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Just installed this game for some joyful nostalgia, and, after seeing this post, it's true that not all heroes wear capes. *tips hat*
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Draxinusom2: Note that if you're running Windows 7, the location of the working copy of Alpha Centauri.ini is in

C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\GOGcom\Sid Meiers Alpha Centauri

and NOT in C:\Program Files (x86)\GOGcom\Sid Meiers Alpha Centauri.

You will find an AlphaCentauri.ini in both locations but only the one in your AppData will be used! You can check this easily by saving a game and then when you open both ini's one will have the save game name in it, the other won't.
My Windows 7 stores the *.ini file in the installed game folder (in this case, an external drive), thus:
G:\Games\GOG\Sid Meier\Civs\Alpha Cenauri\Alpha Cenauri.Ini

As far as I can tell, there are no other copies of this file on my system; it is the file that was updated with save game names.

Perhaps you meant a different version of Windoze?
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Draxinusom2: Note that if you're running Windows 7, the location of the working copy of Alpha Centauri.ini is in

C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files (x86)\GOGcom\Sid Meiers Alpha Centauri

and NOT in C:\Program Files (x86)\GOGcom\Sid Meiers Alpha Centauri.

You will find an AlphaCentauri.ini in both locations but only the one in your AppData will be used! You can check this easily by saving a game and then when you open both ini's one will have the save game name in it, the other won't.
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scientiae: My Windows 7 stores the *.ini file in the installed game folder (in this case, an external drive), thus:
G:\Games\GOG\Sid Meier\Civs\Alpha Cenauri\Alpha Cenauri.Ini

As far as I can tell, there are no other copies of this file on my system; it is the file that was updated with save game names.

Perhaps you meant a different version of Windoze?
I think it relates to where you install the game. One is in the default location - program files... - the other is in a custom location - g:\games. I've read that it's best to install older games in a custom location - all mine are.
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geoff12345: I think it relates to where you install the game. One is in the default location - program files... - the other is in a custom location - g:\games. I've read that it's best to install older games in a custom location - all mine are.
Good to know. :)