I've had ACO since it released but I got a new gaming laptop with a small C drive and big I storage drive and now the game doesn't work. Apparently this is the fix:
Here's what had to be done: (windows 10, AC origins being installed on not C:\ drive)
1. Locate the "sounddata" folder inside the game installation folder. ("<programs folder>/Ubisoft/Ubisoft Game Launcher/games/Assassin's Creed Origins/sounddata" probably)
2. Move "sounddata" folder to anywhere on your C:\ drive. (I moved it to "C:\Users\<my user>\Documents\AC origins\sounddata")
3. Remove the "sounddata" folder from the Assassin's Creed Origins installations folder, or rename it to something else. However we won't need this folder any longer so removing it won't hurt.
4. Open CMD in administration mode and navigate to the folder where you put the "sounddata" folder on the C:\ drive with:
cd "C:\Users\<my user>\Documents\AC origins"
5. Make a hard link syslink from the sounddata folder on C:\ to the Assassin's Creed Origins installation folder on your other drive with:
mklink /J "<programs folder>/Ubisoft/Ubisoft Game Launcher/games/Assassin's Creed Origins/sounddata" "C:\Users\<my user>\Documents\AC origins\sounddata"
6. Start the game via Uplay as usual.
To use the "mklink" command in step 5. you may have to enable developer mode in system settings: settings > for developers > developer mode radiobutton
but everything from step 4 onwards completely flummoxes me. Is there an easier way to do this or a better step by step anywhere?
I could also move my installation files to the C drive but the drive is too small for this stupidly large game. The other option is to get a SSD that isn't a Windows Storage Space, whatever that is.