I have a simple .aoe2scenario file i’m trying to upload but I can’t get it to download in the game client in either Steam version or Windows store version.
I tried zipping the scenario file only, and it ended up downloading but the directory folder only contained the scenario and the json file. When that happened the mod manager listed the mod with a red exclamation mark instead of a green checkmark. The only way to get this mod to work was by manually adding the folders resources_common\scenario to the directory and putting the .aoe2scenario file inside them. That would turn the red exclamation mark into a green checkbox and the scenario could be loaded.
The problem is that if I tried to upload the zipped mod including these folders the mod doesn’t download properly and the directory folder ends up only containing the .json file and nothing else.
This is driving me crazy, I tried every other combination as well,
uploading only 2 folders _common\scenario\ then the aoe2scenario file inside.
uploading only 1 folder \scenario\ with aoe2scenario file
uploading with and without the .json file (which is a file that seems to be created automatically when uploading).
uploading with and without _preview-icon.jpg in the root of the zipped file,
every other combination results in the subscribed mod to be stuck downloading forever in the client, both steam and windows store version.
I tried assembling the mod properly locally and using the “import local mods” button in the mod manager in-game, it never found anything.
I tried the update mode button on published mods under the ‘My Mods’ tab in-game and but it never allowed me to choose the folder. I could edit the description and title but I couldn’t click on or tab to the folder selection.
Sometimes the folder would say (NONE) and trying to update the mod would result in it failing saying “missing files”
and other times the folder option would be blank and updating would result in it failing saying “Failed to create zip”, running the game as Admin didn’t solve this.
This is seriously driving me up a wall, i’ve seen other people upload scenarios but I just can’t figure out how they did it, their file layout is no different than mine but for some reason theirs downloads with no problem, including the folders \resources_common\scenario and the .aoe2scenario file inside, exactly the same way I tried uploading my Zip, many times, I can’t understand why it’s working for others and not me.
Any help from someone who successfully uploaded a scenario? PLEASE and thanks