06-16-2004, 02:44 PM
If you download a mod will it erase the current version of OFP and if not how do you access it?
06-17-2004, 11:00 AM
Ususally you put all the .pbo files in your addons folder. This will not erease your current version, but give you your new addons in addition to what's already contained in the game. You can access these through the mission editor when placing new units.
However, there are some total remakes of the game. Ie. Finnish Defence Force Mod, Invasion 1944 and some others that give you a new game interface and loads of other features. They contain an installation file that (usually) sets everything up ok.
Now, there is a little something you can do in addition, to reduce the number of addons, and in effect clutter if you're into mission making.
Say you have many themes of addons, you have loads of WW2 stuff, the Vietnam pack, modern stuff and perhaps the new IDF stuff that's just been released. For the sake of keeping these seperate and reduce the clutter in your editor you do the following:
1. In your Flashpoint folder, create folders for each theme. Eg. make a WW2 folder, Vietnam folder etc. and in each of these, make an addon folder. Place the different addons in the different folders. WW2 stuff goes in the WW2/Addons folder and so on.
2. Create a desktop shortcut to Flashpoint and go into it's properties sheet. Under "target", which is the path to the flashpoint.exe, write the following in after "flashpoint.exe", "flashpointresistance.exe":
-nosplash (to remove the lengthy splash screens before being taken to the meny)
-mod=(then whatever folder you've made. Ie. WW2 or Vietnam etc.)
In the end it should read something like this:
"C:\Program Files\Codemasters\Operation Flashpoint\Flashpointresistance.exe" -nosplash -mod=WW2
3. Create as many shortcuts as you did folders. Each shortcut pointing to a different mod folder. This way you can keep you flashpoint much more tidier, as too many addons installed can cause problems in the game.
A little hint too, i found the ver1.96 Candidate patch eliminates the need for you to have the CD in the drive when playing. That shortens the load time too.
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