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Old 07-29-2020, 11:24 AM   #11
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Ok thank you. I will down load and install the 64 bit version when I finish work. Thanks again for all your help :-)
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Old 07-29-2020, 11:34 AM   #12
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No problem! Glad to help!

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Old 07-29-2020, 03:50 PM   #13
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Good evening Max Senna, I have downloaded and installed ModManFX64 any assistance on how to install mods etc would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Old 07-29-2020, 05:43 PM   #14
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Hi there! Great! Give me an hour or so, and I'll write something down and post it here.
For simplicity I will assume you have no knowledge at all. And I'll use my setup as a reference. I hope that's okay. Also, if anybody else reads this and I make errors, please feel free to correct me. No harm in that!
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Old 07-29-2020, 07:07 PM   #15
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That’s awesome, yes I have no knowledge at all. A complete novice
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Old 07-29-2020, 07:26 PM   #16
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That’s awesome, yes I have no knowledge at all. A complete novice
Thats cool! Quick questions.
Standard version or Steam version?
Release or Open Beta?
Do you have a specific folder where you download stuff for DCS, other than the Windows default "Download"?
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:49 PM   #17
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First , there are "two types" or "destinations" for mods. One goes directly into the install folders of DCS and are usually affected by updates and repairs. The other is in the user "Saved Games" folder structure.
We'll setup for both.
Also one must consider if the version of DCS is Release or Open Beta, or if DCS is installed through Steam. I don't use Steam version. So there might be differences if you have, but I believe it's easy to adapt.
I will assume you have the non-Steam standard installation. Release and not Open Beta.
First you have installed the new Open Mod Manager, and now we must setup a context. As far as I understand it, context means "game". So it seems you can use it to handle mods for different games.
Well, in "Open Mod Manager", click File -> New -> Context, and click "Next".
Just call it "DCS World 2.5.x", (can be changed later), and choose where to save the settings for the context. I just made a folder in "Saved Games" and called it "Open Mod Manager.

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Location wizard starts. Now, we have to setup a destination for the mods, and the mods library.
First make a folder somewhere (everything can be moved and changed later),
like: "drive:\DCS - Downloads", and three other folders inside. Name them like this:
"1. Saved Games Mods"
"2. Root Install Mods"
"3. Temp folder for making Mods packages".
(The preceding numbers are just for easy sorting).

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Back to the Mod Manager and browse to your "DCS" folder in "Saved Games", and click "OK".

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Then browse to the newly created folders, and select number 1, and click "OK".

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And click "Finish". (Forget about the back up setting for now).

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You will have something like this, only yours is empty.

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Now, we will add the root install location Click. Edit -> Context -> Add Location.

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Browse to where DCS is installed.

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Click "OK". And select the mods library location, from one of the folders you made. (.2)

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Click "OK" twice.

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That was the setup. The "hard" part. (For Open Beta, it is exactly the same, just different destination folders). Now over to the fun part. The mods!
But first a little info.
The mods in the "Saved Games" folder doesn't really need a mod manager. Because they can just be copied into the "Saved Games" folder. But I like to have them in the mod manager, so I can easily see what I have, and have installed. (Also, when you "add" them to the mod manager, it's easy to have a structure for making portable packages).
The mods can be "made" in two ways. Just a folder in the repository, or made into a zip file, a package.

--- Before I forget. are you already using Skatezilla's excellent launcher app? If not you should get it immediately, as it can be really helpful, if something goes wrong with the root install mods.

https://forums.eagle.ru/showthread.php?t=160053

The way to handle "Saved Games" mods vs. root install, is exactly the same. It's just a matter of knowing or sometimes choosing, whether it should be installed in the "Saved Games" or root.
Let's start with that campaign I suggested.

To have it in the "Saved Games", and appear under "My Campaigns" make folder structure like this:

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Just like I showed you in the other post.
You see the difference right?
But now, to install it. Right click on it in the Mod Manager and click install. To remove, the opposite. Good practice is to uninstall all mods in the root install before every DCS update.

Why don't you start with this? And when you're set, I'll suggest some other mods, and how to set them up.
Cheers!
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Old 07-30-2020, 05:54 AM   #18
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I use the standard version and release. I download all my files to the default download file on windows. Thanks for taking the time to do a step by step guide to get me set up. I really appreciate it. I will try and set it up tonight using your step by step guide and I’ll let you know if I’m successful.

I also have another question if you wouldn’t mind answering. When I was flying in the liberation campaign last night I was taking off from the Carrier and I couldn’t find the carrier ATC freq. it wasn’t on the mission briefing and it also wasn’t in the mission editor screen? Do you have any idea where to find the ATC freq for carriers in the liberation campaign?
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Old 07-30-2020, 11:20 AM   #19
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Hi Sean! I saw your other post 'bout the frequency. I tried a Liberation mission myself, and there wasn't any listed in the briefings, like you said. Now. I have a feeling the SCs have a default set, as it seems with the TACAN stations. But I couldn't find a reference for it anywhere. I was going to test with VAICOM, (then I can just say 'select carrier/name' and it will tune to it), but my computer acted up and I only got 8fps for some reason, so I just gave up. This was with lib09, the 06 didn't behave this way, I'll check out out later today, if I have time.

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Old 07-31-2020, 04:19 PM   #20
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Good Evening Max, I tried to use your step by step guide today and I encountered a problem straight away. After I’ve opened MOD Manager and clicked file the only option it gives me is “Exit” there isn’t a option for “Next”.

I have also found the ATC freq for SC it is the default setting of 127.5MHZ.

Thanks again for all your help
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