SHIP files not loading?

I’ve run into a very strange problem and I was wondering if anyone else has ever had a similar issue. I’m trying to edit some .ship files for the Kushan race in HW1RM, but the game WILL NOT pick up the data. Despite the edited files being in the HomeworldRM/Data/ship folder, the game continues to load the ship defaults.

What’s odd, however, is that if I edit anything in the HomeworldRM/Data/leveldata folder, the game picks up those changes. But nothing I do to .ship files seems to have any effect.

Any idea why this might be?

What command line are you using to launch the game?

Target you mean?

-dlccampaign HW1Campaign.big -campaign HomeworldClassic -moviepath DataHW1Campaign -mod compatibility.big -overrideBigfile

Oh, well there’s my problem. That’s…odd. It seems that when Steam did one of its updates it refreshed my game target path. Nice…

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I create a separate shortcut for each mod on the Desktop. Steam won’t mess with those.

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Steam will ignore the shortcuts if it decides it has to update itself, however, and will load the official launcher instead. Kind of annoying.