Guild Wars Forums - GW Guru
 
 

Go Back   Guild Wars Forums - GW Guru > Forest of True Sight > Technician's Corner

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Apr 15, 2012, 11:48 PM // 23:48   #1
balduranbg
Pre-Searing Cadet
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Advertisement

Disable Ads
Default Full installation possible?

Hello,

Hopefully the question I have is not stupid - Is there a way to install the entire game, so that it doesn't have to download each zone when I enter it? I need to do this, as next week I will have to play over 3G and I am rather hoping to minimize the traffic I will generate.

----------

Just managed to answer my own question:

http://www.guildwarsguru.com/forum/m...=gw.exe+-image


On my Win7 Ultimate however it did not let me edit the shortcut with the "-image" parameter, or even use the latter from CMD. Thankfully managed to get it done via creating a bat file. The zones appear to be downloading now.

Sorry for the spam.
balduranbg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 16, 2012, 12:40 AM // 00:40   #2
K A O S Theory
Academy Page
 
K A O S Theory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: California
Guild: Swag Like Caillou [swaQ]
Profession: D/A
Default

Yup, just make a shortcut, rightclick, go to properties, and in the target line, at the end, type in -image.

Run that, then it will all be downloaded.

Be warned, it takes a while and will be 4GB when done.

EDIT: Saw you found it yourself, nice.
K A O S Theory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 16, 2012, 02:02 PM // 14:02   #3
Quaker
Hell's Protector
 
Quaker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Canada
Guild: Brothers Disgruntled
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by balduranbg View Post
On my Win7 Ultimate however it did not let me edit the shortcut with the "-image" parameter, or even use the latter from CMD.
You must have missed the part in the link about making a shortcut - which is not the same as the link in the Games folder.
Basically you find the GW folder - it defaults to C:\Program Files\Guild Wars or C:\Program Files (x86)\Guild Wars.
In there is the file "gw.exe". Simply right-click on gw.exe a choose Send To - Desktop (Create shortcut) and you will have a desktop shortcut with a Target line that can be edited to add -image
Quaker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 16, 2012, 08:28 PM // 20:28   #4
balduranbg
Pre-Searing Cadet
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Default

I thought I was missing something too, but that was not the case. The problem lies with some of the interface software I have on the computer. For some reason shortcuts and Command Prompt don't behave as they are supposed to. Some instructions work on my laptop with Win7 Basic, but not on the other one. But anyway, still glad it's working. I will finally have the time to finish the Nightfall campaign (provided that my data plan doesn't run out before that)
balduranbg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share This Forum!  
 
 
           

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:21 PM // 15:21.


Vote on the Guild Wars Top 200
Guild Wars Top 200 - Cheats Free Guides, Downloads, Fansites. The Gold standard

Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.