Ritterlich wrote:Is this because of this fileswap? I only used "West Germany skins" by modder Vasto beside that. He claims his skin-exchange was MP compatible. The fileswap of this mod seems much more radical. However, I am not sure, I may be wrong. The original file is 19mb, the file you provide around 6mb, btw.
It's not that I just "claim" that skin mods are MP compatible, but after nearly an 8 months of using those by many different people and don’t seeing even a single desync report during that time, I'm pretty sure that skin swaps don't have any negative effect on multiplayer.
As for the NDF_wind.dat changes, we are not sure about this one, since it's a file which holds main gameplay data. Theoretically It should be ok, to change there some visual appearance values, but after your reports it looks like it isn't such a sure thing, which is sad, though it's good that this discovery has been made. Of course I'm not a 100% sure that it's a fault of this mod, so If somebody could post here any further observations, it would be great, as this would give us further knowledge what actually we can mod safely and what not.
As for the size of those NDF files, the original NDF_Win.dat should be something around 20MB. The modified one has 6MB. This smaller size is not a result of missing data, but a result of different compression level which is used when saving a modified NDF file.