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Install F1 2012 twice on PC

Discussion in 'F1 2012 - The Game' started by nizmo2012, May 9, 2013.

  1. nizmo2012

    nizmo2012

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    Hi all, Just a quick one. Just wondered if there's a way to install F1 2012 twice. Then use one unmodded game to play online and the other to mod for single player? Just be easier than coping files back and forth is all.

    Any help on this would be great as it would save me so much time.

    Thanks for reading and thanks in advance for any help or info :)
     
  2. Dimos Kapourniotis

    Dimos Kapourniotis

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    You can install as many times as you like but the Steam will recognize the exe. only from the folder named as f12012.
    Install once, make a copy of the f12012 folder, rename it as you like (f12012 mod for example), install all the mods in there and just change the name everytime you want to play.(online use the original, offline the modded).
    Another great solution is to use Ryder's Mod Manager, as you can instal-uninstall mods with a click:thumbsup: .
     
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  3. nizmo2012

    nizmo2012

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    OK thx buddy for your reply and help. Once i've made a copy of the F1 2012 folder. Do i rename the folder or the exe? Sorry to ask. I've never done anything like this before.
     
  4. Dimos Kapourniotis

    Dimos Kapourniotis

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    just rename the folder:thumbsup:
     
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  5. nizmo2012

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    Thx so much again for your help. :)
     
  6. Rishabh

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    How to make the backup of our profile?
    I mean I will make 2 folders (1 for online and 1 for offline) so I want 2 profiles na?
     
  7. Dimos Kapourniotis

    Dimos Kapourniotis

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    no...the profiles and the game are saved in a different folder.Nothing else to be done:thumbsup:
     
  8. Rishabh

    Rishabh

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    This one is not working for me. :(
    Can you make 1 video to help me regarding this??
     
  9. Justin Webley

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    No video but I'll make it simple...

    Open your windows explorer or open my computer
    In your steam/steamapps/common folder (default install is to C:\programe files) you will see another folder called F1 2012 Right click this and select COPY.
    Now right click in a blank area of the explorer and select paste.
    When finished you will have a new folder called Copy of F1 2012 as well as the original F1 2012
    Right click the Copy folder and select rename, call it F1 2012 - MOD.
    This is where you can copy all of your mods to.

    Now when you want to play go to this location. If you want to play your modded game then right click the f1 2012 folder and rename it to F1 2012 - NORMAL and do the same for the F1 2012 - MOD folder except you rename that to F1 2012.
    To swap back just reverse the above process.

    Hope this is easy enough to follow, if not then I strongly suggest getting Ryders mod manager, its a great little tool :)