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#1 -Genie-

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 05:39 AM

Hey all, so I used to play this game all the time as a kid, and I ordered the four pack edition from amazon. I am running Windows 8 and want to use custom portraits. I know I did this all the time back in the day, but I can't get it to work now. Either I'm missing something or W8 is, as is usual, being an a**hat. This isn't the Enhanced Edition (I don't think) and there's no Black Isles folder in "Documents". 

 

I put the Portraits folder where I think is correct, but now I'm not sure. It won't let me save and photos in the folder. I'm providing a link here to the screenshot I took of the error message I receive. You can see the location of the folder. What's annoying is that I have administrative rights. I'm logged in as the administrator. Has anyone had problems like this or error messages as such with other programs and knows how to fix it? 

 

 



#2 The Imp

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 07:21 AM

Well, install the game to the documents...
Or actually to your own profile files if you have to use the C drive, then use this directory: C:\Users\<username>\ .... as that's the only directory you have a full access to. This is indeed because the W8 that you have to. As all the attempted changes you try to enforce are actually stored to around here: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\ subfolders, which is indeed a hidden folder, and the game can't load things from there.

Edited by The Imp, 19 April 2015 - 07:23 AM.

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#3 -Genie-

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 08:40 AM

Well, install the game to the documents...
Or actually to your own profile files if you have to use the C drive, then use this directory: C:\Users\<username>\ .... as that's the only directory you have a full access to. This is indeed because the W8 that you have to. As all the attempted changes you try to enforce are actually stored to around here: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\ subfolders, which is indeed a hidden folder, and the game can't load things from there.

 

Thank you! That worked. I don't know why I didn't think of that. Sometimes I feel like an old lady when it comes to technology.







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