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We are releasing Stargate Invasion through Google Groups. Anyone who wants access to our current files can request to joint the google group called SGI Access. The files will be delivered through Google Drive once membership is acquired.

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SGI Mod Release through Google Groups

Intro

The SGI Access google group is now active and ready for requests! Please keep in mind that this is an early access release, we are providing these files so you can all have the most current mod build while we work on it.

Files delivered through Google drive permissions can sometimes take a while to arrive. The official word from Google is to wait 24-48 hours in such cases. The mod size should be 3.02Gb (size on disk 3.04Gb), 11 folders inside the root. If you use the Google desktop sync there will be 7089 files total, if you just download and place the files in your mods directory you should have 7077 files. Google places one desktop.ini file in every folder if you choose to sync the mod through the desktop app.

file count for SGI

If you encounter consistent minidumps after downloading, please check your file counts and compare them to the above image.

I've applied but my application wasn't approved immediately, why?

To keep the strain on Google Drive to a minimum and allow the files to arrive in a reasonable time frame (as mentioned above it can take google 24-48 hours to deliver files after they have been shared), we are accepting 25 new members every day. Additional requests will experience some delay (up to 3 days at the moment).

If your application is not approved within 3 days then please contact me and I will add you to the group as soon as possible.

Google Group Name and Set-up

The name of the Google Group is SGI Access. Follow these steps if you would like to join:

1. Go to Google Groups

Find Google Groups

2. Sign in with your Google Account and search for SGI Access

Search for SGI Access on Google

3. Select the group and request to join.

4. Wait until we add you to the group (we will check for requests at least once a day). Once you have been added you will receive the following email:

Google Group Request To Join Gra

5. Now that you are a member, go to your Google Drive - Shared With Me section and look for a folder named Stargate Invasion GD, this is the entire current mod and you can either sync it with the Google drive Desktop App or you can just download it directly and place it in your SOASER mods folder.

GD Shared With Me


If Stargate Invasion GD is not in GD Shared With Me after being accepted

1. A way to push google to add the folder (assuming the files have arrived) is to search your drive for Stargate Invasion GD. You can then add it to My Drive and it should also appear in Shared With Me.

2. If you do not see the files in your Shared With Me section even after searching Google Drive, sign in to Google Groups and open SGI Access.

SGI Access Group Posts Invitatio

There should be a single post there with the invitation to share the Stargate Invasion GD folder.

SGI Distribution Invitation

Open the folder and then click on the arrow next to the folder name (entire mod folder, not the components! so Stargate Invasion GD) at the top to open the options and choose to Add to My Drive. That will also place it in your Shared With Me section.

I've highlighted the options arrow in the image below:

Stargate Invasion GD Open Link C

Synchronizing with the GD desktop App (Optional)

1. Add the Stargate Invasion GD mod folder to your Google Drive - My Drive section on the web by drag and dropping it in there or by right clicking on the folder and selecting the add to My Drive option.

2. Start the GD desktop app and sign in with the google account which is a member of the SGI Access Google Group. (GD App video tutorial - Youtube.com )

3. In the Advanced Setup (left most button on the last page of the set-up wizard), make sure to select the Stargate Invasion GD folder as the one to sync and choose the sync location to be your SOASER mods folder (must be v1.85!)

The mods folder should have the google drive icon below indicating that google will sync there:

SinsModsFoledr Icon

Since we have provided only viewing permission for the mod files you should not try to modify them, doing so will cause GD sync errors.


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xdxsadd
xdxsadd

is it released already tho or will u let us know when its ready

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

Yes, the Google Group is ready. You can request access as of right now and you'll get the mod once we add you to the group.

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Reacon11
Reacon11

There will be a Mod DB release when it's reached a stable/ready build?

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

Yes. In terms of crashes it's quite stable already but there are many things left to do before it will be released in the usual way here on Mod DB.

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druidknight0
druidknight0

I keep getting an immediate mini dump crash when applying the mod. I'm unzipping the downloaded file and putting the folder in the 1.85 mods folder as I do with any other mod. I hit apply and as soon as i get the SG invasion splash screen it crashes.

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

Check your file counts, probably means not all files have arrived yet.

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druidknight0
druidknight0

how do I do that, never used drive for this purpose before

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

Not on drive, right click on the main mod folder that you downloaded and select Properties. Compare the file count and size that you see there to the numbers I posted.

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druidknight0
druidknight0

I think I figured it out. I get 2 main zipped folders when its fully downloaded. I had initialy thought that chrome double downloaded

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druidknight0
druidknight0

when merging the 2 folders it asks me if I want to replace files, should I be over writing or no? what is the final file count? is there a way I can get it downloaded a single contiguous file

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

Overriding files shouldn't make much difference if the source is the same. I would avoid overriding entire folders though, just move all files from one batch to the other. You could always use the Google drive app and sync it to your mode folder, instructions are at the end of my post. It'll download the files individually and will keep them updated when we upload changes.

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druidknight0
druidknight0

Will do that, what is the correct file count?

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

It's in my post, 7089 files 11 folders with the sync setup, probably 12 files less without sync since GD places a desktop.ini in every folder

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loketuff
loketuff

can u accept me to the group ?

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

If you requested it yesterday then I will add tomorrow, assuming you haven't received an email from SGI Access yet. I've already given 20 people access today and so if you haven't received the files yet then you probably weren't in the first twenty. We are doing this in order of application and twenty per day so Google drive doesn't get totally blocked with permission requests. Have a look at my post on the main page.

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loketuff
loketuff

i did do it yesterday tho

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

I've found your request, it was submitted 20 hours ago which means I'll add you tomorrow. There were others who submitted earlier and I've already added all members for today. This may change if I hear back from the google community expert though.

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loketuff
loketuff

still havent got accepted

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lordBADSANTA
lordBADSANTA

just waiting haha

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lordBADSANTA
lordBADSANTA

I cant wait this is gonna be so awesome.

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loketuff
loketuff

cant find it in google drive ????? nvm found it

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

Yes,just read the instructions as some are so fond of saying these days;)

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loketuff
loketuff

crash dump ???

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Ace_Fighter
Ace_Fighter

Did you make sure you got all the files?

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CKYRules
CKYRules

Request sent. Thanks for all the awesome work you guys have done on this mod over the years o7

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Drysyn
Drysyn

been pending approval for about 24 hours now...

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Guest
Guest

How long do I need to wait for the files to appear in my Drive? I've been a member for a couple days and have even tried searching for "Stargate Invasion GD", but still nothing. My name in the group is "A Single Pea" if that helps at all.

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

It's hard to say how long since Google doesn't offer much information on how this system really works. The general idea is 24-48 hours but we are constantly adding members and there are thousands of files that have to be authorized so my guess is it could take longer in some cases. Give it another couple of days and then send me a private message if the files are still not there.

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

I have sent an invitation to share for the Stargate Invasion GD folder to the google group (SGI Access). Sign in to Google Groups and open the SGI Access group, there should be a single post there with the shared folder. Click on it and then you can add it to My Drive from the dropdown menu (arrow next to the folder name). You may need to enable email notifications for the group to see the invitation.

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maurowhelan
maurowhelan

going on 3 days but my google drive still dosant show anything in shared with me

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

Have you tried searching for the folder?

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

Also try looking in the Recent section on Google Drive, in case it was logged there

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evlara
evlara

Do you need the Outlaw Sectors DLC for the mod now?

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

Shouldn't be necessary as we haven't really done anything special with the Outlaw Sectors content.

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Guest
Guest

Maybe I am just an Idiot, but does the picture say for SOASE 1.85? I found 1.84 and 1.86, even a 1.9 opt in. but no 1.85... was that a typo?

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dotNfg Author
dotNfg

If you are talking about the folder image at the end, that's just because Sins doesn't have higher than v1.85. The current version of SGI is for 1.9 but may work with 1.87.

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RonanWarrior
RonanWarrior

umm... just a question. I joined the SGI group on google, and added the mod to my drive folder. But when I go to download it says zipping... and then stops at about 25 percent progress. And then 5 minuets or so later, it says that it failed. No explanation. Just operation failed... Any help would be hot.

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RonanWarrior
RonanWarrior

alright, so i've managed to get the folder in google groups. But its only 2.13 gig, not nearly as large as you describe in your tutorial. and when I try to run the mod I get a dump. I really don't know what's gone wrong. Too bad really Mod looks like good quality stuff. But its too much of a hassle to make work.

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