I'll admit I'm new to modding galciv3, but I'm not new to modding and this looks like it should be pretty straight forward. The trouble is, I'm not seeing any change in game when I try to mod something.
What I'm trying to do to sort of test the waters is set up a simple ship color scheme. I've tried this in two different ways.
I have an appearance set up using the append method. When that didn't show up in game- I didn't really expect it too- I tried using a replacement for the GC3AppearanceDefs.xml file, with the default color scheme edited to use the colors I wanted. It didn't work. Then I tried replacing the colors in the bubblegum appearance the same way. Again, using bubblegum in game shows the original bubblegum colors rather than my modded ones. The only thing I can conclude is that for some reason my game is not activating these mods. I even replaced the original file in the game directory with no results.
Mods are enabled in options. I am using crusade. The debug file shows no errors of any kind, much less anything relavant to what I'm doing. What am I missing here?