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How Do I Download Mods ._.

Discussion in 'Modding Help Quarter' started by TheBoss24, Nov 6, 2014.

  1. TheBoss24

    TheBoss24 Vagabond

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    I know this question probably always pops up on this website, but im just going to make this thread so if i need to ask questions, I can. Anyhoo. I tried doing what the tutorial showed me, but of course it didnt work... (im a complete computer noob also) so yea... somone pls give me a easy but yet detailed list on how to download the mods. Be specific, because like i said, im a complete computer noob. And of course, if you have any questions. ask away! Thanks...

    Oh, and im trying to download a mod that enhances the brightness of city lights at night as my first mod to test out how to mod...
     
  2. nicko2u

    nicko2u Governor

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    Isn't there a sticky thread about this somewhere? maybe not.

    Anways.
    1. click the XLEX link in the top menu bar.
    2. then either filter sub categories by clicking on a link in the left column, under categories.
    3. should display a list of mods in that category, click a mod title to view it details.
    4. If you like the mod click the Download Dow button - usually located in the top right of screen.
    5. Save the patch file to your desktop or download folder. then copy the file to your citiesXl/Paks/Mods/ folder. Create the /Mods directory if you haven't already.
    6. Sometimes a download mod might be zipped, you will need to unzip the files/.patches
     
  3. TheBoss24

    TheBoss24 Vagabond

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    So do i just make a folder and drop it into the paks and then put mods in it and thats it?
     
  4. Mr.X²

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    yep
    and for user interface mod just follow the instructions
     
  5. TheBoss24

    TheBoss24 Vagabond

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    Also. Does it always have to be unzipped? Is it being zipped is a bad thing? And how would i unzip it.
     
  6. Mr.X²

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    if you download *.patch or *.pak files, just put them into your /paks/mods folder
    if you download *.zip, *.rar or *.7z unpack them with winrar or 7zip and then put the patch files inside into your /paks/mods folder
    just search on the web for winrar or 7zip and follow the instructions given on their website
    and nope, zipped files arent a bad thing ;)
     
  7. TheBoss24

    TheBoss24 Vagabond

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    Alright. So how do i know if its a .patch or .zip or whatever.
     
  8. Mr.X²

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    Just look at the file description. If it says .patch, it's good to go in the paks/mods folder. Otherwise, if it's .zip or .rar, you need to do what X said, unzip/extract the patch files.
     

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