I have chosen to host all my patches in one location. Managing over 40 or more mods, updating description pages, and managing the comments sections would take more work than anyone has time for. The nexus was never designed to have multiple files, of different mods, all together in one section. NMM is not designed to handle this either. There is nothing I can do to fix any of this because I did not write NMM and I am not in charge of the Nexus.
For some people installing my patches is confusing. It really should not be confusing at all. I feel the confusion can be avoided by reading the prompt more closely and thinking about it a bit more. It just takes a moment to stop and really read the NMM prompt to understand what it is saying.
The above screen shot shows an example of NMM with one patch installed.
When you go to install another patch NMM will tell you there is another version installed. This is not an NMM bug and it's nothing I can fix.
I have put a red square around the important part of the prompt. It says, "Selecting No will install the new Mod normally" and that is the correct choice.
I would like to take a moment and stop with the install instructions to share something I feel is important about that prompt and NMM. What I am about to say has nothing to do with installing my mod but I feel understanding the prompt will help install my patches as well as other mods.
That prompt applies to all other mods and I would like to use ApachiiSkyHair and there hotfix for the Male Hair as an example. First you would install their main Male Hair mod. Then when you go to install the Hotfix. You must choose No in that case as well to install it. If you select Yes, you would uninstall the main Male Hair mod and all the files along with it. The hot fix and it's files would be the only files installed. When you tried to create a char none of the hair would show up.
Reading that prompt and thinking about what you are doing is very important. That is why I feel it is necessary to take the time to read the prompt. Not just for my patches but for any mod. Thank you for reading that, lets get back to installing the patch.
So you would select No for the prompt and allow NMM to install the second patch. Once you do that you will have something that looks like the screen shot above. Notice that there are two patches installed. You can install as many patches as you need.
Hope that helps people be able to install more files and clear up some of the confusion.
Always make sure you are reading the description page for my patches and other authors mods. For most of the patches I provide the original authors mod is required because it contains the files that the plugin I have provided needs. In some cases I have permission to host the file and the required files that go along with it. When that happens then the original mod is no longer required and I will usually let you know.
I am very brief about it and I don't go into detail because it's not needed. When I say, "Original mod no longer required" there is no other way to explain that. You simply install my patch without first downloading the original authors mod. When the original mod is no longer required I have provided all the required files that NMM needs to properly install the mod.
Edited by Sharlikran, 21 March 2015 - 04:38 AM.