I have created an exe file which will be included in the next update. These can be placed anywhere and start SoaSE with SOA2 enabled without issues. myfist0
Community made mods are shared by uploading a compressed archive to a file hosting service like FileFront or ModDB. Once you have selected and downloaded the mod, it will require a program to open the mod for extraction.
7-Zip (free open source)
WinZip (trial constant pop-ups)
Once you are able to open the compressed archive and view the files and folder inside it is time to find where to place your new mod.
Where do I install the Mods?
The easiest way to find where to place the mod is through the game menu. Select "Options" in the main menu the select "Mods" then "Show Mod Path". Pressing "Show Mod Path" should create the folder if there is not one already.
Win 7 / Vista
C:\Users\[username]\Documents\My Games\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion\...
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\My Documents\My Games\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion\...
There are 2 different folders for Rebellion mods, the released folder with version, and the developer folder with version.
- Regular EXE access --> ...\Mods-Rebellion vX.XX
- Developer EXE access --> ...\Mods-Rebellion vX.XX Dev
Sins Mods are very specific to version and expansion type.
vX.XX is the version of Rebellion. There may be multiple folders for different versions of each upgrade. Place the mod in the most current version folder only if the mod was made for that version. Older version folders or the mods in them are no longer used by the game.