ArtRage 2.5 changed the location of user created support files such as Stencils, Custom Color Pickers, and Canvas Presets. To help people who want to run the old version of ArtRage alongside the latest, we've put together some details below to help you locate your files.
Why Did Everything Move?
To make ArtRage more compliant with the security requirements of the operating systems we support, we have shifted the location of user created files to the user's application support folder. By doing this, we guarantee that regardless of the access rights your login has, you can still create and use presets. ArtRage stores its own default files in its own folder, but any Stencils, Canvas Presets, Size Presets, or Custom Color Pickers you create will be stored by default in your own login's application support location.
So, Where Are The Files?
On Windows XP, the application support folder can be found in:
C:\Documents and Settings\<your user name>\Application Data\Ambient Design\ArtRage 2\Resources
On Windows Vista, the application support folder can be found in:
C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Ambient Design\ArtRage 2\Resources\
Your 'Documents and Settings' folder may not be on the C drive, depending on how Windows was installed.
The Application Data folder is a hidden folder by default. If you cannot see it, you can display it by selecting the Tools menu at the top of the Documents and Settings window, selecting Folder Options, selecting the View tab from within the Folder Options panel and selecting 'Show hidden files and folders' from the list that appears.
On OSX, the application support folder can be found in:
Macintosh HD\Users\<your user name>\Library\Application Support\ArtRage 2\Resources
What's In That Folder?
Inside the Resources folder you will find folders for all of the different user document types ArtRage requires. For example, every time you save a Stencil, it will be saved in to the Stencils folder, or a folder inside that named after the category it was added to.
How Do I Bring Across My Data From 2.2?
If you install 2.5 directly over your ArtRage 2.2 folder on Windows, all your old data will be available by default.
If you created Canvas Presets, Custom Color Pickers, or other items in 2.2 that you want to be available in 2.5, you must move those items from the ArtRage 2.2 'Resources' folder, located in the same folder the ArtRage 2.2 executable file was installed to, and in to the Resources folder in the application support folder.
For example, if I have a canvas preset 'Heavy Grain' on Windows XP to bring across from 2.2 to 2.5, I look in 'ArtRage 2.2/Resources/Presets/Canvas Presets', and move 'Heavy Grain.cpr' to C':\Documents and Settings\MattRage\Application Data\Ambient Design\ArtRage 2\Resources\Presets\Canvas Presets'.