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Setting up Mod Organizer 2 for manual mod installs?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:55 pm
by DreamBliss
So this is a question about Mod Organizer 2... I have a TON of mods for Morrowind I wish to explore and test. Lots of things to install and uninstall. What I think I want to do is point MO2 to the directory where the folders and archives are stored, and then have a list from which I can install/uninstall. But it looks as though you have to install mods from archives one at a time?

I do not want to alter the Morrowind install directory if at all possible. But do I have to extract everything into my main install directory, or load from an archive one at a time? I was hoping I could have a mods directory with sub-directories of each type of mod, and point MO2 to that. Is that possible, and if so, how do I do it?

Any tutorials for non-download ways of installing mods through MO2 and setting it up?

Appreciate the help!

:yield:

Re: Setting up Mod Organizer 2 for manual mod installs?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:49 pm
by Drakkmore
Not knowing anything about MO2, since I don't use it. I just install my mods manually.
You might take a look at Nexus' Vortex. It can install mods, and uninstall them rather easily. Though if you've got a limit on drive space it can be a bit of a space hog seeing as it requires a download of the mod, plus a folder where it stores the mod data, and then the mod installed to the game, resulting in three instances of the mod on your machine. This space usage though is a small price (if you've got the room) to pay for the convenience of rapidly installing/uninstalling mods. You can even just enable, and disable the mods instead of installing/uninstalling them.
(I'm sure you already know about Vortex, and instead prefer Mod Organizer 2, but...)


Just a thought.

Re: Setting up Mod Organizer 2 for manual mod installs?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:46 am
by DreamBliss
Well I tried Votex, and it doesn't work with OpenMW. I understand MO2 so I am just sticking with that for now. I can export some mods for use in OpenMW if I want. I THINK I have a sort of testing install working. We shall see...

Re: Setting up Mod Organizer 2 for manual mod installs?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:37 pm
by Leonardo
DreamBliss wrote:So this is a question about Mod Organizer 2... I have a TON of mods for Morrowind I wish to explore and test. Lots of things to install and uninstall. What I think I want to do is point MO2 to the directory where the folders and archives are stored, and then have a list from which I can install/uninstall. But it looks as though you have to install mods from archives one at a time?

I do not want to alter the Morrowind install directory if at all possible. But do I have to extract everything into my main install directory, or load from an archive one at a time? I was hoping I could have a mods directory with sub-directories of each type of mod, and point MO2 to that. Is that possible, and if so, how do I do it?

Any tutorials for non-download ways of installing mods through MO2 and setting it up?

Appreciate the help!

:yield:

What you described is possible to do in WMSA (Wrye Mash Stand Alone) since you can create a separator in BAIN, shown in the picture.  I know that's Wrye Bash for Oblivion, but it is the same feature for Wrye Mash.

If I were you I wouldn't use MO2 for Morrowind when Wrye Mash has everything you need to have.

Re: Setting up Mod Organizer 2 for manual mod installs?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:45 pm
by dietbob196045
I would have to agree with LEO I have always used Wrye Mash and at least for me it does everything I need it to do when it comes to organizing my mods list

Enjoy
Dietbob

Re: Setting up Mod Organizer 2 for manual mod installs?

PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:08 pm
by Leonardo
I forgot to add a few pictures, just to show what features the latest WMSA (Sharlikran's fork) has.

green disk icon (Melchor's WMSA) - http://www.theassimilationlab.com/forum ... disk-icon/
green disk icon (Sharlikran's WMSA, which I now use) - https://www.afkmods.com/index.php?/topi ... ent=169475

I can compile Sharlikran's WMSA into two versions if you wish and I know both versions can be used at the same time without interferring with the other.

EXE version - can be installed anywhere, even outside of the Morrowind\Mopy folder (where the original Wrye Mash must be installed)
Python version - must be installed in the Morrowind\Mopy folder, otherwise it won't work properly

What I mean by saying installed is to extract the Wrye Mash archive into the Morrowind\Mopy folder then right click on Wrye Mash.exe and send it as a shortcut to desktop in Windows.  I always do what and it works for me.