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How do you add mods to games like Dark Souls?

#1locky723Posted 12/6/2013 5:01:52 PM
If it dosn't have an option to do it? Also, im using windows 8.1 (yeah yeah yeah it sucks blahblahblah whatever) Thanks in advance.
#2wizardmonPosted 12/6/2013 5:03:40 PM(edited)
8.1 doesn't suck, it's the best version of windows yet.

Usually with games that don't have a mod loader built into them, you would download the mod and drag and drop the files into the game's folder causing it to load those files.
Most mods will come with a readme that will tell you exactly what to do.
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#3burn420247Posted 12/6/2013 5:04:16 PM
reading and following the mod's install instructions is the best way to get them into the game.
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#4TheC0ndemnedOnePosted 12/6/2013 5:05:31 PM
Most of the Dark Souls mods are texture mods. First you have to install DSfix, which lets you use Nexus Mod Manager for Dark Souls. DSfix has a readme which tells you how to install it. Then you turn on texture overriding in DSfix.

DSfix also has tons of other options which you can customize however you want. My settings are similar to those in the 8th post here:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/667257-dark-souls-prepare-to-die-edition/65097313

After you enable texture overriding, texture mods installed through NMM will automatically work. For all other mods, read the readme.
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#5steveboblarryPosted 12/6/2013 5:05:41 PM
wizardmon posted...
8.1 doesn't suck, it's the best version of windows yet.

Usually with games that don't have a mod loader built into them, you would download the mod and drag and drop the files into the game's folder causing it to load those files.
Most mods will come with a readme that will tell you exactly what to do.


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#6wizardmonPosted 12/6/2013 6:11:10 PM(edited)
steveboblarry posted...
wizardmon posted...
8.1 doesn't suck, it's the best version of windows yet.

Opinion=facts on gamefaqs am I right.

It's not an opinion though, it's just objectively better, more secure and up to date than any other Windows OS.

If you want my subjective look, I don't use the metro tiles at all, but I do like the start screen for the 'press windows key, type in the name of the program, setting or file you are looking for and it display it in a nice list' thing.
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#7steveboblarryPosted 12/6/2013 6:12:05 PM
^I could say the same thing about 7
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#8Lady UnePosted 12/6/2013 6:13:32 PM
burn420247 posted...
reading and following the mod's install instructions is the best way to get them into the game.


This.

For a game that doesn't support mods, you need to read the directions for each mod you want to install.
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#9locky723(Topic Creator)Posted 12/6/2013 7:45:13 PM
Lady Une posted...
burn420247 posted...
reading and following the mod's install instructions is the best way to get them into the game.


This.

For a game that doesn't support mods, you need to read the directions for each mod you want to install.


Huh. I should look for those XD Thanks. Also, in general, i dont think 8.1 sucks, but i know alot of people hate 8 :p
#10BogePosted 12/6/2013 7:48:36 PM
Beware, adding too many, or too intensive of texture mods, can cause the game to have some stutters/loading in some areas. No, it's not my computer that causes it, 3570K@4.4ghz, GTX670, 12GB RAM, even installed the game on SSD.
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