Installing Blade & Sorcery: Nomad Mods With Only the Meta Quest

With the latest version of Mobile VR Station for the Meta Quest, it is possible to install Mods for Blade & Sorcery: Nomad without needing a phone or computer. Also the following steps do not require the user to purchase any in-app content.

Steps

  1. Install Mobile VR Station for Meta Quest
  2. Use the built-in Browser to visit https://www.nexusmods.com/bladeandsorcerynomad
  3. Download the mods you want
    • It is important to also note if a mod has Requirements and also download them
  4. Open Mobile VR Station
  5. Select Local Files
  6. Select Downloads
  7. Now at the top click the View/Edit Toggle icon
  8. In the updated list of files, find the mods you want to install and click the checkbox next to each
  9. In the top of the screen press Copy
  10. Now at the top click the View/Edit Toggle icon again to return to the normal listing
  11. Use the Previous Folder icon at the top left to return to the previous folder listing
  12. Now select All Content
  13. Now select Android
  14. Now select data
  15. Now select com.Warpfrog.BladeAndSorcery
  16. Now select files
  17. Now select Mods
  18. Now at the top click the View/Edit Toggle icon
  19. Use the Paste (Move) action at the top
  20. Click Finished, to clear the notice
  21. Now at the top click the View/Edit Toggle icon again
  22. Now you should be able to find the Zip file of the Mod you wish to install. Click on the icon for the file.
  23. Now select Extract
  24. Click OK to finish the extraction process
  25. Your Mod has been installed at this point

Video

A video to demonstrate the sequence of events is also available

Custom Skyboxes

Instructions for Quest Edition

Create a custom skybox

  • Install Unity, minimal version 2021.3.3f1
    • The HUB version makes upgrading easier
  • Download this Git Repository
  • Open the downloaded Git Repository with Unity
  • For 2D background replace the file Assets/Input/2D/image.jpg with your own Spherical image
    • Keep the image under 4096×4096
    • You don’t need to maintain the aspect ratio
  • You need to replace the file Assets/Input/2D/Preview.png with your own preview image
    • This should be a simple view of the skybox or something to symbolize it
    • Image shall be 128×128 in size
    • Transparency is allowed
  • Modify the JSON file Assets/Input/2D/info.json with information about the Skybox
    • Version should be “1.0”
    • Name should be the simple description of your skybox. Less then 64 characters in length
    • Author should be your identity, like John Smith. Less then 64 characters in length
    • License isn’t really used, but you can write something here
    • Description should be a long description of the skybox
  • Execute the build process by using the menu action Assets/Build 2B Skybox
    • You may need to execute this a few times
  • Look in the folder Assets/Output/2D and a file skybox.skizip should exist, if it doesn’t run the previous step again
    • This skyzip file is what you need to distribute, and you should change the front part of the name to make more sense, like city.skyzip.

Using the custom skybox

  • To install the skyzip file, copy the file over to your Quest
    • For example put it inside the devices Downloads folder.
  • Then inside Mobile VR Station browse the Local Content / Downloads folder and select your skyzip file.
    • The current background will change.

Uninstalling a custom skybox

  • In the App open the Settings menu
  • Choose the backgrounds item
  • Find your custom skybox, it should be near the bottom
    • If the custom background is active, then you can’t delete it. Activate another background first.
  • Click the Edit Icon on the right side
  • Select Delete File
  • Select Confirm Delete