No you're failing to actually read what I and yourself posted. This is why you think I'm sidestepping.
are proposing Isolation mode as the solution and asking why the engine installer doesn't auto remove the security on the folder in program files.
I proposed an alternative
, as isolation mode is a poor solution, a band aid at best, and what you are suggesting is merely another band aid on top.
to this was: "but how do I control where the lobbies put their stuff? How do I make them read this configuration you suggest?"
was: "The engine solution is an engine solution, not a lobby solution. The two are not the same, it is up to lobby developers to solve that part, especially since technically that problem exists even with Isolation mode"
But further to the point:
Your little fix only affects the engine which makes it absolutely worthless.
I keep leading you to the right answer (in an attempt to help you understand that the problem is actually quite complex) but you keep jumping the track.
You do not lead to a fact, you state a fact. This is simply bad communication on your part. What I propose fixes numerous other issues. What you are doing is pointing out a flaw in the current lobby implementations based on the assumption that the environment is the spring working directory on a pre-Vista Windows machine.
It also demonstrates ignorance on your part of how the lobbies actually work. Go to your games folder in documents/my games/spring and you will likely find:
- A Zero-k Configuration file
- A Zero-K error log
- A spring downloader cache
- A Spring downloader error log
All that is left are tasclient and SpringLobby, of which tasclient looks in the working directory, and spring lobby has configuration options that default to ~/.spring if not set ( or found via unitsync ).
So it appears one of the main tools is fine with it, 2 of the three lobbies are too. All that is left is a patch ( or an engine developer or Linux person waltzing in saying "We already have that!" as I'm sure it's possible under Linux already ).
Isolation mode is for isolating spring installs ( ideally from others, USB drive installs, development and test environments ). For production level separation we need something more appropriate, not a band aid on top of Isolation mode.