Step 1) Go into your EAW/ FOC game folder in the program files.
(For beginners: Either right click your EAW/ FOC desktop icon, go to properties, and hit find target.
Or go to MyComputer\C: drive\program files\Lucas Arts\ and then pick EAW or FOC for whatever game you want to do this for.)
Step 2) Open Window's Notepad.
For those of you that don’t know where that is, it's located in the Start menu\ programs\ accessories.)
Step 3) In the note pad type this out either sweaw or swfoc depending on which game you picked, then MODPATH=, then MODS the name of your mod.
It should look something like this:
So: swfoc 1 space MODPATH=Mods/Republic_At_War all with no spaces, and both the folder that the mod is in (Mods) and the mod name have to be exactly the same in both their actual names and in the new mod path.
So: Name of game launcher new path way = folder to retrieve files from/ name of files
Step 4) Save, now when you save it through the notepad type ".bat" at the end of your save file.
This will change it to a batch file so it can redirect you. Also, when you save it, save this to the EAW/ FOC folder that you opened in step 1.
When you Save As it will look like this:
Step 5) Make a copy of this .bat file and put it on your desktop. Or right click the file and hit send to> desktop. That will creat a desktop icon.
Note: You must save the file to the EAW/ FOC fold before putting the icon on your desktop. If you don't the system won’t have a file reference for your desktop icon to go by, and the icon won’t do anything. If you saved it somewhere else and it didn't work just delete it and try again.
You can make as many of these for all your mods as you want, and the icons don't have to be on your desktop if you'd rather have them in a folder.
But the original .bat files MUST BE IN THE EAW/ FOC program folder.
If it worked, the command prompt window will pop-up (it will be a window with black background and white text.) It will hold for a few seconds and then it will load the game with the mod.
If it was done incorrectly, the command prompt will pop-up for a split second then dissappear, and nothing will happen.
I hope this proves useful for those of you who have the gold pack disc copy. Note there are tutorials online on how to setup your mods if your use Steam to play the gold pack.