I use the Ark Devkit for almost a year now. Some issue brought me to a point where I wanted to verify the Devkit via the Epic Games Launcher. In this time however, the launcher forgot the install path of the Devkit! Good job, poor dummy. So what to do? Re-download??? Seriously, it’s 235GB - that I already have waiting on my drive! I know the so called “workaround” where you rename the ARKEditor folder, start the download in the Launcher, stop it, rename it back, yada yada yada… Well, if you don’t have another 100% of the Devkit’s folder size (again: 235GB!) on this drive there is no way Epic Launcher lets you “install” that thing! What do they except? That we all have 1TB SSDs lying around?
Ubisoft left us with the same issue for months when they started uPlay. Every game had to be always downloaded, no way to re-locate your games folder. Nowthey have it, it works like a charm and everybody is happy - with the logic at least, of what a “Launcher” is supposed to be doing.
I don’t care about downloading a 60GB game again but I DO care about a 235GB install containing my own files that I worked hard on over a long period of time! Right now the Epic Launcher seems to be determined to ruin my work. With all of Epic’s predatory behaviour in the last year in terms of exclusiveness of their Launcher maybe they should at least try and make it a decent one!
t’s funny how basically every Games Launcher lacks this feature in the beginning of their life. But they all got it in the end.