Is there a way to change the game directory?

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Ensign
Jul 27, 2011
17
Recently pirate101 keeps on re downloading the same files over and over again if I leave the game and start it up again every one will be dummies. I have found the problem and is there a way to change where the files
download to???
Pleas ehelp ratbeard o rone eyed jack.

Administrator
Hi, looking at this topic and the one you made last week, I would highly suggest that you contact Support@pirate101.com for more assistance with this issue. When you contact them, please provide as much detail as possible:

1. Confirm username (which account are you playing)
2. What area were you trying to access when this happened?
3. What time (approximately) was it?
4. Please attach game logs for further review (see below for more instructions).
5. Are you still having this trouble? If not, what occurred?

Instructions for sending game logs:
Use your email service to add an attachment. Drill down to the Pirate101 Folder then to the Bin Folder and the Log Folder then select "Captain_XXX.Log" (the highest numbered one or the most recently dated). Then just hit send!

If this is too large for your email server to attach or send, then open the game folder, go to the the bin folder again and locate the Captain.log. Right click on the log file and select Save as Zip (or similar wording - will vary depending on your specific operating system). Then, go back to your email and attach the newly zipped Captain.log.zip file.

*One-Eyed Jack, Your Pirate101 Community Manager*
Captain
Mar 09, 2011
709
Magedog on Aug 9, 2013 wrote:
Recently pirate101 keeps on re downloading the same files over and over again if I leave the game and start it up again every one will be dummies. I have found the problem and is there a way to change where the files
download to???
Pleas ehelp ratbeard o rone eyed jack.
Oh... wow... that's a glitch? Gosh, that happens to me ALL THE TIME in Wizard101 and Pirate101. First it will look like that haunted minion's basic programming, with arms and legs extended outward and their staff/weapon floating next to them, then that same position as the actual creature's looks, then everything will turn back to normal. Also, every time I log in to Pirate101 or Wizard, or when I go to a place that I haven't been in a while, or when I have to load housing items (no matter what they are or where they are, they always appear as boxes like the Dark Wood Crate in Wizard101), a spiral icon will appear underneath the crown shop and it will load the actual code name of the item, example: (Batacuda_Idle_Fidget) then once it loads that (Batacuda_Left_Turn) and so on. Please tell me this is normal? There hasn't been a single time that I've logged into one of the two games and that hasn't happened at least once.

Administrator
Magedog on Aug 9, 2013 wrote:
Recently pirate101 keeps on re downloading the same files over and over again if I leave the game and start it up again every one will be dummies. I have found the problem and is there a way to change where the files
download to???
Pleas ehelp ratbeard o rone eyed jack.
Going back to your original question. Yes, there is a way to change where the files download to, but it would require redownloading the game. When you launch the installation, you get a dialog box that says "click the PLAY button to put Pirate101 on your computer." At the very bottom of this box there is a very long button you can click that says, "Customize Install." From here you can change where your game installs to. Note, installing to a different directory than the default may require you to provide administrator access every time you run the game and may cause other issues.

*One-Eyed Jack, Your Pirate101 Community Manager*
Petty Officer
Jul 12, 2013
91
I thought the haunted minions in wizard101 were supposed to be their...

Community Leader
My game still runs in the "Pirate 101 Beta" folder! ;)

However since I have played on multiple computers since the game started, I actually have simply "moved" my KI games folder to a different drive, corrected my various shortcuts, and start menu entries to point to where I moved it, and I have not any trouble, all updates go where expected (where I put the game).
It all runs on the D drive on my older computer, and it wasnt "installed" there.

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