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How to download and install mods for Automobilista?

Discussion in 'Automobilista' started by hodge like, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. Hi all,

    I have downloaded Nurberg, Monza & Flat 6 using Winrar. I placed the files in the respective locations & vehicles heading of the game but cannot get them to work in game. What have I done wrong.

    My method was the same as I do in AC.

  2. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member

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  3. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    If he'd done it right it would work :)

    @hodge like can you post two screenshots please of our gamedata/locations folder and one of the folder below with one of the mods in it.

    Pretty sure you have placed it one level too deep.

    For future downloads:
    1. Download the files to your desktop
    2. Unzip them there
    3. Open the folder and look for a folder with the name of the track. For example Spa-Francorchamps
    4. Copy the entire Spa-Francorchamps folder. (right click on it -> copy)
    5. Go to the location of your game. This might look something like this where x stands for the drive you are running your games from: X:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Automobilista\GameData\Locations
    6. Go into the locations folder. Don't hover over an existing map and right click "paste" somewhere in the white area to paste your Spa folder
    7. Boot the game and play.
    Most people unzip the file and then place the entire folder in their games which means yours will looks like this probably which is wrong: Spa_AMS_V1.01\Spa Francorchamps

    You only need the second part to be placed in the locations folder.
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  4. JoelGL

    Premium Member

    For locations, it might be worth mentioning too that some mods also require modifying the .SCN file to include the Reizacommon\bak folder in the searchpath (for some .mas files to be located). Thanks to @Yves Larose.

    Now while at it, is it possible to install SCE vehicle mods too (like the OP mentioned, Flat6)?

    EDIT: Dang, I'm too slow, didn't see an AMS downloads section already! :sleep:
  5. Paul Bennett

    Paul Bennett
    Premium Member

    @Bram , not the first an won't be the last but was throwing in my 2 cent :whistling:
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  6. Thanks for the help guys, should work with your help.

  7. Hmm, downloaded as suggested above with Spa track. Can select it as track to use in game, get to the screen where it shows said track but the Red horizontal bar at the bottom does not load. Pressed enter & game just closes, sending me back to desk top???
  8. hex


    Looks like you have it in the additional (unnecessary) folder.
  9. It shows in the location folder along with all the other Automobilista tracks. What is the other folder you mention?
  10. hex


    Should be like this: /Locations/Spa Francorchamps/
    You might have it like this: /Locations/Spa/Spa Francorchamps/ - which is wrong.
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  11. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    Do us a favor and please make a screenshot of your Gamedata/Locations folder and the folder of Spa inside it.

    I am 99,99% sure you have overlooked the tip I gave in post #3 and hex in #10 :)

    We'll get it fixed eventually, no worries.
  12. Will do when home from work later.

  13. Martin Vindis

    Martin Vindis
    Premium Member

    When this happens, it means that there is a message box in the background with an error message. To view the message box do not press Enter, instead press Alt+TAB then tell us what the error was.

    Now time for some shameless self promotion. To install the tracks you could use Automobilista Mod Manager, it will download and install the tracks you want to the right location. just extract the files and run the program, right click to install the mod.
  14. Unable to attach images due to no file extension for image but after press ALT & TAB at loading screen, again I get booted to desk top with this message...

    Error opening MAS file SPAGMT.MAS
  15. I can also advise that the mod is unzipped & only the track is copied across.

    My location is also not as post #10 suggests.
  16. JoelGL

    Premium Member

    Does it look like this, with SPAGMT.MAS?
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  17. Bram

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #27 Staff Premium Member

    • Click your printscreen button on your keyboard when viewing your folder
    • Open MS Paint
    • Paste
    • Save as name.jpg (not as .bmp as that's a huge file)
    • Attach it here to this post by clicking on upload a file
    Should work :)
  18. Yes, probably wrong installation ;)

    When You double click on the .rar, You see the spa folder. Just Put It In the locations folders
  19. Good news, I was able to get the Spa & Nurburgring mods to work.

    Cheers for the help you good guys!!!
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  20. Nick Milton

    Nick Milton
    Captain Slow Premium Member

    what about car sets? ie the F1 1.4 from patrick?

    i dont get the renaming reiza xx files?
    completely hon tech head here? sorry