Author Topic: weidu next generation - lack of build-in modmerge is still a problem  (Read 774 times)

Offline AL|EN

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Because of the BeamDog terrible decision how to add SoD DLC, every time when players want's to install mod using BG+SoD Steam/GoG editions, the first thing which they will do after installation is ... complain to mod authors that the mod is messed up. And even if there are many thread/guides/information about this issue, unaware players still facing this problem. There are many forum posts about this.

What is the status of https://github.com/ScottBrooks/weidu/tree/zipload ? Does it work ? Can it be included into weidu? It doesn't have to be ideal solution, just working solution.

As an alternative: next weidu version should detect sod.zip and if it is present, it should prevent installation and display "You need to install modmerge for SoD Steam/GoG editions"
« Last Edit: July 21, 2017, 06:55:45 AM by AL|EN »
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Last I heard it was still a work in progress. Thread.

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In such case, please implement preventing installation if sod-dlc.zip is found. Just search sod-dlc.zip inside the root directory as well as the "dlc" folder and if it present, show simple message + link to modmerge Argent77 DlcMerger.
« Last Edit: August 12, 2018, 03:16:20 AM by AL|EN »
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Does the zip file not exist in a modmerged game?

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DLC zip file must not exist in any of the supported DLC folders or it will be used by the game. That's why modmerge renames DLC extension to .disabled after a successful merge.


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CamDawg posted an example code that mods can use to detect and fail if sod-dlc.zip is found.

http://gibberlings3.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=28898#entry254999
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Offline AL|EN

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Great but it doesn't change a thing. My request is exactly to avoid for every old and new mod to implement such check. Because i have BeamDog versions, I newer face this problem and never think about it. Such weidu check should be implemented the day after modmerge released but it's better late than never.
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I'll see what I can do, assuming I don't forget about it.

Offline subtledoctor

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I do agree with ALIEN here, it would be better if this was automatic instead of opt-in.

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