Greetings from Ireland-Need some mod help.
- July 8, 2017 at 5:10 pm #175194enshargazParticipant
Hello all guys and gals.
I bought NMS the day it came out and havent actually played it til last night.And i must say i,m loving it.Only prob is i,m pretty new to the pc gaming world and am not quite sure how mods work. I,m pretty familiar with the pc ( i think) in how to get to the program files and such but was just wondering if someone cud point me in the direction of “an idiots guide to applying mods” if there is such a place.
Last thing i want for anyone is for me to accidentally upload naked pictures of me into an online game.And trust me–no one is ready for that.
Thanking you so much in advance and am looking forward to meeting some of ye lovely people.
- July 30, 2017 at 10:57 pm #175706KremitParticipant
keep your nudes on a thumbstick in a safe or vault.. this avoids them accidentally being uploaded or falling into the wrong hands..
As for mods, it’s pretty simple..
1) Locate your PCBANKS folder: (SteamPath)\SteamApps\Common\No Man’s Sky\GAMEDATA\PCBANKS
2) In the PCBANKS folder, create a new folder and name it “MODS” (without the quotes obviously). Keep the uppercase JIC the game depends on it.
3) Delete the .txt file in the PCBANKS folder (or just rename it and relocate it to the GAMEDATA folder like I did)
4) Copy downloaded mod .pak files to the MODS folder
That’s it.. you should now be able to load the game, get the mod warning screen, select your game mode and test out the mod and changes..
Reasons why a mod wouldn’t work:
1) The mod is outdated: When NMS gets updated (Foundation v1.1 update; Pathfinder v1.2 update; the next update v1.3, etc) the game files often get changed, edited or otherwise updated.. As a result, mods developed on the previous data structures cease to function on the new data structures and require an update themselves to utilize the new data.. otherwise the game will just ignore the out of date file and you won’t see the mod’s effects.
2) There is a conflict of mods: Sometimes modders have similar ideas for similar things, but not always the same.. This can often result in mods using the same data files for their mod’s manipulated behavior.. Because the game gets confused on which to load, often the game will favor only one data file.. this could be from any one of the mods, or even the original game file.. meaning only one of the conflicting mods would work at best, if you’re lucky..
3) User error: When in doubt, RTFM.. If there’s installation instructions or a readme.txt, do yourself a favor and read first before attempting an install.. There could be important notes on the installation method, or better explanation of which mod .pak(s) to use..
Best of luck, hope this helps, and hopefully you’ll even be enjoying some of my mods as well..
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