MantisBT - VCMI
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0001688VCMIOtherpublic2014-02-08 12:432016-09-30 16:05
0001688: On Windows vcmi must store user-specific data under C:\Users directory
As in summary, all data that can be changed by user (saves, config files, some temporary files) should be stored in user-specific directory (IIRC this is C:\Users\<user name>\...)

This is already works as intended on other OS's, to make this work on Win somebody must implement appropriate methods in lib/VCMIDirs.h/cpp

Creating this report mostly because we've got some bugs that require this feature to be implemented first.
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related to 0001685closed Ivan If we use mod to change config/settings.json, all option changes are saved to that file 
related to 0001310resolved Ivan Linux XDG support for savegames 
related to 0001733closed Ivan Launcher changing resolution option doesn't work. 
Issue History
2014-02-08 12:43IvanNew Issue
2014-02-08 12:43IvanStatusnew => assigned
2014-02-08 12:43IvanAssigned To => Tow
2014-02-08 12:44IvanRelationship addedrelated to 0001685
2014-02-08 12:44IvanRelationship addedrelated to 0001310
2014-02-27 13:58IvanRelationship addedrelated to 0001733
2014-02-27 20:50TowNote Added: 0004539
2014-02-27 20:51TowNote Edited: 0004539bug_revision_view_page.php?bugnote_id=4539#r2541
2016-09-30 16:05SXXNote Added: 0006786
2016-09-30 16:05SXXStatusassigned => resolved
2016-09-30 16:05SXXFixed in Version => 0.99
2016-09-30 16:05SXXResolutionopen => fixed
2016-09-30 16:05SXXAssigned ToTow => SXX

2014-02-27 20:50   
(edited on: 2014-02-27 20:51)
I've done quick'n'dirty implementation for this in r3783.

The thing I'm concerned about is that this uses non-UTF (local system encoding) strings, while generally everything should be UTF8. [Otherwise, having strings with different encoding in the project will sooner or later cause trouble.]

However, Windows doesn't use UTF8 and standard library objects like ifstream apparently require paths to be in the non-UTF encoding.
The fix for this is:
a) set global locale to utf8
b) imbue boost::filesystem::path with that locale
c) replace all std::ofstream with boost::filesystem::ofstream (same for ifstream)
d) put globally the following pragma, so MSVC compiler knows that files are utf8
#pragma execution_character_set("utf-8")

Ugh… Not before release.

2016-09-30 16:05   
Pretty sure that even if we had any issues remaining they were solved by this PR: [^]