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Skilled Survivors Stay Home - SoD and YOSE by star-mystyk
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Added: 21/02/2014 - 10:29AM
Updated: 15/06/2017 - 04:59PM

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Last updated at 16:59, 15 Jun 2017 Uploaded at 10:29, 21 Feb 2014

Name: Skilled Survivors Stay Home Series
Version: 1.04
Author: Mystyk (star-mystyk)
Original SoD Release Thread
YOSE Version Release Thread


YOSE version now available. See the release thread (linked above) for details.
It's pretty much the same as this version but with an extra file, plus slightly different install/uninstall instructions.


Description:
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Prevents those survivors with essential skills from leaving your base and having the status Away From Home. There are still plenty of other people available for those missions if you want to do them.

Essential skills include Medic, Chef, Mechanic, Gardener, Counsellor, among others.
Also includes Cowards and Slackers.

There are three flavours for Breakdown. Choose only one to install.

1 - Heroes Stay Home - All heroes only, no one else.
2 - Skilled Survivors Stay Home - Only skilled survivors and skilled heroes.
3 - Heroes & Skilled Survivors Stay Home - Both mods merged into one. All Heroes and all skilled survivors.
4 - Storymode - For storymode only. Can be installed at the same time as another flavour above due to it being in a different directory.
5 - Lifeline - For Lifeline only. Can be installed at the same time as another flavour above due to it being in a different directory.

YOSE version has all the same files, except a Lifeline flavour. I haven't got around to that one yet.
It also has an extra file for Storymode called Storymode Skilled + Churchgoers.

If installing for the first time or wanting to switch to a different flavour, it's best to start a new game to have the changes take effect properly.
It used to be that mods that edited files in the rts folder required a new game but, now, not necessarily. As long as the altered characters have not spawned yet any changes should apply once they have appeared in the game.
For storymode and Lifeline, that's a bit different, due to not having levels. If any skilled characters are away from home then simply updating the characters file won't do anything. You may need to start a new game depending on what type of characters have spawned already.
So, if using this on an existing save none of your people at your base (or in currently spawned enclaves) will have changed. Either start a new game or take the most useless person on the RV by themselves (leaving everyone else behind) then start the recruitment process again.
IMO it's better to just start a whole new game.

There's also a separate file included that prevents Skilled people going missing. The main times people go missing are due to Too Many Hordes and Too Many Infestations events. It doesn't prevent people leaving due to a food shortage or bad community reputation, though.
The install path for that one is the same as the other files here. But, due to the contents its best used in conjunction with a Breakdown or Storymode Stay Home file listed above (flavours 2 or 3 & 4). I haven't yet done the Lifeline file, but it might not be needed. Have you seen anyone have the Missing status in Lifeline? I haven't so far.


Installation:
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1. Back up your characters.win.bmd and fatecards.win.bmd* files (If there are any. If not, go to step 2)
2. Extract the files to a temporary location.
3. You'll end up with 5 folders (plus this Readme file)
4. Pick a flavour - (1-3 are for Breakdown only). Inside each folder is a Game folder.
5. Add the contents of a Game folder to *your* Game folder (Steam--SteamApps--common--State of Decay--Game)
6. If there are no changes to your current game, start a new one, or go to the next Breakdown level (flavours 1-3 only).
(* fatecards.win.bmd is from the optional extra file on the download page).


YOSE Installation:
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1. Back up your characters.win.bmd and fatecards.win.bmd* files (If there are any. If not, go to step 2)
2. Extract the files to a temporary location.
3. You'll end up with 5 folders (plus a Readme file)
4. Pick a flavour - (1-3 are for Breakdown only). Inside each folder is a Game folder.
5. Add the contents of a Game folder to *your* Game folder (Steam--SteamApps--common--State of Decay YOSE--Game)
6. If there are no changes to your current game, start a new one, or go to the next Breakdown level (flavours 1-3 only).
6a. Exception - If this mod affects a person in your core group you must leave them behind before going to the next level.
(* fatecards.win.bmd is from the optional folder)


Uninstall:
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Simply delete characters.win.bmd and fatecards.win.bmd then restore your backup, if you needed to make one.
Location for Storymode: Steam--SteamApps--common--State of Decay--Game--libs--class3--rts--characters.win.bmd, fatecards.win.bmd
Location for Breakdown: Steam--SteamApps--common--State of Decay--Game--libs--class3.1--rts--characters.win.bmd, fatecards.win.bmd
Location for Lifeline: Steam--SteamApps--common--State of Decay--Game--libs--class3.2--rts--characters.win.bmd


YOSE Uninstall:
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Simply delete characters.win.bmd and fatecards.win.bmd then restore your backup, if you needed to make one.
Location for Storymode: Steam--SteamApps--common--State of Decay YOSE--Game--libs--class3--rts--characters.win.bmd, fatecards.win.bmd
Location for Breakdown: Steam--SteamApps--common--State of Decay YOSE--Game--libs--class3.1--rts--characters.win.bmd, fatecards.win.bmd


Requirements:
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Flavours 1-3 are for Breakdown only.
Flavour 4 is for Storymode only.
Flavour 5 is for Lifeline only.
Optional file is for Storymode and Breakdown only.


YOSE Version Requirements:
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Flavours 1-3 are for Breakdown only.
Flavours 4 & 5 are for Storymode only.
Flavour 6 is coming soon (Lifeline)**
Optional file is for Storymode and Breakdown only.

**(16 June, 2017) Even though I've uninstalled YOSE, and don't play anymore (due to video card driver issues with YOSE), I'll eventually get around to completing the mod. I've still got the files somewhere.


Incompatible:
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QMJS's Extended Functions
- Where I prevent *all* Skilled people from leaving home, he just prevents those who occupy a facility.


Merged Mods List:
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The following mods have Skilled Survivors merged into them. Not always in its entirety, depending on what the author decided for their mod, so check their readmes and/or thread comments for more information on what is included.

DevilDriver by Dukex123

YOSE Version:
MOUT Interrupted by SwissArmyKnife


Tools Used:
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SoDET
QuickBMS
xml2bmd
Notepad++
WinMerge


My Other Mods:
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