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Offline Agent_Koopa

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Mod folders in folders?
I want to know; does FSOpen support moving mod folders into subfolders? For example, could I move JAD 1&2 into their own JAD folder, and all the separate chapters of ITDoH into their own designated folder? This would certainly be helpful.
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Offline takashi

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Re: Mod folders in folders?
*gir voice* i thiiink sooo.

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Offline Agent_Koopa

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Re: Mod folders in folders?
Great, takashi, just what I needed, bitterness and a misspelled maybe.

EDIT: Heh, whoops.
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Re: Mod folders in folders?
I've never seen anyone do this on Windows but I've seen posts from people who've tried it and reported success on Linux.

Why not just try it? It's not like it will melt your PC if it didn't work :D
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Re: Mod folders in folders?
I've never seen anyone do this on Windows but I've seen posts from people who've tried it and reported success on Linux.

Why not just try it? It's not like it will melt your PC if it didn't work :D

There's an idea. I just lost access to the computer in question, so I'm going to have to wait a while. I just thought I would post this in the forum for the project in which people improve the internal workings of the game itself, including how the game treats file structure, my question being how the game treats file structure.  :p
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Re: Mod folders in folders?
It does work on Windows - I've been doing it since I started installing mods.

I have a Mods folder in my FreeSpace directory.  Inside I have folders for mediavps, derelict, sync, etc etc.  I also have nested folders:  I store all the Restoration Project mods in Mods\Restoration\<modname>

A word of caution:  your paths MUST reflect this in the mod.ini files.  However, it's a simple matter of putting Mods\<modname> instead of just <modname>.

Here's what your Mod commandline will look like (just one example):

-mod Mods\restoration\Warzone,Mods\mediavps
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Offline takashi

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Re: Mod folders in folders?
people on windows use mod.ini's instead of command line

 

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Re: Mod folders in folders?
people on windows use mod.ini's instead of command line

Not all of them.
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Re: Mod folders in folders?
people on windows use mod.ini's instead of command line

The mod.ini just kicks the data into the launcher.  If you look at the flags, the commandline is there.
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Offline Agent_Koopa

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Re: Mod folders in folders?
It does work on Windows - I've been doing it since I started installing mods.

I have a Mods folder in my FreeSpace directory.  Inside I have folders for mediavps, derelict, sync, etc etc.  I also have nested folders:  I store all the Restoration Project mods in Mods\Restoration\<modname>

A word of caution:  your paths MUST reflect this in the mod.ini files.  However, it's a simple matter of putting Mods\<modname> instead of just <modname>.

Here's what your Mod commandline will look like (just one example):

-mod Mods\restoration\Warzone,Mods\mediavps

Thanks. That's kind of how I expected it to work, but it's nice to have confirmation.  :D
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Re: Mod folders in folders?
Ooh, this could be very useful indeed.  Thanks for the tip, Ryan. :)

 

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Re: Mod folders in folders?
Ooh, this could be very useful indeed.  Thanks for the tip, Ryan. :)

You're quite welcome.

This is actually a great feature because I've backed things up in such a way that I'll literally never have to use my FS2 CDs to install FSOpen again.  I backed up my FS folder, my Mods folder, and my data folder.  When I have to reinstall, I just copy the backups over and I'm ready to go.

Plus, I'm an electronic organization freak, so I like to have everything in its place.

EDIT:  And, if there was any doubt, FREDOpen also supports this, which makes working on campaigns REALLY easy.
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