Loooong time H2 - 5 player here. Despite owning these on original CD's, I bought the series again in the sale for my new pc. With H5 I also downloaded and installed the 5.5 mod (RC9b). It seems to run ok so far, but naturally has a lot of differences. My concern is that it has hijacked ToE. I was expecting to be able to choose either the original ToE or 5.5; Instead, whether I click on the GoG ToE icon, or the 5.5 64bit Icon I get the same splash screen and game (5.5). Same if I try to launch the game direct from the ToE.exe in the Bin folder.
Perhaps I was spoiled by H3 and WoG which gave me a choice between standard H3 or H3WoG.
It's not a serious deal, just have to learn some new strategies.
However, I wondering if this is correct, and if there is a way to have both?
Thinks....perhaps if I reinstall ToE to a different location? Currently ALL my GoG games go to default C:\GoG Games folder. Perhaps If I created a "GoG ToE" folder in Gog games and reinstalled ToE there? Would I have a problem with saves etc?
Hi, I'm not the developer of MMH5.5 (magnomagus is), but I'm a contributor and am quite familiar with it.
So, yes, because the MMH5.5 installer puts its data files at the same path as the original game, you will see its data even when you start the game with the original ToTE exe.
The remedy to this is to copy the whole game directory somewhere else, say a folder with MMH5.5, then actually uninstall MMH5.5 from "programs". MMH5.5 will work just fine from the new location. This way, you can start ToTE from the regular path, and MMH5.5 from the new one. When you're installing a new version of MMH5.5, you will have to show it the new path though...
I believe saved games will go to the same personal folder, which means they will overwrite each other, so pay attention to that...