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unreal shimloader

EXPERIMENTAL Thunderstore Mod Manager and r2modmanPlus support for RE-UE4SS and UE games.

Last updated 5 months ago
Total downloads 17807
Total rating 8 
Dependency string Thunderstore-unreal_shimloader-1.0.6
Dependants 31 other packages depend on this package



Warning: This is currently experimental and problems WILL happen. Save often, yada yada.

This is a shim for the RE-UE4SS modloader, enabling Thunderstore Mod Manager and r2modmanPlus support.

Not using Thunderstore Mod Manager or r2modmanPlus?

If you are not using either of the previous mod managers then you can opt for a manual installation. unreal-shimloader will load the UE4SS binary for you.

Manual installation:

Note: GAME in the following text refers to the top-level directory within the game's folder. This could be "Pal", for Palworld, or "VotV", for Voices of the Void.

  1. Copy dwmapi.dll into the GAME/Binaries/Win64 directory. Its new path should be GAME/Binaries/Win64/dwmapi.dll.
  2. Copy the contents of the UE4SS folder in the package into GAME/Binaries/Win64.

GAME/Binaries/Win64 should now contain the following new files and folders:

  • GAME-Win64-Shipping.exe
  • ue4ss.dll
  • UE4SS-settings.ini
  • dwmapi.dllThis is the unreal-shimloader binary. It will load UE4SS for you.
  • Mods/

Mods and Configs

unreal-shimloader is controlled via the following arguments:

--mod-dir: The path of a directory which contains one or more directories, of which contain ue4ss lua and dll mods.

  • Maps to GAME/Binaries/Win64/Mods

--pak-dir: The path of a directory which contains one or more blueprint mods (.pak files).

  • Maps to GAME/Content/Paks/LogicMods

--cfg-dir: The path of a directory which contains config files, usually with the .cfg extension.

  • Maps to GAME/Config