XP/Vista admin mode

После высокотехнологичных постов Бори писать про свои низменные жЫвотные инстинкты трудно. Но приходится.

Основной вопль души поместился по адресу http://ddima.livejournal.com/32807.html, но сюда тоже хочу запостить слезную мольбу.

Пожалуйста, после запуска инсталлированной игры, не пытайтесь писать в HKLM и C:\Program Files\… НИКАКИХ ФАЙЛОВ.

  • http://assen.shtrak.com/ YE

    We had a game which was able to run under a non-admin account, writing savegames into AppData and screenshots into My Pictures. The publisher asked us to move everything into the game folder under Program Files because, quoting the producer on their side, “everybody is used to this since DOS”.

  • http://assen.shtrak.com/ YE

    Even funnier story from this publisher, next version of the game.

    Vista knows about idiots who try to write in their own folder in Program Files, and if they are not running as admin, emulates this and really stores the files somewhere else. If the same program is running as admin, they see the real Program Files. If you run the game once as admin, and once as a non-admin – you see a different set of savegames.

    Why would you run the game as admin? Well, if the oh-so-smart publisher has called the autorun executable on the DVD “setup.exe”, Vista assumes this is an installer, ask for an admin password and runs as admin. So if you start the game by sticking the DVD in the drive and clicking “Play” on the autorun screen (as many users evidently do), you are running as admin and you see savegame set A. If you start the game normally from the Start menu, you run as a normal user, and you see savegame set B.

  • http://aruslan.livejournal.com/ aruslan

    Больше всех отжёг конечно EVE Online с рождественским патчем, который из-за неправильного места backslash грохает boot.ini в корне.
    Вот это я понимаю! Безо всякой Висты!

    http://www.lenta.ru/news/2007/12/07/eveonline/
    Оттуда ссылка на 1up.