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#: If you didn't choose a different one, it should be: <pre>C:\Program Files (x86)\Istaria Companion</pre>
 
#: If you didn't choose a different one, it should be: <pre>C:\Program Files (x86)\Istaria Companion</pre>
 
# Copy all of the contents, BUT NOT THE 'workspace' FOLDER, into a new folder, for example: <pre>C:\Program Files (x86)\Istaria Companion 2</pre>
 
# Copy all of the contents, BUT NOT THE 'workspace' FOLDER, into a new folder, for example: <pre>C:\Program Files (x86)\Istaria Companion 2</pre>
# Right click the 'Istaria Companion' program file, choose the 'Send to -> Desktop' option to create a link on your Desktop.
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# Browse into the new directory, right click the 'Istaria Companion' program file and select the 'Properties' option
# Right click the new link on your desktop, select the 'Properties' option
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## Select the 'Compatibility' folder
 
## Select the 'Compatibility' folder
 
## Check the 'Launch as administrator' field and confirm
 
## Check the 'Launch as administrator' field and confirm
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# Right click the 'Istaria Companion' program file again, choose the 'Send to -> Desktop' option to create a link on your Desktop.
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# (optional) Rename your new desktop link so you can differ between your two installs
 
# Start your second Istaria Companion for the first time, using your new link on Desktop.
 
# Start your second Istaria Companion for the first time, using your new link on Desktop.
 
# Select your second/third/etc. Istaria installation folder and confirm.
 
# Select your second/third/etc. Istaria installation folder and confirm.

Latest revision as of 15:05, 29 November 2019

You are able to run multiple instances of Istaria Companion by copying it onto a different place on your hard drive. Simply follow the below steps.

Requirements[edit]

You need a second Istaria install folder. Parsing two characters from one Istaria installation is not possible.

Steps[edit]

  1. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to Istaria Companion's install folder
    If you didn't choose a different one, it should be:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Istaria Companion
  2. Copy all of the contents, BUT NOT THE 'workspace' FOLDER, into a new folder, for example:
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Istaria Companion 2
  3. Browse into the new directory, right click the 'Istaria Companion' program file and select the 'Properties' option
    1. Select the 'Compatibility' folder
    2. Check the 'Launch as administrator' field and confirm
  4. Right click the 'Istaria Companion' program file again, choose the 'Send to -> Desktop' option to create a link on your Desktop.
  5. (optional) Rename your new desktop link so you can differ between your two installs
  6. Start your second Istaria Companion for the first time, using your new link on Desktop.
  7. Select your second/third/etc. Istaria installation folder and confirm.
  8. Open the main menu and choose 'Preferences'
  9. Enter a program title suffix, so you can differ between the two Companions in the future. You may want to add a suffix on your first install, too.


That's it!