[Request] Loading Dataset Mods

Recent updates seem to have removed the pre-loading effect of data mods, which was very frequently used to use data mods on campaigns and scenario editor:

This method is no longer working for DE after recent updates.

Please give us a way to permanently activate a data mod in mod loader so that we can use them on campaigns and scenario editor like other mods.


Also these updates have broken the saved games and replays of modded dataset. The game tries to load them on default dataset (instead of using mod dataset) and crashes with “failed to load game issue”

How to use dataset mods for campaigns/scenario-editor in MS Store version?

Noticed another problem.
Dataset mods are no longer able to load modded unit icons in the current version.

I find myself having the same request. I’m making a data mod that changes some unit stats and it would be great if I could just click “Test” in the scenario editor to test it. I guess if I were a really serious modder I would replace the main empires2_x2_p1.dat file in the game itself; does that work? I’m kinda scared to even try.