I have unzipped contents to the mod folder. Its not showing the mod when I try to enable it?
This mod is fully compatible with 1.04.
To use it, the instructions Bailknight provides are fairly clear, but I'll try and reiterate them in a different way.
First, make sure you can see hidden files and folders. You can enable this in Tools->Folder Options under the View tab if using Windows XP. Then, navigate to the drive you have the game installed on. The path where the files need to be placed is then X:\Documents and Settings\[Whatever Your Account is Called]\Local Settings\Application Data\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire\Mods
Inside this Mods folder, you should have unzipped the mod's files into a folder called 'bailknight_graphicmod_v1.2' or something similar.
Then, launch the game and you should be able to enable the mod. Also click the enable on startup checkbox. Quit out of the game and relaunch it. You should now be able to use the mod in-game. If you desire to see most of the effect changes without any gameplay changes, delete the GameInfo and TXT_GameInfo folders. You will possibly lose some of the enhancements, but the core gameplay of unmodded Sins will remain the same.