Mods don't work; what folder to use?

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Mods don't work; what folder to use?

Post by Retodon8 » 21 Apr 2008 18:25

Hopefully somebody can point some obvious mistake I'm making here, because this is making me go nuts.
All the documentation and tips I found seem to be for TMU, nothing for TMUF specifically.

My TMUF simply does not want to detect any mods. :(
I restarted the game after every change I made, trying everything out.
I downloaded multiple ZIP files (didn't extract) for multiple environments, none of them work.
They are TMU mods, but I believe those should work in TMUF, although the new blocks will just get their original texture.
Also I didn't install the game in the default folder, but that shouldn't matter either, I think.
I'm using Vista 64-bit, and I didn't uninstall TMU just yet, although I doubt that'll change anything.

I put an Island mod here for example:
D:\Games\TmUnitedForever\GameData\Skins\Island\Mod\
I created the "Mod" folder myself, also tried "Mods".
I did the same for the other environments.
Maybe instead I should create the whole folder tree in my Windows profile (I put my avatar there as well)?

Some servers pushed their mods, and after a few rounds I did in fact see the changes.
It seems those mods are cached (loaded rightaway the next day), but I haven't found out where just yet.
Maybe they are put in the right folder, and I should look for wherever that is?

I open the track editor, hold Ctrl, get the option to choose the mood (time of day), but then get the empty map rightaway, no option to select a mod.
Saving a map, then opening it with Ctrl also just gives me the choice for the mood, not the mod. :(
What am I doing wrong???
Am I just doing the Ctrl thing wrong?
I pressed it multiple times, held it the entire time, but nothing.
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Re: Mods don't work; what folder to use?

Post by KillaBot » 22 Apr 2008 12:48

Hi, you've got to put the mod into this folder:

c:\documents and settings\Username\My Files\TrackMania\Skins\Island\Mod

then it should work.
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Re: Mods don't work; what folder to use?

Post by Retodon8 » 22 Apr 2008 18:20

Yes! Thank you! :)
I figured that that "Skins" folder was just meant for player/profile stuff, like cars and avatars, but... guess not.
I created the different environment folders, moved the "Mod" folders I have there, and it worked right away.
I knew it had to be something very simple I was doing wrong.
Thanks again.
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Re: Mods don't work; what folder to use?

Post by Warrior » 09 Jun 2008 15:26

not sure about where to ask
but will this work for TMNF
so players can see a moded track ?

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Re: Mods don't work; what folder to use?

Post by KillaBot » 09 Jun 2008 16:59

short answer: yes, it will
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