When you launch vcmi_launcher.exe you must click Mods section and you’ll see something like that.
Yellow arrows mean that mod can be download via launcher and ‘self-install’.
Red circle means that mod is installed and is DISABLED.
Green mark means that mod is installed and is ENABLED and affect the game.
To get more information about mod you must highligh it and click bracket (>) on the right side of the panel.
Also you want to make sure each of your mods folders, when open has a content folder and a mod.json file…if you open the mode folder and see another folder with the town name for example, you will need to dig down til you find the above two, copy and paste them in the right place.
The exception I ran into was Bastion zip…when unzipped into mod folder it places another mod folder and a mod.json in your Mod Folder…delete the .mod then dig into the mod folder til you find the Bastion folder with the content / mod.json folders. Copy that Bastion folder and paste it in your vcmi mod folder, you should then be good to go.
I strongly advise you not to do this that way! Mods within mods are for purpose - these are submods ana allow player to customise some mods. For example - you can play WoG without Commanders, or without stack experience, when you disable particular submod in launcher menu. Or you can play Cove without HotA’s Conlux rebalance. Or you can play Axolotl’s Creature Pack only with creatures which you like best. So your way can screw customisation
Look at installed mods in launcher menu. Some mods have grey bracket (>) to the left of mod’s name. Click on it - you’ll see list of submods. That’s the way thad mods within mods directory work.
I strongly advise you not to unzipp content.zip file if you only player, not modder. When mod is in content.zip form, alpha version of map editor load graphics without errors. When you unpack .zip and launch map editor you get bunch of errors and warnings.
Second thing: it’s easier to update mod from version 1.0 to 1.1 (or any other) when you have single content.zip file. Only you have replace one file - content.zip. If you have unpacked content folder, you have replace dozens of files, which is not easy for less experienced users. And when new version of some mods have diffirent files structures - updating leads to crashes.
So, all mods from laucher and wiki mods site are proper and have been tested. You must only copy mod to your MOds folder and enable it in launcher.
Thanks, definitely doesn’t look like this for me. I’ve been trying to follow the installation instructions at launchpad.net/~vcmi/+archive/ubuntu/ppa. If that info is out-dated, what’s the “official” installation procedure?
Our daily builds do not contain extra RNG templates and there simply no way to download them. All you can do is grab old stable Windows build and manually copy extraResolutions, defaultTemplates and bonusIcons into your ~/.local/share/vcmi/Mods/vcmi/Mods directory.