RE: CMSF mod files
ok bidermann this is from the mod tools readme file
MODS IN ACTION
Now that you've created your mods as .brz file(s), it's time to see them work inside Combat Mission. Here is the easiest way to be sure that your mod files get loading priority over the files that ship standard with Combat Mission.
First, be aware that inside the Data folder, any new sub-directories (folders) that are added also adhere to the same alphanumeric loading priority system as detailed above. With that in mind, go inside the Data folder and create a new folder called "Z". Because "Z" comes after the names of the standard game files ("Version XXX") you are guaranteed that any mods you put into the "Z" folder will be loaded and used by Combat Mission.
Second, note that among the .brz mod files you create and put into this "Z" folder, the alphanumeric rule still applies within that folder. So if you have "MyMod1.brz" and "MyMod2.brz" files both inside the "Z" folder, data from "MyMod2.brz" will take priority over "MyMod1.brz" for any duplicate contents.
You may also place single *non-brz* files into the Data "Z" folder (like individual .WAV or .BMP files). Combat Mission can recognize individual BMP or WAV files even when not packed into a BRZ file. This is not recommended when creating a "mod pack" for use by others because dozens or hundreds of individual files are difficult to manage, but it can be useful while you are creating your mod, and want to test out small edits. Individual files are given loading priority over ALL .brz files regardless of how they are named.
Madmatt's note: What I did for my version of CMSF (which is heavily sound moded) was to create a series of folders called; Version 200, Version 201, Version 203 etc.. in my Data directory. In each of these folders are various moded sound files. I stared with the number 200 because I am pretty sure we are not ever going to have 95 patches for CMSF (200 is 95 higher than the current version 105) so it’s a safe number to begin with. You of course can name your new mod folders however you want as long as the names come alphanumerically AFTER the most recent .brz file listed in the root of Data.
To test this, we have provided a few sample wav files. They represent two different ambient background sounds, one with background artillery and combat noises and one with ambient Syrian environmental sounds. To find them, look inside the "Mod Tools\Sample Files" directory. Inside you will see a folder named "Version 200". Inside that folder are two alternative background sounds. Choose the one you wish to hear in the game, rename it to "background.wav" (without the quotes) and copy and paste the entire Version 200 folder into your Data directory. Now when you play the game, you will hear the new background file that you selected.
hope this help.