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Reinstall on new PC

8 years 3 weeks ago #1 by Ham920

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    I originally purchased Gettysburg and downloaded it to my PC with an XP system on it. For the holidays my wife purchased all the other Scourge of War additional battles; Pipes Creek, Brandy Station, Antietam, Chancellorsville. These additional battles were downloaded rather than purchasing each CD. The original Gettysburg game was also a download rather than on a CD. I also recently got a new PC with a Windows 7 system on it. My question is what is the best way to move these games from the PC with the XP system to the PC with the Windows 7 system? Should I just copy the files from one PC to the other or should I download the original Gettysburg game using my license code and then copy the other game applications to the new PC and run them from there?

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    8 years 3 weeks ago #2 by Jim

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  • Replied by Jim on topic Re: Reinstall on new PC
    If all of your codes are registered at Matrix, just download the current installers to your new system and install.

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    8 years 2 weeks ago #3 by Ham920

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  • Replied by Ham920 on topic Re: Reinstall on new PC
    Thanks for the reply, but that's easier said than done. All products are registered with Matrix, but where (what's the URL) do I go to download the initial game? For example, I see on Matrix where I go to download scenarios etc, but where do I go to download each of the games? I went to the purchase screen, but they want me to purchase the game all over again! Where can I download the GAME itself?

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    8 years 2 weeks ago - 8 years 2 weeks ago #4 by KG_Soldier

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  • Replied by KG_Soldier on topic Re: Reinstall on new PC
    Go to matrix games, log on, and then go to My Games.

    Click the registered link on the right of the game you want to download.
    Last edit: 8 years 2 weeks ago by KG_Soldier.

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    7 years 3 months ago #5 by Jubal Early

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    KG_Soldier wrote: Go to matrix games, log on, and then go to My Games.

    Click the registered link on the right of the game you want to download.


    I have a brand new PC and you cant reinstall Chancellorsville They ony have Gettysburg and Antietam stored. I have a code for Chacellorsville but it is of no use becasue unlike the other battles there is no Download for it.
    Bit unfair if you need a new PC having to pay for a game you own again :(

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    7 years 3 months ago #6 by Saddletank

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  • Replied by Saddletank on topic Re: Reinstall on new PC
    I am pretty sure the Chancellorsville add-on is there. I have downloaded and reinstalled it from Matrix in the past. I know Matrix had NSD make a stand-alone version of C'ville ... it's possible you either need to d/l that one or make an e-mail enquiry to them, but I feel sure they'll come up with the goods.

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    7 years 3 months ago #7 by Don

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  • Replied by Don on topic Re: Reinstall on new PC
    There is a section for "press releases". After signing in, try to go there. I had the same problem, but Chancellorsville is there along with anything else you've bought. You might want to add the press release area to your favorites for future reference. If you can't reach the area, open a case number explaining the problem B) B) B)
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    7 years 1 week ago #8 by charlesobscure

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  • I'm about to go through this process as well. One question I had - does this mean I'll lose all my saved games? Also, just so I make sure I don't miss anything, is there a thread that has a step by step process to registering on a new computer?

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    7 years 1 week ago #9 by Jim

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  • Replied by Jim on topic Re: Reinstall on new PC
    You can copy all of your saved game files to a USB chip and then on to your new system. The default location for the saved games is: C:\Matrix Games\Scourge of War - Gettysburg\Work\Saved Games. If you want to keep your high scores as well those are in: C:\Matrix Games\Scourge of War - Gettysburg\Work and the file names are: CustHighScore.dat and MultiHighScore.dat. You might also want to copy over your SOWGB.ini file as well.

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    7 years 1 week ago #10 by charlesobscure

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  • Thank you very much! I presume that I would do the same with Mods?

    Also, forgive my ignorance, but what is the SOWGB.ini file?

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    7 years 1 week ago #11 by Jim

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  • Replied by Jim on topic Re: Reinstall on new PC
    Correct on copying any mods you want on your new system.

    The SOWGB.ini file contains a variety of changeable information about the game such as option settings, installed mods turned on or off, MP lobby settings etc.

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    7 years 1 week ago #12 by charlesobscure

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  • Thank you very much! Everything worked save the high scores - however, there were two other files (HighScore.dat and AddOnHighScore.dat) in my Work folder which I transferred and it now looks like my high scores have been saved.

    (I assume MultiHighScore.dat is multiplayer high score? I couldn't locate that file but that's probably b/c I've never played multiplayer before).

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    7 years 1 week ago #13 by Jim

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  • Replied by Jim on topic Re: Reinstall on new PC
    Correct. Glad you are back in business.

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    6 years 9 months ago #14 by Braxton Bragg

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  • Well it says on there website no downloads for Chancellorsville
    Had to reenstall all of my programes after Windows went down, no problem except Chancellorsville

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    6 years 9 months ago #15 by Little Powell

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  • Braxton Bragg wrote: Well it says on there website no downloads for Chancellorsville
    Had to reenstall all of my programes after Windows went down, no problem except Chancellorsville

    Braxton Bragg :(


    Yeah really not sure why CV is not available for download.. You'll want to contact Matrix support for that. They are usually quick to respond and will get you access to your game.
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    6 years 9 months ago #16 by Braxton Bragg

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  • General Hill, my thanks to you, Matrix solved the problem for me in 20 mins.
    All is working well, many thanks again :D

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