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LondonDan

Cat File, what to do once extracted?

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LondonDan    0

Hi all, need a bit of help with some modding I'm doing. The mod requires me to extract the data ini of a stock plane in this case the F4-E-75, so I can change a sound value which I have done, however what do I do with the now extracted CAT? Trying to launch my campaign now causes a game crash.

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Geary    1,088

What have you done with your extracted data.ini file now?

 

If you think it's causing the game crash, try removing it to somewhere other than the game, such as the desktop.

 

Try the game.  If it still crashes, I'm guessing it isn't the data.ini file causing the problem.

 

Usually what you do with an extracted plane file is to put it in the plane's folder, ie. the F4-E-74 extracted/modified data.ini file will go in the F4-E-75 plane folder.

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LondonDan    0

Ah got it all sorted now. I renamed the campaign DLL by accident. Mod working too, just needing clarification with regards to extracted plane CAT files, other sound mods only needed to be put into their respective mod folders. 

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Wrench    3,009

Here's a trick -- one we've been using since 2004 (when the first extractor was issued by TK):

 

create a "Extracted Cats" folder, like in the ***/***/Savedgames/ThirdWire folder.

 

direct the extractor to dump the extracted files into there. That way, there's no risk of "damaging" the actual game install, and you can then COPY/PASTE the relevant file into the (objects) folder, and make the modifications there. And still have the original file as a backup.

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