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Updating PC Mods

Post by Dairydeere » Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:58 pm

So, I have a bunch of PC mods downloaded and I am seeing updates coming out for some of them on the third party websites I got them from. Do I need to download them again to get the update or do they show an update in the mods section of my game?
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Re: Updating PC Mods

Post by juf.de » Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:19 pm

3rd party is 3rd party and not affiliated with Giants in any way, so obviously you can't update them through the ingame mod hub.
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Re: Updating PC Mods

Post by Dairydeere » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:31 pm

So do I download them again?
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Re: Updating PC Mods

Post by Way2drunk2walk » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:31 pm

Yes, download and put in mods folder. Make sure the name is the same or you will have 2 versions and not know which is newer.
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Re: Updating PC Mods

Post by Dairydeere » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:42 pm

Ok. I think it will ask me if I want to replace the file when I do it, but thanks for the help. I've got to update my Chevy pickup when I get home, its got a sweet update :thumbsup:
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Re: Updating PC Mods

Post by norfolk farmer » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:42 am

Something else worth considering is having separate mod folders for different savegames and only having one active at a time,it will save having a load of mods cluttering up the game and maybe slowing down your pc. I mentioned it as noticed you are new to the game on pc and it is a habit i have now gotten into as my mod folder was a mess.

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Re: Updating PC Mods

Post by Dairydeere » Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:52 pm

So do I put multiple folders in the “mods” folder, or do I create multiple folders like “mods1” “mods2” etc?
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Re: Updating PC Mods

Post by CombineBert » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:47 pm

Create multiples, I prefix with map name when not using like Greenwich_Mods LoneOak_Mods etc, then remove the prefix when playing that save. remembering to rename with the prefix when moving to another save game.

I also have my mods folder(s) on a different drive to save space.

You can have a single folder with common mods in, like Seasons for example, and symbolic link those into your mod folders. Then you only have the one copy rather than multiples. There are posts in this forum on the subject.

Also there are mod manager programs that will let you manage multiple mod folders via a GUI, again, there already posts here on that subject a quick search away. :biggrin2:
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