Reference Overlay Tool - 2. First Steps

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In this topic, we will go over the basic requirements to install, the manners of installation, and the files created on the system.

Basic Requirements

Reference Overlay Tool has lightweight requirements, only requiring .NET 4.0. Most modern windows systems should have this installed, but if you find that you do not, you can download the installer from Microsoft (

Installation Instructions

The first step to install Reference Overlay Tool is simply to unzip the contents to a location. If you don't want ROT to write a configuration file to your user directory, you can copy the file from PortableConfig in the archive to the same location as the executable. ROT will detect that it is there, and use this.

Note: If you use a portable installation, ROT cannot be installed to the program files directory, as it will not be able to write to the config file.

Otherwise, just copy the extracted folder to the location of your choice, and make note of where this is for the next step.

If you choose not to install ROT portably, it will make a configuration file in your appdata directory, i.e. C:\Users\(UserName)\AppData\Roaming on Windows 7 and above.

In the case of any problems, a log file will also be made in this location. If this file needs to be made and you are running portably, it will be made in the executable directory.

Uninstalling Reference Overlay Tool

If you decide you no longer wish to use Reference Overlay Tool, simply delete the files from your system. As stated above, if you are not running portably, two files will also be in your appdata directory, i.e. C:\Users\(UserName)\AppData\Roaming on Windows 7.