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Problems adding mods in Windows 7

Discussion in 'RACE 07 - Official WTCC Game' started by John Deering, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. I am going nuts over here! I haven't raced in a while and last I raced I was using Windows XP. I reformatted to Windows 7 Pro and am having one hell of a time finding or accessing my Race 07 gamedata folder ( Steam Version). I want to race Monday night in the GT Club series but I can't install the track to do so.

    I have searched in Documents/Simbin folder and Steam/Race 07 folder and the gamedata and/or locations folder is no where to be found! I also tried creating it in both locations and still no success!

    Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Thanks..
  2. Program files-Steam-Steamapps-Your steam name-Race 07?
  3. I have went to Program files (x86) which is where the steam folder is. It's not in the regular program files. The race 07 folder is in a folder with my login name I have for race 07. The only files I see in there are:

    Custom Skins
    UI Data

    But no gamedata folder or locations or even vehicles
  4. Call me weird but try to make the Gamedata folder

    And place in that folder
  5. I have tried creating the gamedata folder and then locations and putting the mod in there in both Documents/simbin folder and Program files (x86) Steam/Race07 folder. I boot up Race 07 and the track is not there :(

    I am the administrator of my puter but I have read that to access everything you have to run as administrator which I believe I am doing already. I am baffled here.
  6. Hmm thats weird. I dont have windows 7 so maybe i am missing something. Maybe someone else knows?
  7. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    Here is my path to Race07 Gamedata folder

    C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\USERNAME\race 07\Gamedata

    running Win7 HE
  8. Yes I use the same exact path although the gamedata folder isn't there or Windows isn't giving me access to it! It's gotta be in there otherwise race 07 wouldn't run properly ya know... All the default tracks/vehicles ect... are present in the sim. I just can not for the life of me get to the folders to put my track mod in there!

    I love the GT Club series and am determined to figure this out! I just hope I can do it in time for tomorrow night.
  9. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    Have u tried to display hidden files n folders?
  10. I gotta run out for a bit but will get back to you on that. How would I be able to enable that?
  11. i supose its concerning Interlagos.

    When you unpack the file all the necessary maps are already there.

    So you have to put them in your C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\USERNAME\race 07\Gamedata

    Original file unpacked Interlagos_2.0...... open that one and you see the folder gamedata
  12. Abdul Al-Amry

    Abdul Al-Amry
    2011 RD Indy 500 Winner

    Open Documents click on Organize, Folders and search options, View, and choose Show hidden files. Might be worth a try as maybe those folders when installed were hidden. Unlikely but as said worth a try.

  13. I am not home yet to try more things but will be shortly. The problem is that I can not see or access my gamedata folder! I know... weird but it's like it doesn't even exist even though its got to be there! I will try what Abdul suggested as soon as I get home and report back.
  14. Jim Cole

    Jim Cole

    The default install in Windows 7 does not create a gamedata folder, you have to create it. I had the same issue. it should be in the documents etc that everyone has been saying. Once you get into the simbin/race folder create a new folder and name it Gamedata then you can put your tracks and mods there as required.
  15. I got it!!! :woot: I created the Gamedata folder in Program files (x86)/Steam/SteamApps/Username/Race07. Then in gamedata made a locations folder and extracted the mod to desktop and then dragged and dropped it into locations folder and it worked.

    I could have sworn I tried that already but perhaps only in the simbin folder in Documents. Anyhow I booted up race 07 and there it was under add ons!

    Thanks to all that had input on this! It's been about a year since I did this stuff and am very rusty plus with the new OS in the mix I was confused and irritated! Happy now though! Thanks :cool: