Is your Vortex Mods cannot be deployed? Why does this happen? What to do now? For your every question related to this, we are here! Have you ever thought about where does your game Mods get stored? Most probably NO! What will be your reaction, when we say this issue occurs mostly because of the Vortex storage, Shocked!
Let us take you in-depth to get your issue fixed within seconds, here we start our readers with the most important question that you might be now thinking about –
Where does vortex store mods?
We are certain you must be aware of the directory functionality, where you can easily customize your stored mods. In case you did the customization, you might not need an explanation here. But, for a clear confirmation let us tell you about the default track.
The Default Track Is-> %APPDATA%\Vortex\skyrim. Moreover, for downloads (this includes mods with .7z packed format) are stored in-> %APPDATA%\vortex\downloads\skyrim.
But What’s %APPDATA%? This can be explained as a track that later automatically gets replaced with “c:\users\<your username>\appdata\roaming” when applied in the navigation line of explorer.
TIME TO KNOW THE CAUSE: Why Vortex Deployment Failed?
Well, You may face this failure deployment in your Vortex Mod Manager in case you have the corrupt JSON deployment file.
Going through many community forums, we also found that this failure can also happen due to the WinRAR application’s corrupt installation. Moreover, recently, several individuals confirmed that the failure in deployment might also be caused due to the presence of a high number of games and mods folder on different drives.
Having said that, it is pretty evident that how crucial it is identify the process the failure.
So, keep scrolling as we have got the answers for you!
SECTION FOR ANSWERING ‘HOW’S!
HOW TO IDENTIFY VORTEX DEPLOYMENT FAILED?
As per some reports, you will encounter this error suddenly when you try to deploy your game’s mod after a system crash. There are two other problems where this issue isn’t limited to. These are:-
- Being confirmed by many users who encountered this error while setting up Vortex to use it the very first time.
- Other than this many users also confirmed this error to occur while changing the settings of mods.
HOW DO YOU DEPLOY A VORTEX MOD?
To do this, there are three main methods among which the first one is said to be the most prominent one. These methods are-
What’s This? Well, To have a clear understanding let us first explain to you how File System works.
It works in a way where it stores the file in two parts, these are:-
- The actual file data
- The index containing the filename
Now, here comes the Hard Links at work. To the index pointing the new location, it creates a second entry. However, it’s been pointing to the second location it still referencing the original file data.
Is it done? No, after this Vortex in the mod install part adds your mods. Further, it also makes a hard link that gets directed to the mod install location when deployed.
The second method is named the Symlink deployment method which means a symbolic link. These are referred to as special files which contain a reference to the other file.
These links are said to be supported somehow directly by the low-level API. This operating system’s API makes a change in the user command which when said to open a symbolic link will eventually get directed to the referenced file.
This deployment method is said as the latest deployment method because it’s still in experimental mode for Vortex 0.16.8. That means it can only work by default where the most prominent method Hardlink deployment is not supported.
Among the three this deployment method is said as the simplest deployment method with no deployment links that need to be created. How Does It Work Then? Applying this method will simply move the files to the game mods folder from the Vortex Mods folder.
Now, you must be curious about-
HOW DO I MANUALLY ADD GAMES TO MY VORTEX?
Adding a New Game To Vortex A Tough Job? Honestly Speaking, not much if you are aware of the right way.
But before modding your game with the Vortex make sure with few things that most important is that it must be detected and also managed in the Games tab.
Why in Vortex? This because it includes a wide range of popular titles with their extensions. And this isn’t limited here using community extensions it can nearly support all games.
Note- Why your game, not in the game tab? In case you cannot find your selected game in the game tab then this must be the unavailability of the game extension.
To add your selected game in the Vortex first search the game in the game tab and then simply select the “ADD TO VORTEX” option, Done!
Seeing lots of confusion regarding what to choose NMM or Vortex, we decided to end up this confusion with ANSWERING-
IS VORTEX OR NMM BETTER?
Confused! Which one to choose and Why? Well, as per user reviews both Vortex and NMM are equally good in every aspect, the edge Vortex has over NMM is that it comes with inbuilt loot rules.
But recently there’s a lot of users why recently switched to Vortex from NMM. And for sure it’s due to inbuilt loot rules. The only thing Vortex needs to change is to come up with the ability to drag-drop load order.
This is all about what to choose between the two, but the most asked questions are yet to answer-
HOW DO I FIX CONFLICTING MODS IN MY VORTEX?
Its quite simple and easy to do, just follow the below steps one by one and wait for the result-
Step 1. First, make sure to list Mods in the same order they are being installed.
Step 2. After installing, you must redeploy for the changes if you have added any rule in the load to get into effect
Going with the above two steps you will notice two buttons on the toolbar present at the top. These are-
- Purge- Which when used removes the installed mods.
- Deploy- It simply reinstalls the mods just in the same order you specified.
Done! These will surely help you out fixing mods conflicts in your Vortex.
IN THE END
Solutions always exist if you are willing to step on them. Thus, hope this good read has given you all the knowledge that you need, starting from the vortex mods cannot be deployed issue to listing out the best ways to fix it.
Let us know how your experiment went by acquiring all the information through this read.