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[HOW TO] Install mods on iOS devices (NO Jailbreak)

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  • argent77argent77 Member Posts: 2,937
    No, they were added to PVRTexTools. I haven't seen any options to turn it off.

  • Luke93Luke93 Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,390
    As I've already mentioned, the PVRZ conversion mod is working fine on macOS now – the same should hold for Linux systems as well... Now the only requirement is to not to have a pure 32-bit operating systems.

    @subtledoctor rejoice :D

  • kosmaskosmas Member Posts: 8
    Hey there!
    Looking for help... I must have been doing something wrong but I can't figure out what.
    I'm trying to Mod BG:EE on an iPad Air with iOS 13.3.

    Did all the steps from the instruction (old itunes, ipa -> zip, modding, zip, lang.bg1data & mod.bg1override, exchange via dropbox, install also through dropbox "export").

    For a test run I used two different kit mods (arcane archer and charlatan).

    What I do get are two new options during character creation for fighter and bard, but they are both named "Invalid: 34000" and "Invalid: 34006".
    I figure I did something at least half correct then... ;-)

    Maybe someone can point me in the right direction or ask me the right questions!?

    Thank you!

  • Luke93Luke93 Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,390
    @kosmas

    Try installing again your lang.bg1data......

  • kosmaskosmas Member Posts: 8
    @Luke93
    Thanks for the fast reply! I did it again, several times actually.
    Since it's a text error, it seems to be connected to the dialog.tlk but zipping and unzipping and running again and moving the file from dropbox to the iOS file manager all didn't work.

    I suspected a connection to the ipad OS but if so, it shouldn't be working at all.

  • Luke93Luke93 Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,390
    edited January 9
    @kosmas

    The zipping method is crucial:
    • If you're on Windows, then you should use WinRAR.
    • If you're on macOS, then simply use the native app 'Utility Archive'
    • If you're on Linux, then I don't know...

  • kosmaskosmas Member Posts: 8
    @Luke93
    Thanks again! I was hoping it would be that.

    Gave it a try with WinRAR (no compression = "store"!?) instead of 7Zip and even reinstalled the whole game and moved the files from dropbox directly on the tablet just to be sure.

    Didn't work sadly. I've got the same issue with invalid text.

    Is it save to assume, that it must be something with the /lang-folder (dialog.tlk) since it seems to be text-related?
    I can't think of a reason why it should work with one folder and not the other...

  • Luke93Luke93 Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,390
    @kosmas

    I'm sorry to hear that, but the method definitely works on BG:EE, so you're doing something wrong... Or maybe there's a problem with those mods... Did you try installing some other mods?

    @StummvonBordwehr , @imp51096454

    How do you set WinRAR when it comes to zipping these folders?

    StummvonBordwehr
  • StummvonBordwehrStummvonBordwehr Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 892
    edited January 11
    Hi

    I successfully modded my BG1:ee install in the Christmas holidays.

    Weidu log attached.

    The mods worked fine, besides a bug that prevented me from going from Cloakwood 1 to cloakwood 2 (BG tweaks (version 8) the suspected culprit).

    When I zip the file, I use 7-zip and just zip it with no compression. I have take some pictures of the process - hope you can use it even if the language isn’t English...
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    I used 7-zip since me free version of win rar ran out. It works, but just remember to 1) change the name (rename) of the new folder in windows - just erase “.zip”, and the folder changes it’s appearance and status from a zip folder to a regular folder,
    2) upload again to Dropbox and change the name again to the names the guide states.
    This works for me.

    Ps. Thank you Luke for this method and helping us out - I am truly great full

    Post edited by StummvonBordwehr on
  • imp51096454imp51096454 Member Posts: 53
    Hello @Luke93
    @kosmas
    The path of language folder should be precise: lang.bg2data\lang\en_US, therefore, the entire lang folder should be included when zipping.
    Try replacing dialog.tlk with your own file in the following attachment, then modify the extension of the attachment as lang.bg2data before importing it to BGII:EE.

  • kosmaskosmas Member Posts: 8
    @Luke93 , @StummvonBordwehr , @imp51096454

    Thank you guys!
    It works like a charm now.

    Partly ashamed of admitting it, but I was 100% my fault :#
    I zipped the copied lang-folder and named it correctly lang.bg1data never to check again that IN the zip-file the first subfolder was still (windows-auto-)named "lang - copy".
    Due to your detailed explanations, I found the errors of my ways ;-)

    I'll go with StummvonBordwehr and thank you Luke93 again "for this method and helping us out" - I am truly great full as well!

    StummvonBordwehrLuke93
  • SirBuliwyfSirBuliwyf Member Posts: 128
    Maybe I am being a complete idiot but i don’t get the following options.

    Take your iOS device, navigate to the file (whether on Cloud Storage or E-mail) and open the file through the application's "Interact with other Applications" Menu (generally the Square with Up Arrow button on an iOS Device). We're looking for either "export" or "open in another application". In the list of applications, BG:EE/BG2:EE/IWD:EE/PST:EE/SoD should show up. Tap on it.

    When I press Share, the box with an up arrow I don’t get options to export and the apps is I can interact with are limited and I can’t get my BG games in there.

  • StummvonBordwehrStummvonBordwehr Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 892
    Hi @SirBuliwyf
    Are you trying to access the app from a Mac or cpu, and which version of iTunes are you using?

  • SirBuliwyfSirBuliwyf Member Posts: 128
    edited February 19
    I’m on iPad. Software version 13.3.1
    I’ve done all the work with old iTunes and modified my file in NI and exported it. Emailed it to myself and now I need to plop my file from the email back into the game which I think is the step above.
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    That overlay menu comes up when I select “more”
    Without the overlay menu
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  • Luke93Luke93 Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,390
    edited February 19
    @SirBuliwyf

    Unless I'm missing something, you edited HAPPY.IDS, right?

    If you look at your screenshot, you'll notice your file has extension .ZIP. That's not good. I fear you skipped step #7.

    Simply zip your /override folder (which contains HAPPY.IDS) and rename it to override.bg1data (or override.bg2data). E-mail it to yourself. Now navigate to the file and look for either "export" or "open in another application". In the list of applications, the game should show up now. Tap on it.

    StummvonBordwehr
  • SirBuliwyfSirBuliwyf Member Posts: 128
    You are right. I missed that step out. It’s for siege of Dragonspear though. Does it matter what I call it?

  • SirBuliwyfSirBuliwyf Member Posts: 128
    edited February 19
    It was happy.2da which I zipped up. I then renamed it to override.soddata and emailed it to myself. Still no option to export or open in another application

    Edit. Worked out that if I rename to bg2data it will give me the bg2 app to send it to. I guess it matters what the suffix is and I’ve no idea what it is for siege of Dragonspear. Anyone worked that out?

  • Luke93Luke93 Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,390
    edited February 19
    SirBuliwyf wrote: »
    It’s for siege of Dragonspear though. Does it matter what I call it?

    Use ".bg1data" (it's written in the FAQ).

  • SirBuliwyfSirBuliwyf Member Posts: 128
    So it is. I hadn't read that far down. I guess my general dislike for how apple do things and not wanting to go through all that for such a small change clouded me.
    No excuses, I didn't put enough effort in, especially when you clearly have. Sorry. Hopefully it will all be worth it.

    StummvonBordwehrLuke93
  • imp51096454imp51096454 Member Posts: 53
    Hi every one, I failed to install music.bg2data to my IOS game. I was wondering whether the music folder is zipped in a wrong way, the attachment is my music.bg2data (extension of the attachment have been modifed as .zip in order to upload )

  • Luke93Luke93 Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,390
    @imp51096454

    Could be related to the folder itself... I mean, one day I tried to import the "scripts" folder and my BG2:EE game crashed immediately...

  • imp51096454imp51096454 Member Posts: 53
    Thankyou, @Luke93
    Can you provide me with a problem-free music folder which have been validated in your device?

  • Luke93Luke93 Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,390
    Can you provide me with a problem-free music folder which have been validated in your device?

    I've never messed with the music folder. Which is the mod you're referring to?

  • imp51096454imp51096454 Member Posts: 53
    edited March 15
    The problem is a little bit complex @Luke93
    I have installed SAERILETH mod, when her romance triggers, a sound will be played, just as any other original lovers do.
    After numerous battles in dungeon (where romances will not be trigger, but instead stack together)---leaving a dungeon results in cooccurrence of romances dialogues of multiple characters: for me, aerie and saerileth. Here comes the problem: when saerileth's romance triggers prior to aerie's, saerileth's BGM will pile on aerie's BGM, instead of covering it, it's so disgusting that two entirely different BGM are being played simultaneously. I took a look at aerie and saerileth's BCS script, and found that in aerie.BCS play song (34) as defined in songlist.2da, while saerileth.BCS play sound, so here is the difference.
    My plan was: 1.convert saerileth's BGM to ACM format 2.import it to music folder, adding it in songlist.2da
    3. import both files to IOS device.
    Therefore, I need a feasible music.bg2data folder.

  • Luke93Luke93 Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,390
    @imp51096454

    It's possible this mod you're using is not really compatible with EE games... New MUS files must be added using "ADD_MUSIC". That command will copy the new file to the \music directory and add it to "SONGLIST.2DA". What I'm trying to say is that your \music folder is probably not structured correctly...

  • imp51096454imp51096454 Member Posts: 53
    edited March 16
    @Luke93 I have also installed many other MODs that adds additional music, for example, Trials of the Luremaster for BG2:EE: 1.0; Test Your Mettle!: 1.1, I have tested these two MOD in both IOS and PC, but BGM can be played correctly only on PC. (I am sure these MODs are correctly installed followed by correct structure)
    PS: In order to maximize the compatibility when installing MODs and for troubleshooting, PC version of BGII was a decompressed copy of IOS version, except for a PC version initiator Baludur.exe to run the game on PC.

    I have looked closely at the music folder and packaged music from SAERILETH mod according to the correct structure:
    music/ saerileth/ saerileth.ACM
    music/ saerileth.MUS>>to define a set of song
    override/ songlist.2da

    I mean, even if it is not a EE compatible MOD, we can still try to add music manually, right?

    And it doesn't work either, just as the foregoing two MODs :'(

    Post edited by imp51096454 on
    StummvonBordwehr
  • Luke93Luke93 Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,390
    edited March 16
    @Luke93 I have also installed many other MODs that adds additional music, for example, Trials of the Luremaster for BG2:EE: 1.0; Test Your Mettle!: 1.1, I have tested these two MOD in both IOS and PC, but BGM can be played correctly only on PC. (I am sure these MODs are correctly installed followed by correct structure)

    Interesting. So are you saying there's a problem with the music tracks introduced by these two mods on iOS?
    These two mods correctly add those tracks to the \music directory, so you should follow standard importing procedure: take \music, zip it and rename it to \music.bg2data. After that, open it with your iOS copy of BG2:EE.

    Moreover, I'm not sure what you mean by "BGM"... My \music folder contains only ".mus" or ".acm" files...

    Post edited by Luke93 on
  • imp51096454imp51096454 Member Posts: 53
    @Luke93 I am not sure whether this issue is attributed to the music track themselves or the structure of the music folder, as I tried to imported saerileth.ACM following the same way through which the music contents of foregoing two MODs were structured.
    And sorry, I should have specified ''BGM'': the song being played when SAERILETH's romance triggers, as it is wrongly defined as "sound" in SAERILETH's script, the engine will call this file as ambient sound, and it was formatted as .wav instead of .acm and .mus. (I have converted this file to .acm, accompanied by corresponding .mus file)
    Sorry to say that I have tried the standard procedure, but still it doesn't work. :s
    The attachment shows how music folder is constructed before the compression of the entire music folder.

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    StummvonBordwehr
  • Luke93Luke93 Member, Mobile Tester Posts: 1,390
    edited March 16
    Sorry to say that I have tried the standard procedure, but still it doesn't work. :s
    The attachment shows how music folder is constructed before the compression of the entire music folder.

    So your game crashes upon opening "music.bg2data"? I'll try that myself as soon as possible, but if that's the case, then I fear we need to wait for an update by Beamdog... One day I edited some player scripts located in the \scripts folder and my game crashed upon importing "scripts.bg2data"... I'm not sure what's wrong since ".bg2data" is supposed to extract to home:/ (home:/ resolves to the writeable location inside the app.). Moreover, importing the Worldmap folder works just fine, so it's weird...

    StummvonBordwehr
  • imp51096454imp51096454 Member Posts: 53
    @Luke93 It was not that serious, the game didn't crash, but I didn't hear the successfully imported music either. If your music.bg2data worked fine, may I have a copy of your music.bg2data? By making comparison with my own file, hopefully I will figure out what's wrong.

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