TommyAwesome
15 years ago
1 month ago
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I've just had to rebuild my laptop and have tried setting the Launch options to --user_data_location="C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FMUserData"

But when I load up FM, it hasn't applied... logos aren't working, facepacks are't applying and when I try switching skins, only the default one is there.

I've checked the path is correct, the folder it's pointing to has everything there that it should... but every time I run FM, it must revert to the default setting of Documents\Sports Interactive...

 

Any ideas how to fix this?

kfnielsen
15 years ago
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By TommyAwesome 16 October 2021 - 19:46 PM UTC 

I've just had to rebuild my laptop and have tried setting the Launch options to --user_data_location="C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\FMUserData"

But when I load up FM, it hasn't applied... logos aren't working, facepacks are't applying and when I try switching skins, only the default one is there.

I've checked the path is correct, the folder it's pointing to has everything there that it should... but every time I run FM, it must revert to the default setting of Documents\Sports Interactive...

 

Any ideas how to fix this?

 

Hi Mate 

I have this link to Sigames hope it can help 

https://community.sigames.com/forums/topic/538451-graphics-skins-installation-guide-user-data-location-info/?tab=comments#comment-12779404

TommyAwesome
15 years ago
1 month ago
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By kfnielsen 16 October 2021 - 20:45 PM UTC 

Hi Mate 

I have this link to Sigames hope it can help 

https://community.sigames.com/forums/topic/538451-graphics-skins-installation-guide-user-data-location-info/?tab=comments#comment-12779404

 

Literally just found a similar article and have tried and tested it. It works. Thank you.

mons
15 years ago
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By TommyAwesome 16 October 2021 - 20:48 PM UTC 

Literally just found a similar article and have tried and tested it. It works. Thank you.

 

Do yourself a favour and don't place your user data folder within the Steam path, it can cause a multitude of issues.

TommyAwesome
15 years ago
1 month ago
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By mons 17 October 2021 - 09:43 AM UTC 

Do yourself a favour and don't place your user data folder within the Steam path, it can cause a multitude of issues.

 

I've had it like that for years… what issues does it cause? I keep it in my “Common” folder, so I can point older versions of FM to it without changing the “launch options”. (and to keep it tidy).

 

mons
15 years ago
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By TommyAwesome 17 October 2021 - 16:39 PM UTC 

I've had it like that for years… what issues does it cause? I keep it in my “Common” folder, so I can point older versions of FM to it without changing the “launch options”. (and to keep it tidy).

 

The game has its default graphics in the Steam installation folder already. Placing other custom files in there can cause the possibility of conflicts, which is why the default path is placed external to it. You should put it anywhere else and avoid these issues. I have it in my main folder of my secondary hard disk (E:/FM user data folder), but it can equally be anywhere else, and I too then use the same path for the files each year.

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