Quick swap of mods and saves

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Quick swap of mods and saves

Post by HeilTec » Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:32 pm

I like to avoid copying files when not needed, and the mklink /j command allows just that.
To make it a little easier I use different versions of this:
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Install:
1. Make a backup of saves and mods folders.
2. Create a folder to hold the modpacks (see folders I use)
3. Copy the selected mods ands saves to the respective folders in the mod-packs.
4. Place the .bat-files in the game folder.
5. delete saves and mods folders and files in game folder (you have the backup - right?)

Use:
1. To change mods Factorio must be terminated (exit)
2. Double-click the apropriate mod-pack .bat (2x enter to confirm and close)
3. start Factorio.

.bat-files are for windows
linux users will just make their own scripts
Mac users - I don't know.
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Re: Quick swap of mods and saves

Post by HeilTec » Wed Sep 23, 2015 5:56 pm

I am lazy. I act proactively on that. So I spent a little more time on making it even easier.
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Re: Quick swap of mods and saves

Post by Artorp » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:50 am

Hey, I didn't want separate .bat files for each modpack so I repurposed this to allow you to pick which modpack you want to use. Also allows me to easily add more modpacks, and use one shortcut to launch the game.

I haven't bothered switching the save folder yet so I didn't include that, I guess I should but eh, make sure you make adjustments if needed.

My folder structure is a bit different:
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factorio_mod_pick_from_list.bat
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Re: Quick swap of mods and saves

Post by steinio » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:56 pm

Nice.

I wish this is provided by the game itself in 0.13.
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Re: Quick swap of mods and saves

Post by Artorp » Sat Apr 30, 2016 1:48 pm

Here's an implementation that includes save folders, the folder structure is a bit different.

Note: Steam users need to disable cloud saving, otherwise Steam will try to download the missing saves each time the game launches.

My folder structure with mods and saves in modpacks:
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factorio_mod_pick_from_list.bat

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