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upgrade software and preserve my heads file

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:49 pm
by bailuca
I already did the upgrade software of magic Q to ver 1.8.5.3.
Automatically was loaded the files of heads.
With the previous version I modified the files of some heads to integrate some palettes
With the new version my file was cancelled with the new and i lost my update.
There is some method for preserve my files? or for not update the files automatically??

Re: upgrade software and preserve my heads file

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 2:37 pm
by ChamSys.be
If your modified head files have the same name as a file in the library, it will be overwritten.
If you change something in a head file, best to change the manufacturer name to a name chosen by you. For example your name. Except if you have a name like Robe, Clay Paky, .... ! :D

Re: upgrade software and preserve my heads file

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:33 pm
by bailuca
It's too uncomfortable.
If I modified many heads when I have to patch I must control If I have the modified file or not for everyone.
It's better to patch the original file with my modifies.
I only need that the library doesn't update automatically with a new version of software

Re: upgrade software and preserve my heads file

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:39 pm
by ChamSys.be
Library updates automatically the heads that are standard in the library! It doesn't update your show files.

Re: upgrade software and preserve my heads file

PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:32 pm
by PolDavril
I've got some custom head files also.
It's clear that standard head files are not always accurate and may have missing palettes.
For example, I always use the manufacturer name "User".
Moreoever, I save a copy of those custom head files on USB keys, for any future new installation.
Those custom "User_*" head files remain after an update.