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How to install mods
By Djekke
CryoFall is a game with very high modding possibility, so it's essential to know how to install mods to enjoy full potential of the game.
Adding mods manually
  1. Locate local mod folder

    Default game settings is stored in your documents folder:

  2. Download mod
    Download mod from forum[] or other source and place it in "Mods" folder.

  3. Edit config
    Open ModsConfig.xml with any text editor.
    (this file located in %userprofile%\documents\AtomicTorchStudio\CryoFall)
    Add new line for every new mod following general rules of common sense:
    <mod>mod id here</mod>

    p.s. <mod>core_1.0.0</mod> is core game files.
    p.p.s. There is no need to add mod version, game will automatically add it.

  4. Save new config and run the game!
Config is getting reset on start
Config could been overwritten by the game due to incorrect entries.
It could been happened because you are spelled mod id wrong or placed mod in the wrong folder.
There is a way to know what exactly goes wrong there:
  • Edit ModsConfig again.
  • Launch and quit the game.
  • Look in the Logs folder (near the ModsConfig.xml file) and find latest Client log file. (sort by last modified date)
  • Open log with any text editor and check first 20-30 lines of it.
You are looking for lines like this:

5.4.20 17:13:37.753 [IMP] Mods catalog info (known mods locations):
Core folder: "C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\CryoFall\Core"
Mods folder (primary): "C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\CryoFall\Mods"
Mods folder (secondary): "C:\Users\djekke\Documents\AtomicTorchStudio\CryoFall\Mods"
15.4.20 17:13:37.911 [IMP] Mods catalog initialized. Available files:
core_1.0.0, automaton_0.3.3, cnei_0.4.3, ShowHealthBar_0.1.1, ShowPreciseHP_0.1.0
15.4.20 17:13:37.917 [IMP] Mods config location: "C:\Users\djekke\Documents\AtomicTorchStudio\CryoFall\ModsConfig.xml"
Active core/mods list:
* core - ClientServer v1.0.0 (from file "C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\CryoFall\Core\Core.cpk")
* cnei - Client v0.4.3 (from file "C:\Users\djekke\Documents\AtomicTorchStudio\CryoFall\Mods\CNEI.mpk")
* automaton - Client v0.3.3 (from file "C:\Users\djekke\Documents\AtomicTorchStudio\CryoFall\Mods\Automaton.mpk")
* ShowHealthBar - Client v0.1.1 (from file "C:\Users\djekke\Documents\AtomicTorchStudio\CryoFall\Mods\ShowHealthBar.mpk")
* ShowPreciseHP - Client v0.1.0 (from file "C:\Users\djekke\Documents\AtomicTorchStudio\CryoFall\Mods\ShowPreciseHP.mpk")

First line is where the game are looking for mods.
Second line is what mods the game are found there.
Third line is what mods game should enable form config.

What means "client-side" mod?
There a 3 mod types:
  • Client-side: Executes only for clients, server don't care about any of them, can be used on any server.
  • Client-server: Executes on client and server. If this kind of mod is installed on server that you want to connect, you need to install it too.
  • Server-side: Executes only for server.

How to check mod id?
You can open mod file with WinRar or other archivator program.
(Basicly *.mpk is zip-archive with no compression)

And open header.xml with any text editor.

check <id> line.

I did everything right, but it's still not worked.
There is a few ways of something goes wrong:
There is possibility that you download mod file in some archive. Check file extension, it should be *.mpk:

No Cryofall folder in Documents
If you launched the game already and there is still no folder on this path:
When try this path instead:
Sometimes antiviruses don't allow the game to access the Documents folder.
So it fallback to %LocalAppData%\AtomicTorchStudio\CryoFall
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SeVeN May 24, 2021 @ 3:05am 
my server has folder has no data or mods folder ??
daemonbot Aug 27, 2020 @ 12:07pm 
Having a problem where a friend's Cryofall folder only contains a Mods folder, but nothing else. The mods folder contains a Scripts folder, a UI folder, a Header XML file, and a License TXT file. I am running Windows 10 and everything works fine for me, but my friend is running Windows 7, could this be a contributing factor?
ai_enabled  [developer] Apr 14, 2020 @ 7:14pm 
@MDJinRoh, likely it's overwritten by the game itself due to incorrect entries. Please edit it again and make a backup. The launch and quit the game. Then look in the Logs folder (near the ModsConfig.xml file), find the latest Client log file (sort by last modified date) and read the first 20-30 lines. There is info why the ModsConfig.xml file was overwritten by the game.
MDJinRoh Apr 13, 2020 @ 4:00pm 
having a problem , that the config is getting reset on start of the game or causing a crash
Djekke  [author] May 28, 2019 @ 3:38am 
I'm sure, that they will be there, but it hard to tell how soon it would be. Anyway, all we can do is just wait for it. :)
JenaJinx May 27, 2019 @ 6:17pm 
Will the mods be in the Steam Workshop sometime soon? I is much easier to use them that way :)
VyKyng May 17, 2019 @ 9:04pm 
You guys need to integrate it, plain and simple.
ai_enabled  [developer] Apr 5, 2019 @ 2:06pm 
I hope we could integrate the Steam Workshop support soon, meanwhile this guide is extremely helpful! Thank you very much for posting this, @Djekke.