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Debido

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Variant Editor security problem
« on: November 04, 2014, 03:14:04 PM »

Platform: Windows NT 5 and greater.
Issue: Starsector Variant editor is unable to save variant files in the default folder C:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\starfarer.res\res\data\variants due to requiring admin permission.
Workaround: Run Starsector with an account that has administrative permissions, or create and add this as a folder with user permissions
Resolution: Change the default variant save location to a folder under a C:\Program Files (x86)\Fractal Softworks\[starsector root]\mod folder which has user R/W permissions by default.
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Alex

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Re: Variant Editor security problem
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2014, 04:41:14 PM »

(Moved this to modding b/c it's a purely modding-related issue.)
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Darloth

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Re: Variant Editor security problem
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2014, 11:51:26 PM »

You can also fix this by not installing to program files - it often causes issues like this with games, so I put them all in C:\games which windows doesn't care about stuff writing to.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2014, 06:48:31 AM by Darloth »
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Thaago

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Re: Variant Editor security problem
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2014, 06:50:39 AM »

Welcome to windows. It takes a rather... creative approach to file structures and permissions.
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