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Offline PreferredBuilder

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Mod Download compatibility
« on: November 30, 2019, 10:26:14 AM »
Hey Guys,
Was just wondering exactly how to use this mod list and how to download them so I can use them in game. It seems that all this is not included in Steamshop and the content here with the community is great. Any help would be useful as I am not much of a computer guy.

Offline Goblin Girl

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Re: Mod Download compatibility
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2019, 10:37:14 AM »
Click the download button.  Then you'll need to use a file extraction program like winrar to extract the mod to c:\Program Files\Shining Rock\Banished\WinData

Just so you know, anytime you make any change to the WinData folder or when you rearrange load order, enable or disable even a single mod, you MUST then start a game and then exit the program completely.  If you just use Quit instead of Exit, your game will crash. 

Offline Jewelz

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Re: Mod Download compatibility
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2019, 11:27:37 AM »
Start a brand new game? or load a saved game?

Offline moonbelf

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Re: Mod Download compatibility
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2019, 01:47:31 PM »
Click the download button.  Then you'll need to use a file extraction program like winrar to extract the mod to c:\Program Files\Shining Rock\Banished\WinData

Just so you know, anytime you make any change to the WinData folder or when you rearrange load order, enable or disable even a single mod, you MUST then start a game and then exit the program completely.  If you just use Quit instead of Exit, your game will crash. 

@Goblin Girl Excellent instructions! Just one thing. If you're using Win10 you don't need to download an extraction program. Win10 will extract.

Offline galensgranny

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Re: Mod Download compatibility
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2019, 02:27:02 PM »
Jewelz, if yuo are making a change to to mod list, start a brand new game.  Save, then exit the game.  Restart the game.   Many mods won't be added to a saved game, even if the mod is enabled.  However, it might be fine in a saved game if all you did was change the load order of mods that do affect starting conditions.

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Re: Mod Download compatibility
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2019, 04:22:16 PM »
If you're using Win10 you don't need to download an extraction program. Win10 will extract.
It will?  I had no idea!  So you're saying I no longer need winrar? Huh.

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Re: Mod Download compatibility
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2019, 01:21:40 AM »
Thanks for sharing!

Offline moonbelf

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Re: Mod Download compatibility
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2019, 07:58:47 AM »
If you're using Win10 you don't need to download an extraction program. Win10 will extract.
It will?  I had no idea!  So you're saying I no longer need winrar? Huh.

@Goblin Girl I take it back. Need something else to extract a rar file. My bad and my apologies.

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Re: Mod Download compatibility
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2019, 05:00:45 PM »
No worries, @moonbelf !  Windows has always been able to extract zip files, so you probably just got confused.  :)

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Re: Mod Download compatibility
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2019, 06:03:16 AM »
Windows has always been able to extract zip files, so you probably just got confused.  :)

Actually, that didn't start until Windows ME. You had to use a third party utility in Win 2000, 98 and all versions prior.
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Re: Mod Download compatibility
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2019, 04:42:24 PM »
Actually, that didn't start until Windows ME. You had to use a third party utility in Win 2000, 98 and all versions prior.
And now that you said that, I'm remembering a little program called PKunzip.  Gosh, that was a long time ago. 

While we're walking down memory lane, I'll mention that while I was packing my stuff back in May, I found a box of 5.25 floppy disks.  With games on them.

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Re: Mod Download compatibility
« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2019, 07:17:36 PM »
Actually, that didn't start until Windows ME. You had to use a third party utility in Win 2000, 98 and all versions prior.
And now that you said that, I'm remembering a little program called PKunzip.  Gosh, that was a long time ago. 

While we're walking down memory lane, I'll mention that while I was packing my stuff back in May, I found a box of 5.25 floppy disks.  With games on them.


LOL I have some games on floppy and also the small square discs. I should toss them all lol

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Re: Mod Download compatibility
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2019, 06:24:00 AM »
A also remember PKUnZip. WOW! I'd forgot about that one.  ;D

I think I still have some 3.5 floppies with Win 3.1 on them.  ::)
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