Should there be a warning when installing non-standard mods?

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jwvanderbeck

02 Dec, 2009 09:40 PM

The mod you are installing is a non-standard mod. There isn't anything wrong with that but be aware that:
1) non-standard mods can often cause compatibility issues with other mods.
2) non-standard mods will not show up under Installed Content in game, and so you can not simply disable them. They must be completely uninstalled to remove their effects.

I was originally planning to have a dialog box something like that, just to give the player a heads up, but then I started wondering if that might offend the person who made the mod.

Thoughts?

  1. 1 Posted by adaram on 02 Dec, 2009 09:57 PM

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    I see nothing offensive in that at all. It's all factual.

  2. 2 Posted by Alex "Alex... on 02 Dec, 2009 09:58 PM

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    If you think such a warning is necessary i would word it this way, its not degenerating these mods:

    "The mod you are installing is a mod that uses the Override Folder. There isn't anything wrong with that but be aware that: 1) Such mods can cause compatibility issues with other mods if they use the same Files.
    2) Such mods will not show up under the "Installed Content"-Tab in game, and so you can not disable them there. They must be completely uninstalled from the Override Folder to remove their effects."

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by jwvanderbeck on 02 Dec, 2009 10:00 PM

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    The questions is more, do you think such a warning is neccesary.

  4. 4 Posted by Alex "Alex... on 02 Dec, 2009 10:03 PM

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    If you ask me every user should pass a test before using a mod at all smile
    Jeah its neccesary so pepole know there are different kinds of mods they install =)

  5. 5 Posted by adaram on 02 Dec, 2009 10:08 PM

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    I agree that it is necessary ... especially in the early days. If people don't like it, you can always remove it later (to stop the inevitable whining if they don't :) )

  6. 6 Posted by JoshuaRaven on 02 Dec, 2009 10:40 PM

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    Add it now, include a "don't show compliance message" in the settings menu later. Everybody is happy.

  7. 7 Posted by Alex "Alex... on 02 Dec, 2009 10:45 PM

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    Excellent suggestion!

  8. 8 Posted by adaram on 02 Dec, 2009 11:19 PM

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    Good idea @Josh!

  9. jwvanderbeck closed this discussion on 03 Dec, 2009 02:21 AM.

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