Update from Mesa 2.0.1 to 2.1

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Important

A. You starting from a fresh copy and have nothing to backup from the previous version, in this case this tutorial is not for you .


B. You are using a project workspace packed by default with MESA.


C. You have created a custom project workspace for your mod project

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The easier and the safer way to update from mesa 2.0.1 to 2.1

1. Go at the location of the MESA installation directory
2. Rename the folder from c:/MESA to c:/MESA_201
3. Extract mesa 2.1 on your drive it could be that: “c:/MESA”
4. Go to c:/mesa_201/projects/ and accordingly to the context follow the sub sections :

 


 

B. Default projects workspace

Example for source filmmaker :

1. Open the c:/mesa201/projects/sourcefilmmaker/
2. Copy modelsrc, materialsrc and scenes directories, to c:/mesa/projects/sourcefilmmaker/
3. You can now, edit the mesa/mesa_config.bat and execute the batch file with run as administrator.
4. Run as administrator the batch : c:/mesa/projects/sourcefilmmaker/source_filmmaker.bat
5. Run maya, and set the project to c:/mesa/projects/sourcefilmmaker/
6. Now test out the new version and if there is no special issue with this version, you can delete c:/MESA_201/
7. Enjoy ;)


C. Custom projects workspace

The most easiest thing you could do is to apply the change I made to the batch file at the root of your project workspace. the changes i had done are just for a better reading of the Variables paths.

Now test out the new version and if there is no special issue with this version, you can delete c:/MESA_201/.

That’s all folks!

 

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