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kotori87

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Hello,

I am having difficulty editing my hotkeys and joystick controls.  On the old forum, I was advised to look at the controls.ini file.  A quick glance indicated this was the correct place, I just had to make the right edits and save a new file.  Unfortunately the forums went down before I could post my results.

Even more unfortunately, my attempt to change the controls failed.  My computer would not permit me to save the edited file, stating "access is denied" whenever I tried to save.  I went into the Artemis folder and un-checked the "read only" box, but it still refused to save or overwrite numerous times.  I also tried on a friend's computer, with identical results.  For those of you who have successfully edited your controls, what is the secret?
Ghinao

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I believe you need to use the "Run as Administrator" function.  Assuming that you are using Windows, just right-click on the file and choose "Run as Administrator".  If I'm remembering correctly, that should allow you to save the file.
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After editing the controls.ini, save it to any other location, like the Desktop. Then you can drag and drop back to the original location. Windows will prompt you for permission to overwrite. BUT once you click 'continue' it -will- overwrite the file correctly.

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kotori87

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Thanks, Thorn!  That worked.  My helmsman will be quite happy.
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So far as I understand it, if you install Artemis in C:\Program Files or C:\Program Files (x86) you might see this problem. If you install into another folder not protected by Windows UAC, such as C:\Games or C:\Artemis you might not see the "won't save presets" problem.

Technically, it's possible to code a Windows application to store settings and savegames in your "My Games" folder, which would make this problem go away. Most newer games are moving this way. I'm getting it's a non-trivial amount of work.


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What L.T. said.: agreed. The nice thing about Artemis is that it is a self-contained application. Just maintain the file structure of wherever you put and you are golden... until you try to install a mod :(

and You are welcome!

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Or you can use my Artemis Mod Loader.  You won't need to worry about "Run as Administrator", and it has easy access to the controls.ini file under settings, along with a ton of other features.
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