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shared cache folder ??? how does this work??explain pls

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Arkolino
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#1 - 2015-03-24 12:15:25 UTC  |  Edited by: Arkolino
https://ccpcommunity.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/202538842-Download-on-Demand


As I read the above article, I don't quite understand how the new method of storing the client works.

Two things i don't understand?

1) How can multiple computers play eve using the cache from a single computer ? When they say multiple computer they refer to User accounts or what?

2) And also I see mentioned "Multiple Accounts" can now be used because of this "shared cache ". But even before this change, It was perfectly possible to play not 2 but even 10-20 clients at the same time, legit, by using different methods explained by CCP themselves.
Personaly I used the "Junction" method.

How is this new shared chaced concept different in this matter? How can I run multiple clients now, using this new shared cache?

Please explain, i've read all the devblogs and they only mention the surface details but they don't exactly tell you 'HOW" to do the new stuff.
Matthew97
#2 - 2015-03-24 12:20:16 UTC
I believe that you can literally just copy and paste the cache from one machine to another and it'll be fine, as long as its up to date.

If you want to go really in depth, that it may be possible to potentially have the cache on a shared network location that computers can access over your LAN.
Agent Unknown
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#3 - 2015-03-24 12:50:51 UTC
The cache is shared among all your clients including Singularity so you no longer have to keep separate installs of everything. The client will automatically use the cache for as many accounts as you want.

It's possible to dump the cache onto a network share and point the launcher at it, but I haven't tested that method to see if network latency would affect the client much.
Matthew97
#4 - 2015-03-24 12:53:48 UTC
Would be interesting to see, considering putting it onto a NAS and seeing how well it does, although I only actually use 1 machine to play it so it's not necessary for me
Arkolino
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#5 - 2015-03-24 16:56:01 UTC
So i can just log into multiple accounts without using Junction? LIke just Alt-tabing ?
Redhawks
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#6 - 2015-03-24 19:10:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Redhawks
Arkolino wrote:
So i can just log into multiple accounts without using Junction? LIke just Alt-tabing ?


I used to have two installs on the same computer (on different drives one SSD on HDD) and used to be able to ALT TAB between them fine, since the "upgrade" everything is FUBAR it no longer uses both installs only one and despite trying to pursuade it theres two to use it wont......

Guess there is alot I dont understand but then I sort of stupidly hoped that CCP might understand how their customers were using their system and not screw it up for them ........

Shame on me for my simple belief......

RED
Rain6637
Simulacra and Simulation
Dracarys.
#7 - 2015-03-24 19:40:19 UTC
Junctions was a jury rig anyway, if it doesn't need them anymore that's a good thing.

I'm happy with the shared cache thing so far, as it cleared my scratch disk SSD, and freed up 120 GB total... the only thing I'm looking out for now is black screen, which hasn't happened so far.
DaReaper
Net 7
Cannon.Fodder
#8 - 2015-03-24 19:43:59 UTC
i would just change uid and password via the launcher and alt tab. Have not pacthed so i hoep this still works lol

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Eve For life.

Rain6637
Simulacra and Simulation
Dracarys.
#9 - 2015-03-24 19:48:25 UTC
Well, the point of junctions was to have different client settings. Using the same launcher would break that. What you can do now is duplicate your install folder and start using two separate launchers, since the file bloat is consolidated to one location. Basically, start doing it the conventional way rather than trying to be cool and using junctions.