Game data directory
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Fri Aug 21 07:55:27 PDT 2009
2009/8/20 Per Inge Mathisen <per.mathisen at gmail.com>:
> Anyone else touched upon such an issue before?
The traditional way was:
the new location as defined in
or if XDG_CONFIG_HOME is set:
The troublesome part is that a lot of applications and games don't yet
use the XDG stuff and continue to use ~/.APPNAME which makes things a
little confusing, but in the long run XDG_CONFIG_HOME really seems
like the better way to handle things, as it unclutters $HOME, makes
the location configurable and allows the distros to set a shortcut to
the ~/.config directory, as anything in there is not hidden.
When you want to increase visibility of the config or mod directory I
would suggest to simply spell out the name of the directory somewhere
within the game or maybe create a menu shortcut for it when installing
the game, but otherwise stick to the standard.
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