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I have two Fallout 4 profiles but I currently have Skyrim set as the active/enabled profile in Vortex.  If I were to load Fallout 4 through a shortcut or Steam how do I know which profile it will load into?   There seems to be no way of seeing in Vortex what the last enabled profile was as both of my Fallout 4 profiles only display "Enable" underneath them, would it not be better if one of them displayed "Active" to show that that is the profile still enabled for that game?

 

I know the answer will probably be "Vortex expects you to always run your games through Vortex" but I have never had a problem loading a game outside Vortex, it always loads the game into the currently active profile.  So how do I find out in Vortex which profile that is?


Edited by krashd, 08 December 2020 - 02:11 AM.


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You won't like this...

Start Vortex, switch to the game you want to run by choosing a Profile.

Stop Vortex.

Run the game from the game directory. The profile the game uses will be the one you just chose.

 

If you have Vortex up at the time, the profile name is on the game Icon in the upper left of the Vortex window.

 

There is no way to tell the active profile if Vortex is down that I am aware of....



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Hmm, Vortex does keep track of which profile you last used for a game of course, we simply never had a need or request to show it anywhere in the UI. If you send in a feature request through the feedback system we can look into a way to display it.



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Doesn't Vortex already do this? My primary button details the profile currently enabled, and if I click on the primary button anywhere except the 'run' triangle then I get a drop down of all my Vortex games and they list their current profile.  What is being discussed here?

 

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Doesn't Vortex already do this? My primary button details the profile currently enabled, and if I click on the primary button anywhere except the 'run' triangle then I get a drop down of all my Vortex games and they list their current profile.  What is being discussed here?

 

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What he's talking about is, if he picks Fallout 4 Profile #1 as his default Fallout 4 profile, and then switches Vortex to a different game, like Subnautica to mod it, and then decides to play some Fallout 4 while taking a break from modding Subnautica...How does he know which Fallout 4 profile will start up, if he decides to run the game from Steam, without switching Vortex back to Fallout 4.



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Ah right.

1) If Vortex is not running in the background then you'd have to replace the steam launcher with a launcher that pops up a notification and then launches the game, unwieldy and unlikely - though I'm not a programmer:)

2) If Vortex is running in the background then I can see it detecting a launch maybe and popping up a notification, but the notification may get missed underneath the game:)

 

What if the system tray Vortex icon had a right click menu of all the managed primary launchers, similar to what you get if you r.click the steam tray icon?  Then Vortex gets to control the notification of the profile and the subsequent game launch.

 

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Using OP's example, isn't the answer to his question simply this - the last Fallout 4 profile enabled before switching to Skyrim?  Or am I totally misunderstanding the issue?



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Using OP's example, isn't the answer to his question simply this - the last Fallout 4 profile enabled before switching to Skyrim?  Or am I totally misunderstanding the issue?

 

 

Yes, but if he has four Fallout 4 profiles, and he uses Fallout 4 profile #2, and then switches to Subnautica, and then decides to play Fallout 34 some more a couple of months later, what is there in Vortex that will let him know that Fallout 4 Profile 2 is the one he last played, without having to switch Vortex back to Fallout 4 to find out?

It'd be nice if the profile had a little flag or something, like the "Set Primary" thing does.

That way, he can just look at RECENTLY MANAGED, and see the profile with the flag and know, "Oh ok, it's profile two that I last played" without having to switch Vortex over to Fallout 4.

 

 

Look at this screenshot and tell me which Subnautica Profile is the last one I played


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@HTR

 

Thank you for clearing up the issue for me.  The OP does indeed have a legitimate concern.  I agree with you that it would be helpful to have that information somewhere on the Vortex UI.



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I would like to see last used profile as an additional line on the Recently Managed dashboard section, to each of the displayed ICONs.

We had to ask to get Profile added to the upper left ICON; this situation is analogous.

Note: This is only useful to the OP if he is willing to start Vortex. If he just wants to run the games directly, he would need a text file in that game directory giving the profile name.






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