META: FAQ updated with character transfer info

I just updated the FAQ with the following:

Can I transfer saved HM3 characters from one computer to another?
HeroMachine 3 saves your character as a “shared object library file” (.sol for you Windows users), which are like browser cookies, only not: They are not stored in the shared internet data files and will not be deleted if you erase all your cookies. You can only remove them by right-clicking on the movie, going to Flash Settings, and removing them there.

In Windows, you can find the .sol files in your Windows installation at %AppData%MacromediaFlash Player#SharedObjects\www.heromachine.comhm3 You can copy those and move them to another computer in the same directory where they will be accessible via the HeroMachine 3 “load” function.

On a Mac they are in HD / User / / Library / Preferences / Macromedia / Flash Player / #SharedObjects / / / hm3 / heromachine3.swf / hmcharacters.sol where again they can be copied and pasted to other computers in the same directory.

Hope having the answer published and always available will help.

4 Responses to META: FAQ updated with character transfer info

  1. Oquies says:

    Only problem I have is I just get an error message when tryng to open “%AppData%MacromediaFlash Player#SharedObjects\www.heromachine.comhm3”

  2. Paul says:

    Which version of Windows are you talking about? I have windows XP professional and I am using Explorer 7 and that directory doesn’t exist. So where is it located for me?

  3. Jeff Hebert says:

    Guys, that %AppData% is not the name of a directory, it’s a variable placeholder meaning “whatever directory you have your OS installed in”.

    The easiest thing to do is search for *.sol, that should show you all the Flash Shared Object Files you have on your hard drive. Don’t try to cut and paste the directory path in, that won’t work since %AppData% is a placeholder.

  4. Rendu says:

    I found it inside “Documents and Settings”, where the Desktop and Cookies folders are located. It didn’t show up on the Browse screen, but if you type in “Application Data” at the end of the path-name in the address window and hit Enter, it will take you there. Once I found it, I created a shortcut directly to the bottom-level folder and put it int “Documents and Settings folder.