This guide will help you upgrade from an old version of "Chicken Invaders: Ultimate Omelette" to the current version. Upgrading is automatically performed when the new version is installed on top of an existing installation.
Upgrading will allow you to keep your existing profile data when installing a newer version of the game. Your profile consists of several different kinds of data, and not everything will be upgraded:
- Career data will be upgraded fully.
- High scores
- The high score table will not be upgraded. If you have any new scores that you haven't uploaded yet, then submit them using your old version before upgrading.
- Mission data
- Mission data will not be upgraded. If you have a mission in progress, then complete it first before upgrading.
- Game options
- Game settings (anything you have changed within the "Options" menu) will not be upgraded.
Getting ready to upgrade
In order to determine whether your particular installation of the game can be successfully upgraded, go through the following checklist:
- You must have the registered version. Demo versions cannot be upgraded.
- You must have an InterAction studios "pack" version (i.e., purchased directly from this site). If you've purchased the game on any other site, upgrading won't work.
- Standard, Christmas, etc. editions are upgraded separately. You cannot upgrade from a Standard to a Christmas Edition or vice versa.
First of all, we recommend you back up your existing profile data. To back up your data, you need to make a copy of the folder "InterAction studios" which is located in the "common application data" folder. The exact location depends on your Windows version (and language). In Windows 95/98/Me, it's the same folder where you installed the game (refer to the v3.41 instructions above). In Windows 2000/XP, it's in "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\InterAction studios". In Windows Vista or Windows 7, it's in "C:\ProgramData\InterAction studios". Note that some of these are system folders which might be hidden, so you'll need to set your Windows Explorer settings to display hidden files.
Once you find the correct folder, you need to copy all files found there to a separate location on your hard disk drive. Make sure you copy (Copy and Paste) and not move (Cut and Paste) them by mistake. If the upgrade process fails, you can revert to your old version by simply copying the backup files onto the original files (overwriting them). Again, make sure you copy (not move) them.
Now you can install the new version. Use your existing authorization code to download the installer file from your account. That's all you need to do, just launch the new game and your data should be there.
Mac OS X: upgrading from non-sandboxed to sandboxed apps
This section is only relevant if you have a non-sandboxed Mac version of the game that you wish to upgrade to a sandboxed version.
Starting December 2012, all Mac games are sandboxed. Sandboxing causes the game's data to be stored in a different location than previous non-sandboxed versions. To properly upgrade from a non-sandboxed to a sandboxed version, you need to manually copy the game's data files as follows.
- Locate the non-sandboxed data files in : ~/Library/Application Support/InterAction studios . You can open the Library folder by going to Finder, selecting the 'Go' menu, then holding down the Alt/Option key. The Library folder will appear in the list of menu items so it can be selected.
- Inside the non-sandboxed "InterAction studios" folder you will see sub-folders named after various InterAction studios games. Locate the exact folder you're interested in and copy it.
- Launch the sandboxed version of the game once to create the sandboxed data folder.
- Locate the sandboxed data files in : ~/Library/containers/???/Data/Library/Application Support/InterAction studios. The "???" part should be replaced by the particular game you're interested in. If you purchased your game directly from our website, then ??? is an app package in the form com.interactionstudios.??? that you need to Ctrl-Click and select "Show Package Contents". If you purchased your game directly from Apple's Mac Store, then it's a normal folder named in the form com.interactionstudios.osx.???. In either case, the last part of the name should correspond to the folder name that you copied in step (2).
- Delete anything you see inside the "InterAction studios"
sandboxed folder (do not delete the "InterAction studios' folder itself, only delete its contents)
- Copy the folder from step (2) inside the sandboxed "InterAction studios" folder. Double check that you are copying a folder named after the game which was originally contained in the non-sandboxed "InterAction studios" folder to the sandboxed "InterAction studios" folder.