Sorry to bother you guys in here, but I spent hours googling for this to no avail. Whenever I try and open some of my modules after a failed attempt at updating to version 1.79, I get an error message saying they were made with a newer version. I seem to remember there was a way to circumvent this check by way of an ini edit or something without the need to update, but I can’t find mention of it. Any help regarding this subject would be much appreciated.
If you can unpack the module you can then fix the module.ifo file. There’s a field in there for the game (toolset really) version it was last saved with. How you unpack the module etc depends on what tools you have access to.
I’m on linux and have tools for this. I’d use erf to unpack it and Niv’s old ruby nwnlib to turn it into a text file, twiddle the version field and then do the reverse. On windows maybe nwhak.exe will unpack it. And I think there is a binary gff editor around somewhere.
Thank you! I had already read about this method, but found it a bit complicated for my skills, especially since I just couldn’t open the damn thing in nwhak. Once I read your reply, I decided to give it another go, and lo and behold, suddenly I could open the module with the tool, without any further input on my part. Still had some issues with the gff editor for some reason, but managed to fix it in the end. Thought there was a simpler way to go about it, though, like changing the version displayed in a .ini file.
That’s just the thing! Thank you!