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Why doesn't the community mod a specific game version?


dawn13245

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One of the biggest issues with Bannerlord modding I see right now are the frequent patches pushed out by the devs. As we all know these patches break mods and not all mod authors keep their creations alive.

 

So why don't we as a community pick a prior stable version of the game to mod? The current version of the game seems to be more buggy than old versions anyways.

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I can't emphasize enough how much I agree with you, dawn13245 - and for all games, not just Bannerlord! I won't lie, I've enjoyed and found helpful DLC and updates in some cases in some games; But the bugs, breaking mods, and complications and increased time commitment for setting up and troubleshooting mods that they cause just isn't worth it in my view - and I especially hate knowing that good mods created by mod creators who are unwilling or unable (even some who've passed on/away) to update them get largely left behind. My dream: ideally, mod creators should state what game version their mod requires at the top (and ideally tag too) of the mod page, as much of a community as is willing should really try to agree on the best stable version of a game to mod, any (good) DLC should be released the same day the game releases, and I really would like developers to let mod creators handle patching/bugfixing games (or at least make updates/game versions optional/selectable, even on consoles) - especially as then it's optional/optional to wait until it's stable - and many mod creators likely support games for longer than devs. I think these types of changes would make modding more accessible, streamlined, less of a time commitment - and I'm someone who immensely likes exploring/browsing mods, setting up, troubleshooting, and playing modded games for well over 90-95% of the process (and hope to make mods and maybe even games someday). But I think the aforementioned changes would really cut down on that under 10-5% of headache - especially for those of us who don't yet know how to code, look behind the curtain, juggle game versions well, etc. I get that these may sound like big asks, and some may even want to call me "entitled" - but I know that I don't have a right to any of these things, nor do I expect to necessarily see any or most of them implemented. These are just things I would love to see and be a part of.

...And TadosTheria, you definitely raised fair points as well. But I would like to see and be a part of modding communities working to overcome those challenges as much as is reasonable. Even things like a general modding introduction/s for novices would be something I'd be interested in making someday (I'm still a novice to novice-intermediate), letting modding novices know things like how important game version is, that they should troubleshoot mods one at a time, that sort of thing.

Sorry if my reply seems redundant, off-topic, unnecessarily lengthy, annoys anyone. But I don't really know where else to say these things, and these are things I want to encourage to mod users, creators, Nexus, game devs, and publishers that I think could easily be a win-win for everyone. Thanks for hearing me out - and thank you all for your passion, effort, and/or skill, etc!

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I think if there was a way to have all modders connected by a modders forum would help. Just somewhere mod request and questions would reach all modders of the current game and not just the percent that check discussion board post. I know as a former mod creator, I have answered question and solved many people issues and I don't mod anymore. As far as sticking with a common version to help the community stay enjoying working current mods would be best accomplished if mod creators would stick with the most current stable build, noy jump quickly to the next build as soon as it is released as a new beta version. Ex. 1.2.10 is now available but 1.2.9 has been test run and considered stable.  If everyone was not pushing past the current known stable version. it would help some. Everyone does have to understand that all mods created and uploaded to Nexus or any other place, may never updated by the author. (abandoned) Other modders can look into updating them, but not without making the attempt to contact original author, and giving them time to respond.

     Anyway I do agree that something could be done to help the community on this subject. First thought would be one or two Nexus people that help coordinate keeping the mods to a certain version until it i9s time to move on. Mainly that 1 or 2 people modders could chat with on problems, issues, and ideas.

Modding is fun in itself, as I spent more time modding than playing most games, but enjoyed them all the same. It is also work that most do after their irl jobs. I do wish to see some kind of community chat just for mod creators and Nexus. I know a lot of newcomers give up trying to get mods working, even if is just them not knowing how to install and load them correctly. That problem is why some of us comb through mod messages to see if we can help. Like a Community.

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