Cannot find .esp file or /data folder

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User Info: Ecnarf371

Ecnarf371
8 years ago#1
Hi there! I'm trying to install the cross repair mod, and am supposed to put my new .esp file in the fallout3/data folder. Problem is, there is no /data folder once I get to the fallout 3 folder, nor is there any (ANY!) .esp file on my computer at all besides the one I just downloaded.
What the heck is going on?
For what it's worth, I got the game via steam and have Windows XP.
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User Info: hunterofjello

hunterofjello
8 years ago#2
double check that your copy of windows is set to display hidden files and all file types

User Info: Ecnarf371

Ecnarf371
8 years ago#3
Checked. Definitely set to do so.
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Ecnarf371
8 years ago#4
Also, more info- I go to the "Data Files" option on the firsts creen when you start the game, and it says that fallot3 is a .esm file. I searched for .esm and got nothing, as well.
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User Info: Kirbysuperstar

Kirbysuperstar
8 years ago#5
From: Ecnarf 371 | #001
For what it's worth, I got the game via steam and have Windows XP.

Yeaaaah, things'll be a little different since you have it on Steam.. I have a feeling it'll just run the ESPs out of the packed GCF file. You could try creating the Data folder and dropping the ESP in there, or... you could be boned.
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User Info: hunterofjello

hunterofjello
8 years ago#6
hmm. if that's the case then you should probably try again with your monitor turned off. peripherals that output information using braille are more effective at recognizing files than window's settings for monitors

User Info: Ecnarf371

Ecnarf371
8 years ago#7
I tried creating the Data folder and placing the .esp file in there. It won't recognize it.
Seriously, am I boned just for using steam?
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User Info: Ecnarf371

Ecnarf371
8 years ago#8
Hm I found a topic about steam and mods. It says I need ArchiveInvalidation.txt.
Anyone know where I can get this?
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User Info: Kirbysuperstar

Kirbysuperstar
8 years ago#9
Fallout Mod Manager (by the maker of Oblivion Mod Manager) can create that.
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User Info: Ecnarf371

Ecnarf371
8 years ago#10
Ah. Got it.
It was in steam, and the folder was Fallout 3
(note the space)
*shrug*
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