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Assassin634

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#1 10 years ago

Every time I try to install a mod for Dark Crusade the installer never works and I have to install it manually, which works sometimes or never. The first mod I got for Dark Crusade was the Tyranids mod. The installer didn't work for that, so I had to install it manually. That time the manual installation worked. When I got bored of that mod I got the Firestorm over Kronus mod. Of course the installer didn't work so I had to manually install it. I couldn't get that one to work. It didn't show up on the game manager in the main menu or anywhere else. I also tried the Daemon Hunters mod sometime before I got the Tyranids mod. I got the same results out of that one as I did the Firstorm over Kronus mod.

So could someone please give me a step by step walkthrough to installing Dark Crusade mods, because they never work for me. I can install mods for Half-Life 2 and Oblivion upside down with my eyes closed, so you can tell I must really be doing something wrong if I can't install Dark Crusade mods. And please be specific to save the confusion. Thanks.




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#2 10 years ago

Well, do you make sure that what ever you are installing through the installer is installed to the correct directory?

:S Not sure if that made sense...




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#3 10 years ago

So what OS, and where do you have it installed, what game version etc etc.

I have the odd feeling it's something your end. And what do you mean by manual instalation. How did you manually install it if it's in an exe or sometihng?




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#4 10 years ago

im guessing u need to make sure the file path is correct. is ur game in the default directory?




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#5 10 years ago

Yes I'm sure they installed in the right places. I went to the Dark Crusade data folder and there was a folder there that had all the data in it. The folder was even called the name of the mod. And yes my directory is in the default location.

And by manual installation I mean taking the contents of the folder installed by the mod into my Dark Crusade data folder as mentioned above, and dragging them into the folders in the Dark Crusade data folder where they should go, or at least where I think they should go. I do this with Oblivion and Half-Life 2 mods all the time and they work 95% of the time when I manually install them. I don't know if it doesn't work that way with Dark Crusade mods (then how did the Tyranids mod work when I installed it manually?) or if it's the fact that I know where mod contents should go for those two games in a manual installation and not in Dark Crusade.

And I think it's something on my end too. Right now I'd just like a general description of how to install Dark Crusade mods and I'll go from there. If it doesn't work then it's something else. What I'm most confused with is all the mods I installed for Dark Crusade just added a folder into the Dark Crusade data folder. It didn't actually "install" the mod to all I have to do is just start the game and play. I had to do all this other stuff so I at least had a chance if it working. Why don't they just put all the mod data into the right places like nearly all Oblivion mods and Half-Life 2 mods? I just don't see what I'm doing wrong, but obviously something is wrong because none of my mods will work. Again I'd just like to start with a general, very specific, "How to" for installing Dark Crusade mods. Let's add "How to....for dummies" in there too and see if that will avoid some confusion.

By the way, Sl4sh, the video in your signature thing is hilarious, I love it.




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#6 10 years ago
And by manual installation I mean taking the contents of the folder installed by the mod into my Dark Crusade data folder as mentioned above, and dragging them into the folders in the Dark Crusade data folder where they should go, or at least where I think they should go. I do this with Oblivion and Half-Life 2 mods all the time and they work 95% of the time when I manually install them. I don't know if it doesn't work that way with Dark Crusade mods (then how did the Tyranids mod work when I installed it manually?) or if it's the fact that I know where mod contents should go for those two games in a manual installation and not in Dark Crusade.

I think it's clear why you manage to blow up your installation. You activate the mod only, but you manage to blow it over the whole game.

So what OS do you have? Might be a vista UAC issue.

And finally are you using dow 1.0 or 1,2?




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#7 10 years ago

I have version 1.2 and I use Vista. And if you say installing it manually "blows up (my) installation." then how did the Tyranids mod work? I manually installed that one and it didn't install the mod data into the right places, it just installed a folder with the name of the mod that had all the data in it like the other mods do. So are you saying that I just need to have that folder with all the mod data in it and then activate it in the game manager on the main menu?




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#8 10 years ago

No you have to keep the mod stuff in their respective folders.

So question - UAC on or not? Might be the reason that it doesn't see mods.

You blew your installation by overwriting standard game files with mod files. So trying to add another mod on top of that just won't really work.




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#9 10 years ago

I didn't overwrite any standard game data, of that I'm positive. And I'm actually running XP, not Vista. Yeah sorry I'm so stupid I was thinking of what I was using as I typed and I said Vista instead of XP. I checked my system to be sure and it said XP. So then if it's not a UAC issue then what do I do now?




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#10 10 years ago

is there a notepad file in your game folder with the name of the mod? under the name it will say MODULE File. if thats not there then the mod wont show up in the game manager. i would install the mod again but put tell it to install the files to an empty folder so you know that all the files are there and then cut and paste the folder and module file into your game folder and it should work.