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Clone_Commando

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#1 12 years ago

I want to know if things like mods, the map editor, and other tools and mods will work with FOC:confused:




Empireftw

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#2 12 years ago

They will or la will lose a ton of money.




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#3 12 years ago

most mods will switch to FoC so get it and they will either make a patch for al other stuff or give new ones out


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#4 12 years ago

unless xmls drastically your stuff should just quickly transfer over. You may have to make a new mod path though...

Game engines don't usually change, so you're all set




jedi_consulor

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#5 12 years ago

Its an EXPANSION CD it won't even touch the original EAW game files. It WILL do a CD check using Securerom 7xx or so. Its unlikely it will install and over write any of the original game files though. I don't recall ever having any expansion CD that does that. They normally install to their own folder and if anything they may make some kind of bridge so that the Autorun or menu system will allow you to play either.




general_grievous

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#6 12 years ago

I've got an expansion cd which overwrites the files... But I don't think it will work with mods. Example: You've got a mod installed in your Mods folder with it's own start. The Expansion comes to another. But you won't be able to start both of them. Even if it will add files and won't touch any, I won't work with these mods, becuase the FOC will have it's own XML coding, and the game will read that. And it won't contain datas the mods have. So both ways new mods will be needed.




jedi_consulor

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#7 12 years ago

I haven't come across any kind of game expansions that overwrite the original game files. I don't this SWGB did either - it installed the expansion to another folder. While that kind of game is different it gave the ability in the expansion game menu to start the original campains too - I think it requests for the original CD or some thing.

It wouldn't make sense to overwrite any coding from the previous game anyway - there would be a lot of code changes for a start it isn't pratical. I am pretty sure the FOC game will not touch the EAW game files such as the XML's - IF ANYTHING it will just do a check to see that you have EAW installed and you have the original CD before playing FOC. This is what the idea of 'expansion' normally means.




general_grievous

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#8 12 years ago

We'll see.




Kelathin

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#9 12 years ago

jedi_consulorI haven't come across any kind of game expansions that overwrite the original game files. I don't this SWGB did either - it installed the expansion to another folder. While that kind of game is different it gave the ability in the expansion game menu to start the original campains too - I think it requests for the original CD or some thing.

It wouldn't make sense to overwrite any coding from the previous game anyway - there would be a lot of code changes for a start it isn't pratical. I am pretty sure the FOC game will not touch the EAW game files such as the XML's - IF ANYTHING it will just do a check to see that you have EAW installed and you have the original CD before playing FOC. This is what the idea of 'expansion' normally means.

It will overwrite because the developers are including many newer things, abilities, features never seen before, adjusting the GUI for orbital bombardment.

Things that won't change would be the game/alamo engine, multiplayer network, things that would take too long for an expansion.




jedi_consulor

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#10 12 years ago

Then the defininition of what your saying means its not an expansion - more like an upgrade. Expansion CD's are usually installed seperatly from the original game and call on for the original game title in order for an expansion to work ;) As I explained.. It will not only do a check for an original CD but checks that EAW is installed.

I have to agree to dissagree on this - and just wait for FOC itself and find out :)

P.S it wouldn't make any marketing sense to release a 'so called' expansion CD that has all the original EAW files on the CD (just as like when you originally bought the game) plus all the FOC new stuff on it. The point is there is that it would have been pointless in buying EAW months ago, you may as well go out and buy FOC and throw your original game away - cause you wouldn't need it.

Game manufacturers dont work that way. Otherwise you may as well call it a 're release' of EAW with some new stuff added to the game. An Expansion CD does not work in this way. On the other hand it would not make sense to damage and alter the code from the original game where people will want to obviously keep that game un altered from any expansion CD. People will want a choice of swapping from the original game they bought and an expansion they have 'added' to the game.




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