Beta 2.2 is Available

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14 Dec, 2009 12:57 AM

Beta 2.2.0

Don't let the changelog fool you, this is a major change from the last release. Nearly 20% of the code has been ripped out and replaced with the brand new manager core!
I recommend creating a custom backup session before using this release



  • removed debug forms from project and svn


  • finished replacing old core with new core
  • temporarily removed Sanitize XML tool. It will return next version
  • reworked staging and pre-staging to be more efficient and have less code duplication
  • completely removed old DAModDetails and DAXMLParser


  • main install and uninstall routines converted to new code
  • added new dialog for comparing old and new mod when trying to install a mod with the same UID as an existing mod. This should make it clearer if you are upgrading or not.


  • increased size of webform to display mod details. This webform now displays ALL mod details. The mod title and URL have been moved into this form
  • Improved styling of webform
  • Added damodder.css stylesheet that controls styling for the webform
  • Tied filtering into new core, and optimized filter routines for a significant improvementin filtering speed


  • optimized the DrawItem function for the installed mods list box to speed up draw time
  • temporarily disabled localization while integrating new core. Localization will be available again once integration is completed
  • started to integrate the new mod manager core


  • new files for new core added to svn


  • initial version of new DAMManager core written and tested


  • removed temporary builder tab


  • added DASettings class to manage saving and loading application settings
  • Application settings for Language and Default Backup Settings are now saved, and loaded on program start


  • minor changes to sanitize xml tool


  • updated log version

Known Issues

  • Localization has been disabled for this release. It was easier to integrate the new core without it. However, the new core was built with localization in mind, rather than hacked in like before, so re-enabling it will be very easy and will be done for the next version.
  • Readme/Changelog functions are not currently available and will return next version
  • The sanitize xml tool is being reworked and is not currently available
  • Probably something else i'm forgetting...

This is a major re-write and as such there is bound to be some bugs that I missed. I'll be amazed I didn't mess something up. I did do some basic quick tests, installing one mod of each type supported, and uninstalling them, but thats about it. Please give it a good run through and any bugs you find, open a ticket on the Lighthouse and i'll be spending tomorrow fixing everything found.

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  1. Support Staff 31 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 17 Dec, 2009 06:09 PM

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    Thanks for including the two files. I did just find one bug in the XML output that could be causing the issue.

  2. 32 Posted by maddbomber83 on 17 Dec, 2009 06:14 PM

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    Thankyou for the fast reply. I was just going to leave it updated with the Bioware program but decided to run it with DAModder 2-1-2 from the DANexus site to see if that works as you suggested. It did without issue. Attached is the new AddOns.xml file that the stable release created that works.

    Again, thank you for the reply. I think its about time I put a donation into the project.

  3. Support Staff 33 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 17 Dec, 2009 06:17 PM

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    Yeah its all the fault of the new manager core introduced in 2.2 :p Its completely rewritten, including the XML handling, and I keep finding stupid typos in the XML nodes :(

    In this case it was outputting "ExtendedModuleID" instead of "ExtendedModuleUID"

    So I fixed that and another typo I just found. Gah. Well that's why there is a beta and a stable :p We need to shake out all these bugs from the new core before it goes stable :)

    I'll update to 2.2.5 tonight. Unfortunately I don't have enough time to get a new build out right now before I head off to work.

  4. Support Staff 34 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 18 Dec, 2009 01:24 AM

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    Beta 2.2.5

    This version fixes a bug with mods still not working. I tested it briefly with my installed mods and they work fine, but if anyone finds this is still happening please let me know.

  5. Support Staff 35 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 26 Dec, 2009 01:55 AM

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    Beta 2.2.6

    Happy Holidays everyone. Enjoy a new version! :)


    • bug fixes in markdown code
    • changed output control in installation wizard to be a multi-line textbox control for better control and the ability to autoscroll to the bottom as new text is added
    • reworked code in installation wizard to be more state controlled, better matching the UI and allowing more flexability
    • added ability to display changelog before install in the installation wizard


    • tweaks to damodder stylesheet
    • DAModder will now do some basic name and version checking when attempting to install a new mod and a UID conflict occurs. DAmodder will then present suggestions to the user on resolving the conflict.
  6. 36 Posted by Vorge on 01 Jan, 2010 01:19 PM

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    I'm running 2.2.5 and can't get it to save my backup settings. I'd want it to either backup 4 lastest saves or not backup at all. I have to wait few minutes before it launches because it's backing up 100+ MB of my saves.

  7. Support Staff 37 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 01 Jan, 2010 05:03 PM

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    I'm not sure what you mean by "or not backup at all".

    If you set your default settings to backup saved games, and limit to 4 custom saves, then each time you start DAModder, it is going to back up all your auto and quick saves, and up to 4 custom saves, for each character. That is going to take some time at each startup.

  8. 38 Posted by Vorge on 01 Jan, 2010 10:06 PM

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    I mean that no matter if I set it to "backup 4 lastest" or "no backup at all" it still backups all saves on startup aka. the settings I choose don't save.

  9. Support Staff 39 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 03 Jan, 2010 05:06 PM

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    Beta 2.2.7


    • install mod fileBrowser_Install will now display all supported mod archives for selection, rather than having to choose between DAZIP or ZIP


    • New installation wizard will now properly halt installation upon certain errors or user cancellation. This fixes issue #117


    • DAModder will now detect corrupted encoding in the AddIns.xml file and reconstruct the file automatically, using known good data to reconstruct the data for Bioware DLCs. 3rd party mods with language data other than English will most likely already be missing data and should be reinstalled.
  10. 40 Posted by gandalf51 on 06 Jan, 2010 01:02 PM

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    I've the same problem than Vorge, ie Backup/Restore Settings not saving.
    Also I think it would be a good idea to put an option to disable automatic backup.

  11. Support Staff 41 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 21 Jan, 2010 02:59 PM

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    Sorry for the major delay in response to this. My computer's power supply died a few weeks ago and I just got the replacement installed last night.

    I will take a look at reproducing the bug.

    As for disabling the automatic backup, that's really not a very safe thing to do. If your AddIns.xml file gets corrupted for any reason, and you don't have a backup, then none of your addins will work, including the official DLC, and the toolset won't function properly as well.

    The minimum backup settings simply backup this file, along with a couple other small files, and takes almost no time or space.

  12. 42 Posted by gandalf51 on 21 Jan, 2010 05:04 PM

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    Only problem is that I can't put minimum backup settings as it don't want to save my changes, and it take almost 2mins each time to start

  13. Support Staff 43 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 21 Jan, 2010 07:40 PM

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    Until this bug is fixed, you can clear your DAModder settings by deleting the settings file. The exact location of the file may vary slightly based on what version of Windows you use, but the location will look something like this:
    `C:\Documents and Settings\John\Local Settings\Application Data\Beyond Ferelden\DAModder

    In there you will find a folder with the version of DAModder you are running. Open that folder and delete the .config file you see in there to clear all your settings.

  14. Support Staff 44 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 21 Jan, 2010 11:17 PM

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    I have reproduced this issue and opened ticket 143

  15. 45 Posted by Pieter on 04 Apr, 2010 09:44 PM

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    Question: I managed to fix the issues with my addins.xml by simply using wordpad to do a "Save As", and specifying the encoding as UTF-8. It maintained most of the UTF-8 characters too.

    Could you point me to a addins.xml that this doesn't work?

    I've done something similar in Java before, due to work, where we deal with UTF-8 character encoding with 12 different languages, and there were corruptions in data that was uploaded. Re-encoding the strings as read tended to solve most issues to boot.

  16. 46 Posted by Djghost1133 on 28 Aug, 2010 08:54 PM

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    FInally 2.2.7 actually corrected my xml problem. Now i can work with da mods again. :)

  17. 47 Posted by chungliyan on 17 Sep, 2010 07:37 AM

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    i just downloaded this latest damodder , i hope it will work for me because i really want to install mods like the phoenix armour items ? : )

  18. 48 Posted by mortakia on 24 Sep, 2010 08:52 PM

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    i am new to this but i am haveing trouble installing a mod that has options to it when i get it istalled and try to configure the mod i dont have the option it is grayed out i dont know if i am doing something wrong or it it is a defect in the mod manager also are you going to write a pdf file for instructions on how to use the mod manager if so please post a link to the down load as well gould you please post a link to the most curren version of the mod manager thank you

  19. 49 Posted by Martanek on 29 Oct, 2010 08:05 PM

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    How do run the "sanitize XML" function please? When I click the "Tool" tab in DAmodder nothing happens. Thanks in advance.

  20. 50 Posted by Martanek on 29 Oct, 2010 08:42 PM

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    One more thing. When I try saving my current session the program will stop responding and nothing is saved. Could you help please?

  21. 51 Posted by Tyler on 02 Jul, 2012 05:06 AM

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    HOW DO I DOWNLOAD IT!!!???!!! DX

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