. i unzipped them and put them in the mods folder - they show up with the other mods. when the game reloaded (ww1 or bfea), it froze at "checking xml". then i tried to load a previously playable mod (greece) and it too froze. the normal game still plays fine. what's going on and how can i fix this situation? btw i installed patch 1.61 and have a new and fast computer. also, when i try to log into multiplayer it just freezes for a moment then nothin (this has been dogging me for some time) suggestions? thanks!