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Multiple Configurations?

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For the game "Afterlife" by LucasArts, there are three configuration files; the one for the DOS version, the DOSBox.conf file, and the Win95 version.  How can I format this to make two paths under the same OS family?

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The template supports multiple entries with vertical bars | between entries, e.g. {{Game data/row|Windows|{{p|game}}\someini.ini|{{p|windir}}\hiscor.ini|{{p|game}}\player\input.cfg}}

 

This template currently supports up to four entries; if you need more than four you could list the folder(s) in the template and then put below what individual files are for.

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