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Hello, the problem I have is that I don't have the addons folder in pc. It's not near the .exe file nor in any other Gw2 folder. I even searched whole pc and got 0 matches. I've tried reinstalling Gw2 but it haven't changed anything. Artificially creating it won't start the addons so I was wondering if anyone encountered something similar.(I'm using Taco sometimes and it works fine, cause it doesn't need to be in the addons folder)

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  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭

    With what 'add-on' are you having issues?

  • Linken.6345Linken.6345 Member ✭✭✭✭

    dont think any of them need to be in an addon folder.
    Just smack em down in bin64 one

  • Frodox.1283Frodox.1283 Member ✭✭

    I was trying to get arcdps to improve and learn rotations on a golem so that I won't just be a burden in raids, but I've tried it also with the mount wheel one and it didn't worked either. Thanks much, it's working in bin64. (Also I messed it up the first time, cause I was putting it in program files(x86) and the gw2 I'm using is in program files so it was probably just me messing up from the start, tyvm)

  • In case you're not aware, there's an "unofficial" GW2 Addon Manager that you can use to install and update addons. You just install it into it's own folder and run it, then tell it where your "\Guild Wars 2" folder is located, select which addons you want it to install and let it do the work for you. ;)

  • Also if there is a game update arcdps will most likely drop you out of the game in that case you need to remove the file.

  • ShadowCatz.8437ShadowCatz.8437 Member ✭✭✭
    edited March 25, 2021

    @tsabee.1870 said:
    Also if there is a game update arcdps will most likely drop you out of the game in that case you need to remove the file.

    @Frodox.1283
    Best practise is to always look up https://www.deltaconnected.com/arcdps/ (scroll down to end of page for x64:current > d3d9.dll) drag and drop it from where you saved it into bin64 folder for GW2 and replace the older version with the newest one after a patch or any update. (Check Last Modified for when file where updated in case it might take some time to upload a new version). Restart client (GW2 to update with the new d3d9.dll version for ArcDPS).

    Also that folder for addon will be created if ArcDPS need it, so there are folder that might not exist yet until you run ArcDPS at least once. Other Addon:s might also have their own way of doing things and create or use same place as ArcDPS for add on files. You should see that information on deltaconnects site for those add on:s or from where you downloaded those add on, if they had their own site.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 25, 2021

    @Frodox.1283 said:
    I was trying to get arcdps to improve and learn rotations on a golem so that I won't just be a burden in raids, but I've tried it also with the mount wheel one and it didn't worked either. Thanks much, it's working in bin64. (Also I messed it up the first time, cause I was putting it in program files(x86) and the gw2 I'm using is in program files so it was probably just me messing up from the start, tyvm)

    1. Never install anything that isn't system-related in any of the Program Files system folders, be it Program Files (x86) for 32-bit software or Program Files for 64-bit software. Create your own Games folder on your disk, if possible on a separate partition.
    2. GW2 does not create an Addons folder, you have to create it manually or the software you install will create it automatically.
    3. There are a few guides that can be found online that will help you with installing and running several addons at the same time (e.g., this link), depending on what addons you intend to install. ShadowCatz provided you with a link, but I am certain you can also find video guides on YouTube for ArcDPS.