This is a guide on how to download and setup the Mod Launcher.
1: Downloading the Mod Launcher
The first step is to download the Mod Launcher. You can do this by heading over to the Tool Downloads page and then clicking the download button.
2: Extracting the Mod Launcher
Next, you want to extract the ZIP archive of the Mod Launcher you just downloaded.
It is recommended that you do not extract the Mod Launcher to your Hit & Run install directory.
To extract the archive using the built in Windows utility, simply Right Click > Extract All... to open the Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders dialog.
From there, choose where you want to extract the Mod Launcher and then click Extract.
To extract the archive using 7-Zip, simply Right Click > 7-Zip > Extract files....
From there, choose where you want to extract the Mod Launcher and then click OK.
3: Mod Launcher Folder
Now we should have a folder containing a few things:
- A folder named DLLs: This folder contains DLLs used by the Mod Launcher. Unless explicitly instructed to do so by Donut Team, you should avoid making changes to the contents of this folder.
- A folder named Mods: This is one of several places where you can install mods for the Mod Launcher. There are a few mods included in this folder but you're free to remove them if you'd like.
- Lucas Simpsons Hit & Run Mod Launcher.exe: This is, of course, the actual launcher itself.
4: First Time Setup
Let's go ahead and start up the Mod Launcher.
Upon first startup, you will be prompted to sign into your Donut Team account to enable Donut Team Account Integration.
This is optional and you may simply press "Skip" if you do not wish to do so.
5: Launching the Game
After the account prompts, you'll be greeted with the Main Window of the Mod Launcher which should look like this:
From here, you can simply click the "Launch" button on the bottom right to launch the game.
The first time you do this, you will be prompted to browse for your install of the game. By default, the game is installed to
C:\Program Files\Vivendi Universal Games\The Simpsons Hit & Run on 32-bit systems or
C:\Program Files (x86)\Vivendi Universal Games\The Simpsons Hit & Run on 64-bit systems.
Once you've done that, the game will launch and you are done setting up the Mod Launcher!
Extra: Configuring the Mod Launcher
Now that you have the Mod Launcher setup, you might be interested in learning more about the various settings it has. You can read all about them here.
Extra: Installing Mods
Now that you have the Mod Launcher setup, you might be interested in downloading and installing additional mods. You can read a tutorial on how to do that here.
Extra: Localising the Mod Launcher
If you would prefer the Mod Launcher be in a language other than English, you can check out this page which contains a list of available language packs and how to install them. It also explains how to create your own if you'd like to contribute one.