openmw-validator

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Author:
Hristos N. Triantafillou
OpenMW Compatibility:
Description:

Check an openmw.cfg file for:

  • Errors such as typos on data paths, folders that don't exist, or similar mistakes
  • A map of anything in your load order that overwrites files from another earlier load order entry - including a record of specific files that have been replaced
  • Load order conflicts or problems that may be hard to notice in game or otherwise

Very useful for making sure your config doesn't have any unintended problems after setting up a large number of mods.

Supports: Linux, macOS, and Windows. Source code available on Sourcehut.

This is a command-line program. If you're using mod manager software such as Mod Organizer 2, then you don't need this (it should provide similar functionality as far as seeing what replaces what).

To install and use this:

  • Download the zip using the "Download Page" link above.
  • Extract the files to the folder path shown below (or any other place you desire).
  • Open a non-administrator Powershell prompt (windows) or terminal (BSD/Linux/macOS).
  • Run the validator by using the full path (e.g. on Windows: c:\games\OpenMWMods\Tools\openmwvalidator\openmw-validator.exe or ~/games/OpenMWMods/Tools/openmwvalidator/openmw-validator-linux-amd64 on Linux or macOS, but change the executable name for mac)

If all goes well it will say something like "Validation completed, log written to: ...", examine that file for details about the validation.

Requires BSA:
No
Has Plugin:
No
Active:
Yes

Suggested folder paths:

Linux:
/home/username/games/OpenMWMods/Tools/openmwvalidator
macOS:
/Users/username/games/OpenMWMods/Tools/openmwvalidator
Windows:
C:\games\OpenMWMods\Tools\openmwvalidator
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