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Age of Empires II HD: Game Data Modifier
Created by CheeseOnToast
Application Version 1.0b
This program was created to modify Age of Empires II HD Edition easily. This program allows you to enable and disable snow for any terrain mod and allaows the restoration on any others mods from the Steam Workshop. This usually works 100% of the time and usually flawlessly, you can also use this tool to re-install mods which failed to install correctly for any reason (Which might even be unknown!).
This tool also has the ability to enable the "Grid Texture Mod" also known as "Alignment Grid Mod" to any texture pack you may have downloaded.
This is still in the development phase! I welcome feedback and ideas which can be added to this utility, it's still in it's very early versions and I can see space for improvement, however at this time, I am not sure what the community wants and I just added what I require (for the most part)
If you have any suggestions leave a comment or e-mail. my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org, it would be easier if you put "AoKHD GM" as the subject as then I can easily search for it within my e-mail.
Now lets talk about functions!
Right now we have 3 options you can use to modify the game:
1 - Enable / Disable Snow
This option allows you to enable and disable snow despite any of the mod-packs you have installed, you could be using Ozhara's mods and you can still enable and disable snow, you can even disable the default snow. you can also re-enable the snow again, however, keep in mind! If you subscribe to a new mod, you will reset the disabled snow mod so I recommend resetting the applications settings to reset the install value for the snow enable/disabler. It's also recommended to click the "Del Tex BU" button to delete the backup of textures as a precaution. (Del Tex BU is short for Delete Texture BackUp)
2 - Mod restorer
This option allows you to re-install any mod by demand (this includes terrain mods, it's better to reset settings after you re-install those too.) and you can re-enable any mods that may have gotten over written by other mods, including say for example one of Ozhara's terrain mods removed pussywood, you can install it again, or you can should in-game soundtrack to any of the mods you happen to have downloaded and much more. This tool can also be used to restore any workshop mods which may have been lost due to verifying the game cache.
3 - Enable Grid / Disable Grid
This option allows you to enable the "Alignment Grid" mod to any texture pack you might have downloaded. Enabling it will of course add the grid lines to the textures, disabling it will restore your textures to the last used texture pack. (This can also be applied to the default textures too!) If you do happen to update your textures, it's recommended to delete the "No Grid" backup (You can do this by clicking "Del Grid BU") which is short for "Delete Grid BackUp". IF you do however mess up your games texture files up, you can use the verify game cache option. (You should also click the restore settings option in this tool to reset it as it cannot detect the changes correctly.)
Please note: after doing any of the Delete commands, it's highly recommended to click the restart button to apply any of the changes.
Please report any bugs to me either in the comments or by e-mail.
My e-mail is email@example.com, it would be easier if you put "AoKHD GM" as the subject as then I can easily search for it within my e-mail.
** Special thanks to TheLightEmpire for finding a huge glitch within this tool! (The loading of AoK HD couldn't load if there was a space in the directory path, which has been fixed and should be able to load AoK HD from anywhere)