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- GAME BUILD #: 87863
- GAME PLATFORM: Steam
- OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 10
I experience an odd ui issue with mods and I don’t know if I am the only one who experience this. Because if the problem is not on my side, then it affects a lot of mods subscribed by many players.
The overall issue is that some ui mods do not work. More specifically, any ui mod (wether it’s a local mod or a subscribed mod) that contains a string refering to some info in the material.json file in …AoE2DE\widgetui folder does not work.
To test it out, I downloaded some ui mods. For an example, if you subscribe to Better Blacksmith Icons, the mod just does not work for me. I see the original blacksmith tech icons. Note that 066_scale_barding_armor.dds that contains the new image of the icon of that tech has its filename referred in material.json.
I subscribed to another mod: Mods Single - Age of Empires (halberdier reskinned to heavy pikeman). The mod partially works: the real ingame unit is properly reskined, but not its icon. Note that there again, the icon of that tech is in 104_50730.DDS file and that this filename is referred in material.json.
I personally noticed something is wrong when I created a mod with a file that overrides the \AoE2DE\widgetui\textures\campaign\rcam2\suryavarnam.dds, but it just does not work, the background does not change. Yet again, “suryavarnam.dds” appears in material.json
There is no randomness with this issue.
Download any mod that overrides a unit icon tech icon, or a campaign background, etc. Any mod that overrides any file with a name mentioned material.json. You can try it with the mods I mentioned above. And see if it works
Mods should work.
Now I wonder if that might be a problem that is on my side only, because if it is not specific to my installation, it ruins a lot of mods out there, and it would be weird that nobody noticed anything.