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Installing Mods For Idiots[message #360430] Tue, 23 June 2020 03:00 Go to next message
Rebel1971
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For the love of all that is sacred, can someone put together a guide for installing mods for idiots?! I've been trying to get Urban Chaos to work for hours now and there doesn't seem to be 1 accurate place that will tell me how to accomplish this. I don't want to go to multiple threads for parts of instructions here and there because they never end in success for me. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but I could sure use some help. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide a tired, old, and apparently stupid, JA vet.
Re: Installing Mods For Idiots[message #360431 is a reply to message #360430] Tue, 23 June 2020 03:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Hawkeye

 
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First off what operating system are you working with? The trouble is a number of older mods such as the original Urban Chaos were never intended to be installed on things like Windows 10, but there are some fixes out there. Also there is a newer 1.13 version of Urban Chaos which may be more up to date.


Re: Installing Mods For Idiots[message #360736 is a reply to message #360431] Wed, 29 July 2020 00:25 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tengu_1

 
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Hey Rebel,
this morning i felt the same way, but it's not so bad. I assume you are using Windows 10.

Here is a step by step guide. Since you tried installing you probably already have most of the files needed.
To post links I have to make 5 posts, so i have to split this post up into several reply's.

1.
Fresh install of JA 2 (awesome game happy )
Don't install into Windows default location like C:\Program Files (x86)\.
I used JA 2 Gold and installed it into C:\Games\JA2_UC\
Protipp: Install your JA 2 into its own JA2 Folder (without the "UC"), then make a copy and rename it to JA2_UC. This way you keep your fresh install nice and save (to make a copy later for other mods, or restart if you mess up installation).
Re: Installing Mods For Idiots[message #360737 is a reply to message #360430] Wed, 29 July 2020 00:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tengu_1

 
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2.
You need the Original UC Data Folder. Rename to Data-UC and move into the game folder from step 1.
I post a link at the bottom here, once I finished my 5 posts.
Re: Installing Mods For Idiots[message #360738 is a reply to message #360430] Wed, 29 July 2020 00:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tengu_1

 
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3.
Get build 8675 of JA2 1.13 from DepressivesBrot's Onedrive. Extract files and copy into game folder from step 1.
I'll post a link at the bottom.


The newest build atm is 8796, with the INI fixes from Julix further down it should work with 8796 too.

[Updated on: Mon, 10 August 2020 15:55]

Re: Installing Mods For Idiots[message #360739 is a reply to message #360430] Wed, 29 July 2020 00:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tengu_1

 
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4.
Finally get the UC-113 hybrid and settings from Wil473.
I post a link at the bottom.
Don't let that "experimental" tag scare you, it works fine.
Extract the files and copy into the game folder from step 1. Overwrite all files.
This will correct all .ini settings to make 1.13 compatible with UC.
Re: Installing Mods For Idiots[message #360740 is a reply to message #360430] Wed, 29 July 2020 00:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tengu_1

 
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That's it, installation done. Best way to start the game is by running the INI Editor.exe
Select INI-File "Data-UC113\JA2_Options.ini
Select your desired resolution
Hit "Start" button to start the game.
Re: Installing Mods For Idiots[message #360741 is a reply to message #360430] Wed, 29 July 2020 00:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tengu_1

 
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If the performance is bad or you experience screen flickering, go into game folder -> Docs -> Windows Compatibility Fixes
You'll find a zip file, in which you can find a file called "performancefix.reg".
Copy this file to your desktop. Right click and go to edit. In there, change the path to your game directory from step 1
e.g. "C:\\GAMES\\JaggedAlliance2_UC\\ja2.exe" it actually uses double backlash \\, not the regular single one \
Save file to desktop and double click it to apply it to your registry.
Re: Installing Mods For Idiots[message #360744 is a reply to message #360430] Wed, 29 July 2020 11:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Tengu_1

 
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Here are all the links so you can easily find the files you need:

step 2:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uwxbz9t1zmf6gnn/JA2UC%20FULL%20wQFIX2.7z?dl=0

step 3:
https://onedrive.live.com/?id=13A6926EAC52083%21583&cid=013A6926EAC52083

step 4:
https://www.mediafire.com/file/rfcxnwcbk3sfr2b/Urban_Chaos-1.13_Full_Experimental_12_v4.6x_20190510.7z/file

Re: Installing Mods For Idiots[message #360780 is a reply to message #360430] Fri, 31 July 2020 19:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Julix

 
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There were errors when launching for me,

https://i.ibb.co/jrR8LCg/error.png
https://i.ibb.co/kcRp7Hy/error2.png

but luckily it's just missing settings that can be fixed by adding relevant lines to the ini.

Here's the updated one (didn't change anything else yet).

Ja2_Option.inihttps://drive.google.com/file/d/17gYIAtBxGagsiR8NIcB5KptSG8QtWUea/view?usp=sharing
Re: Installing Mods For Idiots[message #360891 is a reply to message #360780] Mon, 10 August 2020 15:42 Go to previous message
Tengu_1

 
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Thank you for the fixed INI file thumbs up

I actually messed up the version numbers.
My guide was written for build 8675 (not 8796).

With your INI it should work for 8796 now too!
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