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    Default How to install custom campaigns

    Hello!

    Long time DK2 player looking to spicing up their game.

    I'm a complete noob at any kind of custom content and can't figure out for the life of me how to get custom campaigns to show up in my game.

    Could anyone offer some advice?

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    Default Re: How to install custom campaigns

    Well, it's not too hard really. You must locate your DK2 installation directory. If it's original, then it'll be under C:\Program Files OR C:\Program Files (x86) on a 64-bit Windows system. If it's GoG then I think it's under C:\GOG Games. Anyway, once you locate your DK2 installation directory then any custom add-ons are going under the Data directory in the indicated locations (below).
    Map Files (kwd/kld) go under Data\Editor\Maps
    Thumbnails (if supplied) go under Data\Editor\Maps\Thumbnails
    Message files (if supplied) go under Data\Text\Default

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: How to install custom campaigns

    Hmm... so I am on the right track. I've done that but I still can't find any trace of it in game.

    My DK2 stuff (gog) is on the D drive, would that be an issue?

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    Is the custom map downloaded from this site? Or one you made yourself?
    If it's from this site (or another site even) what is the map name?
    It doesn't matter that it's on the D: drive.

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    Default Re: How to install custom campaigns

    Yup, custom from this site.
    I believe it's called Rise of Nemesis or something like that? It's a DK1 recreate

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    Default Re: How to install custom campaigns

    Quote Originally Posted by DemureGirl View Post
    Yup, custom from this site.
    I believe it's called Rise of Nemesis or something like that? It's a DK1 recreate
    This one. Becoming of Nemesis.

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    Default Re: How to install custom campaigns

    That's the one!

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    I think for that one just click the shortcut of the map you want to play in \1.7 Shortcuts\GOG\

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    That's correct since those are custom campaign maps you must use the command line options that are embedded in the provided shortcuts. However, it will not work off-the-shelf for DemureGirl because her GoG installation is on a secondary HDD (D: drive).

    So, you must go into the shortcut properties and change the pointer to the correct drive and then the shortcuts should work. :-)

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    Default Re: How to install custom campaigns

    I usually have a Level Select executable set up for maps like this, it's pretty simple.

    Basically, create a Shortcut to your DKII executable, and add the following to the Target location.

    -q -level "xxx"

    Where xxx is the map name.

    So, for example, it should come out like this.

    "C:\Dungeon Keeper 2\DKII.exe" -q -level "01. Eversmile"

    I posted this on the Becoming of Nemesis thread already but I can copy paste it again here. This is a list of all the map file names for convenient copy pasting into a level select.

    01. Eversmile
    02. Cosyton
    03. Waterdream Warm
    04. Flowerhat
    05. Lushmeadow-on-Down
    06. Snuggledell
    07. Wishvale
    08. Tickle
    09. Moonbrush Wood
    10. Nevergrim
    11. Hearth
    12. Elves' Dance
    13. Buffy Oak
    14. Sleepiburgh
    15. Woodly Rhyme
    16. Tulipscent
    17. Mirthshire
    18. Blaise End
    19. Mistle
    20. Skybird Trill
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