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Help with managing Mix files
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Tuc0
Cyborg Firebomber


Joined: 26 Sep 2016
Location: Slovakia

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 9:53 am    Post subject:  Help with managing Mix files Reply with quote

I would like to ask for any recommendation how to operate with mix files for mods in effective way.
My issue is that sometimes my mix files get corrupted when I add new files.

Is there any limit how many files or size can be in mix files before it gets corrupted?
Has anyone any recommended way how often do I have to replace previous ones with new mix files?

Currently one of my mix files works fine, but as soon as I drop new file inside, it will get corrupted.

Any help appreciated.

(I am using XCC Mixer)

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E1 Elite
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Joined: 28 May 2013

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never had mix errors. What I do is:
- keep folder names same as mix filenames in a mod folder like ecache02 or expand02 and have the mod content in those folders.
- keep a base folder which contains the empty mix files created with XCC Mixer like ecache02.mix.
- copy the empty mix file from the base folder to the game folder overwriting existing mix file.
- open the empty mix file in the game folder with XCC Mixer. Drag and drop files into it.

Adding or deleting from mix files are the main reason for corruption.

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Lin Kuei Ominae
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Joined: 16 Aug 2006
Location: Germany

PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

using XCC Mixer
I always simply delete the entire content from a mix. Then it's as fresh as a new mix.
Then same as E1, I add all the files again from a folder with the same name as the mix.
Had this way no mix error in years.
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Tuc0
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for help.

Also regards to "Compact" option, is it a "must" when adding files or does it have advatages/disadvantage at all?

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E1 Elite
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't use compact. Just drag and drop and leave it.

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