These forums have been archived and are now read-only.

The new forums are live and can be found at


  • Topic is locked indefinitely.

[SOLVED] How do I change the location for shared cache?

Dominique Natrix
SuperSlacker Corporation
#1 - 2017-04-21 04:26:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Dominique Natrix
I would like to make my config portable, and I read that all I need to do is change the folder for the shared cache to my portable HDD and play from there. From both the settings menu on the left of the launcher, and from the E menu on the upper right of the launcher, I can get to the Shared Cache settings window where supposedly I can change the location. All I can find are buttons to "Show in file browser" and "Verify" the integrity of the files. Viewing the location does not let me change it.

I am running the game just fine under Debian Stretch, and all the rest of the launcher stuff is working fine.

Can anyone tell me what I have missed?

Northern Associates.
#2 - 2017-04-21 09:01:39 UTC
I don't think that option exists.

However. You can symlink the directory. The launcher puts the cache at ~/.eve, so you can just:

mv ~/.eve /media/yourexternaldrive/
ln -s /media/yourexternaldrive/.eve ~/.eve

Dominique Natrix
SuperSlacker Corporation
#3 - 2017-04-21 16:08:37 UTC
All right, thanks. It just looked like I could make the change in settings, and other posts suggested that was the way to do it.
guigui lechat
the no fock given
#4 - 2017-04-22 08:55:15 UTC
there is another folder to use.

check my script
Dominique Natrix
SuperSlacker Corporation
#5 - 2017-04-24 18:58:49 UTC  |  Edited by: Dominique Natrix
Cool, thanks guigui lechat!

I was basing my question on the following dialog:

All files downloaded by the EVE Launcher and the EVE client go into shared cache folder. Use the tools below to set the location of this folder and to verify its integrity.

Shared cache folder is at /home/username/.eve/ [button to Show in File Browser]
Verify integrity of downloaded files and purge extra files [button to Verify]

which clearly indicates that the shared cache folder location can be set here...
Dominique Natrix
SuperSlacker Corporation
#6 - 2017-04-24 23:07:02 UTC  |  Edited by: Dominique Natrix
That script worked really well!

Now, if I copy the /home/username/.eve/wineenv/drive_c/users/username/Local Settings/Application Data/CCP/EVE/c_tq_tranquility to the same place in the new directory, my settings are not copied over - UI, launcher, etc. I get the launcher data not being there - no biggie - but the UI elements - layout, shortcuts, etc - would be really nice to have copied over and not having to be rebuilt.

Any ideas? Should I create a new topic?


[EDIT: nm, I found out my mistake - all fixed now!]