Pat D. wrote:Thanks Kuplo! I'm all back to normal....WOW that was STOOOPID..I never reset my folders when I rebuilt my system last weekend....
Everything is normal, I'm breathing! But I'm just not ready to pull the trigger on adding the mod! How do I 'un-add' the mod if I want to go back to normal?
I don't honestly know of the official way of removing mods, what I've been doing is the slow and tedius process of 1 of 2 ways.
1. I open up the individual mods .xml file and see what files that it references, then I go and manually remove all the files written to the mods xml file then remove the actual mod.xml file (where mods .xml means like Maintenance_cost.xml or Stopsigns.xml, there isn't really a file called mods .xml Well, there isn't unless someone actually named a mod that )
2. I delete the entire mod folder structure, then start the game, let it recreate the required folders then reapply all the mods that I want again.
Both ways are equally time consuming and Im pretty sure that if I remove a mod from teh game and load up a saved game that was using custom buildings from a mod that I placed in the game then the game will either crash, or it will do something equally as bad or maybe show up placeholders, Im really not sure, Id rather not try to find out for fear of corrupting another good saved game file.
If it's not already in the game, then I would suggest to TM to either create a tool that lets us UNINSTALL any mods that we wish (It shouldn't really be that tough, and maybe we can enlist Crowebird on our forum to do it, but it would be best coming from TM) all that it needs to do is:
1. The uninstaller reads the XML files and list all the mods that are in there for the player
2. The player chooses to uninstall a mod.
3. The uninstaller reads the associated xml file of the mod we want to remove, and the uninstaller simply deletes all the files that are listed in the xml file then it deletes the xml file too.
Simple, hopefully TM will do that to make it easier to completely remove mods that we no longer wish to use.