Can the Game Be Modded?

By on March 12, 2012 8:22:27 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Aerion Istari

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Ok, I've played with this a dozen different ways but I none of my mods seem to be getting picked up in the game.  I can't even get the description on a club to change (altering nothing but the description in the CoreWeapons.xml file.  I've also tried putting files in the Mods folder but nothing seems to be working.  Is there something obvious I'm missing?

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March 12, 2012 8:33:53 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Okay, this one may be too obvious, but just in case you missed it.

Main Menu, Options, Gameplay, middle column, bottom, check - use mods.

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March 12, 2012 8:37:05 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

It was too obvious.  I missed it.

 

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March 12, 2012 8:39:30 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

You need to remove the CoreWeapons.xml file from the game and replace it with your new file with the change in description. Modding core files requires you to do this. However, if you just want to add a new club, change the internal name and place it in the mods folder, then click use mods in the options screen.

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March 12, 2012 8:47:44 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting seanw3,
You need to remove the CoreWeapons.xml file from the game and replace it with your new file with the change in description. Modding core files requires you to do this. However, if you just want to add a new club, change the internal name and place it in the mods folder, then click use mods in the options screen.

What do you mean, "remove the CoreWeapons.xml file from the game"?

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March 12, 2012 8:58:56 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I mean you would need to make a copy of it and remove the original from the game folder. Then you can change the copied version that is still in the game folder. That is the best way to affect any of the core game files.

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March 12, 2012 8:59:26 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

If you're altering core game files you'll need to add the -localdataonly tag to the exe shortcut target path, otherwise your changes will be overwritten as soon as you start up a new game.

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April 30, 2012 9:52:09 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


bump. I add this reply to add my history so I can find this.

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