Contains aomxmod.exe and barlist.txt, which give AoM the ability to load additional .bar files (intended for handling mods as a single file). Also included is barbuild.exe, to simplify the construction of new .bar files.
For more detailed information, see AoMPlayer000's guide in the modding forum at http://aom.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forums/display.cgi?action=ct&f=19,20347,0,10
Makes installing mods easier and convient...The option to turn mods off without having to completly remove files is a serious bonus...And on top of that you can play on ESO with Out having to uninstall a mod via using the regular AoM.exe.
Additional Comments: It just doesnt get any better then this...Great job guys...Just perfect and long needed.
Posted on 10/13/04 @ 07:52 PM
fantastic! This is excellent for use with big mod packs. Take the LOTR modpack...it contains around 80 units, which is several hundred files if you add it all up. With this program, all that you need to do is to place 1 bar file (in the case of our project, we used around 7 or 8, but its possible to just use 1)! As if that's not enough, if you use this to install mods, you can still play one ESO because it uses a different exe program. This is truly a revolutionary mod, which I'm sure will be used by countless modders in the future. Great work Ykkrosh and AoM Player!
edit: you only have to place 1 bar file
[Edited on 10/17/04 @ 12:27 AM]
Posted on 10/19/04 @ 11:37 PM
Great idea, easy to use and instead of 933 additional files clogging up my AoM folder, I now have only 7. Excellent work! Will definitely use this for my next release.
The user notes in the discussion thread, state that you could load all file types into a single .BAR file but when I tried this all the textures got messed up (the single .BAR file must have been picked up though, as the anims and models were ok). Any thoughts?