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Hi there,

 

I still have the original Black Shark sim on a DVD with a serial which I would like to install for historic reasons - also to try out the BS 🙂

 

In the past I had some trouble running 1.5.7 and 2.5 in parallel, as they seem to use the same configuration files in Windows' /users-folder.

 

Is that possible, or will I run into a myriad of trouble?

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You stated that you, yourself, had troubles in the past running multiple versions. So that might continue for you. I have run (quite a while ago) 3 versions and all had there own save game folders. From memory I remember having to do some editing in the registry. (something about each install being named beta, release and stable)

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Hi there,
 
I still have the original Black Shark sim on a DVD with a serial which I would like to install for historic reasons - also to try out the BS
 
In the past I had some trouble running 1.5.7 and 2.5 in parallel, as they seem to use the same configuration files in Windows' /users-folder.
 
Is that possible, or will I run into a myriad of trouble?
Try to make a variant.txt (?) file in the root folder. And in the file type "legacy" or something. In your "Saves Games" I hope there should be created a "DCS.legacy" folder.
Hope this puts you on the right track.

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2 hours ago, frumpy said:

I still have the original Black Shark sim on a DVD with a serial which I would like to install for historic reasons - also to try out the BS 🙂

In the past I had some trouble running 1.5.7 and 2.5 in parallel, as they seem to use the same configuration files in Windows' /users-folder.

Is that possible, or will I run into a myriad of trouble?

 

The original Blackshark is an independent game, it has nothing in common with DCS, so there should be no problem to install it alongside DCS ... apart from the fact that the original Blackshark is a Windows XP-era game and its copy protection may not work on Windows 10.


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