DebugOutputGameData not showing stringmods

Hey there!
I made some string mod. The thing is that it doesn’t work. To test what happens, I added DebugOutputGameData to the user.cfg file. An unrelated stringfile appears in Temp\Age of Empires 3 DE\Data\data\strings\<language>
My files are all called stringmods.xml and are like this

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-16"?>

<stringTable version ="5">
<language name="English">
<string _locID ='someNumber'>Long Swordsman</string>

I have a copy in both

Any help would be appreciated

I made a string mod by simply copied the official example and it works normaly.
My mod is placed in \data\strings\english

Could the extra texts like "encoding=“UTF-16”, "version =“5"” cause the problem? Or you put the mod in the wrong folder?


Got it working. I had to use mergeMode=‘replace’