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OK, Jug decided to get slick and move his monster SF2 mod file to a different HD (25gig and growing). Edited the options.ini file to point to that drive and put the options.ini at this URL: C:\Users\Tim\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2\options.ini.

 

No joy! What did I miss?

 

May have fouled up twice. I only have one mod file for full merged SF2, SF2V, SF2E, and SF2I here: "D:\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2". Should I have four different mod files?

 

Running a really fast PC using Windows 7 premium.

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OK, Jug decided to get slick and move his monster SF2 mod file to a different HD (25gig and growing). Edited the options.ini file to point to that drive and put the options.ini at this URL: C:\Users\Tim\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2\options.ini.

 

No joy! What did I miss?

 

May have fouled up twice. I only have one mod file for full merged SF2, SF2V, SF2E, and SF2I here: "D:\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2". Should I have four different mod files?

 

Running a really fast PC using Windows 7 premium.

 

Short answer is Yes, a mod folder for each .exe. :blink:

 

Long answer is that you actually need 2 sets of mod folders. Here is how I did it. I used a modified path to keep it as close as possible to how the game creates them on the "C:" drive. So mine are something like "K:\Data\Users\Owner\Saved Games\Thirdwire\StrikeFighters2" and the one the game created was "C:\Users\Owner\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2". Plus the others for each .exe such as "C:\Users\Owner\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2 Vietnam", etc.

 

Of course after you run each of the seperate .exe's it creates its own mod folder into the C: drive users\saved games folder, so they should already be there if you ran them at least once. I then Copy those mod folders to my K: drive in the path like above. Then edit the options.ini in the C: mod folders to the new path. Note you still need the mod folders on C:, but they only need contain the options.ini and version.ini files. The actual mod files and its subfolders go into your D: drive folders.

 

Quite messy. So you will end up with 2 sets of mod folders in effect, but the ones on C: just point to the other ones on the second drive by means of the path in the options.ini.

 

Any Questions? LOL

 

Hurc

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OK, Jug decided to get slick and move his monster SF2 mod file to a different HD (25gig and growing). Edited the options.ini file to point to that drive and put the options.ini at this URL: C:\Users\Tim\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2\options.ini.

 

No joy! What did I miss?

 

May have fouled up twice. I only have one mod file for full merged SF2, SF2V, SF2E, and SF2I here: "D:\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2". Should I have four different mod files?

 

Running a really fast PC using Windows 7 premium.

 

In your options.ini, under the folowing headers, make sure that you're using the correct path:

 

[Mods]

ModsEnabled=TRUE

Directory=Correct Path

Editors=StrikeFighters2

 

[screenShots]

Directory=Correct Path

Format=JPG

 

In regards to having multiple mod files, yes you can do that, but it's only necessary if you wish to maintain a separate, historically accurate mod folder for each title. For example, one might wish to limit aircraft and ground objects in SF2V or SF2I to only those that were historically available to either side in that theater.

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Or, alternatively, you can make use of Windows Junctions, it's far cleaner and universal.

 

1) Install the Link Shell Extension, the manual is clear enough.

2) Move your files from their old location (OLD) to their new location (NEW).

3) If necessary, delete the OLD folder.

4) Right-click on the NEW folder, select "Pick Link Source".

5) Go to to parent folder where your OLD folder was, right-click on it, select "Drop Here...", "Junction"

 

It will make it absolutely transparent to the system, with no problems for installers expecting the default path.

 

Of course that can be done faster from the command line without having to install a shell extension, but the potential for errors is greater.

 

Oh, and 25Gb, tsss, I'm nearing 280Gb.

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Gunrunner,

 

You da man! Worked like a charm. Thanks.

 

Bye the way, up to 128 Gig and climbing. Love it all!!!

 

Can someone paste the contents of the options.ini for SF2 Europe here? Mine seems to have gone awry!

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mine, of course, be slightly different (prolly for the screenie location), but here it is: (also, has the extended end years)

 

[Pilot]

LastName=Pilot

FirstName=Ace

Callsign=Phantom

Service=USAF

 

[Options]

Section=0

 

[GameplayOptions]

MissionStart=2

CockpitView=1

DisplayUnit=0

EnemySkill=2

Simulation=1

FlightModel=1

WeaponEffectiveness=1

Avionics=1

Targeting=1

HUDDisplay=1

Landing=1

Collision=1

Blackout=1

AmmoUsage=1

FuelUsage=1

 

[GraphicsOptions]

DisplayDeviceID=0

DisplayWidth=1024

DisplayHeight=768

DisplayDepth=32

AspectRatio=1.333333

AntiAliasing=4

UseAdvancedShaders=1

ForceDX9=FALSE

ForceVSyncOff=FALSE

LensFlare=1

DetailLevel=4

ObjectDetail=2

ObjectTexture=2

CockpitTexture=2

CockpitMirrors=1

CockpitReflection=1

EffectsDetail=3

TerrainDetail=2

TerrainTexture=3

HorizonDistance=1

GroundObjectDensity=3

WaterDetail=2

CloudsDetail=2

Shadow=2

ObjectsFade=FALSE

 

[soundOptions]

SoundVolume=100

SpeechVolume=100

MusicVolume=64

NumChannels=16

ReverseStereo=0

SpeechSubtitles=1

 

[ControlOptions]

ControlMap=Default.INI

Sensitivity=50

DeadZone=20

ForceFeedback=1

ForceFeedbackGain=100

TrackIR=1

 

[MultiplayerOptions]

LobbyLaunched=FALSE

 

[MiscOptions]

HUDDisplay=1

ForceAIPilot=FALSE

 

[instantAction]

AircraftType=F-15A

MissionMap=GermanyCE

StartTime=16:30:00

StartDate=09/18/1968

StartTimeDeviation=120

TextureSet=0

NationalMarking=0

SquadronMarking=0

AircraftNumber=0

KillMarking=0

 

[singleMission]

AircraftType=F-8E_FN_MF

Service=FrenchNavy

MissionMap=GERMANYCE

MissionType=INTERCEPT

MissionTime=NOON

MissionWeather=SCATTERED

AirActivity=HEAVY

AirDefenseActivity=HEAVY

FlyAll=FALSE

LoadMission=FALSE

LoadMissionFilename=C:\Users\kevin\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2 Europe\Missions\A-4F_ALPHASTRIKE!.MSN

MissionDate=1975

StartYear=0

EndYear=2050

EditMission=FALSE

 

[Campaign]

CampaignName=

PlayerService=USAF

PlayerUnit=

AircraftType=F-15A

Difficulty=NORMAL

Length=NORMAL

AircraftSupply=NORMAL

WeaponSupply=NORMAL

LoadCampaign=FALSE

CampaignSavename=DefaultCampaignSave

 

[Multiplayer]

Connection=0

PlayerColor=0

SessionType=0

GameType=0

Password=MyPassword

MaxPlayers=8

IPAddress=127.0.0.1

 

[DogfightHost]

MissionMap=GermanyCE

MissionDate=09/18/1968

Loadout=0

StartTime=10:30:00

StartTimeDeviation=240

RespawnTime=60

RespawnDistance=4000.000000

MinHeight=5000.000000

MaxHeight=12000.000000

HeightDeviation=5000.000000

ContrailAlt=7000.000000

ScreenshotsDelay=60

StartYear=1948

EndYear=1984

WeatherType=SCATTERED

 

[DogfightPlayer]

AircraftType=F-15A

TextureSet=DefaultTextureSet

PlayerService=USAF

Squadron=DefaultTextureSet

 

[CoopMission]

MissionMap=GermanyCE

MissionDate=09/18/1968

ContrailAlt=7000.000000

Service1=USAF

Service2=SOVIET

Mission1=SWEEP

AircraftType1=F-15A

AircraftType2=F-15A

AircraftType3=MiG-21PFM

AircraftType4=MiG-21PFM

ScreenshotsDelay=60

StartYear=0

EndYear=2050

WeatherType=SCATTERED

 

[MotionExporter]

ExporterDLL=

 

[Mods]

ModsEnabled=TRUE

Directory=C:\Users\kevin\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2 Europe

Editors=StrikeFighters2

 

[screenShots]

Directory=C:\Users\kevin\Saved Games\ThirdWire\StrikeFighters2 Europe\ScreenShots

Format=JPG

 

 

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