Mod Organizer 2 for Black & White 2 (and BOTG)

Ilyu

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To install this you'll need Mod Organizer 2 (v2.3.2+) or higher and its Basic Game plugin (already included in Mod Organizer 2.4+), and follow these instruction :

  1. Download the file (At the end of the post)
  2. Open the folder where your installed Mod Organizer 2
  3. From there go to plugins\basic_game\games
  4. Paste game_blackandwhite2.py inside
  5. Create a new instance
  6. If Black & White 2 or BOTG click on the "Show all supported game" checkbox and select the game
  7. Find the installation folder of BW2 or BOTG and click on "select folder"
What's the point of this ?

Mod Organizer 2 is a mod manager first made for bethesda game RPGs (notably skyrim) that uses a Virtual File System. It means that instead of directly copying files into the game folder Mod Organizer keep mods in separate folders and redirect the game to the mod assets through the VFS. For Black & White 2, it means you no longer have to make backup of your files for so much as installing a map.


But can it handle TPP or Redux ?

Not directly but there are way to make MO2 handle them.

For TPP :

  • Make a folder 'Tribal pack plus'
  • Copy white.exe into 'Tribal pack plus'
  • Launch the installer and choose 'Tribal pack plus' as your installation target
  • Create a .zip archive from 'Tribal pack plus'
  • Now you can the install mod from archive option in MO2 to add TPP
  • To start the game with TPP click on your executable list and choose 'Modded Black & White 2'
For Redux
  • Make a folder 'Redux'
  • Launch Redux installer and choose 'Redux' as your installation target
  • Create a .zip archive from 'Redux'
  • Install using the install mod from archive option in MO2
  • To start the game with Redux click on your executable list and choose 'Modded Black & White 2'

To use the very latest version use this (download using right click -> download from link).

To use Redux for TPP first follow the installation instruction for Redux but make a copy of Redux's white.exe, then follow the instruction for TPP using this exe instead of the game's one.
 
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