Protoss May 10, 2013 @ 11:03pm
Mod troubles
I downloaded the Republic at War mod from moddb, and got it fully installed, and followed the instructions in the readme file. When I try to launch it from the shortcut, it says I need to insert the disc. I have it for Steam, so im trying to figure out how to get it to launch from the Steam version. Any help would be appreciated.
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[REaW]Greatsaga May 10, 2013 @ 11:06pm 
Originally posted by Protoss:
I downloaded the Republic at War mod from moddb, and got it fully installed, and followed the instructions in the readme file. When I try to launch it from the shortcut, it says I need to insert the disc. I have it for Steam, so im trying to figure out how to get it to launch from the Steam version. Any help would be appreciated.

You cannot use launchers/shortcuts/bat files with the Steam version, you must use "Modpathing", it is explained here: http://retakeeaw.freeforums.org/how-to-launch-mods-with-steam-t15.html

let me know if you need a more detailed explanation, or that you still do not get it working.
Protoss May 10, 2013 @ 11:10pm 
Originally posted by REaWGreatsaga:
Originally posted by Protoss:
I downloaded the Republic at War mod from moddb, and got it fully installed, and followed the instructions in the readme file. When I try to launch it from the shortcut, it says I need to insert the disc. I have it for Steam, so im trying to figure out how to get it to launch from the Steam version. Any help would be appreciated.

You cannot use launchers/shortcuts/bat files with the Steam version, you must use "Modpathing", it is explained here: http://retakeeaw.freeforums.org/how-to-launch-mods-with-steam-t15.html

let me know if you need a more detailed explanation, or that you still do not get it working.

Wow that helped alot, but I put that line in the launch options of the game. When it says to put the name of the file at the end of it, I would put the name of the folder "Republic_At_War". I would put that file name at the end of the string?
[REaW]Greatsaga May 10, 2013 @ 11:23pm 
Originally posted by Protoss:
Originally posted by REaWGreatsaga:

You cannot use launchers/shortcuts/bat files with the Steam version, you must use "Modpathing", it is explained here: http://retakeeaw.freeforums.org/how-to-launch-mods-with-steam-t15.html

let me know if you need a more detailed explanation, or that you still do not get it working.

Wow that helped alot, but I put that line in the launch options of the game. When it says to put the name of the file at the end of it, I would put the name of the folder "Republic_At_War". I would put that file name at the end of the string?

Yes :), you are basically telling the game to run this data located: and then you tell it where to find the data, so the Mods folder and then the folder containing the data you are wanting it to run.
Protoss May 10, 2013 @ 11:56pm 
I FIGURED IT OUT!! Finally, I've been trying to get this mod to work for FOREVER. The AI are really badass though, they ♥♥♥♥♥ me in both of the games I played. Thanks for your help! You've been really Awesome :)
[REaW]Greatsaga May 11, 2013 @ 12:06am 
Originally posted by Protoss:
I FIGURED IT OUT!! Finally, I've been trying to get this mod to work for FOREVER. The AI are really badass though, they ♥♥♥♥♥ me in both of the games I played. Thanks for your help! You've been really Awesome :)

You're welcome! Yeah, the AI in RaW is very badass - though it's like that for a lot of mods. I am glad you got it working and are enjoying it! Quite a few Retake EaW members play RaW, as well - and we play a slew of other mods too.

Btw, you should join Retake Empire at War! We are an open and friendly community trying to revive this game (though with the recent Steam Sale, the Multiplayer has gotten many more people online - though we don't know if it will stay that way), but we are also trying to unite it's players both old and new! You can talk about mods on our forums, ask questions and get answers, schedule both EaW and FoC Multiplayer Matches, meet new people that love this game, have lots of fun, and much more! It's not much yet, as we have only just begun, we hope to continue growing and continue adding more active members, and I hope to see you there! http://retakeeaw.freeforums.org/index.php
Protoss May 11, 2013 @ 12:24am 
Originally posted by REaWGreatsaga:
Originally posted by Protoss:
I FIGURED IT OUT!! Finally, I've been trying to get this mod to work for FOREVER. The AI are really badass though, they ♥♥♥♥♥ me in both of the games I played. Thanks for your help! You've been really Awesome :)

You're welcome! Yeah, the AI in RaW is very badass - though it's like that for a lot of mods. I am glad you got it working and are enjoying it! Quite a few Retake EaW members play RaW, as well - and we play a slew of other mods too.

Btw, you should join Retake Empire at War! We are an open and friendly community trying to revive this game (though with the recent Steam Sale, the Multiplayer has gotten many more people online - though we don't know if it will stay that way), but we are also trying to unite it's players both old and new! You can talk about mods on our forums, ask questions and get answers, schedule both EaW and FoC Multiplayer Matches, meet new people that love this game, have lots of fun, and much more! It's not much yet, as we have only just begun, we hope to continue growing and continue adding more active members, and I hope to see you there! http://retakeeaw.freeforums.org/index.php

I will certainly think about joining. I don't do much online play for RTS games, as im almost always matched with a veteran player. But again, I will certainly think about it! Thanks for your help again!
VisitorMassacre May 11, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
Originally posted by REaWGreatsaga:
Originally posted by Protoss:
I downloaded the Republic at War mod from moddb, and got it fully installed, and followed the instructions in the readme file. When I try to launch it from the shortcut, it says I need to insert the disc. I have it for Steam, so im trying to figure out how to get it to launch from the Steam version. Any help would be appreciated.

You cannot use launchers/shortcuts/bat files with the Steam version, you must use "Modpathing", it is explained here: http://retakeeaw.freeforums.org/how-to-launch-mods-with-steam-t15.html

let me know if you need a more detailed explanation, or that you still do not get it working.
Could you explain a little more, because I have fail the grasp something since the modsI have still won't launch.
[REaW]Greatsaga May 11, 2013 @ 2:28pm 
Originally posted by bobherbison:
Originally posted by REaWGreatsaga:

You cannot use launchers/shortcuts/bat files with the Steam version, you must use "Modpathing", it is explained here: http://retakeeaw.freeforums.org/how-to-launch-mods-with-steam-t15.html

let me know if you need a more detailed explanation, or that you still do not get it working.
Could you explain a little more, because I have fail the grasp something since the modsI have still won't launch.

What do you need explained? The way to mod the steam version, or why you have to use modpathing?
VisitorMassacre May 14, 2013 @ 10:45am 
Originally posted by REaWGreatsaga:
Originally posted by bobherbison:
Could you explain a little more, because I have fail the grasp something since the modsI have still won't launch.

What do you need explained? The way to mod the steam version, or why you have to use modpathing?
How to use the mod pathing.
[REaW]Greatsaga May 15, 2013 @ 1:25pm 
Originally posted by bobherbison:
Originally posted by REaWGreatsaga:

What do you need explained? The way to mod the steam version, or why you have to use modpathing?
How to use the mod pathing.

It's very easy to do, and can actually be done with Retail too (though a bit differently) and it's actually how the mod shortcuts run the mods, by use of modpathing.

All you have to do is Right Click the game in Steam then go to properties and then launch options.

Once there, you will need to tell it what to run at launch - in this case, you are wanting to run a mod so you have to modpath. This is the base string:
sweaw MODPATH=Mods\

After the Slash, you will type the name of the folder in which the mod resides. So, if you have Republic at War installed, by default the folder is named "Republic_At_War" so your string will look as follows:

sweaw MODPATH=Mods\Republic_At_War

Also, swfoc will work instead of sweaw (not sure if it will work for EaW, but it will for FoC) but it is not needed, and you can just use sweaw. I use swfoc just to make sure I know that I am running an FoC mod.
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