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BSA INI Stuff

Post by SquireNed » 07 Sep 2014, 08:23

So I'm installing some random mods on OpenMW to see if I can kill it dead check for compatibility, and one thing I'm noting is that Tamriel Reborn has a specification in its readme to enable a BSA in the Morrowind INI files. I'm sure this has been asked before, but I don't recall the answer.

How does OpenMW handle this? I've found a solution that I think works, but I'm not sure it was necessary.

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Zini
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Re: BSA INI Stuff

Post by Zini » 07 Sep 2014, 09:13

Either re-import the modified ini file or manually add the bsa to openmw.cfg.

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Re: BSA INI Stuff

Post by Pherim » 07 Sep 2014, 18:50

Why not include a function to scan the data files folder for BSA files and register them automatically? I have absolutely no clue of programming, but it doesn't sound like a very hard thing to do.

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Re: BSA INI Stuff

Post by SquireNed » 07 Sep 2014, 19:03

I manually added the BSA file to openmw.cfg and everything was working fine.
Pherim wrote:Why not include a function to scan the data files folder for BSA files and register them automatically? I have absolutely no clue of programming, but it doesn't sound like a very hard thing to do.
I seem to remember searching the filesystem as being somewhat problematic in certain ways when doing a programming thing a while back, but I was using PHP which has its own security concerns with that.

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Re: BSA INI Stuff

Post by Zini » 07 Sep 2014, 20:33

Pherim wrote:Why not include a function to scan the data files folder for BSA files and register them automatically? I have absolutely no clue of programming, but it doesn't sound like a very hard thing to do.
Because you don't want every single BSA file; depending on what content files you are playing. It's not even guaranteed that you will want the 3 standard BSAs (for example if you are playing a TC).

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Re: BSA INI Stuff

Post by SquireNed » 07 Sep 2014, 23:31

Zini wrote:
Pherim wrote:Why not include a function to scan the data files folder for BSA files and register them automatically? I have absolutely no clue of programming, but it doesn't sound like a very hard thing to do.
Because you don't want every single BSA file; depending on what content files you are playing. It's not even guaranteed that you will want the 3 standard BSAs (for example if you are playing a TC).
There should probably be an OpenCS feature for "require BSA" so that this can be bypassed at a per-mod level; most people nowadays are so used to the click-and-play Nexus mods styled modding that's become standard that they may not be familiar with this sort of process.

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Re: BSA INI Stuff

Post by vv221 » 07 Sep 2014, 23:38

My 2 cents: What about a menu similar to the ESP/ESM one for BSA files, in omwlauncher?

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Re: BSA INI Stuff

Post by SquireNed » 08 Sep 2014, 01:18

Or that. Really, anything to keep from having to manually edit an INI.

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Re: BSA INI Stuff

Post by Zini » 08 Sep 2014, 08:20

We are moving away from the manual BSA selection (post 1.0 feature). Therefore I consider it a waste to spend time on it. I am sure people will get by with reimporting the ini file or manually changing the cfg file for a while.

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Re: BSA INI Stuff

Post by vv221 » 08 Sep 2014, 09:20

Zini wrote:We are moving away from the manual BSA selection (post 1.0 feature).
Out of curiosity, what are the plans for BSA handling post 1.0?
(I’m quite sure you already posted about this, but I can’t find the thread)

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