Mod Manager - Installing Config Files

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Ambox notice.png This page pertains to the TNG 10.1 and above version of the Mod Manager.

See Mod Manager - Installing Config Files - prior to TNG 10.1 for information on the previous version.

TNG 10.1.0


The following procedure uses the Census Plus International mod to illustrate the steps for installing and then editing an optional parameter in config files created for TNG modifications maintained by the Mod Manager.

In general, the automated installs of TNG modifications will include the following steps:

  1. Download the appropriate config file
  2. Save the downloaded zip file
  3. FTP the file to your TNG Mods folder
  4. Extract the zip file in your TNG mods folder
  5. Remove previously installed version using the Mod Manager
  6. Install the appropriate config file using the Mod Manager
  7. Optionally, edit parameters

Config File Install Steps

Download Appropriate Zip File

1. Download the appropriate zip file for the TNG version you are running
Download Appropriate Zip file

Save Zip file

2. Save the zipfile of the config file in your TNG mods folder on your local WampServer or to an appropriate folder where you save your TNG software installs and add ons
Save the Zip file

FTP and Extract on Host

If your host supports extracting zip files, you can FTP the downloaded zip file and extract it directly on your host

3. FTP the zip file to your hosting service TNG mods folder
FTP zip file to Host
4. Extract the FTPed zip file of the config file directly on your hosting service in your mods folder. Note this is an example of doing the extract on ICDSoft.
Extract on Host

Extract and FTP to Host

or you can extract the zip file and FTP the contents, including any included folder to your host TNG mods folder

3. Extract the zip file on your local computer. This is an example of using WinZip to extract the file. Other methods are available for extracting zip files.
Extract on local computer
4. FTP the contents of the extracted zip file to your host TNG mods folder. This includes the .cfg file itself
FTP config file
and any subfolder with its contents to your host TNG mods folder. Note that you must NOT FTP the folder contents to the TNG mods folder but must create the subfolder if you are not FTPing the folder and then FTP all its contents.
FTP mod folder

Install Config File

5. Install the TNG modification using the Mod Manager Status Screen by clicking expanding the statsus column by either clicking on the right arrow or clicking anywhere on the line and then clicking the Install button.

Note that if you do not have an Install button, but rather a Cleanup button, then you must resolve whatever is causing the problem.

Install the mod
Note that some mods have Post Installation action buttons in the Mod Manager status column like the Census Plus International mod
Post Install actions

Install Messages

6. In TNG 10.1 and above version of the Mod Manager, if the install was successful, the screen is returned to the Mod List, unless you set the option differently. If an error was encountered, the View Log screen is returned. You can view the install messages by clicking the View Log tab.
View Log of Install

Batch Installs

TNG 10.0.3 introduced the capability to install multiple mods at once.

TNG 10.1 and up

TNG version: 10.1.0
In TNG 10.1.0, you can install multiple mods at once (batch installs) by doing the following:
  1. select the OK to Install status from the pull down list
  2. click the Go button
  3. click the Select All or select individual mods
  4. Click the Install button
Install Multiple Mods


TNG 10.0.3

TNG version: 10.0.3
In TNG 10.0.3, you can install multiple mods at once (batch installs) by doing the following:
  1. select the Batch Updates tab
  2. select the OK to Install status from the pull down list
  3. click the Go button
  4. click the Select All or select individual mods
  5. Click the Install button
Install Multiple Mods


Edit Config File Steps

Some TNG Mods include a parameter that can be edited by the Mod Manager to change the behavior of the mod. The Census Plus International mod is one of these mods, so is used to illustrate the process of these optional steps.

Edit Options

1. Click the Edit button on the Mod Manager status screen to edit the parameter options.
Edit Options

Update Option

2. Change the value of the parameter that can be edited.
Update Parameter

View Edit Action

3. You can view the actions taken by the Edit Parameter in the View Log.
View Edit Parameters

Remove Mod Steps

Note that in TNG 10.1 the Remove button was changed to Uninstall. The section heading was not changed above because all links from the mod article pages get broken.

If you have a previously installed version of a TNG modification, you will need to uninstall and delete the previous mod before installing a new version. You might also want to uninstall a mod, if it does not perform as you expected.

Uninstall Mods

TNG 10.1 and up

TNG version: 10.1.0
  1. Click the right arrow or any place on the line for the mod you want to uninstall
  2. Click the Uninstall button on the Mod List expanded status screen to uninstall the mod.
Uninstall Previous Mod
To uninstall multiple mods,
  1. Select Installed in the Status pull down list
  2. Click the Go button
  3. Click the Select All button or check the mods you want to uninstall
  4. Click the Uninstall button
Batch Uninstall Previous Mods

TNG 10.0.3 and before

TNG version: 10.0.3
  1. Click the Uninstall button on the Mod List expanded status screen to uninstall the mod.
Remove Previous Mod
TNG version: 10.0.3
The applies to TNG 10.0.3 only. To uninstall multiple mods,
  1. Click the Batch Updates tab
  2. Select Installed in the Status pull down list
  3. Click the Go button
  4. Click the Select All button or check the mods you want to uninstall
  5. Click the Uninstall button
Batch Uninstall Previous Mods

Delete Previous Config File

TNG 10.1 and up

TNG version: 10.1.0

You should delete the previous version of the mod config file, before installing the updated version of the mod to avoid any confusion and any problems.

In TNG 10.1 and up, you need to
  1. click the right arrow or any place on the line, to expand the mod line to see the Delete button
  2. click the Delete button to delete config file from the TNG mods folder.
Delete Previous Version
In TNG 10.1 and up, you can do multiple deletes by
  1. selecting Uninstalled or Cannot Install from the status pull down
  2. click the Go button to get the list of mods
  3. click the Select All button or check the mods you want to delete
  4. click the Delete button to delete the config files from the TNG mods folder.
Batch Delete Mods


TNG 10.0.3 and before

TNG version: 10.0.3
In TNG 10.0.3 and before, you need to
  1. click the Delete button to delete config file from the TNG mods folder.
Note that in TNG 10.0.3 the Delete button is not shown for Installed mods
Delete Previous Version
TNG version: 10.0.3
In TNG 10.0.3, you can do multiple deletes by
  1. selecting Uninstalled or Cannot Install from the status pull down
  2. click the Go button to get the list of mods
  3. click the Select All button or check the mods you want to delete
  4. click the Delete button to delete the config files from the TNG mods folder.
Batch Delete Mods

Related Links

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