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How to use .mod files?

Discussion in 'Help' started by ccc, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. ccc

    ccc Potential Patron

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    I found an outfit that I was looking for a long time and realized that the file is .mod. How should I use it? Link to the outfit: Chloe Outfit
     
  2. Huitznahua

    Huitznahua Casual Client Content Creator

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    The tag sdt loader means that you need the Loader to use this mod.
    If you want more info about the Loader, you can take a look as this thread : Getting Started with SDT
     
  3. reesedn384

    reesedn384 Potential Patron

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    Nearly the same question. How do i unpack the .mod files? I only got Movietools to unpack that file?!? I didn't found any answer in the tutorial section so I put this here.
     
  4. stuntcock

    stuntcock Club Regular Staff Member Moderator

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    You don't unpack them. They're just SWF files which have been renamed with a special extension. If you have the Loader then you can use them in any context which would permit a SWF file.
    • manual loading via the "Swf Mod..." button
    • inclusion in the Mods.txt file of a Character Folder
    • inclusion in the settings file of the moreClothing mod

    If you don't have the Loader then you can't use them at all.
     
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  5. Sharklasers

    Sharklasers Avid Affiliate Content Creator

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    The ".mod" tag is counter-intuitive. I had to go looking for an answer to this, too; they should probably put up a sticky thread or something.

    A ".mod" file is really just a swf file. There are swf mods that only work in the Loader, so some people change the extension of their Loader-only mods to something that only the Loader knows how to read. That prevents people from mistakenly running them in the normal version of SDT.

    (It's an annoying practice, but it's also annoying to download a new swf, try to run it in the normal version, not have anything happen, and have no idea why.)
     
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  6. stuntcock

    stuntcock Club Regular Staff Member Moderator

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    It's described in Huitznahua's newbie guide. I didn't mention it in the Getting Started guide, because that document is intended as a quick overview which omits most of the messy technical details.
     
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  7. reesedn384

    reesedn384 Potential Patron

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    Thx 4 the fast answers that helps me a lot
     
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