Mods should not affect the core code, game manager should swap between them. There is no need for a separate install.
Key word should
Personally I've run into mods that were made incorrectly & would affect what should be "core or vanilla" files.
I may be in the minority here though?
Perhaps also due to my tendency to OCD; I see the use in this.
TBH I have at least 5-10 installs of Soulstorm. Admittedly I don't need near that many!
(5+ are left over old ones; I haven't taken the time to clean up)
However; having more than 1 can be useful.
Particularly with mods that aren't cleanly made or are very large in scope. Potentially causing issues.
At least I know I've run into some sloppy coding, folder / file structuring or other engine issues with mods; thus causing issues. 🤷♂️
Again this is just my experience. Fuggles & Miros are 100% correct in there opinion though. Technically it's not or shouldn't be necessary. Oh & I believe Miros is correct on the vanilla SS shorcut.
IMHO multiple installs do have some uses though. In certain special circumstances or for certain people; it can serve some purposes.
Sadly I'm pressed for time.
I don't have time to look up my examples ATM but I wanted to throw in an alternative take.
that I use the disc version of SS with a nodisc check.
I'm not sure if this is applicable to the Steam version as I've never used it.
Edited by Industrial_Strength, 20 July 2018 - 07:52 AM.