Frosty Tool Suite – How To Install Mods With Frosty Mod Manager

Since the release of Frosty Tool Suite, naturally, many questions have arisen as to how install mods made in Frosty Editor.

Here is a tutorial with both a video demonstration and a text on how to install Frosty Mods with Frosty Mod Manager.

Before you start..

 

  • IT IS IMPERATIVE YOU READ THE SIDE NOTES BELOW BEFORE & AFTER VIEWING THE TUTORIAL.
  • CHECK THE FROSTY TOOL SUITE ERROR COMPENDIUM BEFORE REPORTING ANY ISSUES.
  • CHECK OUT THE COMMENTS, AS SOMETIMES, THEY MAY ALSO HAVE THE ANSWERS TO ANY ISSUES YOU ARE HAVING.

 

I, munchyfly, am NOT the creator of Frosty Tool Suite. I’m merely a Tester, meaning that I only try out the tools and take no part in it’s coding.

All Frosty Tool Suite development is made by GalaxyMan2015 & his development group.

 


Video Tutorial

 

 

  1. Extract Frosty Mod Manager
  2. Run it.
  3. Point to Mass Effect: Andromeda .exe
  4. Extract the mod
  5. Press Install Mods in Frosty Mod Manager
  6. Point to the .fbmod.
  7. Activate the Mod by double clicking it
  8. Launch Game

Links

 

Side Notes

  1. When you download a mod, there should be 2 (two) files: “.fbmod” &ย “.archive”. These must always be together. If “.archive” is not present, the you must let the mod author know, as Frosty Mod Manager needs both files in order to read & merge mods.
  2. If you launch the game from Frosty Editor, only the changes made inside it will appear in-game.
  3. To view multiple mods in-game, you must use Frosty Mod Manager.
  4. Launching the game outside of either Frosty Editor or Frosty Mod Manager will not display any mods, ergo, the Vanilla Game will be launched.

 

 

51 comments

  • “No Consumables Cooldown” isn’t working for Battlefront (2015). It says that mod wasn’t designed for this game. Do anyone knows what i have to do?

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  • Not sure you can help me with this, but I’ve not found too much on google. I was using MEAExplorer, but since most mods are Frosty now, I repaired my game and decided to use Frosty. It logs me into origin fine, but then nothing. Doesn’t attempt to launch game at all. Task manager shows no changed processes after origin launching. I added frosty to the firewall exceptions. Tried running Frosty with no mods, still wouldn’t launch game but repaired game launches fine w/o Frosty. My windows defender is not blocking it, as it shows nothing at all in quarantine or otherwise. Using 4.7 .net framework. Windows 10. Frosty MM 1.0.2a. Thank you for any pearls of wisdom you can toss in my lap. And if you are all out of pearls, well then I appreciate you just taking a peek. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  • Not sure you can help me with this, but I’ve not found too much on google. I was using MEAExplorer, but since most mods are Frosty now, I repaired my game and decided to use Frosty. It logs me into origin fine, but then nothing. Doesn’t attempt to launch game at all. Task manager shows no changed processes after origin launching. I added frosty to the firewall exceptions. Tried running Frosty with no mods, still wouldn’t launch game but repaired game launches fine w/o Frosty. My windows defender is not blocking it, as it shows nothing at all in quarantine or otherwise. Using 4.7 .net framework. Windows 10. Frosty MM 1.0.2a. Thank you for any pearls of wisdom you can toss in my lap. And if you are all out of pearls, well then I appreciate you just taking a peek. ๐Ÿ˜› (if this is a duplicate post – sorry, had a WordPress issue.)

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    • Hi. Sorry your having trouble. I appreciate the compliment but I have no pearls of wisdom. Only beans LOL.

      Anyway, did you try reading the Error Compendium? It’s located under the Frosty Tool Suite link at the top.

      It contains several reports on errors and such. If you can’t find a solution there, then let me know.

      Hope it helps :).

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      • I found the culprit that stole ol’ Frosty’s magic hat. It appears there was an older ModData folder that needed to be removed. Repair alone was not enough. Once deleted, Frosty sang Happy Birthday. Magic hat restored to ol’ Frosty. ๐Ÿ™‚
        And thank you for the tip. I’ll look there if I have any more issues.

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      • PS – Hope you didn’t steal those beans from Jack :p

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      • Yay! I’m glad you solved your issue ^__^;;

        Nope. Jack’s beans are safe and sound somewhere out there. Mine are regular beans you buy at the market LOL.

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  • Game doesn’t launch from the Frosty. After I press launch button, it just minimizes and game doesn’t start. No such problems when I launch it normally.

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    • First, try reading the Error Compendium. use the Frosty Tool Suite link above. I’m pretty sure this issue is recorded there.
      Second, it could be a mod that’s doing that. Try going one by one and see which one does it.
      Third, if the above doesn’t help then let me know.

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  • ImmortalNInja18

    ok need some help here, i press launch game but nothing happens. It shows in task manager that mass effect andromeda is running but no window pops up, its not in task bar. I even heard that it can take a while for it to start, so i let it sit there for 3 hours and nothing… please help!

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    • Hello. Sorry to hear your having troubles.

      First, I suggest you read the Error Compendium. I’m pretty sure your issue is recorded there.

      If it doesn’t work, let me know. It might be a mods fault too.

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      • ImmortalNInja18

        i’ve tried looking through that, and any fix that is on there that relates to my issue, i’ve tried and none of the fixes on there work.

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      • Try the following:

        1) Is your game COMPLETELY vanilla?
        2) If your game isn’t vanilla yet, please remove the AnselSDK64.dll files and, if it’s there, bcrypt.dll. Also, if it’s there, delete the ModData folder. Then Repair your game through Origin. OR, completely re-install the game, if your willing to do so.
        3) Try running the game through Frosty Mod Manager WITHOUT any mods active.
        4) Try running the game with one mod at a time. If it’s a mod’s fault then you will find out which one is the culprit.
        5) Run Frosty Mod Manager with Administrator Rights.
        6) What is your game version?

        If that doesn’t help, I suggest you post your issue on the Modding Andromeda troubleshooting channel. If your issue is a new one, it might even be added to the compendium for future reference.

        That’s about as much help as I can give you right now. Apologies.

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  • When I launch a mod for Star Wars Battlefront, it says that a “requested operation requires elevation”. How do I fix this?

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  • I’m wondering how the mod list order works. Are mods at the top of the list loaded first or does top of the list give them highest priority so they’d be loaded last? Basically if I have Mod A that replaces an entire armor set, but I also have Mod B that replaces only the visor and I want Mod B to overwrite the visor portion of Mod A…would I put Mod B above or below Mod A in the list?

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  • Just went through your error list and couldn’t find it in there, so perhaps you can help me.
    When I download The Mod Manager I’m getting a RAR file not a Zip file so there’s nothing to extract and install to start with. I’ve tried downloading from both Nexus and GitHub to the same effect. I assume I’m doing wrong so a hint would be nice please ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • When you download FMM, it does come as a rar. You have to extract that archive to any folder. Inside that folder, there should be FrostyModManager.exe, along with several other files that make it up.

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  • dumb mistake on my behalf, my zip program had expired…….

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  • Hey, I’m having a similar issue to another post further up, where Frosty just refuses to launch the game at all, even without any mods installed, I’ve gone through the troubleshooting for almost every error listed in the compendium, and while they fixed other errors that I had, like not being able to press the launch button without some kind of error. But now everything goes well until the Frosty tool minimizes and the game appears on my task manager, but no window opens, nothing runs and the process is not even using 9mb of my RAM

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    • Well, at this point, I’d suggest either a clean install or try your luck at the Discord Server.

      Honestly, I’ve only had one issue with Frosty but that was way before it was released. Ever since: no problems at all.

      I merely compiled that Error Compendium ;P.

      Plus, I haven’t modded Andromeda in quite some time so I can’t really say if there is anything new added there.

      Sorry I couldn’t be of more help :(.

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      • Thanks for replying.
        Doing a clean reinstall of ME:A did help, but only for 1 session, now the Frosty tool .exe doesn’t run, I try to run it, and nothing happens, isn’t there a more permanent way to mod textures for the game without having to use the tool every single time?

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      • Nvm, deleting bcrypt.dll somehow fixed it, still, it would be cool to have a way to mod the game permanently like Frosty did with DA:I

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      • Well, I’m glad you solved it.

        1) Frosty did not permanently mod DAI. It wasn’t even around when DAI Modding was possible.

        2) The fact that the game cannot be permanently modded is a good thing. You don’t have to edit your Patch every time you uninstall mods, since save files from a modded game could not be opened unless you incremented the Patch number manually.

        With Frosty, you wouldn’t need to do this. The game would only be modded if you run it through Frosty Mod Manager. Run it directly through Origin and your game is vanilla, meaning that you wouldn’t need to mess with the original files.

        This is also a good thing because you can share save files without being worried that the mod user has to keep upping their Patch version based on the save file. I’ve seen modders share save files where you would have to up your Patch version from the regular 12 to 20. Normally, it should only go up to 13, if modded.

        3) For modders, this is also good because we can test mods without having to build & merge them every time. We can save the project and edit it later. In DAI, you had to build the mod and merge it to test it out.

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  • hannah sandpixie

    hiya are we able to use it for inquisition as well? am using it for my andromeda and it is sooooooooo much simpler than the DAI mod manager omg

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  • Iโ€™d like to make a suggestion for a feature to be added to simplify the mods positioning in the order list.
    I wrote into the posts on Nexus, but It seems that nobody is reading that, of the development team.
    Thanks for any suggestion

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    • I’m pretty sure the development team is reading it. Just because your questions weren’t answered, doesn’t mean they aren’t being read. Or you may have suggested something similar as a previous user, so answering was high priority. The last time I checked it was a two-man team developing it, along with a handful of testers (myself included). Meaning that aside from the Masters, I’ll only know what’s new and what’s not when they publish a Test Version.

      As far as I know, currently they are more focused on getting Mesh Importing. Rest assured, the list of improvements is massive from what I can tell. Right now, I believe they are more focused on modding features rather than organizational components, like what you suggested.

      I understand your frustrations. Personally I’ve got a HUGE list of suggestions, which undoubtedly, they also have in their Future Plans column. So don’t worry about not being answered. Pretty sure they also thought of that as well ๐Ÿ˜‰

      PS: Sorry if I sound a little rough. I’ve got a wee bit of a headache right now ๐Ÿ˜”

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  • Hi ๐Ÿ™‚
    I might have the same problem 2 other Users have here. But i was not able to solve it.
    I did everything like the Tutorial says, but it ends up for me like this:
    ME Andromeda is running in the background. I can see it in the taskmanager but that’s it.

    Things i tried so far:

    deleting the moddata folder
    deleting the bcrypt.dll
    repair the game through Origin
    tried to launch through Frosty Mod Manager without any Mods active
    tried to launch with 1 Mod by another active

    Only thing that could cause this problem maybe is, because i only have the trial from MEA at the moment?

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    • Hi there!

      Since I didn’t have the Trial version, I asked the development team on their thoughts:

      Quoting GalaxyMan2015:

      permissions problem, they have to do the usual checks, if none of them work, then probably a trial issue

      Also, check the Error Compendium. Your issue could have also been reported.

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      • Thank you for the super fast reply ^^

        Found 2 other possible solutions on the Compendium. Tried them, but also didn’t work.
        Guess it can really just be a trial issue then.
        If i will get it to work somehow, i will write here again so it can maybe help others with the same problem.

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      • Good Luck!

        And yes, if you do manage, it would be very helpful if you post it here :D.

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  • Hello again ๐Ÿ™‚

    Yep, it was definitely because of the trial version. Bought the full version today and the mod manager works perfectly fine ^^
    What a relief ๐Ÿ˜€

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