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How to Uninstall Mods [message #63463] Wed, 15 June 2011 11:54 Go to next message
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This is something that many people have asked me via private messages, and something that really should not have to be asked, since it has been answered so, so many times.

Henceforth, I will proceed to the tutorial*.

Step 1: Have you made backups?

This is something you should have done, plain and simple. However much we advise making backups of your files before modding, it is apparent that most people, unfortunately, do not listen. This is a problem, however not an insurmountable issue.

If you did make backups, you probably understand the mechanics of copying a file and in general what a file is. If this is the case, then simply copy your backup files and replace the game files with said copied backup files. You only need to do this with the files that you have modified, but if you are not sure it is best to replace all the files with their backup versions.

If you have not made backups, which, if you are reading this that is to be expected (you idiot), then you will need to continue to the next step.

Step 2: You Didn't Make Backups

In the probable case that you did not make backups, the next step of action is to uninstall fable. To do this, click the start button and navigate to All Programs>>Microsoft Games>>Fable - The Lost Chapters and click 'Uninstall Fable - The Lost Chapters'. Follow the uninstaller, and when it is finished, go to the Microsoft Games directory. This is usually C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\, or if you have a 64 bit system, C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\. Once you have found the Microsoft Games folder, open it, and delete the Fable - The Lost Chapters folder. The whole folder, with everything in it.

You are now free to install Fable again, and the mods will be gone. Gone as in, not there anymore.

Finally, there seems to be much confusion over the nature of Fable Explorer, in that people think it stores mods.As a final note, please be aware that it does not. Fable Explorer cannot store mods, only your game files can do that. Fable Explorer is to storing mods, as an industrial turbine belt salesman is to a chimichanga.

Quick Review:

  1. If you have backups, use them.
  2. If you don't have backups, uninstall fable, delete the fable installation directory, then reinstall fable.
  3. Fable Explorer cannot store mods in itself


If the above guide was unsuccessful...

If you are using Windows 7 or Vista, and re-installing the game didn't delete the mods, Fable is likely reading files from the Virtual Store.

To remedy this:
  1. Uninstall again.
  2. Go to here: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\
  3. Delete "Fable - The Lost Chapters" folder.
  4. Go to here: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Microsoft Games\
  5. Delete "Fable - The Lost Chapters". (AppData might not show up by default. If that happens, go to Start, Run and just copy and paste it in. Don't forget to replace [username] with your username.)
  6. Re-install

You're good to go.

*This tutorial is written using the Prolonged Sarcasm humor system, copyright JohnDoe 2011
Also added Virtual Store issue fix. -DarkenedSoul


"All of the work, and none of the play, will surely provide for a speedy decay"

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Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #63469 is a reply to message #63463] Wed, 15 June 2011 14:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Isn't there a way to get the files off the retail disk?
Or am I mistaken?


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Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #63473 is a reply to message #63469] Wed, 15 June 2011 15:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yeah, they're in .cab files, but I have never used this method, as I have been unable to get them open Mad

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Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #63482 is a reply to message #63473] Thu, 16 June 2011 15:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I believe there are programs that can help with that. But usually .cabs are open-able by default, if i'm not mistaken.

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Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #63488 is a reply to message #63482] Thu, 16 June 2011 18:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Got it:

My last installation of windows was kinda bonked, but I can open them just fine now


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Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #63522 is a reply to message #63463] Sat, 18 June 2011 23:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Has anyone experienced the phenomenon in which after restoring your back-ups or even re-installing Fable completely that your mods still persist? This is what is happening to me. Restoring backups does remove Free Roam (app AND package versions), but mods such as removing will tattoos and allowing weapons in otherwise restricted areas remain. I was able to fix this once by re-installing with a new file path, but such a solution is rather tedious.

If it matters I am using Windows 7 64-bit and my backup file included EVERYTHING.
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #63523 is a reply to message #63522] Sun, 19 June 2011 00:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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samuraitucker wrote on Sun, 19 June 2011 01:30

I am using Windows 7

Look up "Virtual Store" and learn more about that, it could be the problem.


Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #63527 is a reply to message #63523] Sun, 19 June 2011 08:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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It will be the virtual store; he needs to take ownership of his files too.

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Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #63545 is a reply to message #63527] Mon, 20 June 2011 16:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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IDontKnow wrote on Sun, 19 June 2011 11:42

It will be the virtual store; he needs to take ownership of his files too.

To learn how to do so, go here


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i cant delete mods no matter what
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65932 is a reply to message #65929] Thu, 01 March 2012 09:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What do you mean? You have to be more specific. What have you tried to get mods off your game? How did it work? You have to be specific, or noone can help you.

Read the site rules, as well as individual thread rules, stickies and announcements, and use search, or you will have smartassy or exasperated ownage rained down upon you by the site's crack team of mods and admins. Also, you can find all you need to get started on modding here.
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65933 is a reply to message #63463] Thu, 01 March 2012 10:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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i uninstall fable and reinstall fable and fable explorer is unchanged
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65934 is a reply to message #65933] Thu, 01 March 2012 11:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Okay, so either A:, get backups off your disc, and load them in place of your normal files, or B:, Uninstall Fable then delete your Fable directory, THEN reinstall.

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Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65937 is a reply to message #63463] Thu, 01 March 2012 20:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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fable ditectory is gone when i uninstsll fable
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65941 is a reply to message #65937] Fri, 02 March 2012 05:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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So grab backups off your disc.

Read the site rules, as well as individual thread rules, stickies and announcements, and use search, or you will have smartassy or exasperated ownage rained down upon you by the site's crack team of mods and admins. Also, you can find all you need to get started on modding here.
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65942 is a reply to message #63463] Fri, 02 March 2012 05:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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how?
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65944 is a reply to message #65942] Fri, 02 March 2012 06:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If you did not make backs before you started, look in the second set of spoiler tags in this thread:
http://fabletlcmod.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=8205& ;start=0&


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after that then what do i do?
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65951 is a reply to message #63463] Fri, 02 March 2012 07:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Grab the files from the disc, replace the files... celebrate?

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not sure on how to do that
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65954 is a reply to message #63463] Fri, 02 March 2012 08:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Put the disc in your machine, right click, explore.

Find the file, the spoiler says where it is.

Right click, copy.

Go to

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Fable The Lost Chapters

Find the game file you need to replace, paste over it.

Then, celebrate.


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Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65955 is a reply to message #63463] Fri, 02 March 2012 08:37 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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microsoft games/ fable lost chapters is not exist on my com cause i uninstall
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65957 is a reply to message #63463] Fri, 02 March 2012 08:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Neutral

Then why the hell are you asking about this?! Just install again.


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what do i do with the extracted files?
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65961 is a reply to message #63463] Fri, 02 March 2012 09:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You don't have it installed, so... nothing?? Just install the game.

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i dont know what to do now
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65963 is a reply to message #63463] Fri, 02 March 2012 10:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I mean this in the nicest way possible, but perhaps you're not cut out for modding.

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i just need help
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65971 is a reply to message #65968] Fri, 02 March 2012 12:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Okay, if you've re-installed it already, PLAY THE DAMN GAME, THE MODS ARE GONE!Otherwise, re-install the game.

Read the site rules, as well as individual thread rules, stickies and announcements, and use search, or you will have smartassy or exasperated ownage rained down upon you by the site's crack team of mods and admins. Also, you can find all you need to get started on modding here.
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65972 is a reply to message #65971] Fri, 02 March 2012 12:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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mods are still there
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65973 is a reply to message #65972] Fri, 02 March 2012 12:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Okay, let me try and make this REEEALLL simple for you. Un-install fable. Now go to where you had installed it originally, if it's still there(CHECK FOR IT!), delete the entire fable folder. Now, re-install it, all your mods will be gone. If you still don't get it, I'll have to agree with Noctus, you really aren't cut out for this.

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Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65974 is a reply to message #63463] Fri, 02 March 2012 21:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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unless somebody wants to do it for me
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If you can't work out something that simple, you'll have a nightmare modding. Really, if I were you I'd just play Fable and have fun.

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Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65980 is a reply to message #63463] Sat, 03 March 2012 14:38 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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the reason i want to have fable explorer renew is cause i edited the stealth on all clothing and now it is causing me problems in the game
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65981 is a reply to message #65980] Sat, 03 March 2012 15:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Well, then, get a copy of game.bin out of the .cab file in one of the discs, you can extract the .cab by using winrar, 7zip, winzip, whatever floats your boat. Then, go into C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Fable:The Lost Chapters\data\compileddefs. Bring your extracted game.bin into the folder, and when asked to overwrite, say yes. If you STILL can't get it, just leave, and if possible, never have children, so that there's no chance your lack of skills with even the simplest of task on computers passes down to them. Rolling Eyes

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Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65982 is a reply to message #63463] Sat, 03 March 2012 15:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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i did what you said and then pop said cannot be done
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65983 is a reply to message #65982] Sat, 03 March 2012 16:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm sorry, what now? Please attempt to make sense. Take me through the steps you took, and explain what you mean by, "pop said can not be done".

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Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65984 is a reply to message #63463] Sat, 03 March 2012 16:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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cab: cannot open game.bin cab:cannot create game.bin that is what happen when i extracted game.bin to compileDefs in microsoft games fable lost chapters data
Re: How to Uninstall Mods [message #65985 is a reply to message #65984] Sat, 03 March 2012 16:55 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Okay, look. Right click the cab file, and click extract all. Choose a different directory, and take the new game.bin, and drag and drop it into your compileddefs folder.

Read the site rules, as well as individual thread rules, stickies and announcements, and use search, or you will have smartassy or exasperated ownage rained down upon you by the site's crack team of mods and admins. Also, you can find all you need to get started on modding here.
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stealth still causes me problems
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