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Offline Ric

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Good modding habits?
« on: July 11, 2012, 06:41:34 AM »
I'm a bit new at modding BG2, and I'd like to know something that isn't obvious in the tutorials.
 Filling the override folder is a bad habit. How can I save the new changes in an installable/uninstallable mod without using  the override?
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Re: Good modding habits?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 06:42:12 AM »
in short: you can't.

people can biff their override if it becomes too big. You could also exploit the fact that there are multiple override dirs and install everything into p,e. sound/.
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Re: Good modding habits?
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 06:42:15 AM »
Multiple override directories?
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Re: Good modding habits?
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 06:42:31 AM »
yeah, afair the original doesn't care where you put it (override, sound, scripts, movies, characters).
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Re: Good modding habits?
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 06:42:37 AM »
Well, if it is not obvious thing, the best thing you can do is invest time into learning the moding tools, and what they do, and how, and what's their best usage. As well as keeping a backup of the game folder... as you don't have to reinstall the game every time you mess up something, as you can just delete the game directory and use the backup.
Now there's NearInfinity, it's the basic tool for the game files.
There's DLTCEP, which is sometimes better than NI cause it's rarely manages to corrupt your game files like the NI sometimes does.
And then there's the WeiDU.exe, which is the mod installation tool everyone needs to use, as nearly everyone today uses it already, as it's both easy to make a small mod, but it also has nearly everything you'll ever need from an installation tool, even if you wish to make larger than life mods.

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Re: Good modding habits?
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2012, 11:12:52 AM »
Good modding habits?  Don't take a four year break.   ;D
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