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How to Load Sonic 1/2 Mods through Reloaded II - A Tutorial for Sonic the Hedgehog (2013)

Basically the Mod Manager till 1.2.0

Ever since Sonic 1 and 2 were decompiled, the modding scene has exploded with plenty of mods to play however the method 

So I'm here to show you how to load mods without having to constantly 
navigate to where your game is located!

What you will need:

Sonic 1 and 2 Decomps (RSDK Obtained Legally)
.NET Core 5.0.0 or Above
Images of the Sonic 1 and Sonic 2 Icons (Optional)
Reloaded II
and any random mod for (I'll be using Sunset Emerald Hill).

If you don’t have something listed here then I’d recommend installing it now.

Step 1: Adding the Games


Adding the games is relatively simple upon opening reloaded you’ll be met with this:

Click the plus button and in the window that appears navigate to where Sonic 1 and 2 are and add them in.

To make things easier for later though you’ll want to rename them you can do so by clicking on one and launching it then you’ll know what game based on the menu. 

From there simply name the games accordingly!

The Icons may look a bit wrong but we’ll fix those at the end of the tutorial. For now on to Adding Mods!

Step 2: Adding Mods


To add a mod we’ll first click on the Triple Gear Icon
Which will send us here:

Now we’ll click “New Mod” and a new window will pop up:
To break the categories down:
Top Box - Mod Folder Name
Second Box- Mod Name
Third Box- Mod Author
Fourth Box- Mod Version
Fifth Box - Mod Description

So a lot of this is basically a copy/paste job after that click “Mod Dependencies” and set “Reloaded File Redirector” as a dependency. 

If you don't see it however, not to worry as you can download it from Reloaded II! Simply click on the Gear Icon with a plus next to it and look through the list for the Redirector then select it and click "Download":


Then wait for it to Install, once that's done you then simply set the mod to use it as described above.

Now that that's done and we're back on the original page click on the mod listing and add it to the mod’s respective game:

Finally go to the game and click on the mod entry then click the “Open Folder” button it will open a window in that window make a folder called “Redirector” and put the mod files inside:

To clarify most mods are typically setup like this from ZIP:
Mod.zip/Mod Folder/Data Files

You'll want to get the Data Files you'll know your there when you see folders named "Data" and "Scripts" or one of them alone depending on mod.

You'll want to plop those into the "Redirector" folder you just made so say the mod edits both data and scripts then it will look like this:

If it's just a Script mod or just a Data Mod then it will only use one of these

After that close the window and return to Reloaded 2 then simply enable
the mod and launch the game:

Congrats you now know how to load mods and will never have to swap files out again!

But if you want to fix the Icon issue and make the games more Identifiable then read on.

Step 3: Adding Icons


For this you’ll need to download the game’s Icons, which you can find on Sonic Retro’s pages for 2013 Sonic 1 and 2.

Once done store them somewhere safe and, in Reloaded 2 pick the desired game and click “Edit Application” you’ll see a big circle with the obtained icon.:

Simply click on the icon you see and navigate to where you stored Sonic 2’s Icon and select it then do the same for Sonic 1 after all that this will be your final result:

With that you now have Icons Enjoy!
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    I've done EVERYTHING right. I downloaded the mods, made a redirector folder, put the data AND script mods in, I put them both on the respective game, but it's not working.
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    Tried this on sonic cd decompilation and it works! 

    use RSDK Steam Version to check
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  • Can someone make a tutorial video on this?
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    I'm really impressed, I tried this with the mod "Drop Dash only" from "max control" and it worked!

    You have to follow the steps well for it to work, I tested it with the mod said before that it is a mod that uses Scripts and it worked.

    things to clarify:

    1) The extracted data.rsdk and the Scripts folder have to be in the game folder.

    2) If you don't have the "Redirector" folder, it will create it and it will still work. (remember to put the mod files there)

    3) follow the steps letter by letter (optional :v)

    4) I almost forgot, remember to put "Reloaded file redirector" as a dependency in all mods that you are going to put in sonic 1 and 2 (as it says in the tutorial)

    I hope this comment makes more people try this way of modifying sonic 1 and 2 decomp :)

    edit: after doing step 2, go back to reloaded 2 and go to the Triple Gear icon and click on the mod that you put (for example "CD Moveset"). Below you will see the two games (sonic 1 and 2), you click on the corresponding mod game and it will work.

    sorry if my english is bad.
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    Why doesn't it work, I did everything correctly
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    Is this confirmed to work with every mod? I tried this with both the New Menu System for Sonic 1, and the Press Start Button Fix (I'm sure these two don't go together, but I tried them separately), and neither worked. I can launch the game, and have Reloaded set up for Sonic Heroes so I know my way around it pretty well... everything is set up like the screenies. Is this only compatible with certain mods? 
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    Somehow I knew Reloaded II existed, but I never thought of trying it with the decomps. Thanks for the idea.
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    You can give a link to the icons?
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    Where is Step 2?
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