I need help with managing multiple accounts please. — Guild Wars 2 Forums

I need help with managing multiple accounts please.

I am trying to quickly swap between accounts without having to remember and retype all the passwords and email everytime. I tried to use the info here https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Command_line_arguments/multiple_account_swapping

But i cant seem to get it to work, to be clear my game is on my SSD separate from my HDD. Is there a simple way to get the game to remember my accounts so i dont have to always have to retype everything?

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

    lastpass copy paste login and passwords?

  • Healix.5819Healix.5819 Member ✭✭✭✭

    GW2 stores your remembered email/password in Local.dat under %appdata%/Guild Wars 2/. You can copy this file and swap them around to have multiple accounts remembered. This is what the wiki is telling you to do.

    A better version of doing that is here:
    https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/comment/808072/#Comment_808072

    The simplest method would be using a macro, assuming you're already using a device with macro support.

    For a program solution / if you also want to be able to play multiple accounts simultaneously, see Gw2Launcher, which supports both methods.

  • Ayrilana.1396Ayrilana.1396 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 9, 2019

    I use GW2 launch buddy. On my older PC I had used the batch file method but I found this way to be easier.

  • I've been using GW2 Launcher for a while now. It's got a bunch of bells & whistles and handles separate parameters.
    https://github.com/Healix/Gw2Launcher

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  • Tiviana.2650Tiviana.2650 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 10, 2019

    @Illconceived Was Na.9781 said:
    I've been using GW2 Launcher for a while now. It's got a bunch of bells & whistles and handles separate parameters.
    https://github.com/Healix/Gw2Launcher

    I tried to go there but the page says not found. Also are these okay with anet? I dont want to use something that may get me banned.

  • Naxos.2503Naxos.2503 Member ✭✭✭

    Isn't there a command line you can put in a launcher's shortcut that would essentially let you use one shortcut per account ?

  • Tiviana.2650Tiviana.2650 Member ✭✭✭

    @Naxos.2503 said:
    Isn't there a command line you can put in a launcher's shortcut that would essentially let you use one shortcut per account ?

    I tried that wiki cmd line it wont work for me, keeps saying not found.

  • Healix.5819Healix.5819 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Naxos.2503 said:
    Isn't there a command line you can put in a launcher's shortcut that would essentially let you use one shortcut per account ?

    There was the old "-email -password -nopatchui" combo that allowed you to login directly to character select, but that was disabled back in January.

    @Tiviana.2650 said:
    I tried to go there but the page says not found. Also are these okay with anet? I dont want to use something that may get me banned.

    Outside links are currently broken on these forums, so you'll have to copy/paste it. Is it okay? It's against their policy to confirm, but the concept is allowed and the program itself isn't specifically against the rules.

    @Tiviana.2650 said:
    I tried that wiki cmd line it wont work for me, keeps saying not found.

    The wiki is showing how to create a batch file, and must be modified to use your own paths.

    If you want to use this method, do it like this:


    This is assuming you're using Gw2-64.exe. If not, change every instance of Gw2-64 to Gw2

    Open notepad. Copy and paste the following into notepad:

    if not exist "%appdata%\Guild Wars 2\Local.%1.dat" (copy "%appdata%\Guild Wars 2\Local.dat" "%appdata%\Guild Wars 2\Local.%1.dat")
    if exist "%appdata%\Guild Wars 2\Local.dat" (del "%appdata%\Guild Wars 2\Local.dat")
    mklink /H "%appdata%\Guild Wars 2\Local.dat" "%appdata%\Guild Wars 2\Local.%1.dat"
    start Gw2-64.exe %*

    Save it as Gw2-64.bat, in the same folder as Gw2-64.exe. You may need to save it on your desktop first, then move it to the folder if administrative privileges are required.

    Right click Gw2-64.bat and select create shortcut, then right click the newly create shortcut and select properties. Under the shortcut tab, select the target box and add a space at the end, then a 1, so it's like this:

    Target: "C:\Example\Guild Wars 2\Gw2-64.bat" 1

    If you want additional parameters, you simply continue adding them on like this:

    Target: "C:\Example\Guild Wars 2\Gw2-64.bat" 1 -maploadinfo -autologin

    Click the change icon button and select Gw2-64.exe as the icon. OK out of the properties window.

    Copy and paste this shortcut to create another one, then right click this new one and select properties. Change the 1 in the target to a 2 for your second account. Continue doing this for however many accounts you want. Finally, move these shortcuts to wherever you want them.

  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I macroed my logitech keyboard's M3 macro key sets to account swap, so press a button on the login screen will automatically fill out login details and log in

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  • this is easy to program.

    just highlight the window and autofill the username and password bars with the proper info using your program that has a list of all you account information you use to get in game..

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