Startup Links to different configurations

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Metz
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Startup Links to different configurations

Post by Metz » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:13 pm

Hello,

If possible, I was wondering what the easiest way would be to have 2 or three desktop shortcuts that could start different versions of vistumbler with different config options.

Would be looking to have different radio, and GPS options mainly.

tnx

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Re: Startup Links to different configurations

Post by ACalcutt » Fri May 03, 2019 2:50 pm

By default the settings are stored in %APPDATA%\Vistumbler , so multiple instances share the same settings. However, I think this is possible with the undocumented portable mode... give this a try

1.) Download the zip version of vistumber (or copy the vistumbler directory in program files to a new folder)
2.) Inside the vistumbler folder, create a empty "temp" folder and a empty "Save" folder (portable mode will crash without these folders)
3.) Inside the vistumbler/settings folder, create a file "vistumbler_settings.ini" and put the following inside to enable portable mode
[Vistumbler]
PortableMode=1
Once this is done, all the settings should get saved into the vistumbler/settings/vistumbler_settings.ini file (if you open vistumbler and close it you should now see all the settings added to vistumbler_settings.ini).

Once you have the vistumbler folder with portable mode set up you should be able to make multiple copies of the vistumbler directory, each of which should all have their own settings stored in their own settings file.

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Re: Startup Links to different configurations

Post by Metz » Fri May 03, 2019 2:56 pm

I will give this a try

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