What is a Content Pack?
A Content Pack is a bundle of files stored in a folder in the Pokemon\ContentPacks\ directory that can change:
- Textures ( GUI, NPC, Entity and Tilesets )
One can have multiple Content Packs activated and they replace the content that they find in decending order.
Content Packs are essentially a way to customize the game experience without altering any game features.
All changes done by Content Packs are aesthetic.
Preparation, directories and in-game activation
In order to properly create a Content Pack, you should create a new game, get a Pokémon on that new save file and enable the SandBoxMode. You can do that by opening the player.dat file with Notepad.
All Content Packs are located in the ContentPacks directory, and each Content Pack is represented by a directory with a "info.dat" file in it.
They will appear in the game when you click on the Pokéball icon on the top right corner of the main menu. (The ContentPack menu)
All Content Packs can be activated there. The order in which the Content Packs are represented in this list is the same as their loading order.
Content Packs can be used with Online profiles.
A Content Pack consists of at least a folder in the ContentPacks directory and the "info.dat" file.
If you want to add content files like music and textures to the ContentPack, the game searches the ContentPack folders as if they were the "Content" folder of the game.
This means if you have a file located in "Pokemon\Content\Textures\test.xnb", to replace that file ingame with your own version, you put that file here: "Pokemon\ContentPacks\<yourcontentpack>\Textures\test.xnb".
A Content Pack can replace all texture, song and sound files (.xnb files) inside the original Content folder of the game, except the "GameJolt" logo which will always be loaded through the original Content folder.
The "info.dat" file
The info.dat file consists of 3 lines of text:
The version of your Content Pack. The name of your Content Pack. Additional information about your Content Pack. ( Accept <br /> to make a new line )
None of these have to contain the intended information.