View Full Version : Backing up file for Mod Installing Help!

10-24-2004, 04:43 PM
Allright I see all these great mods you guys have on here for the game.. I payed $50.00 and I don't want to run my game or anything, by messing this up. I know for each mod on this forum it has the list of how to install, my one question it says to make a backup copy of the original game level or whatever, I don't really know how to do this :biggs: could someone tell me, because if I want to get rid of the mod and replace it back with the file or the mod is messed up I don't want my game or that level to get messed up.

If someone could tell me how to backup the file that would be great :)



10-24-2004, 05:56 PM

Well, you need to start off in the following directory on your hard drive:

C:\Program Files\LucasArts\Star Wars Battlefront\GameData\Data\_LVL_PC>

If you do not know how to do this, go to your 'my computer' icon in the start menu, click on the C: drive, then each of those subdirectories in turn:
Program Files
Star Wars Battlefront

Within that _LVL_PC and its subdirectories you will find all of the files that end in .lvl
Those files are what are being modified. Now, if you are downloading a Hoth mod you need to click on the HOT file folder, find the HOT1.LVL file, right click it, click on copy and then paste that file into some folder you plan on keeping your good, unaltered files.
When the time comes that you are done with the mod and you wish to play the original game again (or if you wish to play online, as you cannot have most modifications if you are playing online) you can then copy that original .lvl file you've saved and paste it back into its original folder. It will ask you if you want to replace the one that is in there and you say YES.
Conversely, you can rename the one that is in there to 'HOT1 Modded.lvl' or something similar if you wish to so that you do not have to re-download it again.

Lastly, if you do somehow mess up your game and cannot get it fixed, fret not.. you can always uninstall and then reinstall a clean copy of the game onto your hard drive.


10-24-2004, 06:15 PM
Wow thanks that was a great reply and helped a lot I will try that, thanks so much :)

10-24-2004, 08:11 PM
If you don't back-up a file and it gets replaced, there's nothing to worry about.

You could easily reinstall, or if you want the easier way, ask someone here to send you the file.

10-25-2004, 06:46 AM
Subs0nic's quick backup guide for all versions of windows:

1) Locate the file you need to back up eg. mission.lvl (use Start button -> Find.. if you have to)
2) Click once on the file to select it.
3) Press Ctrl+C.
4) Press Ctrl+V.

Easy! :D