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Default How To Download Mods And Put Them In The Mods Folder

Last updated 16th March 2019

How To Download Mods And Put Them In The Mods Folder



This Tutorial can be used with all Silent Hunter Versions.

The mod used in this Tutorial is for example purposes only and can be deleted after you have followed the Tutorial if not required.

First of all a bit of discipline is needed as you will undoubtedly be adding more stuff as you get into the game, so a bit of order is needed.


Make a 'New folder' and call it something like ‘My SH Mod Store’ and put it somewhere convenient.


You will be using this to download any Silent Hunter (SH) mods in to.


I am assuming you have JSGME installed?


If you do not then go to my main tutorial post and carry out the step by step instructions.


http://www.subsim.com/radioroom/showthread.php?t=211804


You will also need '7 zip' if you do not have it then here is the download link.


http://www.7-zip.org/download.html

For example if we were wanting to download this mod.

'Bigger Better Protractors.'


Download link


http://www.subsim.com/radioroom//downloads.php?do=file&id=3355


Click on the download link.


Click on Download >
Bigger Better Protractors

Find your new folder > ‘My SH Mod Store’


Click on Save.


Now go to your > ‘My SH Mod Store’ folder.


You will now see the '7 zip icon' and next to it 'Bigger Better Protractors' in a zipped format.


Double click on it or right click on it and select 'Open.'


You will now see a folder > 'Bigger Better Pro…
'

Click on 'Bigger Better Pro…' once and you will see it change colour now highlighted.


Now go to the 'Copy Tab' above and you will see that it wants to copy it to your > 'My SH Mod Store’ folder.


Press OK.


Press the 'Red X' to Exit.


You will now see in your ‘My SH Mod Store’ folder the new folder showing 'Bigger Better Protractors' that you just copied.


Double click on it or right click on it and select 'Open.'


You will now see 2 items.


The first is the 'data folder.
'

The second is the text documentation ‘readme’ that tells you about the mod.


I would now suggest that you click 1 time on the ‘readme’ to highlight it.


Right click on it with your mouse and select ‘rename’


Press the ‘Del’ key and enter the name > ‘Bigger Better Protractors.’


Press Enter.


Right click on it again and it will highlight.


Select ‘cut.’


Press the 'Blue arrow' that is above and over to the left.


You will see it say back to ‘My SH4 Mod Store.’


You should now be back in your ‘My SH Mod Store’ folder.


Right click with your mouse and select ‘paste.’


You should now see 3 items in your ‘My SH Mod Store folder.’


You now need to find your ‘Mods folder.’


For example mine is D:\Games\Silent Hunter 4\Mods


Just click on each one until you see the 'Mods folder.
'

Our download if you remember was:


Zip File Bigger Better Protractors > Folder Bigger Better Protractors > Folder data.


The folder that has to go in your 'Mods folder' is always the one before the ‘Data folder.’


Click once on the folder > ‘Bigger Better Protractors.’


Right click with your mouse and select ‘copy.’


Click 1 time on your ‘Mod folder.’


Right click with your mouse and select ‘paste.’


If you now open your ‘JSGME’ you should see the mod on the left side waiting to be enabled.


Right click on it with your mouse and select 'Explore.'

You should see the 'Data folder.'

If you see any 'Documentation folder' or 'Readme txt' documents then highlight it, right click with your mouse and select 'Delete.' to remove each one.

Press the Red X to Exit.

If at anytime you download a mod and cannot see the 'Data folder' then your mod is probably inside the folder you are looking at.

Important always check as your mod will not work if it is not enabled correctly.

You have the original as a backup in your ‘My SH Mod Store’ folder.

Tip
If you shade this information and then copy and paste it to your PC Notepad you can then edit it.

Last edited by THEBERBSTER; 03-16-19 at 04:29 PM.
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