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Missing descVersion attribute error

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CategoryFarming Simulator 17
Created16.05.2018 22:49

Alex Montgomery (Unknown) 16.05.2018 22:49
I have been working on my own map and I can't seem to run this custom map. I went into the Giants editor with Gold crest Valley and exported the entire map into my own folder. From there I started to work on the map and decided to test it out. After grueling hours of trouble shooting, I found out I did not have a modDesc.xml file. I went and copied one from the sample mods so I have one now. Everything loads correctly except for the modDesc.xml file, giving me a missing descVersion attribute. Here is the modDesc.xml file:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="no" ?>
<modDesc descVersion="30">
<author>A Name</author>

<en>Sample Mod Map 1</en>

<en>This is the sample mod map 1.</en>

<multiplayer supported="true"/>

<map id="Custom Map" className="Mission00" filename="$dataS/scripts/missions/mission00.lua" configFilename="maps/map01.xml" defaultVehiclesXMLFilename="defaultVehicles.xml">
<en>Sample Mod Map 1</en>
<en>This is the sample mod map 1.</en>


The file paths are correct with what I have, and for the images they should be dds's. Here is the log file:

GIANTS Engine Runtime 7.0.0 (15681) 64bit (Build Date: Dec 7 2017)
Copyright (c) 2008-2017, GIANTS Software GmbH (, All Rights Reserved.
Copyright (c) 2003-2017, Christian Ammann and Stefan Geiger, All Rights Reserved.
Application: FarmingSimulator2017
Main System
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7300HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz
Memory: 8058 MB
OS: Windows NT 10.0 64-bit
Physics System
Version: 5.9.5
Thread(s): 2
Input System
Keyboard enabled
Mouse enabled
Gamepad/Joystick enabled
Force Feedback disabled
Audio System
Driver: OpenAL
Version: 1.1
Device: Generic Software
Render System
Driver: Direct 3D 11
Card Vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
Renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Version: (23.3.2018)
Revision: 161
Feature level: DirectX 11 ON
Info: Effective window resolution 1920 x 1080
Started 2 threads for threadpool 'Render threadpool'
Hardware Profile
Level: Very High (forced)
View Distance Factor: 1.300000
Shadow Quality: 2.000000 Size: 4096 Filter-Size: 16
Shader Quality: 3
Skip Mipmaps: 0
LOD Distance Factor: 1.300000
Terrain LOD Distance Factor: 2.000000
Terrain Normal Mapping: Yes
Foliage View Distance Factor: 1.600000
Max dynamic foliage View Distance Factor: 1.600000
Foliage Density: 0.500000
Volume Mesh Tessellation Factor: 0.750000
Tyre Tracks Segments Factor: 4.000000
Max. Number of Shadow Lights: 5
Max. Number of Lights: 512
Max. Number of Lights Per Cluster: 32
Warning: Mod-List download failed... retry in 2.000041 s. 0 trail
Farming Simulator 17
Version: b1841
Available Languages: en jp fr es ru it pt nl cs ct br tr ro kr
Language: en
Time: 2018-05-16 15:31:34
Register configuration 'inputAttacherJoint'
Register configuration 'attacherJoint'
Register configuration 'frontloader'
Register configuration 'motor'
Register configuration 'baseColor'
Register configuration 'wheel'
Register configuration 'rimColor'
Register configuration 'design'
Register configuration 'designColor'
Register configuration 'vehicleType'
Game vehicle types loaded
Error: Failed to open xml file 'C:/Users/RoadShow/Documents/My Games/FarmingSimulator2017/mods/FarmingSimulatorCustomMap/modDesc.xml'.
Load mod: FarmingSimulatorCustomMap
Error: Missing descVersion attribute in mod FarmingSimulatorCustomMap

I need to figure out why I am getting this error and how to fix it.

Bilbo Beutlin (BBeutlin) 17.05.2018 00:37
"Error: Failed to open .." indicates the "modDesc.xml" could not be found or read.
Most probably you have it in the wrong folder. It must be immediately in the mod's folder, not inside a subfolder.

Alex Montgomery (Unknown) 17.05.2018 15:21
Thank you! That fixed it. Appreciate the quick reply as well!

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