How To Install a mod for ArmA 2
On top of that knowledge, you should also read the usage of -profiles parameter (mod dir stuff) so you know how to load up the mod directories properly.
Your mod directory structure might look something like this:
<arma2_root>\x\ <arma2_root>\x\pmc\ <arma2_root>\x\pmc\addons\ <arma2_root>\x\vte\ <arma2_root>\x\vte\addons\
You will unpack the addon pbo files into the <…blabla>\addons\ directory.
When you have unpacked all the first, run ArmA 2 with a command line to point into these mod dirs, for example like this:
arma2.exe -mod=x\pmc;x\vte -nosplash -world=empty -profiles=d:\ArmA2
Take a note that ArmA 2 default EU/US (we think?) installer does not create <arma2_root>\Missions\ and <arma2_root>\Campaigns\ directories, you have to manually create these. You can place Campaigns into mod dir, but Missions dir for some reason since OFP times only work from arma2_root\Missions\ instead from a mod dir.
To install a PMC campaign (or any other for that matter), create your favourite mod dir, for simplicity we call it “pmc”. So here we go, you should create:
Then you should create the “pmc” dir:
And finally the campaigns dir:
Now remember, missions do not work from <arma2_root>\x\pmc\missions\ unfortunately, you have to put them into <arma2_root>\missions\.
Now, but the downloaded campaign into the <arma2_root>\x\pmc\campaigns\ dir, then launch your ArmA 2 with these parameters:
arma2.exe -mod=x\pmc -nosplash -world=empty -profiles=d:\ArmA2
And the campaign will become available in the Campaigns menu. This way you have not altered or “messed up” the normal ArmA 2 directory structure at all. Very neat.