Cinders: Installation/Update/Uninstallation Guide

Notes Before Installing

1. You'll need to create a vanilla save game before installing Cinders: run the game, make sure there's a save file, then quit out.
Without doing this, you'll get the "Save Data is Corrupted" message (only needed the first time you install this mod on a brand new account, not affected by updates).

2. This mod only works if your game is in English (this can be done by changing the main language of Steam): Settings -> Interface -> Select English.

3. Recommended to move your save files (type %appdata%/DarkSoulsIII in your PC) elsewhere if you don't want to lose your unmoded saves.

4. Make sure there are no other added mods.

5. UXM is no longer supported.

Installing From a Fresh Install

1. Download the MAIN FILES: "Cinders X.XX" from Nexus [https://www.nexusmods.com/darksouls3/mods/310?tab=files].

2. Decompress your .zip file.

3. Drop "Cinders folder", "modengine.ini" and "dinput8.dll" into your DarkSoulsIII Game directory: ~\steamapps\common\DARK SOULS III\Game\ (You DO NOT need to download another separate modengine.ini)

4. After you did all the above go to "modengine.ini" and look for:
- LoadlooseParams (and set it to "1" if its not already)
- useModOverrideDirectory (and set it to "1" if its not already)
- modOverrideDirectory ("\Cinders" if it's not already)
^ This should be done by default with your download of Cinders but you can always check if everything is correct.

5. If you want to play Online look for:
- blockNetworkAccess (and set it to "0" to allow online play)
^ Be aware that this action will surely get you flagged and banned. That means you'll only be able to play with other banned people on a separate banned server.

6. Running the game should now display the Cinders MOD version (ex. Cinders 1.65) at the bottom of the main menu if the installation was done correctly.

Updating

1. Download the patch (from GitHub or Nexus), drop "Cinders folder", "modengine.ini" and "dinput8.dll" into your DarkSoulsIII Game directory: ~\steamapps\common\DARK SOULS III\Game\, replace everything.

2. If you are updating from a patch previous to 1.60 you will need to delete the "Data0.bdt" file inside your Cinders folder.

Uninstallation

1. Delete the "dinput8.dll file". This will remove "modengine.ini", thus disabling Cinders.

2. If you want to be sure that it's completely uninstalled, move your "Cinders folder", "modengine.ini" and "dinput8.dll" to another folder away of your Game directory.

3. Be also sure to move your modded save files (%appdata%/DarkSoulsIII).

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