Mod Installer CMD




Command line version of Mod Installer.


How to use

There are two required parameters - game and path:

game - defines what game is selected
path - path to the game exe file

Then there are optional parameters:

packages - list of packages which will be packed
restore - uninstall all mods and restore game files to their original state


ModInstallerCMD.exe -game=fc5 -path="e:\Far Cry 5\bin\FarCry5.exe" -packages="Remove Startup Videos.a3;Weather System.a3|Weather=7;Script Loader.a3;Languages Resistance.a3;Keybindings Faster Parachute.a3"


Prepacked files

Please read Mod Installer tutorials to know how prepacked works.

Drag drop the folder over the exe or launch it like this:

ModInstallerCMD.exe "e:\myprep_prepacked"

To unpack prepacked, drag drop myprep_prepacked.xml over the exe or launch it like this:

ModInstallerCMD.exe "e:\myprep_prepacked.xml"


Define list of packages


"Weather System.a3|Weather=1,Snow=1;Show Time.a3"

So it means that package "Weather System.a3" will be selected and its option "Summer Weather" will be "Rain and fog" and "Winter Weather" will be "Snow".
Package "Show Time.a3" will be selected too, but it doesn't have any options.

| is separator for defining package options
, is separator for options
; is separator for packages


Return codes

The MI process returns codes after it exits.

0 - Default exit code.
100 - Bad launch params!
101 - Some package was not loaded correctly.
102 - Some package is for different game.
103 - Game directory is not writable.
104 - A package has own ModifiedFiles folder.
200 - Selected game directory has bad game version.
201 - Game directory was not found. Try verify files.
202 - Game data looks broken. Verify files.
203 - Mod Installer was not able to read game data files.
204 - It looks the game got an update. Mod Installer doesn't have support of it.
205 - Backup of game data files is broken, so it was removed. Verify files.
206 - An error happened during reading game data files.
207 - It looks the game got an update or Mod Installer had small tweak.
208 - Game data files aren't complete. Verify files.
209 - Mod Installer can't write to game files.
210 - Game data folder doesn't exist.
300 - Game files restored.
400 - There is a collision in packages.
404 - There were some duplicated IDs in configs.
405 - There was an error during packing.
406 - Packing was cancelled.
407 - Error occured during processing replace packages.



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