Unnecessary Uninstallations -1 reply

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#1 10 years ago

Ive noticed that modders often uninstall their game unnecessarily when a game ship they've downloaded doesnt work...

If a ship doesnt work, all you need to do is search the directory for only the files you put into legacy and delete them. once the ship files are gone the game will work.

eg. F_abcde.odf F_abcde.m3d F_abcde_A.dds HI_F_abcde_A.dds

^^ if those are the files you put in, simply put in the search box (if your using vista) and delete the search results..

if your using xp or 98 and you cant do the above, simly go to Legacy>odf>ships, Legacy>m3d, Legacy>Textures>dds locations and delete only the files you put in..

Its far more convenient than removing Legacy completely...

Hope this helps. It saves people allot of time..

Ps. always read the requirements for a mod.




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#2 10 years ago

Yes, this helps in most cases. Though I messed up several installs when trying to do some sound/AI changes for TB2...




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#3 10 years ago

One word guys - BACKUP Backup what you are going to modify. This has always served me well down through the years and you cannot go wrong with this method. Best way to do it is to create a new folder within the Legacy root folder called "Mod Backup Files" (or whatever you wish).

Everytime you go to change a file or modify it copy and paste the original file to this folder. Keep the copy in your "Backup Folder" unmodified. Then with the original hammer away at it to your hearts content. This is especially good for texture files as if you don't like what you did you have the original to refer to. :nodding: Yes it can be cumbersome to keep copying and pasting and it can take up some space on your HDD (neglible if its a script file or M3D file) but I find its best to refer to the original then to search and find what files you have messsed with and try to fix them.




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#4 10 years ago

:D I'm just too lazy IKS...




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#5 10 years ago

The only problem with that Acid is sometimes you don't KNOW what mod it was that screwed up your game....at least I don't. I once put in multiple mods and SOMEWHERE along the way it screwed up, so I had to reinstall.