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Spooniest May 12, 2016 @ 9:11am
MODS IN THE SIMPLE LAUNCHER: HOW I DID IT
HOW TO INSTALL A MOD ON THE SIMPLE LAUNCHER

by Spooniest

NOTE: If you're having trouble with not all your games showing up/mods not showing up, I don't know the answer to that problem, and this guide may or may not work for you...and generally it may or may not work for you, I don't know what your computer is like, really. But it works for me. I'm using 64 bit Windows 7 Professional.

1. Buy the game you want to play a mod for.

2. Subscribe to the mod you want to play.

3. Go to this guide:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=398334923

4. Go to Section III and find the GitHub page for PSCDPack.

(You want "Downloads.")


5. Download PSCDPack, made by cyanic.

6. Your game files for the simple launcher are in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\SegaClassics\data folder. If you sort the list by name, they should appear in the order they are listed when you run the Simple Launcher. Find the original .pak file that contains the game you want to play a mod for (which you bought), and make a backup copy of it, in case you want to revert. Move another copy of the .pak file to the folder containing PSCDPack.

-I cannot stress enough that you must be sure that the .pak file you are using is the one that the mod is for, or you will replace another game that you bought. Don't do that. Load up the simple launcher and look at the number (1/20 or however many games you have) of the game; when you sort the list of .pak files in the "data" folder BY NAME, they will appear in the same order as in the Simple Launcher, for the most part.-

7. Select the mod you want to play, which you subscribed to. The mods are in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\workshop\content\34270 folder. You will have to check the filesizes or find some other way of making sure that you've selected the right mod. If you've subscribed to a lot of mods, this can take a while, because they are usually not named correctly. If you want to make it easy, run the Room Hub and unsubscribe from ALL but the 1 mod you want to play. You will want to make a backup copy of this one too, just in case. Move another copy of your modded rom into the same folder as PSCDPack.

-I will reiterate here: be sure the files are the game and its mod that you bought and subscribed to, or you will have unwanted side effects.-

8. Run PSCDPack and choose "New/Open" and locate the .pak file, and then choose "Replace ROM."

9. Select the modded file you just moved.

10. Choose "Exit" and you'll be prompted to Save. Do so.

11. When this is finished, place the .pak file back into the steamapps\common\SegaClassics\data folder, and when the dialogue pops up, choose "Copy and Replace."

12. Your mod is ready to play in the Simple Launcher, and will appear in the list where the original game was.

Hope this helps guys, and remember, I'm not responsible for any lost time/games/your computer blowing up. Use this guide at your own risk.
Last edited by Spooniest; May 12, 2016 @ 10:11am
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FlamePurge May 12, 2016 @ 10:54am 
Impressive! Thank you so much! :D
R9delta May 12, 2016 @ 11:21am 
Yeah makes sense given that when you subscribe to a workshop "mod" it just downloads the rom (which is what had to be uploaded in the first place). Easy way to take advantage of the rom replacement that could already be done prior to the hub update.

Seems like a huge pain in the ass though just to play a few romhacks. I would rather just take the romhacks and load them up in a different emulator and be done with it.
Foxysen May 12, 2016 @ 2:34pm 
Good job! You might as well make a Steam guide.
Spooniest May 12, 2016 @ 2:42pm 
Originally posted by Foxysen:
Good job! You might as well make a Steam guide.

I uh, I don't know how. I guess I could look into it, but I'm getting ready to go to work.

I'll try to get it posted tonight?

Thank you for the kind words! :)
Last edited by Spooniest; May 12, 2016 @ 2:43pm
Foxysen May 12, 2016 @ 2:44pm 
Originally posted by Spooniest:
Originally posted by Foxysen:
Good job! You might as well make a Steam guide.

I uh, I don't know how. I guess I could look into it, but I'm getting ready to go to work.

I'll try to get it posted tonight?
Meh, it was just a suggestion, not pressuring.
Spooniest May 12, 2016 @ 2:46pm 
Originally posted by Foxysen:
Originally posted by Spooniest:

I uh, I don't know how. I guess I could look into it, but I'm getting ready to go to work.

I'll try to get it posted tonight?
Meh, it was just a suggestion, not pressuring.

Nah it's cool. I should, you're right.
KravenMoorhead May 18, 2016 @ 6:31pm 
Thank you so much! The new interface won't load games for me and this worked like a charm! They should sticky this to the front page.
falloutdude83 May 18, 2016 @ 9:14pm 
Actually my guide already covers how to play mods in the simple launcher...
Spooniest May 18, 2016 @ 9:16pm 
Originally posted by falloutdude83:
Actually my guide already covers how to play mods in the simple launcher...

I noticed that after posting it.

I believe falloutdude's guide is linked in the op.
falloutdude83 May 18, 2016 @ 9:23pm 
Originally posted by Spooniest:
Originally posted by falloutdude83:
Actually my guide already covers how to play mods in the simple launcher...

I noticed that after posting it.

I believe falloutdude's guide is linked in the op.

Yes it is thanks for that :)

Also you don't need to replace the original .pak file, simply name your mods 1000.pak etc and they will be at the end of your game list. This works of course with any rom file.
Last edited by falloutdude83; May 18, 2016 @ 9:34pm
McDeeBop Aug 2, 2016 @ 8:32am 
My workshop mods download as .bin files, not .pak. As helpful as both guides are, neither show how to get a .bin file compressed to a .pak in order for me to continue. Any help at all?
FlamePurge Aug 2, 2016 @ 8:32pm 
The utility PSCDPack converts BIN files to PAK files.
falloutdude83 Aug 3, 2016 @ 12:32pm 
Originally posted by McDeeBop:
My workshop mods download as .bin files, not .pak. As helpful as both guides are, neither show how to get a .bin file compressed to a .pak in order for me to continue. Any help at all?
Actually my guide does show/say how you compress bin to pak, and so does the OP :)
Solid Fuuma Aug 10, 2016 @ 10:04am 
Last part; you can just rename the .pak to g1000(or above) so you don't have to override the existing .pak
Cheers.
Last edited by Solid Fuuma; Aug 10, 2016 @ 10:05am
CDI Link Jun 1, 2017 @ 9:02am 
Thank you so much for making this.:steamhappy:
I was dying to play some Shining Force mods, but the Room mode was unplayable because of lag.
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