Installing the Modified UI
Now that you have downloaded one of the UI mods, what are you suppose to do? Well here is a nice list that Drox posted up for us all. They are fairly simple. However if you have any questions, feel free to let us know. Someone around is sure to be able to answer your questions.
- Unzip the file using your favorite zip/rar program.
- Copy the folder included in the zip to your c:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard\VGUIAssets\Shells folder.
- Open the c:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard\bin\vgclient.ini file in a text editor (notepad is fine).
- In the [UI] section change the shellname to "ShellName=ModFolderName" where ModFolderName is the name of the folder that was in the zip file.
Inside your vgclient
file, you will find [General]
section, below this fairly large span of text you will find [UI]
. Some times, I have found, that after a new patch or full file scan, there is nothing below the [UI]. So here is what it aught to show. You can copy and paist this below the correct section and replace UIName with what ever UI you wish to use.
A few things to remember however:
Make sure that you have not accidentally doubled the UI folder.
Make sure you modify the ini folder correctly. If there are caps in the name of the mod, you have to include those.
Administrator Permissions (UAC)
There are several security settings that come installed with Windows Vista that may need to be modified to allow Vanguard to run without interference. Here are some things to try.
Running as Administrator
To turn off UAC
- Right click on the game's icon and go to properties
- Go to the compatibility tab
- Click on "Run this program in compatibility mode for" and select XP Service Pack 2
- Check "Run this program as administrator"
- Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
- In Control Panel, click User Accounts.
- In the User Accounts window, click User Accounts.
- In the User Accounts tasks window, click Turn User Account Control on or off.
- If UAC is currently configured in Admin Approval Mode, the User Account Control message appears. Click Continue.
- Clear the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer check box, and then click OK.
- Click Restart Now to apply the change right away, or click Restart Later and close the User Accounts tasks window.