Forum:Share saves, bones and record

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I'm using Nethack on two PCs, both running with windows. My goal is that both share the same directories for savegames, bones and record file, maybe the logfile as well. The PCs are not connected via LAN, and one of them is a notebook. Therefore I had the idea to store these files on dropbox, so they are synchronized.

I edited my defaults.nh as follows:

SAVEDIR=C:\Dropbox\Nethack\save BONESDIR=C:\Dropbox\Nethack\save

But how can I accopmplish that the record file is stored somewhere in the dropbox directory? The only way I see is to set HACKDIR to some path in my dropbox folder, but then I have to move more files, because HACKDIR is the default location for everything. Especially, I don't want to share the file defaults.nh, because it's different on both PCs, because they have different screen resolutions and so I use different font sizes.

Any suggestions?

Dr. House (talk) 08:57, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Does making the record file a symbolic link to a file in your dropbox folder work? (I can't help you with creating these on Windows, unfortunately, but I've heard NTFS supports them.)
That said, given your situation I'd probably just recommend playing on a public server, unless you really need the Windows port's UI. Ebonhack should allow you to play with tiles on NAO if that's what you want, too, and there are many bugfixes and interface improvements and other people can watch your game to help you with advice (best combined with an IRC channel such as freenode's #nethack). —bcode talk | mail 12:52, 19 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks bcode for the suggestion with the link. A soft link didn't work, but a hard link did the trick. "mklink /h record c:\Dropbox\Nethack\record".

--Dr. House (talk) 10:05, 20 December 2013 (UTC)