sorry to necro this thread, but i'm trying to symlink my mpsave folder to a dropbox directory and it's not working.
the "load" page shows no saves if there's a symlink or junction in the place of the mpsave folder :(
anyone got symlink-cloud backup working on the GOG version care to share how they did it?
i've done it using both manual cmd-prompt and the Link Shell Extension method.
okay so the main thing is that you NEED to specify the install to be NOT in program files ... make a C:/games or whatever and install it there. If you don't do this, the symlinks don't fire off and bg2 can't read anything if you have moved your save files.
so to get it working:
1) if you need to reinstall because you put it into default directory, back up your save folders. if not, ignore this step
2) install to C:\games or somewhere that's not program files (or program files x86)
3) copy save folder to desired dropbox folder
4) create symlink in the C:\games\baldurs gate install directory where the save folder usually is (delete the one in the directory if it already exists - after you back it up of course)
I used Link Shell Extension to do the symlinking... much easier than cmd-prompt: - google it. i can't put links in here atm.
this was done with a GOG version of BGII - and ToB
it seems that installing to an alternate directory also means you have to start the game windowed until you're actually playing or it will crash when you click "new game". you can change to fullscreen once in the game though.
every time you start it will require that you start as windowed.
Post edited January 30, 2013 by HappySam