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Unread 09-25-2016, 02:43 AM
Adam Ryland Adam Ryland is offline
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Default How To Install A Mod

A 'mod' is a fan-made database. It allows you to play different scenarios. You can download mods from this forum. You may need a zipping program (such as WinZip or WinRar) to access them; these are freely available on many download sites.

To install a mod:

1 - Download the mod you wish to use.
2 - Extract it to your desktop.
3 - Open WMMA.
4 - Access the editor, select Create Database, and follow the instructions. For the purposes of clarity we will assume you used the name MyNewMod for the remainder of these steps.
5 - Close down WMMA.
6 - Navigate to the MyNewMod folder (this will likely be in Program Files \ GDS \ WMMA4 \ Databases).
7 - Replace the WMMA4.mdb file that you find inside MyNewMod with the one you extracted in step 2.
8 - Open WMMA. You should automatically be using the MyNewMod database, if not you can select it via the taskbar.

Please remember that you MUST be in Admin Mode when using WMMA4; if you're not, the associated issues will be particularly visible when installing mods and you may find your newly created database not appearing in the list of available mods, or the database appearing empty even after adding the new mod.

Some mods come with custom picture packs. If this is the case, you can install them as follows:

1 - Download the picture pack you wish to use (NB: this may have already been included as part of the mod in the previous example)
2 - Extract it to your desktop.
3 - Open WMMA.
4 - Access the editor, select Create Picture Folder, and follow the instructions. For the purposes of clarity we will assume you used the name MyNewPics for the remainder of these steps.
5 - Close down WMMA.
6 - Navigate to the MyNewPics folder (this will likely be in Program Files \ GDS \ WMMA4 \ Pictures).
7 - Inside you will find multiple subfolders, each of which contain a specific type of picture. The names of the subfolders should match the names of the ones you extracted in step 2. Fill each folder with the content from the extracted folder of the same name.
8 - Open WMMA. Go into the editor, Edit Database, and select Database Info. You will see a line called Picture Folder. MyNewPics should be an option. Select it and then save. Your database is now using the correct picture folder.

Please note that mods are specifically designed to use certain picture folders; you may not be able to mix and match due to the file names being different. A good mod should specify what it is designed to work with.
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