Cannot find .esp file or /data folder

#1Ecnarf371Posted 11/13/2008 7:42:21 PM
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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#2hunterofjelloPosted 11/13/2008 7:43:55 PM
double check that your copy of windows is set to display hidden files and all file types
#3Ecnarf371(Topic Creator)Posted 11/13/2008 7:45:31 PM
Checked. Definitely set to do so.
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#4Ecnarf371(Topic Creator)Posted 11/13/2008 7:57:51 PM
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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#5KirbysuperstarPosted 11/13/2008 7:58:13 PM
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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#6hunterofjelloPosted 11/13/2008 7:58:43 PM
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
#7Ecnarf371(Topic Creator)Posted 11/13/2008 8:01:05 PM
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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#8Ecnarf371(Topic Creator)Posted 11/13/2008 8:07:14 PM
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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#9KirbysuperstarPosted 11/13/2008 8:08:46 PM
Fallout Mod Manager (by the maker of Oblivion Mod Manager) can create that.
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#10Ecnarf371(Topic Creator)Posted 11/13/2008 8:11:59 PM
Ah. Got it.
It was in steam, and the folder was Fallout 3
(note the space)
*shrug*
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