Is it okay to update a mod during gameplay?

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argonvegell
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Is it okay to update a mod during gameplay?

Post by argonvegell » 01 Dec 2019, 11:36

I have Morrowind Rebirth LITE installed and I'm far into the gameplay, and because Rebirth LITE is getting an update soon, can I update it without replaying the game from the start? Thanks.

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DestinedToDie
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Re: Is it okay to update a mod during gameplay?

Post by DestinedToDie » 01 Dec 2019, 14:45

Sort of. If you have an item in your inventory that was deleted in the next patch of the mod... you have an item that doesn't exist. No substantial harm done, though.

Xenuria
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Re: Is it okay to update a mod during gameplay?

Post by Xenuria » 01 Dec 2019, 16:34

OpenMW has been really good at wiping clean any bad references and such after I turn off a mod or toggle off a continent. It's rather comforting.

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Re: Is it okay to update a mod during gameplay?

Post by Chris » 01 Dec 2019, 18:42

Depends on the mod and exactly what's changed. More complex mods can end up broken if preexisting state gets carried over while newly added state is left at the default. The breakage can be minor or severe, readily apparent or not realized until much later. It would be good to ask the mod creator if there's any changes that can interfere with existing games using an older version, or if it's recommended to start a new game when updating.

argonvegell
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Re: Is it okay to update a mod during gameplay?

Post by argonvegell » 02 Dec 2019, 03:59

Reading through the Morrowind Rebirth description page, the author talks about updating old game saves with Wyre Mash:
Please read the article "How to update your old save game to a new version using Wyre Mash" for more information regarding old save games: www.nexusmods.com
We don't have that feature yet on Linux, right?


argonvegell
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Re: Is it okay to update a mod during gameplay?

Post by argonvegell » 02 Dec 2019, 09:37

Does Wyre Mash work on .omwsave files?

Donlas
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Re: Is it okay to update a mod during gameplay?

Post by Donlas » 04 Dec 2019, 14:24

What does Wyre Mash do exactly?

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