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I have a copy of D3 sitting on my old WD Green HDD that is updated to 1.0.6
I would like to copy it to one of my new HDD's to play it (SSD or WD external)
I want to do this so that I only need to download the 1.0.7 (and perhaps 1.0.8) patch
Limited monthly cap, go figure.
How would I do this best? I assume something like this:
Install D3 from DVD onto SSD or external HDD
Copy entire folder from old HDD to new installation directory
Finish updating from 1.0.6 to latest version
Can anyone confirm?
I have not tried this myself (yet), but from what players have posted, you don't need to actually "install" it. That said, please report back with your results. I will be trying this myself later in the month and was curious too.
No need to install it if you have a playable copy you can move over. The game will create any registry entries it needs when it's run. It'll also create the D3Prefs.txt file based on the hardware it finds when it's run so no need to copy that either.
Whoopie, it works. Tried playing on my 3TB WD Portable HDD and it runs pretty well. Haven't gotten to the busy areas yet (starting a new character with no-ah enforced) so if it gets choppy later, I'll just copy-paste to my SSD.
But the shocking thing: 75MB worth of updates. In 4 months. I know a similar game (which won't be mentioned by name, but it starts with a P and ends with an E) that has had over 2000MB worth of updates in the last 4 months.
Either the devs are cooking up a really hot new expansion or D3 is a bit... dead. I just wish for more randomization. I played about 2 hours of TL2 and it seemed extremely open ended. They could make D3 so much better if they did something similar.
Edit: just to confirm, I copied the 1.0.6 folder without installing and launching it immediately updated it from 1.0.6 to 1.0.7 (latest) and then I could play. Couldn't be simpler.
Edited by Aeed#2733 on 4/30/2013 1:06 PM PDT
90 Undead Death Knight
I just copied and pasted my D3 folder to my external HD then do the same to my other PC's or laptop without requiring a patch to proceed.
If your copying the 1.06 patched version, you should really only have to update the other 2 (or so)
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