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Accessing carts from multiple computers with symlink

borb.lua edited this page Dec 1, 2018 · 1 revision

This tutorial is only for Windows PCs at the moment.

You will learn a hacky way to access and edit your TIC carts from multiple computers without copying and pasting!

  1. Make a new directory for tic files to a cloud storage folder, say Drive\TIC-80\
  2. Create a directory with name appdata (or whatever suits you) in that folder.
  3. Open TIC-80 and use command folder to go to TIC's appdata folder (it's where TIC carts are stored.)
  4. Go one folder up (to folder Appdata/roaming/com.nesbox.tic/)
  5. Rename folder TIC-80 to TIC-80-temp or something, you won't be using it anymore...
  6. Make a symlink (symbolic link) to your previously created folder with command (you can copy the exact folder names by clicking the address panel in File Explorer).
    • (You'll need an elevated (admin) command prompt! open it by right-clicking Command Prompt -> run as administrator)
    • Use the command Mklink /D C:\Users\your_username\AppData\Roaming\com.nesbox.tic\TIC-80 "C:\Users\your_username\Drive\TIC-80\appdata"

Now TIC-80 will use the folder in your cloud storage as its appdata folder and you can run your carts from any computer!

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