Plants vs. Zombies (Mac version) Question

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  1. Achiever macrumors 6502

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    I have PVZ (not the Steam version) on an old MBP that I am upgrading. I have played the game for years, hence I have a user account which has beaten the game, given me access to all of the puzzles and mini-games, lots of coins, etc. In short, I don't want to have to go through the game and spend literally years getting back what I have earned.

    But, I don't want to use migration assistant to my new machine just for this game. I have a lot of old cruft I want to leave out and fresh install apps as needed. Is there any way I can get the user info from the old PVZ version onto my new machine; like a preference file or something I can bring over which will let me pick up on the new machine where I left off on the old one? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. edddeduck macrumors 68020

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    Hold down alt and go to the Go menu in the Finder and select Library.

    The preferences for the game should be in the following locations.

    <user-dir>/Library/Preferences/com.popcap.plantsvszombies.plist
    <user-dir>/Library/Application Support/PopCap/PlantsVsZombieMac

    I don't know of other locations are required to be backed up but I would move those two over and see if it works.

    Good luck.

    Edwin
     
  3. Achiever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Any idea if this will work?
     
  4. edddeduck macrumors 68020

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    It's likely, but if you only copy the files you won't break your initial install while you test it on your new one. I would also look in the library for anything else containing the words popcap.

    I don't have the game installed but I am fairly certain those are the key files.

    Edwin
     
  5. Achiever thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I finally got around to trying this and it did work. Thank man!
     
  6. edddeduck macrumors 68020

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    No probs, glad it worked :)
     

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