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How do mod managers / mod loaders work?

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As simple as the title says, I want to know how mod managers or mod loaders work.
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    That is highly specific to each game. Some just replace/add files directly into the game's folder, the ones I've made inject a DLL that replaces one the game normally loads and use specially designed code to hijack the game's normal functions, something like Reloaded II has a much more general hook system that can work with anything.

    All of the mod loaders I've made have source code available on the Sonic Retro GitHub account, although I can't say that I'm the best reference on how to build a mod loader, I kind of just made it up as I went.
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