ThrakaAndy has made a fantastic little tool for us today, its a mod installer which makes installing mods as easy as 1, 2, 3, all that is needed is editing the provided xml file in notepad, then running and following the instructions given by the application! It removes the need for un-raring, copying, moving, then playing!
Sins Mod Installer 1.0 Disclaimer This tool and source code can be used for whatever you wish as long as it's not malicious in nature. I'm not responsible for anything this tool is used for. Any comments and questions may be directed to thraka_andy AT hotmail.com Change release history 1.0 Initial release + XML based file controls install + Branding based on two PNG files which cover the whole backdrop of the tool + Multithreaded install allowing cancel - Only supports copyFolder and copyFile actions currently + Next Steps + Add more action types + Better UX around status + Logging + Upgrade path for mods + Uninstall mod when mod is already installed + Get information about what mods are installed + Distribute an auto packer that is a single exe that extracts and initiates the tool How to use? The mod.xml file should be customized to have your mod information in it. The mod name and version should be filled out. Additionally you may replace the sins_logo.png file with your own png to brand the installer with your mod logo. A schema has been provided for the mod.xml file to guide you with the correct nodes and data needed to run the install. You should test the installer before you release your mod!! The easiest way to install your mod is to just have all the data in a sub folder which is copied to the sins user mod folder. No need to have multiple other zip\rar's to extract, just have it all packed in the single distribution zip\rar that users download.
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