Knowledgebase : Stronghold HD > Installation

This only applies to Stronghold HD on Steam

Some players have reported that the game does not allow them to load and save games properly. This appears to be because the game cannot access their Documents\Stronghold folder, possibly due to security software installed on the computer. As a result we have included a method to allow players to change the folder in which Stronghold stores all options, save games, maps etc.

1) Create a new folder on your computer where you would like your Stronghold options, saves and maps to the stored e.g. C:\Games\Firefly

2) Browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Stronghold

3) Edit the configpath.txt file using a text editor such as Notepad or Notepad++

4) Add the path to the new folder to line 1 in configpath.txt

5) Save the file

Next time you run Stronghold a new "Stronghold" directory will be created in the folder specified e.g. C:\Games\Firefly\Stronghold

WARNING: Be very careful! The game will attempt to read and write files from the specified directory. Use at your own risk! 

To revert back to using the the default folder in /Documents, either delete the folder path in configpath.txt or delete the configpath.txt file itself

IMPORTANT: We strongly suggest only using this override if absolutely necessary, in cases which the default directory cannot be used. If you have no issues with saving any options/progress/save games with Stronghold, do not use this override option.

PLEASE NOTE: Steam Cloud will NOT work if you use an override path. Steam Cloud only works with the Documents\Stronghold folder.

You should be able to avoid this error message if you run the setup.exe program directly from the DVD or CD. The setup.exe is located within the Disk1 folder on the CD or DVD for the game.


You can follow the instructions below, to remove and then reinstall Stronghold 1:

1). Click on the start button then accessories and then load Windows explorer. Now select your C: drive, click on the ‘tools’ menu and select ‘folder options’, ‘View’, ‘Hidden Files and Folders’ and finally, ‘Show hidden files and folders’.

2). Using Windows explorer click on the C: drive and ‘Program Files’ folder and locate the ‘Installshield Installation Information’ folder, within this folder you will find another named {C917BA70-28A3-4C74-B163-41FD8C8E1A5A}. Please delete this folder.

3). Using Windows explorer click on the C: drive and click on the ‘Program Files’ folder and locate the ‘Firefly Studios’ folder, within this folder you will find another named ‘Stronghold’. Please delete this folder.

4). Reinstall the game using the setup.exe located within the disk1 folder and the installation should run as normal.