Marineman1928 wrote:I am confused to where we download it. I let the installer do its thing but the startup menu didn't have the GoT option in mods. I've tried it in the My Documents path and the /mod folder in the game files. I'm on PC and Steam.
This is the exact problem I am having. I ran the installer after deleting the old mod (as per the instructions), but the "mod" directory remains empty. I checked my "userfolder\My Documents\Paradox Interactive\Crusader Kings II" directory, and there is an "A Game of Thrones" folder, but it is only 33MB in size, and copying it to the empty mod folder in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Crusader Kings II\mod does nothing.
TL;DR the mod does not show up in the launcher to be check-box'd and run.
I think it has to do with an incorrect default installer path. I can't find the actual path that it installed everything to, because it truncates the relevant part in the installation procedure. It just says it's installing to ...\Crusader Kings II\mod\(and so forth).EDIT: I found the problem. Here is an explanation; skip the first paragraph if you don't care about background info.
I have two user accounts on my Windows 7 computers. The first is a never-used administrator account with the privileges to install programs, modify system files, and so forth. The second is a user account that I use to play games, cruise the interbutts, and work. Whenever I need to install a program or do something system-changing, I use Windows UAC (User Account Control) to type in my password and execute the task through the administrator account. Otherwise, I log into my administrator account and make the necessary changes directly. This prevents unauthorized system access in the case of viruses or other users. I thought a lot of people used this common-sense approach to security, but I guess most people cruise around on their administrator accounts...
Anyway, the installer unpacks the mod information into the "my documents" directory of the user account that is currently logged in on, but
, whenever it asks for administrator access to install its files, a bug causes it to install under the user directory of the administrator account used to authenticate
. I've seen this problem with several programs in the past, but I've never worked on serious software development, so I can't tell you how to fix it from a developer's point of view.
For users like me who have this problem, here's what you need to do:
1. Log in to the administrator account that you used to allow the program to install.
2. Go to <thatuser>\My Documents\Paradox Interactive\Crusader Kings II\ directory, and copy the mod
folder (not the "A Game of Thrones" folder, if there is one).
3. Paste the folder into your
directory. <myuser>\My Documents\Paradox Interactive\Crusader Kings II\. It will ask you if you want to have permanent access to this folder. Click yes. It doesn't matter; it's an administrator account, and has access to everyone's stuff anyway.
4. Now log back in to your own account, and you can play.