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How to play with multiple MODS

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Mod Components' started by civangel, Nov 10, 2018 at 6:09 PM.

  1. civangel

    civangel Chieftain

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    (I'm asking about BTS) So, I learned today about MODS and was very excited about it. Spent my day here downloading hundreds of them and the instructions I've found on the web was to just unpack them and copy them into the /mods folder. That didn't seem to have any effect, it looks like I can only play with one MOD at a time, which doesn't make any sense, since most of them are just tiny changes to the game. I assume people here are adding all the mods they like and playing with multiple of them at a time. How are people doing it?
     
  2. duckstab

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    In BtS, you can, indeed, only play one mod at a time. You also have to load them at startup by clicking ADVANCED -> LOAD A MOD. They don't just "show up".

    "Mod components" are just small mods that are usually expected to be merged into one larger mod, but somebody has to do the actual merging. That often involves fairly deep proficiency in XML, Python, and/or C++ depending on how sophisticated the mod is.

    You are much better off trying some of the "modpacks", which are larger mods that are often built out of collections of smaller components. Some of these have even gone the extra mile and added configuration settings that allow you to turn various mod components on and off at startup. But the base game doesn't support anything like that.
     
  3. civangel

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    Thanks for your response! That's such a huge turn off! :(

    I was so excited to have found about these mods! And actually, I had never played BTS before. I was playing regular Civ 4 since it came out and used to think BTS was a scenario thing. Then I accidentally stumbled upon the idea of mods and then I learned that BTS actually is. I swore I would never play regular civ again! :undecide:

    So, can you play regular civ 4 with multiple mods? Maybe I'll go back to it if I can.

    I can edit XML, my civ 4 is a mess of edits already. But I can't do anything with python or C++. Can you recommend any "super" pack that includes many mods at once?
     
  4. duckstab

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    To the best of my knowledge, you can't play vanilla Civ4 with multiple mods either.

    You should check out the Civ4 Modpacks section in the parent forum and see if you find something to your liking. RevolutionDCM might be a good one for you to to look at, it bundles a lot of smaller mods and allows them to be turned on or off at startup.

    Unfortunately, there are major limits to what you can do with XML alone.

    Good luck!
     
  5. civangel

    civangel Chieftain

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    I'm considering Civ 6 (I'm kinda resistant to change, you know?! :lol:)

    It seems Civ 6 allows multiple mods. I feel like that now that I know about these mods, I don't want to play without them anymore!

    Thanks a lot!!
     
  6. EdmundIronside

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    Mods like Rise of Mankind, Caveman 2 Cosmos, Realism Invictus, History Rewritten, and Quot Capita contain lots of smaller mods, and provide a greatly expanded experience to Civ 4.
    Other mods such as Dawn of Civilization, Fall from Heaven 2, Dune, and Ancient Europe are like playing almost entire new games so much has been changed.
     
  7. Zeta Nexus

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    I rather suggest: Rise of Mankind: A New Dawn (AND2) for it is still under development and supported. It has a lot more content, than just Rise of Mankind, and also a lot of bugs fixed and is very stable. That seems to be the closest thing you are looking for. AND2 also has modmods (see my signature) and a launcher which allows players to easily select which components they want to play with. See for example MegaPack that adds 100+ new civs sorted into era and culture related groups (like North-American, South-American and Modern-day American civs).

    Civ4 has its limitations but IMO it still offers much more than Civ5 or even Civ6. If you want to play some really epic games on really big maps than stay with Civ4.
     

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