Im running on Vista Home Premium and my sins game is installed under the following path:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Stardock Games\Sins of a Solar Empire
I have downloaded the mod Starfire (https://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=112&libid=71) and then looked for how to install it.
I followed instructions I saw somewhere and unpacked the rar file into the following path:
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire\Mods-Entrenchment v1.041
I loaded up the game and the folders that I unpacked from the mod were displayed as individual mods, so I activated them all and pressed apply. Then I went into the game and looked for the new factions that were supposed to be there but they were not.
I then went back to the appdata folder and put the mod files in the following paths to see if it made any difference:
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire\Mods-Entrenchment v1.01
C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Local\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire\Mods-v1.181
So my question is: How do you correctly install mods (specifically the Starfire mod)
My other question is: can you change your game by directly editing the files in your main Game Info folder?
Please reply ASAP