Author Topic: Please stop using Documents on OSX  (Read 803 times)

sandbags

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Please stop using Documents on OSX
« on: April 19, 2015, 05:04:40 am »
I mentioned this in the Steam forum but I'll repeat it here.

You put the user configuration stuff for VE in the ~/Documents folder where it really doesn't belong. OSX has ~/Library/Application Support as the place for applications to store ancillary configuration and such like.

You could make a case for save games going in Documents but it's pretty atypical since these are not files a user is meant to interact with or use outside of the game.

It's not mandated but good practice to follow the customs and idioms of the host platform.

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Matt

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Re: Please stop using Documents on OSX
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2015, 05:45:42 am »
On the windows platform it is the same, if not worse (i mean generally, not VE-specific).
Configuration files, saved games, screenshots, etc. often end up in folders you do not even
have access to. (thank you very much windows 7 >:( ) And with steam-games it can get worse even.
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