Hello all - I'm writing these questions with a certain amount of trepidation because usually - or at least in the past - I haven't had a problem getting myself going in the mod department. Most of my mods were centered around fairly simple config and similar files; such as in the Microsoft sim series, Orbiter and the like.
But I must admit that at the moment, I'm kind of stumped.
(sigh) I really, really hate to be the guy asking how one starts modding this game, but I've looked around this thread and the how-to's in the wiki and I can't seem to find an answer. I'm honestly not sure if I'm just missing something obvious, simply didn't read the one critical how-to or just lost a few billion brain cells the day the big 5-0 went whizzing by some time ago.
In particular, I was enormously pleased to read the conversation between Mohawk and Spara on page 11 of this thread, because it was a perfect answer to one of my questions: how to make the various planetary systems a little more realistic. Like Mohawk, I would appreciate a larger, less condensed system and as Spara pointed out, the extra stations make the increased size a worthwhile change. Between them, they laid out the modifications well, clearly and understandably.
I just haven't a flamin' clue which file I'm supposed to modify. (Yiiiii!!! How lame is that?!?
I've been going through the 'config' folder all morning and either I'm totally dense (which is, of course, always the most likely answer), the 'find' feature (Ctl-F) just doesn't work like it did in Win XP (I'm new to W-10) or Ghu, the Great God of Code simply loves to torture me (another high-level probability) but I simply cannot find the file which describes the overall workings of the Ooniverse.
I must admit - it's a little sobering to want to start modding (which I've always found to be as much fun as playing the game itself) and discovering I can't even figure out the file structure.
I hate to have to ask this, but I need a little nudge in the right direction. Once I get one or two simple tweaks under my belt, I'll get the idea of how this thing works and I'll be able to tinker with confidence. I doubt I'll be able to contribute much soon, but I've a few ideas and once I get the general idea I might be able to offer something in return.