A waste of your time because the answer may be too complicated for me to follow, in which case I will continue to not fly what looks to be a Gem.
I have had the original Steam version since it first became available, but never attempted modding it. Always flew vanilla F4 and IL2 for the same reason, just can't get my head around the "dances" required. I thought I read somewhere that TF was working on an executable for the install of the mod, but that may be just wishful thinking on my part.
So, given that I have the Steam edition of CLoD, is there hope for me? Was watching videos of this sim on YouTube, once again, and it looks amazing, and I find the theater much more interesting than Stalingrad (hopelessly parochial American).