Mods incompatibility fix for steam

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Mods incompatibility fix for steam

Post by GeneralCH » Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:48 pm

How to launch other mods correctly

When having installed The Great War 1918 over Steam,
it seem to have broken some mods compatibility.
This is a problem but since the other mods use launch options,
that are not quite compatible/safe way of doing,
here is how to reproduce the "good" way of launching other mods.
I know some have launchers, but as far as i can tell, they launch the mods directly from the RelicCOH.exe and then with some arguments, but that, is the wrong way.
You have to launch it over Steam with arguments. In theory the difference would be:

RelicCOH.exe -mod tgw -nomovies [BAD]
Steam.exe -applaunch 228200 -mod tgw -nomovies [GOOD]

As a user, how can you make this?
You could create a shortcut to the Steam.exe with the needed arguments.
Or you could set launch options in Steam, here is how:

1. Right-click on the game title under the Library in Steam and select Properties.
2. Under the General tab click the Set launch options... button.
3. Enter the launch options you wish to apply and click OK.
4. Close the game's Properties window and launch the game.

These launch options could be the following:
Eastern Front: -mod easternfront -nomovies
Blitzkrieg: -mod blitzkrieg -nomovies
-mod MODNAME = Launch the defined mod
-nomovies = Skip initial movies
-dev = launch with cheat mode

I hope this helps and explains.
Remember, if you dont always want to change launch options,
you could do a shortcut on your desktop with these arguments.
(launch the Steam.exe with the arguments)

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