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I am wanting to transfer my XP install over to my Win7 machine. Can I just copy everything to the new drive and run the Freespaceopen installer or do I have to start with a fresh install of Freespace? GOG has not sent me my security code to log in so I can't redownload the game again (it's been 2 weeks of emailing every day so I've given up). I hoping since it's drm free that this shouldn't be a problem. I do wonder if going from XP (32 bit) to win7 (64 bit) might cause problemns. I want to get this running up on a 3 screen setup and Win7 is a piece of cake compared to XP. Any help is greatly appreciated.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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I think you can pretty much just copy the entire folder to your Win7 machine. Plus installing OpenAL on the Win7 machine. If the path to the folder changes, the Launcher might nag about not finding the FSO executable on your first run, but other than that, I don't remember there being any major hindrances (I've had an FS2 installation on my external HDD for years).
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

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20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

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That is correct.
Let there be light
Let there be moon
Let there be stars and let there be you
Let there be monsters and let there be pain
Let us begin to feel again
--Devin Townsend, Genesis

 
Thanks a ton!

 
A little follow up. Just copied and pasted the old folder to the new drive. Had to use wxLauncer but it ran great. The triple monitor was okay but had a lot of screen tearing so I just switched back to the ole 22" and it's been flawless. Thanks again.