS2_Open/data/.

To find the Library folder in OS X Finder (10.7 and later): open Finder, click on the Go menu at the top of the screen, then hold down the Alt/Option button. The "Library" entry will appear in the Go menu's drop down list while Option is held down.

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