Star Trek: Armada III - The Final Frontier begins with the first stirrings of the Dominion War and allows players to take command of five unique factions, the United Federation of Planets, the Klingon Empire, the Romulan Star Empire, the Cardassian Union/Dominion Alliance, and the Borg Collective. Explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no one has gone before.

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A quick video guide on how to install most mods for sins of a solar empire.

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NB This tutorial is specifically for Star Trek Armada 3.
Nonetheless the priciple applies to most if not all Sins mods

Always read the README.txt file with any mod first.

There is a common bug within Sins of a Solar Empire that with some mods the in game feature to enable a mod wont work. To combat this alot of Mod Dev teams include a file and instructions to manually enable their mod before you launch the game.

Join Cpt Shack as he briefly explains how to install a mod for Sins manually using Star Trek Armada 3 mod as an example

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Hopit
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How can't people know how to install this after reading the readme? (If they don't read it, it's their god damn fault)

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Vadernator
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This was my first Sins mod. In defense of the stupids (some anyway) I would have first guessed to put the mod in the Steam location. This was not the case. You still put the mod in the My Games location whether you have the game on Steam or not.

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Hopit
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There is a perfectly good readme that explains everything!

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Vadernator
Vadernator

I read the readme! It didnt say anything specifically about steam though so I thought i needed to compensate.

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PinchySkree
PinchySkree

Same here.

I checked the workshop first to see if it was there but no, the game doesn't evne use it.

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gmanfan
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If it was a perfectly good readme it would tell me the version i needed for the mod to work, the version isen´t specified so i don´t know if it dosen´t work because of the version or because i unpacked the zip incorrectly. It could be anything for all i know.

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Sweet. The first comment for this thread is insulting people. Great.

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Valdir1999
Valdir1999

Not all mods have a readme

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modsandrockers
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We're incredibly lazy, and we want to hear it and see it so we don't have to read it.

Plus there's the old rule of show is usually better than tell.

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von_lidl
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Some people might be new to the whole modding thing and litterly has no idea what to do. So stop being such a smartass just because it's obvious to you.

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Guest
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the problem for me is that when I down load the mod its not even in a zipped form. it just sends me in circles between downloading it and searching the web. I really want to try this mod. now I am using a mirror because when I try and download it from the main my virus scan blocks it and I just don't want to take a chance.

I really would like to get this mod and try it, the mod looks amazing. I thank you for your time to read this.

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Zadeinator
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Are you sure you have a program that can unzip files like WinRAR, 7zip or something?

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oldrefugee
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When I unzip the file with winzip I put it or maybe it put itself, I don't remember as its been a few days. I open my docs, find the folder, open the folder and I should find the readme? Right? I see the armada 3 file and a windows x64 tools file but no readme. So far I have not found the readme in either of those folders. Where have I gone wrong?

I also followed the video above and still load rebellion rather than A3 through steam.

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oldrefugee
oldrefugee

Finally got it installed. I can play single player now but can not play tutorials, I get an file error then a crash. Any thoughts?

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thebeaver
thebeaver

they changed their installer, it's not a zip it's an exe for the 1.0 now, the hotfix I'm not sure.

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jollyoutback
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still having issues loading the game once I downloaded the file. Also can not find the readme file

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IronDeath84
IronDeath84

I ran the .exe and let it install the mod to the game directory but when I run the game it runs the vanilla, no mod. How do non steam users install this mod?

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IronDeath84
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I installed the mod to the correct file path as listed by the game and it starts then crashes :/

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Je_mezu24
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For me, the original Sins of A Solar Empire Rebellion installed to my AppData/Local/Ironclad Games Sins Of A Solar Empire. I don't have any of the other folders you've mentioned in the video. Nothing is the same and I'm using Windows 7. No mods installs.

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wadzee
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I can't find a readme. I've installed the exe but no file to open to play it... The video above wasn't helpful as it talked about reading the readme (no readme found) and playing the game once before following his instructions (cant find a file to play it)... help!

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I'm guessing that the mod path is incorrect. If your Sins is up to date with your version then the default path for this mod might be slightly different than your in game settings path.

Ie, mine said "C:\Users\yourname\Documents\my games\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion\Mods-Rebellion v1.82" in game yet the path it wanted to install too was "C:\Users\yourname\Documents\my games\Ironclad Games\Sins of a Solar Empire Rebellion\Mods-Rebellion v1.80" the last part "v1.80" is different, I changed it to my game path "v1.82" and all was Trekie ;-)

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This worked for me too. Thanks for the info!

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installed fine in my game directory but i cant enable de mod. why?

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I can't get it to work. Downloaded SoaSE: Rebellion a week ago. I have Windows 8.1. Then ran the STA3_V10_INSTALL.exe. And the Hotfix after that (without checking if it was needed). Nothing. Still just original Sins that starts.

In the "Mods-Rebellion v1.80" folder there is a folder called "Installer test" with a success.txt, so I assume it worked?

Checked the Options in game. But it looks for mods in the "Mods-Rebellion v1.82" folder, not the "Mods-Rebellion v1.80". I assume I should switch this around or something?

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Mentelpie
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You to enable the mod via the settings menu in Sins.

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MikhailsAngel
MikhailsAngel

ok so i do everything the read me says C; drive/ users/ "my user" / i do not have AppData or anything after so i dont know what to do

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Lethal_Squ1rtz
Lethal_Squ1rtz

I THINK SINCE THE NEW 1.82 ...+ CHANGE IT NO LONGER WORKS. Installed .exe, extracted hotfix, updated 2gb... IT SHOWS MOD LISTED ON MOD SECTION ENABLED BUT HAS NOT CHANGED THE INTERFACE.

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BBfljax
BBfljax

got the same problem!! no changing in the interface. but it shows as enabled??
anyone already figured out how to get it to work??

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Traveler1
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You are the man!!!! Thks :)

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Marasume
Marasume

How do I get sins to work after uninstalling this mod. Was an amazing mod and used to let me play with other mods but now it has taken over my Sins..... I have completely removed sins and all the mod directories and everything and it still comes up with this mod on.... Please assist if anyone knows how to fix it. Has ruined my Sins by crashing anytime I try to do anything aside from play Star Trek.

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BKE777
BKE777

Hello CPT SHACK IS STAR TREK ARMADA 3 THE MOD AND THE game is actually SIN OF A SOLAR EMPIRE REBELLION YOU MOD TO RIGHT . IF SO I can get me a copy of SINS OF A SOLAR EMPIRE REBELLION then load the STAR TREK ARMADA 3 MAD and kick the BORS ***** lol . give YOU AN IDEAL WHAT I WILL DO maybe you will like to try that for fun maybe START as THE FED be ply one player against the BORG but have THE KLIGON ANS ROMULAN STAR EMPIRE so as to keep the BORG busy . but I ILL TRY TO LIKE CAPTURE A ROMULAN BUILD SHIP AND KLIGON BUILDSHIP and buIld their stuff . THEN I WILL HAVE MY TITON and the ROMULAN one AND KICK the BORGS *** and try o accomplish that all myself oh what fun . ALSO try this see if it works THE INTREPID CLASS IS ANTI BORG I WOULD HAVE BETWEEN 14 AND 21 OF THEM JANE WAY AS ONE OF THEM HER INTREPID AND THE AKIRIA IS ANTIBORG HAVE BETWEEN 14 AND 21 OF THEM kick the BORGS *** and then finish off the ROMULANSANS AND THE KLINGONS. anyways jusy my thought SEE IF THAT WORKS .

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Excelsior117898
Excelsior117898

i downloaded star trek armada 3 and got it working, but it only works for a few minutes before it sends me back to my steam home page. When I downloaded it it didn't even have a read.me file. Has it been edited or is there anything else I need for it.

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romulu
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wow

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