Help With File Location

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Themaxtr, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Themaxtr

    Themaxtr Member

    Im working on my first mod i set everything up just like http://dredmod.com/wiki/How_to_start_creating_a_mod said to and added an item. There was no "Mods" folder so i added one. Now i am trying to load my mood But its not snowing up.
    My files are set up like this
    "Dungeons of Dredmor/Mods/More Weapons! (And Items!)/Mod.xml"
    "Dungeons of Dredmor/Mods/More Weapons! (And Items!)/Items/The Best Iron Sword" (this is the icon for my item)
    "Dungeons of Dredmor/Mods/More Weapons! (And Items!)/itemDB.xml"

    I can give some screen shots of my files if you wold like.
    If anyone can help that wold be great Thanks.
    P.S
    Im on a mac.
     
  2. Syphonix

    Syphonix Member

    Inside of the "More Weapons! (And Items!)" folder, you need another folder named "mod" (make sure it's lower case). Put the XML files in that.
     
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  3. Themaxtr

    Themaxtr Member

    Its still not showing up could you write out how the files should be nested please.
    also im not sure if I'm putting my png files in the right place
     
  4. Syphonix

    Syphonix Member

    You ought to make life easier on yourself and not give your folders or file names long names. Give that first folder a 1 or 2 word name. You probably want to avoid punctuation as well. Let's say you name the mod's primary folder More Weapons.

    All .XML files go to: "mods/More Weapons/mod"

    You can really put .PNGs in any named fold you want to add, but it's more organized to put them in folders that mimic the names of DoD's folders. Put all item .PNGs in "mods/More Weapons/items". Each item doesn't get its own folder. Do not put spaces in .PNG file names and keep them short.

    Note that all folders use lower-case letters. The only folder that allows caps is the folder that represents the name of your mod.
     
  5. Themaxtr

    Themaxtr Member

    did what you said and its still not showing up. Here are some screen shots of the files let me know if you see something i did wrong.
    DoD.jpg mods.jpg more wepons.jpg mod.jpg mod xml.jpg
     
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2013
  6. Themaxtr

    Themaxtr Member

    and thanks so much for helping me out
     
  7. The "More Weapons" folder needs to be .zip.
     
  8. Themaxtr

    Themaxtr Member

    I converted it to a zip but its still not showing up
     
  9. Syphonix

    Syphonix Member

    Are you saying that the mod doesn't show up in the launcher, where you choose which mods to turn on? You appear to have it all set up correctly, but then again I don't have a Mac.
     
  10. Vitellozzo

    Vitellozzo Member

    Behing a folder or a zip is just the same for dredmor. Then it's not what the work lacks. Also, I don't think Macs nowadays are different from PCs for DoD.
    Let us look at itemDB.xml, there could be problems there.
     
  11. Themaxtr

    Themaxtr Member

    Yes the mod does not show up in the launcher.
    Here is the itemDB.xml.
    After i took this screen shot i switched from a zip file and unlocked both xml files thinking that might be the problem it did not help.
    itemDB xml.jpg
     
  12. Vitellozzo

    Vitellozzo Member

    The iconFile seems wrong: try put a simpler name on the Best Iron Sword filename, or just change those blank spaces with _ instead (the_best_iron_sword).
    Also, don't forget to put .png after the name (the_best_iron_sword.png). This is something it bugged me for the whole day, I kept forgotting adding the filetype (.png) to my icons for a mod I'm making.
    Lemme know if this is enough.
     
  13. Themaxtr

    Themaxtr Member

    I changed the name of the item to just "Iron" and made sure the extension was .png on both the image and the "ItemDB" and it's still not working. you guys keep bringing up more problems i have and i keep fixing them but there must be something I'm missing.
    Thanks for all your help.
     
  14. Vitellozzo

    Vitellozzo Member

    Wanna update it here? I'll give a sight right now and it will be simpler with files and not pics. ^^
     
  15. Themaxtr

    Themaxtr Member

  16. Vitellozzo

    Vitellozzo Member

    It seems that your xml files are in some weird format, the ModValidator has just gone crazy and I've never saw such files. It doesn't even open properly in NotePad, so I think that's the problem.
    Aside from that (remake both xml with a different program, or modify an existing xml to make yours), items folder has a capital letter (Items) which must be avoided. That and also don't make so simply filename for nothing, even for items, since the game could already have "iron", better bestironsword or something similar.
     
  17. Themaxtr

    Themaxtr Member

    Could you upload a xml file for me to work off of.
    Im using textedit to create the files FYI.
     
  18. Vitellozzo

    Vitellozzo Member

    Here you are, but you could take it from the dod folder, since official stuff is also in xml.
     

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  19. Bohandas

    Bohandas Member

    Well should be avoided, at any rate. It should still work but you have to remember to put in that capital letter every time you mention that folder in a filepath because Dungeons of Dredmor's handling of files is unusually case sensitive.
     
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  20. Themaxtr

    Themaxtr Member

    so even if a folder is not capitalized I should still capitalize it when i use it in a filepath? sorry but is that really the case or am i misunderstanding you.